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In my previous life, when I woke up and actually showered and went to work in clothes unsuitable for yoga, exercising necessitated two rounds of hair and makeup — one in the early morning and one after the gym to...
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I thought this would be “my” year. Both boys are in school. I drop them off, get coffee and have a delicious gluten-free zucchini/cherry/chocolate muffin from the tiny art-filled cafe where the lovely Argentinian barista calls me “Mommy” and tells...
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Recently I heard a panel of Israeli Defense Force soldiers discuss their roles in last summer’s war in Gaza and Operation Protective Edge. All were men in their 20s and early 30s. Medical students, lawyers, husbands and fathers. Platoon commanders,...
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Baby one never left my side. Baby two was more independent. Mostly because I had chosen to launch a new career. So I felt more than a little guilt when I signed him up for a year of private swimming...
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A year ago, after a pricey five days immersed in the study of positive psychology at Kripalu, I decided I wanted to exercise again. Four months later, I took my first step into the woods. 20% of my house’s ambitious...
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My teacher Tal Ben-Shahar explains that when we appreciate the positive, the positive appreciates. It grows. Um, yeah. I’m introspective! I’m a feelings person! I want to talk about it! But I’m learning to mind my mind. And my mouth. Even...
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