Remember when I said I was going to blog about my journey to Bat Mizvah? Remember when I would blog through all my Elul mediations, highs and lows? Well, it’s near the end of Elul already so I’m here to tell you that between the Bat Mitzvah journey, a career change, divorce, leadership training, births, […]
[Exhales] It’s Over….
what a month! It seriously felt like every single Jewish holiday EVER landed in September this year. Just as I would gather thoughts for a blog entry, I would be swept away into a new frame of mind, new thoughts, and new menus. Thus, there’s been no blogging and we go “back to school” this […]
Here it Comes – 5774
What were my expectations for last night? Let’s point out that I have two categories to discuss: The Spiritual and The Political Logistics. Spiritually, I have been incredibly excited about Rosh Hashanah coming up. I was really proud of myself for committing to taking Cheshbon Hanafesh seriously and actually following through. (I only chickened out […]
A Mantra For Shelter
During this High Holy time, we are called to read Psalm 27. I personally enjoy Psalms in general because they are simply songs of praise. Lots of Hallelujah type stuff, which is just JOYFUL if you ask me. If you’re ever feeling really good about life (or maybe NEED to), go ahead and read […]
ELUL 5 – Keep on Meditating!!
I’m almost embarrassed to admit how beat up I feel and it’s only Day 6! So to keep it positive, I would like to share a couple of topics that have been really moving so far. Having guides from my Rabbi has been super helpful. I am very easily distracted when trying to meditate, so […]
Day One. I said I wouldn’t write for every day of Cheshbon Hanafesh but Day 1 of ANYTHING you have committed to do is going to be an intense day. Day 1 is a day worth sharing. Today I read to basically accept that there have been wrong doings. That the first step in teshuvah […]
An Accounting of the Soul. Today is the first day of the Jewish month of Elul. Elul is the month that leads up to Rosh Hashanah and the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays). Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can be SO intense that it makes sense that Tradition tells us to take the entire month beforehand to prepare mentally […]