Month: October 2016

Coming home…

Saul Bellow wrote, “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” My daughter shared this with me last weekend, when she was trying to decide which essay to include in her college application. After a long and tear-filled discussion, she decided on the one that didn’t fit the mold, the one that felt right, the … Read More Coming home…

Perfectionism and waking up…Rosh Hashanah reflections

I’ve spent the past two days doing a lot of reflecting. While Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a festive time, it is also a time of contemplation and repentance. So, as I sat in my synagogue, praying and listening to the beautiful chanting, I found myself wondering—how do I approach self-reflection in a healthy manner? How do I not become obsessed with … Read More Perfectionism and waking up…Rosh Hashanah reflections