Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Chazkeinu – Group Support For Jewish Mental Health

I had the great pleasure of catching up with an old friend the other day. It’s been years since we’ve spoken, but, like it goes with people you feel connected to, our phone call felt as comfortable as if we’d never lost touch. This friend is an intelligent, kind, warm woman with an infectious optimism and… Continue reading Chazkeinu – Group Support For Jewish Mental Health

Miscellany

Why I Don’t Like “How Are You?”

It seems like such a harmless question; people toss it around like it’s nothing.  Hi, how are you?  It’s basically just an extension of the greeting.  I say it myself all the time.  Hihowareyou?  The expected response is something like “fine,” or “good, thank you.”  When someone steps outside those parameters, there’s usually an awkward… Continue reading Why I Don’t Like “How Are You?”

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Dealing with Disappointment

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that anyone who’s reading this has probably been disappointed at some point in their life.  We all experience it.  Sometimes it’s the little let-downs like not having milk for your coffee, or missing an opportunity to meet an out-of-town friend.  And sometimes it’s the really… Continue reading Dealing with Disappointment