Category Archives: soul-searching

The Art of Living Simply

On the plane home from Israel, we sat beside a young man originally from Cincinnati, who as a bright college grad decided to move to Israel permanently. He now works for a tech company and travels the world hawking his … Continue reading »

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Try to Understand this Love of the Land

Today is our last day in Israel…until the next time. That’s the thing about Israel, at least for the Jews. Once you come, you keep coming back. You realize that as wonderful as life is wherever you live, it’s a … Continue reading »

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How Can I Explain my Love for Israel?

Even for a writer, there are sometimes no words for the incredibleness of this place. Right now, I sit on a mountaintop with absolute perfect Shabbat silence outside my open window, the occasional bird squeaking and a distant dog barking. … Continue reading »

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A Simple Sweet Saturday Morning

I am still in my pajamas. For those of you who know me, this is quite late for lounging around. Usually, I am up and dressed by 6 a.m., 6:30 at the latest, and ready to face the day. But … Continue reading »

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Finding Where You Fit

Have you ever arrived somewhere, looked around, and just known in your bones that it’s where you belong? It happened to me recently at a yoga concert one Sunday night. I sat on a blanket with two of my children … Continue reading »

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Missing the Ball

I brought my racquet back, didn’t even glance at where the yellow fuzzy ball was hitting the strings. My eyes were focused on the other side of the net, in the far corner, where I wanted to hit it down … Continue reading »

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Storytelling Heals the Soul

When it comes from the heart, the heart comes with it. Words on a page, the dip and hobble of a lifetime of stories never told. Coming to peace with our pasts, with the people driving us, for better and … Continue reading »

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Thursday Morning Post

The alarm rings and it’s still dark. We’re in that season already, and it came faster than we had anticipated. The night falls early, the night lingers long, the night envelops you in questions and darkness and wonder. When the … Continue reading »

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Pictures of Feet – Vacation Selfies

Have you noticed that the preferred vacation photos on social media channels are foot selfies? The person relaxing on a beach, on a lounge chair, in the clear waters of an inland lake, but all you see is their feet reflected … Continue reading »

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What About Right Now?

We spend so much of our lives looking backwards or looking ahead. How many of us focus on the here and now? Think about everything you post on Facebook – happy anniversary to my beloved, it’s been a great 18 … Continue reading »

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