Born This Way, But Commanded To Change

This morning, when I walked into the kitchen, my husband gave me the derisive look you give someone when you’ve asked them to do the same thing 5,247 times, yet they’re still ignoring you. “Can you PLEASE stop leaving your cereal bowl by the couch at night?!” I like to eat before-bed cereal. It’s a […]

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Pour Out Your Kindness Like Water

I’ll call her Lindsay in order to protect the innocent; the only one really guilty of anything was me. You see, I found Lindsay to be annoying — like really, really annoying. The very sight of her drinking water made my skin crawl. Well, it wasn’t just the way she drank the water, it was […]

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Why Is Thanking Your Parents So Hard?

My parents made me a big bat mitzvah – like black-tie-affair-on-a-yacht-cruising-around-Manhattan-harbor-with-a-hundred-and-fifty-of-our-closest-family-and-friends big. But they weren’t just the people that planned the party and paid for it. They saw me through all my years of Hebrew school and bat mitzvah lessons. They helped me write my speeches and made me practice them. And although we had […]

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Anger Management

I call it a “food mood.” I don’t know what it is exactly – we’ve never consulted a doctor for a technical term – but there is something very real and disturbing that happens to my husband’s blood sugar when he gets hungry. It makes him faint, dizzy, and downright iRrAtiONal. It runs in his family, and now it runs […]

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