Notes on Bullying

Notes on Bullying

When I was a kid, no one really talked about bullying. We said things about “getting picked on” or “being teased.” It made it sound like kids being kids. As the only Jewish kid in a small town school, I experienced, what I now know was bullying first hand. And it...
When Friends’ Advice Isn’t Enough

When Friends’ Advice Isn’t Enough

When you’re thinking about making a life change, you probably ask your friends for help, right? For example, let’s say you’re thinking about switching jobs. Part of you and some of your friends, say you should pursue a career in finance. At the same time, another part...
The Truth About Manifestation

The Truth About Manifestation

How many times have you been told, “manifest it!” when there’s something you want? I don’t know about you, but I hear it all the time. And while I don’t disagree with the premise of the suggestion, I also know there’s more to it. No one can simply say “Hey, Universe,...
There’s No Such Thing as a Challenge

There’s No Such Thing as a Challenge

I know, you’re probably reading that title and thinking, “What? Of course there are challenges!” Let me explain. There are thing you PERCEIVE as a challenge. Yes, those definitely exist. But it truly is a matter of perception. What they really are those things you...
A Lesson in Joy

A Lesson in Joy

Grocery shopping has always been one of those errands that I just hate. I mean truly HATE. I can’t tell you why, it’s just the last thing I’d like to do. However, the cats and I have to eat, so groceries must be purchased and I don’t live in an area that offers...
Universal Balance

Universal Balance

Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows. I’ve always struggled because I feel both so intensely. On the one hand, it means I’m fully living in the moment, but on the other hand, it means I frequently felt off-centered, out of balance. And then, one day, I woke...
Trusting the Path

Trusting the Path

For several weeks, I’d been struggling with loneliness. I wanted to meet the right person and share my life with someone. That’s a very human need. On a logical level, I understand that, but there’s always been a part of me that’s felt like it’s just beyond my grasp....
How Sleep Impacts Spiritual Connection

How Sleep Impacts Spiritual Connection

We’ve all read and heard about how a good night sleep is necessary for health. Sleep helps our brains and bodies repair, rest and be ready for the next day. And when we’re well rested, our brains and bodies are more responsive, we’re more able to focus. When we’re...
Handling Anxiety and Depression

Handling Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety, depression and related feelings can often feel heavy – like a weight pulling you down, preventing you from doing the things you want to do. At its worst, it can feel so heavy it seems impossible to move. I’ve struggled with this too, and monthly, I struggle...
Challenges with Boundaries

Challenges with Boundaries

Tell me if you’ve ever felt like this. You bend over backwards to try to please people, thinking that it’s a two-way street. When you’ve finally reached the end of your rope and need to say no or ask for help, or put a boundary in place like “please, wait until x time...