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All In

“Naaseh v’Nishma” -Am Yisrael There’s a famous midrash that talks about how G-d went to all the nations of the world and offered them the Torah, and they all asked, “well, what’s in it?” This seems like a reasonable reaction, right? You should read a contract before you sign it. But after they found out… Continue reading All In

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Perfect Is The Enemy Of A Lot Of Things

To all my fellow perfectionists out there, I come to tell you that when you release yourself from your impossible expectations, it really, really, really helps. Of course, I have to constantly remind myself to do this, because I naturally slip back into my desire to do everything in the best way possible. But I’ve… Continue reading Perfect Is The Enemy Of A Lot Of Things

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Why My Laundry Is Holy

“Shavuot … is a calling to bring transcendence and spirituality into this world. We don’t aim to escape this world, we aim to transform it.” Rabbi Shmuel Reichman One of the things that most appealed to me when I was first learning about Judaism was the way it touched every aspect of life. Something as commonplace as… Continue reading Why My Laundry Is Holy

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Out Of Our Hands

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.       Anne Frank When I am having a bad day, making many parenting mistakes, despairing of the example I’m setting, this quote gives me encouragement. When I am feeling proud… Continue reading Out Of Our Hands

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Take A Look At Yourself

“When you see ill in your friend, it is your own ill that you are observing.”  -Baal Shem Tov Have you ever experienced the thing where someone really, really, really gets on your nerves, so much so that when they walk into a room your muscles tense up? And then you realize that the reason… Continue reading Take A Look At Yourself

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Recommended Daily Allowance

Yes, I know this is just a screen shot of my instagram account, but I’m just about to run out to do a massive shoppng trip and I know if I don’t post RIGHT NOW it’s not gonna happen today! Tell me all the things you use to motivate yourself! Love to hear it! —Featured… Continue reading Recommended Daily Allowance

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How Not To Be An Individual

When I was in college, I sought to be as unique as possible. If something was normal, I would do the opposite. If something was socially acceptable, I would scorn it. Of course, it completely escaped me that I wasn’t really being original, I was simply conforming to a different set of rules. I find… Continue reading How Not To Be An Individual

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You Are What You Think

ETA: The following thoughts and ideas are not applicable if a person if suffering from severe depression or anxiety. Sometimes, simply thinking good or focusing one’s thoughts on the good is not enough. In those cases, where there is a chemical imbalance or other factors that affect emotional health and stability, therapy and medication are… Continue reading You Are What You Think