Excess

One of my favorite quotes is “excess once in a while is moderation.”  The Jewish holidays are non stop food, days off from the world, and celebration, and I am exhausted and full, Thank God they are once in a while.  Already had a Yoga class this evening, helped a friend out to substitute, and it just feels so good …

Everything is Connected

My Yoga teacher tells us this wisdom, and it makes sense to me, being present and at peace takes work, focus, and time. Invest in yourself, find your breath, teach yourself and your children you can bring yourself to a calm and present mindset, it just takes practice. This morning I started off with some work, had a new friend …

The Partying Goes On & On

Just finishing off a relaxing Shabbat, and excited for the non stop celebrations ahead! We are starting with Sukkot tomorrow night, and are excited to join friends for lunches and dinners.  I wish we could build our own, but it is not possible where we live, luckily in our community, the Sukkas are everywhere, and so are good friends, we …

“Facedown Generation”

Sometimes I am reading or listening to something, or even having a conversation with someone and a phrase jumps out at me.  One of my friends online was writing a powerful post and she coined the term “Facedown Generation,” this is the plain truth, just look around after you check your phone. The Jewish world is in the middle of …

A Glance Into Jewishness

Jewish Philosophy: I always talk about being present and feeling the moment, which is important while you are doing what you love, raising your family, and figuring yourself out, it all matters. Afshine Emrani Society is preoccupied with “peace of mind” whereas our tradition isn’t. If you feel you’ve arrived, that’s a sure sign you are lost. We are taught …

The 26 Hour Connection

I just finished fasting for 26 hours since last night for Yom Kippur, and luckily overall I was physically fine, but it really makes you think.  It made me realize that I can do anything I set my mind to, with portion control, exercise, as well as putting my all into running my business and giving 100% to my family. …

Smaller Framework

I am noticing that all around me especially in the media it is all about material things, squabbles, ego, and there really is nothing more. I was talking about it in one of my Yoga classes, and a friend suggested some people live in a smaller framework. That is their reality, that is their life, there is no big picture, …

You Are Enough

This was the Los Angeles sunset tonight, it caught my eye, I had to stop what I was doing and take a look.  Luckily somebody took the amazing picture you see above, and he also posted something so powerful about children: Afshine Emrani As a child, I was told that each before ‪#‎YomKippur‬ year I should ‪#‎apologize‬ to my parents for …

Thankful

Life moves quickly, change happens in an instant, all we can do is be grateful for what we got, and live fully.  That is the most important lesson I want my kids to learn, more than anything physical or intellectual.  Really connecting with our true selves, being happy, taking the time to surround ourselves with positive people, meaningful celebrations, and …