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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

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Less Really Is More

“The more possessions the more worry,” Pirkei Avos 2:7 I’ve noticed a trend among my friends, both in real life and online: People are decluttering. They’re going through their closets, garages, storage spaces, that one room where everything gets dumped (for us, that was our guest room. We can’t exactly have guests right now so… Continue reading Less Really Is More

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Acts Of Kindness During Coronavirus Times

Every day is a new chance. Don’t get bogged down by the (probably long) list of things you wish you’d done, the times you wished you could’ve helped, or any other normal and understandable disappointments. These are strange times, and the kindnesses you may have been doing on the regular may not be an option… Continue reading Acts Of Kindness During Coronavirus Times

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Rabbi Shimon’s Good Advice

“Man should rather jump into a fiery furnace than offend another in public.” -Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai Today is Lag B’Omer. Bonfires, bows and arrows, music (MUSIC!), haircuts, weddings, celebration. This is the day that the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying in the plague. Today is the yahrzeit of the Rashbi, Rabbi Shimon Bar… Continue reading Rabbi Shimon’s Good Advice