An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift

    An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift    Sometimes, I find myself getting emotional during sessions with a client. I feel the tears swelling up in my eyes. I can feel embarrassed or maybe out of line, but I don’t. I know that part of the healing process (for many people), is allowing…

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Is Food my Best and Most Loyal Friend Right Now?

Hand dipping cookie into drink.

I recently had 2 very profound counseling sessions with 2 different clients.   One client, I have been working with for a bunch of months now. Maybe even a year. She is such a great client. Always coming to the sessions on time ready to hear everything I have to say and ready to implement…

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Comfort of the Body or Comfort of the Soul?

Comfort of the Body or Comfort of the Soul? I went to a shiur today. The topic was on Happiness. Let me give you the background. I have been going to this class for about a year – the rebbetzin picks a middah and we unpack it over the course of many months. On the…

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Why Does Food Sooth my Aching Heart?

Imagine the scene – it’s 5:00pm. Everyone is home from school. Baby screaming. 4 year old temper tantruming. 10 year old trying to tell you about your day. AHHH you want to scream. You want to run away. “How is this happening again?” you ask yourself.   The pain, frustration, hurt, anger, and resentment boil…

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Is There Such a Thing as True Happiness?

Is there such a thing as true happiness?   Every shiur I have ever gone to speaks about some level of happiness. We are asked what we really want out of life – some say family, children, some say money, a good job, but what it always filters down to, what we are always trying…

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Radical Self Care for Parents

Today is day 1 of a 2 week marathon. One that requires radical self care. I don’t mean the type of marathons that you actually run, I mean the marathon of camp Mommy. Camp is over and school has not begun. Our kids are home again without a schedule and a structure. Some families are…

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