“handicapable”

I am in awe of people that have such an inner strength and powerful soul, nothing stops them, and they inspire everyone around them. Perfect word to describe this article, “handicapable.” http://www.aish.com/sp/so/A-Walking-Miracle.html We have a choice how to live in this life by our own terms, Coach Yulia

“Change the Narrative”

Media and Social Media tell us their perspective, we have our background and environment, and then there is the truth.  These voices are breaking barriers, educating, and inspiring others across the political, religious, and international spectrum to stand up and let their voice be heard. Coach Yulia   Afshine Emrani Muslims and Islamists are NOT the same. We need a …

Having it all is a feeling

  I love Shabbat. This lesson of the week is very powerful, about gratitude, staying present to your blessings, and realizing that having it all is being happy with what you have. Coach Yulia Afshine Emrani The first time death happens in The Bible is in the form of the murder of one brother at the hand of another, motivated by …

Finally a Day of Rest!

I just got home from my second birth this week, and now I have a while until the next one. All during the Jewish holidays I was on call, and this will be the first Shabbat that I can turn off my phone, and really finally, have a Day of Rest! I am on a natural high right now from …

I clearly see a private jet

  As long as I remember I have visualized a private jet.  Many people that I have met throughout my life remember me saying that one day I would have a private jet.  I love travel, spontanaiety and making my own rules.  The video about talks about how powerful visualization is, but without hard work it will not materialize.  I …

THERAPEUTIC USE OF SELF

Therapeutic use of self A health care provider’s use of verbal and nonverbal communication, emotional exchange, and other aspects of his or her personality to establish a relationship with the patient that promotes cooperation and healing. – Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners   Therapeutic use of self thoughtful and deliberate use of one’s personality, opinions, and judgments as a component …

Family and Fun

Today we concluded our partying for the Jewish holidays.  Last night every part of our neighborhood had an open bar, dancing with the Torah, and the kids were out late too.  Today we finished with a beautiful meal and more dancing for Simchat Torah, and then I got a wonderful surprise.  My second cousin who lives in Israel was in …

Joy is the key

“Simchas Torah” by Lloyd Bloom  Starting tonight we reach the pinnacle of our month of celebrations.  Every year I learn something new, and tonight begins the culmination of everything we have been praying for, asking forgiveness for, and creating going forward. I love reading different ways to explain and express this beautiful natural high that we are aiming to achieve. Chag …

Last Days of Sukkot

Pop ChassidA Bukhari family celebrates Sukkot circa 1900 in Jerusalem.   Sunday  night we start celebrating the last days of Sukkot.  I love the picture above, it makes me think of my father’s family, Mountain Jews from Grozny, Chechnya, which is close to the Bukharian Jews.  I also love that it is in Jerusalem in 1900, Jews have been in …