B”H Knee deep into Passover cleaning, trying to rid every nook and cranny of my home from chametz, I also attempt to eradicate the chametz within my soul – the Ego. The Pharaoh that lives inside of us and tries to keep us in shackles, well grounded to our physicality, and distant from our highest self. He’s mighty and strong, arrogant, boastful. Oh, I know him when I see him.
B”H As I search for crumbs in every nook and cranny of my chametz-infested home, I hear a voice in my head say in frustration: “Where did my kids hide their stash of leftover Purim hamentashen? Didn’t I do this last year? Isn’t Passover supposed to be the holiday of our freedom? This doesn’t feel too liberating to me!” Just before the Jews left Egypt, G-d commanded us to sacrifice
B”H March reading hasn’t been as exciting as February. In fact, it has been more of a choppy month. I’ve jumped around a few books, which is unusual for me. Even though I have yet to finish any of them, I was at the bookstore in Brooklyn, New York about to purchase three books! I bought books for my kids, but surely I will end up bring something home for
B”H I know it’s not even Purim yet, but this year’s Pesach Productivity & Activity Bundle by Beyond the Balagan has brought a smile back to my face. (I have a sinus infection and am feeling kind of blah!) This bundle is so good ya’ll. I love that: my kids will get tons to keep them entertained as we get ready for Passover, my Seders’ will have those fun elements
B”H Chodesh Tov, Ladies! Over the past few months, I’ve gotten numerous emails asking “how I do it all”. First of all, the answer to the question of how I do it all is, “I don’t!” I don’t do it all. I outsource and delegate, a lot! Why? Because I think it’s better to allocate my time to the things that: are really important to me, only I can do
B”H B”H I read less in February, but I read! Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids Since I loved the precursor to this book so much (I told you about it here), I decided to read the version that Susan Cain wrote for kids and teens. I wanted to know if I should let my kids read it and I was excited that they would have access to
B”H Recently, I told a life coach what I aim to achieve professionally in 2019. I figured she would ask me to write down all my goals and break them into details. To my surprise, she said, “No, first I want you to write down all the things you will say ‘No’ to over the course of the year.” Quickly and proudly, I shared with her all the different
B”H I’m sure many of you are familiar with the recent research in the financial services industry which shows women to be better investors than men. On aggregate, women still invest less than men, but apparently when we do invest, we fare better. Among the reasons noted are: women tend to trade less during market upheavals; women tend to tie their investments to their particular goals; and finally, women are
B”H Many of you have asked about my reading list. So let’s see if I can do a monthly share. Here’s what I read in January. Off the Clock: Fell Less Busy While Getting More Done Off the Clock makes a great point of why it’s important to carve out moments where we feel like we’re “off the clock” and how to realistically do that, while still getting things done!
B”H This blog post is long overdue. My second daughter had her 9th birthday back in November and it was such a nice event. Birthdays around here are a big production in many ways. They are not extravagant or expensive, BUT we put a lot of effort on finding a Jewish theme and making sure the party is not just about the physical elements, but also about some deeper concepts.