Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Chanukah Mashup Video

Happy Chanukah! My five-year-old is running around saying “A Freilichen Chanukah!” to everyone. It’s adorable, since he can *almost* say it, but not completely. It’s been a long, long, loooooong time since I’ve made a video (this was the last one, two years ago!). I’ve been really wanting to make another one, but there’s always… Continue reading Chanukah Mashup Video

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

So Many Things To Tell You

Hello hello hello my friends! I don’t even know where to start. I am so excited about the things I have to share with you today. First of all, I just came back from the most amazing retreat, the Project Inspire Retreat For The Body And Soul (remember I told you I was going to… Continue reading So Many Things To Tell You

Miscellany

Bucket Lists and Pipe Dreams

You all know that I love my bullet journal and all the potential lists I can create within those sweet, blank pages. As I was brainstorming new ways to maximize my efficiency and squeeze the absolutely most out of life, it occurred to me that my next birthday is a big one, and thus, perfect… Continue reading Bucket Lists and Pipe Dreams

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

Music

It’s Not Easy Being Creative

Yeah, I’m channeling the original lyrics of Kermit singing “It’s not easy being green,” just adjusting it to my own needs. I was so close to posting three weeks in a row, but, alas, I was pretty sick last week (totally overdid it the week before and suffered the consequences) and did not have the… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Creative

Miscellany

Joy Through Hard Work

A Gut Moed! We’re in the middle of the holiday of Sukkos (Sukkot, whatever you prefer), which is also known as zman simchaseinu, the time of our joy. Maybe you don’t typically associate hard work with joy, but I wrote a piece for Hevria about that exact thing, and why I think that working hard… Continue reading Joy Through Hard Work

Music

Joy Through Music

I meant to post this last week, but then things got busy, and then, with yesterday, a lot of the joy (and, thus, motivation)¬†got sucked right out of me. BUT Life moved forward, regardless of what horrors are occurring, or what joys. We’re approaching Zman Simchaseinu, the time of our joy, Sukkos, a happy, happy… Continue reading Joy Through Music

Miscellany

It’s My Birthday!

Yep! It’s true! Today I am 37. It feels great. I’m probably gonna go out and buy some shoes. The closer I get to 40 the more excited I get about life. It really does get better. However, society sends aging women some seriously messed up messages. Like what happened yesterday: But whatever. I’ll continue… Continue reading It’s My Birthday!

Miscellany

Inside the Mind of A Creative Person

I was thinking about naming this piece “Inside the Mind of This Particular Creative Person,” but with SEO and all that I figured I’d go with the more generic title. That’s one little peek inside my creative process. Over at Hevria this week, I took a long, long look at all the things that go… Continue reading Inside the Mind of A Creative Person