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Cultivating Resilience

Cultivating Resilience

I’m not going to sugar-coat it: life can suck sometimes.

It can drain us and stretch us and break us in ways we didn’t even know were possible. I’m not here to try to tell you any differently. Life can just really suck at times. (more…)

Failed Lately?

Failed Lately?

We had on our hands what the internet calls a “Pinterest fail”.

My family sat in stunned silence. All eyes were on the platter I was placing on the table for dinner of something completely unidentifiable. Siblings nervously glanced sideways at each other. I waited, trying to predict which family member would be brave enough to say something first- and wondering how long the line at the Chick-fil-a drive thru was. (more…)

When Holidays Hurt

When Holidays Hurt

In the times when everyone around us seems to be enjoying “comfort and joy”, what are we to make of it when that isn’t our experience? (more…)

The Important Question

The Important Question

I had an experience nearly 20 years ago that I have reflected on over the years again and again. Have you ever had a moment in life that’s almost bookmarked in your brain, something you revisit and consider during different stages of your life? (more…)

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam

I had the unusual experience last week of coming across the same unfamiliar concept while reading two unrelated books! It was enough to make me pause- and get curious- and want to explore more about the concept I hadn’t even heard of before the week started. (more…)