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Author: Jen

Chin up, buckaroo

Do you ever notice how when we perseverate on good thoughts, we say we’re meditating on something… but when we harp on bad thoughts it’s …

Studies show: Sticking a bead up your nose indicates entrepreneurial spirit

Every family has one. The child who sticks beads up her nose. In our family, the child looks like this: Of course, she always has …

The felicity of freedom

I do not feel connected to Israel’s independence, nor America’s. My heart does not swell enough on Yom HaAtzmaut, nor does it burst with pride …

Kindness is less expensive than you think

I was sitting at a sidewalk cafe table when I noticed a praying mantis slowly crawling on the arm of the plastic chair next to …

How peeling eggs turned me into Ralph Macchio

I think the majority of the world falls into two camps. People who don’t mind peeling eggs. And people who hate it with all their …

An Israel Story Only I Can Tell

The title of my blog references my aliyah. Aliyah is the Hebrew word used when a Jew moves from somewhere outside Israel to Israel. ┬áIf …

Midterm exam in letting go

I imagine the ultimate test in letting go is when you die. If you progress into the afterlife or Heaven or stay put, cold in …

How I accidentally on purpose became that mystery girl

I have a tendency to say things I don’t mean. Or, rather, say things I mean, but wish I hadn’t said or wish I had …

Unconventional workout

I started running. Yup. I’m a runner. A short-distance, short-time runner. For almost a month, I have been running for 15 minutes every day except …

Sick with motherhood

I’m watching my 10 year old son move in and out of a sleep much lighter than I wish; his breath too rapid for my …

The beet goes on

I thought the most interesting thing about today would be the beet. I pulled four beets from the vegetable drawer because I knew if I …

This is best use of social media for social good I’ve seen in a long time

#Litterati   [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/62367738 w=400&h=300]   And I’m playing in Israel. I hope you join us.

If i was a lawmaker, but then again no…

Today’s Daily Prompt: You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be? Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it. …

Practice hard what you preach; then practice some more

There is what I preach and there is what I practice and there is sometimes overlap. All of my preaching is prepared and shared with …

Ideas that spread

I love TED talks. I love the concept. I love the execution. As a marketing professional, I think TED talks are often brilliant examples of …

Friday writing challenge: 15 minutes of…

In Israel, Fridays are Saturdays. Which is to say — they are the first full day of the weekend. But Fridays aren’t Saturdays. For many …

How dog poop can change your life for the better

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a post about pet love. I got no pet love to give. Unless you are a fish. Then …

An imaginable future

When we first moved to Israel, I felt uncomfortable sitting on buses and in cafes. I would casually look around, trying to avoid notice, to …

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