Thinking for Yourself

Do you know who you are? What you like? What you don’t like? What you believe in? What your limits are? I’ve been watching a Dutch program lately called (translated): “Flora at the End of the World”. In it, a journalist goes to the world’s most remote places to talk to individuals or families who […] Read more

Jan, 08, 2018



Reflections on the Season

Nearing the end of 2017, this time of year is usually when we read top-ten lists of the books, movies, and moments that regaled us and stood out as exceptional from the months behind. They’re usually positive and fun. This year, however, seems to be draped in shadow. Despite a few bright moments, conversations seem […] Read more

Dec, 15, 2017



Time for Change!

The last few months have seen me working to manifest a big dream of mine: Dream Your World, which is aimed at bringing dreaming tools to girls and young women, to create empowered young dreamers who will envision and manifest positive change in their lives and world. It’s exciting, important … and, has me thinking […] Read more

Nov, 29, 2017



Stepping Outside “Story”

“It had not occurred to me that anyone in his family could actually make something. All I had heard about them was how poor they were. So that it had become impossible for me to see them as anything BUT poor.” – Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie What happens when we get stuck in “Story”? Ourselves, […] Read more

Aug, 09, 2017



Renewal – the Trick of the Snake

The snake has a bad reputation. It’s often put in the same boat with villains, lending to devious descriptions such as “snake in the grass” and “sneaky as a snake”. In fact, serpents are dreaming creatures, and they have a lot to teach us about renewal. They say that Alexander the Great once asked to […] Read more

A Modern Day Hero

One of my heroes is my nephew, Will, who just graduated university with a degree in Cultural Geography. When Will was a teenager in High School he saw a report on the news of the devastation of the town of Joplin, Missouri, by tornadoes. That spring, while the rest of his friends were planning sunny […] Read more

Power – A New Definition

Words are tricky. We tend to think common words carry the same meaning for everyone; that the word itself IS the meaning, rather than a vehicle carrying unique nuances and understandings for each user. We forget that for each word, each concept, each person has their own image for what that word and concept means. […] Read more

May, 07, 2017



A Little Drop of Oil

(An Open Letter of Thanks to the Egalitarian Minyan of Frankfurt-am-Main and the Larger Jewish Community in Germany) What do you do when your world is destroyed? As Jews, we know what it is to have worlds destroyed. The world was once destroyed by a flood; the sovereign Jewish nation was split in two and […] Read more

With a Little Reflection, a Change of Heart

This blog was originally published by Limmud On One Leg March 23, 2017. It is a commentary on Torah portion Vayakhel-Pekudei. Vayakhel-Pekudei recounts the actual building of the Mishkan, following instructions stated earlier in Parsha Terumah. ________________________ With a little reflection, a change of heart. Vayakel-Pekudei finds us coming forward with an outpouring of self […] Read more

Finding the Good

The Western medical lens focuses on pain, viruses, and germs, which it sees as “bad”, and then focuses on their elimination. The same approach is employed in Western politics: enemies are “bad”, eliminate them. In economics, eliminate that which isn’t producing – companies, products, or employees. In everyday Western life eliminate all fats, oils, and […] Read more

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