Falling through the cracks

We go through life. We get caught up in the details of day-to-day living. We feel the pressure of everything we ‘have to’ or ‘need to’ do. We exhaust ourselves trying to live up to the often impossibly high standards we set for ourselves, beating ourselves up when we fail to live up to the …read more

When your best doesn’t feel good enough

I stumble. I fall. I strive to do my best, but sometimes my best doesn’t feel all that good. I want to do the right thing, but while sometimes the answer is crystal clear, sometimes it is far from it. The picture is cloudy, the right answer hidden somewhere in the fog. I want to …read more

But by the grace of G-d

We see or hear about them everywhere. People with mental health issues ranging from mild to severe. People addicted to drugs, alcohol or any of a number of other vices. People living on the streets. People who lost so much of their money. People who never had much money to begin with and could scarcely …read more

Change can be excruciating

There are times in our lives when we need to make a change. Sometimes these changes will be small, baby steps. While these may help carry us forward and may be monumental in their own right, each act requires a relatively small amount of effort on our part. And then there are times when the …read more

Do you listen to the whisper of your soul?

There are days when, in the quiet, you can hear a gentle whisper rising from your soul. We often drown this voice out. Sometimes, the voice is so quiet we barely hear it and the day-to-day hustle and bustle is enough to overpower it. Sometimes the cry in our soul is so strong it feels …read more