Strengthen those who finally speak up, Create safety for stories to emerge, Embolden our community to examine itself, Shine the light on abusive power, Commit to holiness in every relationship, No matter how small the interaction, Holy holy holy, may we be. Rabbi Jill Berkson Zimmerman Continue Reading
Poetry of all sorts to inspire presence and mindfulness.
If you have a sensitive heart I’m guessing your heart is bruised these days - maybe even broken. It’s painful these days - stories of degradation, a culture slipped into incivility. Images of suffering daily, constant, overwhelming. The earth itself cries out with swirling winds, fire and water: don’t forget Continue Reading
Poetry helps. Especially poems like this one, "Lie Down" by Nancy Paddock. She reminds us to stop, breathe, be. (I'm not wild about the ant part, but ok.) Taking time out each day to just BE can be part of a Gratitude Practice that profoundly affects your health and wellbeing and helps remind you that you are CONNECTED to it all. I would love to Continue Reading
Usually when we think of the end of the year, we are either talking about December (in the secular year) or in Jewish time, right before the High Holidays in early Fall. Yet, there's another time of year that is all about endings: the school or class year. As human beings, we have many different ways of dealing with endings. Some of us like to slink Continue Reading