Thoughtfulness

“The more we learn to recognize other people’s individual physical and emotional needs, the more we come to empathize with them.”  – Rabbi Yisroel Miller, In Search of the Jewish Woman   I gravitate towards personal inner work because I enjoy it very much. But it can be hard to …

Character Sketching

Recently I’ve been going through Journal to the Self, by Kathleen Adams, and learning about different journaling techniques. (This has been an ongoing fascination). I tried one of her ideas and it was so fun and helpful, I wanted to spread the word: character sketching.   A character sketch is …

Vulnerability

I’m dashing off this post because I just read Sara Eisemann’s MatchQuest column in this week’s Family First, and the question and answer were so phenomenally on-target, I had to share. (The entire text is available through the above link.)   I know that most of what I talk about …

Favorite Shabbos Salads

Do you have a really delicious lettuce salad to share? A great dressing or a unique combination of ingredients? I’m looking for a couple new ideas to mix things up at the Shabbos table. These are the favorites we’ve been enjoying these days:   Chef’s salad. This is our go-to …