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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 for a lifetime.   Since there is no such thing as coincidence, luck or chance, I…
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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 (JV) and Friday nights (Varsity).  (Wednesday night was church night, so clearly no school worth…
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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 other people helped me celebrate properly.  Talk about ego! I remember when I was pregnant…
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What’s In a Year?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com 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!  Have you noticed how prone we are to “missing” entire…
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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 we see in someone else is merely a reflection back into our own soul. Two…
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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 at least the 100th time now: I know that everyone has their own particular beliefs…
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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 12-week version. However, I'm doing one major tweak to the program...I'm combining it with another…
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