Election season in any country surfaces a lot of emotions. Our identities are expressed on a national stage. Depending on who wins or loses, we can feel like our values […]
It’s two days after the elections here in Israel. And the midterms are coming up in the States next week. At every community-wide gathering I attend lately, I hear people saying “We […]
I think of myself as a pretty self-aware person. I think ahead about my motivations for doing things (are they the right ones?), and at the end of the day, […]
Are you ever in one of those awkward situations in which you witness a conversation between friends when they are speaking at complete cross purposes? When out for dinner with […]
Before heading off to camp this morning, my daughter turned to me and said, “Let’s have a good dynamic (or avira in Hebrew) today.” It blew me away, particularly because my daughter […]
Do you sometimes feel like your life is scripted? The same old routine: work, kids, laundry, meal prep. Sometimes I think how nice it would be to have the whole […]
Last Shabbat a dinner guest suggested that my daughter take on a swim challenge. “You should train to swim the English Channel.” He was dead serious. While she dismissed it […]
Transitions are not simple. While there is a celebratory feeling in the air with so many end-of-year gatherings, graduations, and commencement ceremonies, this time represents a transition between the known […]
We all need ritual. It feeds a human hunger for belonging. It elevates the mundane to a higher level of meaning. And when it happens at regular intervals, it can […]
When was the last time you looked at your organization’s mission statement and core values? Sometimes we are too busy managing our teams, meeting a deadline or putting out a […]
Passover is upon us and begins this Friday night. It’s the season of questions. And as my head is bursting with logistics around hosting seder for 20 and my hands […]
When was the last time you asked your colleague a really good question? You know, the kind of question that helped them move forward when they were stuck. When we […]
Do you sometimes feel like Purim is a holiday that’s just for kids? With all of the attention on Purim costumes, carnivals and hamantaschen, it’s easy to think that way. […]
When my husband and I are racked with worry about the news, as we are with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, my kids turn to me and ask, “Why do you […]
While it does take considerable financial resources and planning to figure out how to facilitate a meeting well in a hybrid work setting (computer set up, stable internet, and large screens) what is gained is maximum inclusivity.
There are some phrases that I never want to hear again. One of them is “work-life balance.” It is an unattainable goal especially after living with two years of Covid-19.
Do you ever feel like hibernating in the wintertime?
As we come to the end of one calendar year, take a look at the list below of the highlights of the Becoming a Soulful Parent approach for you to carry with you into the new year and pick one or two that feel most resonant for you now.
With many of us finding ourselves “back to where we started” with Omicron and feeling helpless in the face of our plans that are always changing, design thinking, and going through a process of “Design Me” or as I did, “Design my kids” can provide a sense of agency that is refreshing.
How do the pictures from recent family trips or events reflect values I want them to embody down the road?