Just Because The News Is Out Of Control, Doesn't Mean You Have To Be These days, we are on an emotional rollercoaster and no matter what happens with the current painful political situation in the United States, this “thrill ride” is not ending anytime soon. Things have really heated up with our country’s multiple crises. Therefore, many people I know are Continue Reading
Chanukah 2018: 8th Night is About JOY
Tonight we light the 8th and final candle of Chanukah this year. The question tonight is: What are 8 things that bring you joy. Joy is the deep experience of happiness. It could be a moment of wonder (watching a grandchild grow and change every day) or a friend with whom you feel glee, or it could be the feeling you have at the ocean or in the forest or Continue Reading
Remembering What is Important
If there is anything the events of the past few months have taught us, it is that every day is a precious gift. We never know what is around the corner - pain or joy or both. How do we remember what is important? Many of us are bone-tired, whether from the endless political battles, personal traumas, profound natural disasters, and the resulting Continue Reading
This time calls for our best - and some days we may have a hard time remembering what that looks or feels like. Good friends help us remember who we are. I'm not sure who said this, but I love it: Friends help hold us up when we feel like crashing, they make us laugh, and they essentially say, "hey, let me help you carry this burden." Frienship is Continue Reading
What’s Your Wisdom?
What do you know to be true? What have you learned about how to be a human being in this world? What has life taught you that you’d want to pass on to those you love? Taken all together, these truths are your “torah.” (Torah, in Hebrew, means “teaching.”) Every person writes a Torah with their life. It’s a personal collection of wisdom gathered from Continue Reading