Tag Archives: love

The Awl and the Door

Seems like almost all my posts lately have been about mortality. Here’s a little break. Parshah Re’eh (Deuteronomy 12-16) is packed with structures and laws put in place to protect us from each other and to guide us into a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

V’ahavta: And You Shall Love With All Your Heart #2: Leap Year (Not) But George MacDonald’s Is Hot

As I’ve mentioned, the Artscroll Tehillim (Psalms) and George MacDonald’s Diary of an Old Soul are my steady morning companions. If I fail to start the day with these, the day itself seems to lose its hue. So yesterday, February … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

V’ahavta—And You Shall Love With All Your Heart: Anxiety and TM

Morning comes again. Dreams are abandoned for the business, pain, pleasure, and striving of the day. How can we get through the events and demands of this day and still feel peaceful inside, in touch with our true inner values … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hypochondria and Fear of Death: WWWD (What Would Woody Do?)

“I am not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens,” said Woody Allen. Just last year, he also wrote a very funny piece for the New York Times about hypochondria. It’s so easy to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beauty and Ugliness: Perception Is Not the Whole Picture

Look in the mirror. On a good day, we might check out a few different angles and think, ‘Not bad,’ give the glass an encouraging smile, and walk away satisfied. But on a bad day, no amount of repair can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Love to Be Found: Psalm 42

“He doesn’t understand my needs.” “No matter what I do, I can never please her.” What is the root cause of this disconnect between a woman and a man in a love relationship? It’s always the same old story—we need … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unconditional Love’s Conditions: Love & Marriage

I am consistently appalled at how difficult interpersonal relationships are. I’ve been married for over 36 years, which is no small feat. To be honest, I’m no saint, though I suspect my husband of being one. Looking back, I realize … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments