If White Men Can’t Jump, then Jewish Girls Can’t Pole Dance.
There is something I’ve been meaning to tell you. And my husband. And my mom. And my friends. So here goes…
I have been secretly and quietly meditating for the past few months. Most recently, I’ve been doing it before bed to relax. It all started when I returned home from Canyon Ranch with Dove a few months ago. I signed up for a meditation session simply out of curiosity while at Canyon Ranch. It changed my life.
Please don’t stop reading. This is not some voodoo, organic, spiritual, granola, blog post. This is something very real making a significant difference in my daily life, and it can be doing the same for you.
I cannot reiterate the importance of encouraging young people to intern in college and high school.
My internships have been the most valuable workplace experiences I’ve ever had. The first internship I accepted was the spring semester of my freshman year in college – this was much earlier than my friends and peers. The reason I got started on my internship journey was simple – my mom. See, I have your typical Jewish mother from Brooklyn who makes sure that her voice is heard. She is strong and has guts – something I’ve been fortunate enough to inherit from her.
I’m finally back home in Montreal after traveling a little too much lately- it feels great to be settled.
I am still jet lagged and pretty tired from my trip to LA. It was, to say the least… a whirlwind. Highly productive, fast, fun, and full of living outside my comfort zone. Just the way life should be if you ever hope to accomplish your dreams.
A few memories of the week…
Well, there’s nothing ‘on the fence’ about my night in L.A. last night. I’m down here on a little business and pleasure, and well, you know how much I live for music. Shannon Tweed Simmons, wife of legendary KISS rocker Gene Simmons invited me to come along with their family to see KISS perform in Irvine, California.
I got a sneak peak into this PHENONEMON that is KISS. The fans are loyal, the music is loud, and the buzz is off the charts.
We tend to love ourselves from the outside in, using exterior forces such as weight, success and praise to determine our capacity for worthiness. We ask arbitrary questions like, “Did I avoid cookies today?” ” How much have I accomplished from my to-do list?” “Do you think he will ask me out again?” as gauges for self-love. These random means of measuring undoubtly shift and dare I say, fall short which keeps us asking, “Do I really deserve to love myself?”
As I get ready to celebrate my 12th wedding anniversary and 17th year together on Monday August 13th, I reflect back upon why we’ve worked so well. In a way, we have done all the wrong things – we have gone to bed angry before (contrary to what is suggested couples do), we have used hurtful words in times of argument, and have rehashed issues long after they were dead.
Back to School is quickly approaching… can you believe it?! It is literally around the corner (sniff sniff), and if you’re on the fence about what to buy and where to buy what your kids need- you’re not alone.
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