5Oct, 2018

Place Can Help Restore Your Sense of Self

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Yesterday I went for a walk around Promontory Point for the first time since my surgery, and I realized: a place can help restore our sense of self. Three months after the surgery, I was taking this walk that I have taken so many times before, and: I felt that I was reclaiming a part of myself. Making the round [...]

28Sep, 2018

Summer Apples

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This is the time of year when I used to go apple picking with my kids. Alas, they've all flown the nest, and the one day my daughter and I could have gone, I was simply in too much pain. I simply love everything about the County Line Orchard where we always go--the apples, the beekeeping shack, the petting zoo, [...]

21Sep, 2018

Knitting or How Creativity Connects

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I always knit when I'm on a plane, or crochet. In fact, if I have a flight coming up, and I don't have a knitting project going, I frantically cast about for one, often shopping for yarn at the last minute. Knitting hats is ideal as they're not a bulky project to carry around. However, I can finish knitting a [...]

14Sep, 2018

Learning to Pace Myself

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Nine weeks out from my hip surgery, I wish I could say I've learned to pace myself. My recovery seems to be largely about taking it slowly, treating myself gently but alas, I'm still learning that, and all kinds of other things: Listening to my body. This is what my surgeon told me to do at my six-week check-up when [...]

7Sep, 2018

The Vilna Shul

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Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is around the corner, and so I thought this is a good time to share a few photos from my visit to the Vilna Shul in Boston back in April. I've milled about Boston's historic Beacon Hill many times; in fact, it's my favorite neighborhood there. And yet, I didn't know about the Vilna [...]

31Aug, 2018

On Rereading Books

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I just reread a book I had read in 2012 when it first came out: Susannah Conway's This I Know. It is one of the few books I've gifted several times and I have recommended it often to friends going through grief and bereavement. I found there is much to be learned from rereading. I initially leafed through it looking [...]

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