Favorite Childhood Books

Hi, all! Thanks for checking back here! This was a really fun post for me to work on.   One afternoon, I started mentally compiling a list of my favorite childhood chapter books. (“Childhood” = read when I was a child. I’ve read lots of kid lit since and discovered …

Feelings

This is a quote from a piece by Dr. Miriam Adahan that I have taped to my wall:   “Don’t be ashamed of your feelings. Feelings are not wrong. They are like the weather; you can’t force them away. Acknowledge them and take action if they tell you that a …

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 …