What’s the Scariest Part of Chanukah? (2023)

What’s the Scariest Part of Chanukah? (2023)   As Chanukah is about to settle in here, I found my mind swirling with ideas.    First thing that comes to mind- Fear.   I think of fear because I know so many people have a huge fear around Chanukah – DONUTS, LATKES, FRIED OREOS, FRIED PICKLES.…

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Loneliness and Longing

Loneliness and Longing   It has been 5 years since my mother died. It is my son’s 5th birthday. A Lot can change in 5 years – don’t be fooled by life’s seaming consistency and repetitiveness.  Yet- even though I had that major turning point and life change, you do eventually adjust to the new…

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Pre-Pesach Tips 2022

In this episode, I go solo and discuss tips and ideas around this busy season of the Pesach holiday. I had high hopes for this podcast putting it out right before Pesach, it’s Tuesday today and Pesach starts Friday night, so it’s very very close. I don’t know about you but in the months and…

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Pesach Self-Care Plan

In this episode, I go solo to provide some tips during this busy time of year. I want to talk about the upcoming holiday of Passover/Pesach. What’s going on for me and how I’m getting ready for it, physically and emotionally and I thought this would be something that’s helpful to share. I want you…

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A Boring Life – Good or Bad?

A Boring Life – Good or Bad?   As the Holiday approaches and the knot in my stomach reappears, I realize I am growing up.    Life is seeming more monotonous in a lot of ways. But the things that keep repeating are really getting old.    The things that make you anxious and overwhelmed,…

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The Nine Days of Mourning

Sadness. Grief. Loss. Hope. Change. Crying. Relief The cycle continues. Hope. Change. Relief. Grief. Fear. Fear of moving on, forgetting, remembering when you don’t want too. Being too busy and not busy enough. Finding comfort in healthy things- but what about unhealthy things? The balance. The pull. The draw. Never knowing if you are on…

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, What are my True Values After All?

Do you find yourself consistently picking fights with the mirror about your appearance? Maybe you’ve walked past and heard yourself utter these familiar phrases:   “I feel good about myself until I pass by a mirror.” “I avoid mirrors at all costs. I don’t want to see my reflection.” “I can’t stop looking in the…

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Should we Take Life for Granted?

Should we Take Life for Granted?   Taking things for granted is a funny thing.    At face value, it sounds like a negative thing. Something to be avoided at all costs.    But two different instances in my life made this concept stick out in my mind, and I had to assess if this…

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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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