Category Archives: love

Bittersweet Goodbye

My dreams were horrifying last night. They made no sense and were about saying goodbye to people I love. Forever. It doesn’t take a Freudian expert to interpret that I am having a little anxiety about leaving my loved ones … Continue reading »

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First Choice of the Day

Immediately when I woke Shaya this morning, the tantrums began. Whining, complaining, not wanting to go to school, I neeeeeeeeeed you, Mommy.  My sweet boy. My lovely little man. I hate to see him hurting. I picked out clothes and placed … Continue reading »

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A Cloud’s Gold Lining

The other day I spent an hour on the phone with a woman in California, hearing her story for a client project. She kept using the word “beautiful.” Every experience in her life’s journey was beautiful. I’ve never met her … Continue reading »

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A Little Nice Goes a Long Way

The woman at the front desk of the club where I swim smiles as I walk in. “Good morning,” she says in a sing-song voice. I can’t help but smile back. At the end of my swim, subdued and more … Continue reading »

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Take Off the Mask: Enter Self-Love

“What makes you think it’s ok to talk to me like that?” No answer. Eye-roll. Whatever muttered under the breath. As the two Tweens alternate between loving me and hating me and back again, the little guy whines his way through breakfast, … Continue reading »

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Some Thoughts on Israel by Rabbi Aaron Bergman – Guest Blog

This guest blog is reprinted with permission. It first appeared here. I have had a daughter in Jerusalem all summer working as an intern. She comes home next week. Another daughter goes to Jerusalem for the year about two weeks … Continue reading »

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Baking with My Daughter at Zingerman’s

Until yesterday, I had never made cupcake batter by hand. Always with a mixer spinning its attachments to take the load off of my shoulders. And for the first time, I felt the stretch and strain of making something from … Continue reading »

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Bean Plant

At the end of the school year, Shaya brought home a fragile bean seedling in a little plastic cup. The stem was half-broken, and the message not optimistic. Surely, this plant would find its way to the garbage heap before … Continue reading »

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Below the Surface & Between the Lines

On the surface of the ocean, waves crest and swell, dip down and repeat. It’s a constant action, a huge movement, and if you get caught up in it, you risk being swept out to sea, unable to paddle back … Continue reading »

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Kayaking Independent River

The point of the boat peels through the water. I skim the surface, my paddle sprinkling me with river water, then lake water, and I can’t help but get wet because I am so close to the surface. The water … Continue reading »

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