Category Archives: reverence

Passover Prep Doesn’t Have to be Stressful…

Two days and counting… Passover is one of those holidays that, regardless of how religious you are (or aren’t), stress is inherently built in. It’s been a long time since I’ve gone through the strictures of strict observance for Passover … Continue reading »

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Noah: The Movie & The Legacy

I’m embarrassed to say that after a decade leading a religious lifestyle, I don’t know the Bible stories well at all. So when my eldest son and I saw the new movie, Noah, last night, I kept wondering about the details played … Continue reading »

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108 Reasons for Anything

Yesterday I spent two glorious hours with my oldest, dearest friend and her family. Our children scurried between the floors of her parents’ house, playing, driven by imagination, even the big boys. Light poured in from windows on all sides. … Continue reading »

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The Deity Arrives Broken

When in India, it’s natural to buy deities. Not as objects of worship, but as symbols of guidance, art for the home, inspiration. So it was that I purchased a Naturaj, featuring a dancing Shiva symbolizing transformation, a really big … Continue reading »

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The Stranger Among Us

When we moved in, we had more books than shelves to hold them, and so I was very deliberate in choosing which books live in each room, presented for all the world to see. Somehow, though, the Hebrew text of … Continue reading »

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Eat, Pray, Love: What Else is There?

Last night I had the good fortune to be the guest speaker for the First United Methodist Church of Northville‘s 2014 Women’s Retreat. The theme for this year is Eat, Pray, Love. I was invited to cover the eat portion … Continue reading »

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Are You a Cliche?

A recent post on FastCompany.com asserted that the key to better writing is to discard cliches. “The more familiar a term or phrase is, the more likely we are to skip over it when we read…Write like you speak.” And … Continue reading »

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Holiday of Illusions: Today is Purim

There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snowstorm. We wake from one dream into another dream. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson From behind my carnival mask, I wasn’t sure anyone would recognize me. I smiled and the mask … Continue reading »

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Now That I’m Home

The trip home was a lot harder than the trip to India. For one, you have the enthusiasm and adrenaline pumping on the way there – an adventure ahead! Can’t wait! Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!! On the way … Continue reading »

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The Beauty of Sex

In this two weeks of spiritual journey, I started to ponder the amazing wonders of every piece of our lives. So much of yoga focuses on releasing us from the bondage of our self-imposed chains,  so that we can realize … Continue reading »

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