My New Chapter in Troubled Times

Troubled times call for new beginnings. And it’s safe to say these are troubled times. Welcome to my new chapter, one written during our generation’s most troubled time. Emerging from the shock, upheaval and gut-wrenching change brought about by a pandemic we still seem to struggle to get our minds wrapped around, I’ve arrived here […]

Triggers that send us spiraling

“Carey.” Who would ever think my name would be a trigger. Just hearing the word in that tone would send me spiraling. My sister’s tone had that familiar there she goes again quality that made my face automatically snap into its ewww that smells terrible expression. Her eyes bored a hole into my forehead as […]

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Self-knowledge: three words of truth

If you had to say three words of truth about yourself, what would they be?  Pause for just a second and try. It’s hard. But once you have three words of truth, ask yourself this: What three words of truth do you think other people would use to describe you? Do they align? If not, […]

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Growth comes through discomfort

I’m not a fan of slimy food. But I like lobster a lot. Not a meal, thank you no, but as a metaphor, an important one that illustrates growth comes through discomfort. Have you ever heard the story from Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twersky about the lobster and adversity? It’s one of my favorites and it […]