Miscellany

How We Change The Narrative

I’ve had the opportunity over the past couple years to tell my life story to a number of different audiences. It’s been a surreal experience, a privilege that I still don’t quite feel I deserve, but, hey, it keeps happening so I am going with it. Something that I noticed over the course of converting… Continue reading How We Change The Narrative

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Filling Up My Spiritual Gas Tank

Yesterday the “fuel level low” notice popped up on my dashboard. Despite my love of organization and type-A personality, I more often than not let my gas get all the way down to practically empty before I fill it back up. It’s just so easy for me to be busy busy busy and not take… Continue reading Filling Up My Spiritual Gas Tank

Miscellany

What’s In A Year?

Specifically, this year. Here are some¬†highlights of 2018, one post per month: January At the beginning of the year, I was still dealing with a very, very difficult interpersonal relationship, which led me to write this post for Hevria, hoping that as time marched on, I would find better coping mechanisms and the difficult would… Continue reading What’s In A Year?

Music

Using Music to Set A Mood

You might imagine that I constantly have music playing in my house, subtly influencing my children and setting a beautiful tone for my life. You would be mistaken. I don’t know what it is, but background music is often a very very late afterthought for me. It’s the kind of thing where I will walk… Continue reading Using Music to Set A Mood

Miscellany

Cold Weather Creativity

One of the challenges of having regular deadlines is, well, meeting them. Coming up with ideas that are satisfying, that I think people might (maybe? hopefully?) like or relate to. Some weeks it’s so clear. Other weeks it’s really not. Some weeks the pieces come out right away. Other weeks I have to struggle to… Continue reading Cold Weather Creativity

Motherhood

Don’t Just Look For the Helpers, Be a Helper

Yesterday, as I was watching my daughter cross the street to go to a friend’s house, it started snowing. Not much, and no accumulation, but still, there it was. Sunday, I was in California. Okay, Friday through Sunday. I was at the Aish HaTorah¬†Partner’s Conference, which was amazing, inspiring, amazingly inspiring. I’m telling you, you… Continue reading Don’t Just Look For the Helpers, Be a Helper