I've been thinking about life and death this week. A typical thing to do when you lose a someone special, which sadly happened in my family this week. I lost my cousin Sidney; who was a devoted husband, father, musician, and teacher. As the Rabbi so eloquently said at the funeral, we "tucked him in" … Continue reading DEATH & LEAVING A LEGACY
There was a moment this weekend where something clicked and I discovered a deeply ingrained belief from my childhood that's been holding me back in my adult-life. I have a deeply ingrained belief that I (and only I) control of how my life unfolds. This belief is especially evident when I run into obstacles. I … Continue reading CULTIVATING HOPE & FAITH
I have this tendency where I try to predict the future in order to reduce the unexpected. Though helpful in (rare) emergencies, it keeps me constantly guarded and ready to defend. My brain likes to think too fast and anticipate too much. I’ve told you my word of 2018 is JUMP, and that means more … Continue reading HOLIDAY APPRECIATION & THANKFULNESS
I was planning to write a lighthearted post today about the uniqueness of spending the holidays in New York City. The snowy trees, sidewalks lined with pre-cut Christmas trees, window decorations, and lines of wreath dressed doorways. Instead, during rush hour this morning, a man attempted to set up a pipe bomb in Port Authority … Continue reading The Resilient City: Manhattan & Reacting to Current Events
Whether you're hosting, visiting a relative, or eating out; you should never feel like you have to sacrifice taste to keep things healthy.
Goodbye October: It amazes me more & more how fast life goes by, and because of that I've been trying to take more time to enjoy the little moments. My three main goals in October were to make health a priority, structure my nights out so I didn't get drunk/hungover so easily (25 year-old probs) … Continue reading HELLO NOVEMBER: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS
I woke up this morning still feeling shaken from the Vegas attacks. Such heavy, tragic news makes you feel sad and depleted. Even feelings of guilt arise as I go about my day-today, preparing for vacation, celebrating my mom's birthday today, surrounded by the people I love; while others are in the hospital recovering, still … Continue reading A Sad World: Being Cautious Without Allowing Fear to Overcome
Today I woke up feeling immense gratitude for life in general! Thankfulness is vital to joy, it helps us to see the good. Today I chose to focus on what I do have, and not what I believe I lack. I am thankful for: My Legs: This body is the only one I will EVER … Continue reading Saturday Thankfulness