#BlogElul Day 24: Hope

In his book “The Gift of Fear”, Gavin de Becker stays: “Worry is a way to avoid change; when we worry, we don’t do anything about the matter. Worry is a way to avoid admitting powerlessness over something, since worry feels like we’re doing something.” A few days ago on my other blog, I related the biblical story about Jacob when he went to meet Esau. In that narrative, Jacob did 3... read more

#BlogElul Day 23: Begin

Today is start of the last week of Elul. The beginning of the end. It is the point where Rosh Hashana begins to register for many of us. But if that were true, if we didn’t have 3 weeks of Elul behind us, we would feel disoriented, overwhelmed. In fact, I distinctly remember feeling that way in years past. As tired as I am, as un-enthusiastic as I am for the early (early-ER) morning davening, I... read more

#BlogElul Day 22: End

Today, I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. “So,” I tried to delicately ask, “What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?” “Well,” she responded, “What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?” In Hebrew, there is a well known phrase: Gam Ze Ya’avor – “This, too, shall pass.”... read more

#BlogElul Day 21: Love

Just a week ago, I challenged you to change. I asked you to consider what it would take to walk away from the things that occupy your “regular” day and, by walking away, recharge and revitalize yourself so that you can dive into them again. How is that plan going? Are you on track? Still not convinced? Absolutely opposed to it? Haven’t given it another thought? If you are already... read more

#BlogElul Day 20: Dare

In the other part of my life that I write about often (which you can read about over here), I wrote today about how being daring, taking risks, pushing limits (of technology as well as other things) is all part of a day’s work. I recognize that much of that sentence – from the career I am describing to the fact that I have a job that allows me to write as much as I do – is a huge... read more

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