Happy and Healthy

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A Doula is a necessity, not a luxury

This is such an amazing article, I am going to keep it around to show people who want to learn more about why hiring a Doula is a necessity.  What I love about our modern system is that we really have a choice, from a home birth to a scheduled cesarean section.  When a woman is laboring in a hospital, …

Life is Precious

Fionna Wright People who have been silent on the tragedies the last couple of days are now speaking up in defense of the cops, upset at this senseless massacre. My personal position is that violence is never the answer, and I’m just as heartbroken to hear about this Dallas tragedy as I was to hear about the tragic deaths of …

In America: Black Lives Matter

  Oprah powerfully explains that the only way you know what to do, the only way to drown out all the noise around you, is to be still and listen to your inner voice.  We all have that voice, no matter what your beliefs, each human being has a spark, spirit, and passion to live their life with creativity and …

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

    I ran across this video this morning, and it just made me smile.  Nobody expected these nice Jewish boys to have such a fun talent.  You really never know what is going on inside a person, and the outside really tells you very little. Jews all over the world pray in the same language, we are united by …

“Unresolved Issues” are a chance to grow

There is fantasy and there is reality, and reality is not a bad thing, but it is a challenge, and I always say otherwise we would be bored!  Unresolved issues, learning and growing is what life is about.  We all come from a different point of view and passion, and I love being strong in my roots, but I also …

God Bless America!

God Bless America!  Yes our politics are crazy, and everyone is always speaking out, and there is crime, and there is conflict and misunderstanding.  I am so grateful my parents left everything they knew, because of religious discrimination, Jews were considered a nationality in the former Soviet Union.  Especially today, we are able to speak our truth and our stance, to …

OPEN YOUR MIND

  The video above is so powerful, and what I love the most is that it says we are all “cousins.”  Take five minutes, listen, and enjoy how we are all mixed up in a good way. There is one guy who is Muslim but by his DNA found out he is also Jewish, yes, there is a Jewish DNA …

Every Jew is so different yet the same

I love when a person has lived a full life and made and impact on our beautiful world.  I was gathering pictures and videos about how Jews are all over the world, and I love that we are all so different.  We are also one family, and Elie Weisel experienced the most horrible example of how a human being can …