The rut of running in place

My Dearest Chaya, Can you believe it’s the end of July?  Poof! Another birthday has come and gone. Once again, we’re now halfway through another calendar year, and this time we’re getting ready to usher in a whole new decade.  This is a perfect time to stop and evaluate our situation.              During the first […]

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Birthday Blessings

Today is my birthday, and this is my birthday blessing to you. I wrote this a few years back and now dig it out each year on my birthday to share: I am grateful beyond measure that G-d has put each of you in my life.  Some for a reason, some for a season, some […]

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I forgot my bloomers!

As part of my idyllic American childhood, I was a cheerleader in junior high.  In small town Texas, this was the crowning glory of Arrival Status for every girl I knew.  Junior high football in Texas is played on Tuesday nights, so as not to conflict with high school football, which is played on Thursday […]

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Why am I starting a blog?

It’s my birthday week!  Birthdays were a big thing at our house growing up, and thanks to my awesome parents, we were always made to feel so special and celebrated.  It’s a tradition that I’ve carried into adulthood, but for some reason I developed a false belief that it couldn’t be a “good birthday” unless […]

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What’s In a Year?

I’ve been staring at the calendar this month in disbelief.  I think I’m in denial that I have another birthday coming up.  Seems like one just passed…there’s no way it could be time for another one again.  And, for sure I know without a doubt that time is definitely moving faster than it used to!  […]

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The Work is With Me

Do you have people in your life who drive you crazy? Have you ever met someone who rubbed you the wrong way right from the start – and it never got any better? One of the greatest sages who ever lived, known as the Baal Shem Tov, taught that every aggravating trait or character flaw […]

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Why I Changed My Name

     I originally wrote this blog entry in early 2015 to explain to some of my old friends, clients, and students why I made the decision to change my name when I became an observant Jew.      But, before I share this change with you, I want to repeat my general disclaimer, for […]

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How Momma Gets Her Groove Back

Today I’m starting a 12-week sculpted vegan weight-training program! I’m posting it here as a measure of accountability and commitment.  😜👊It consists of plant-based foods (duh), weight-lifting and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). I did a very intense 4-week shred in May, and I loved it so much I decided to come back and do the […]

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