Monday, December 31, 2018

Just Try Yoga Already.

This one wasn't planned.

"I am literally buzzing with excitement, like it’s a midnight Harry Potter book release, because I just got my Dedicate — Day 0 email from Adriene Mishler of Yoga with Adriene."

Yeah, I got the email and needed to write this.
Just Try Yoga Already. (Seriously, what's the worst that could happen?) self published on Medium.
Photo by Fabian Møller on Unsplash


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Featured as One of EburgVeg's Top Ten Favorite Bloggers!

EburgVeg: Top Ten Favorite Bloggers
I'm on there! Amazing!
Read it all here.

And here's a piece I wrote about EburgVeg, for Raise Vegan!

A Lookback at My Favorite Writing on Medium This Year

Year-in-Review 2018
See it here (with all friends links, so you don't need to be a Medium member to read any of it).
Balloons. Photo by Sagar Patil on Unsplash

Growing Up Jewish in America

I just published Growing Up Jewish in America on Medium.
This is an epic one. I wrote it right after the Tree of Life shooting, then held on to it since then, feeling emotional enough about it that I didn't want to just hit publish. I took another look at it this week, saw that top Hanukkah pic, and thought, "I've gotta get this out there now."

I'm Featured in P.S. I Love You's Favorite #Family Submissions!

Here's a link to P.S. I Love You's Favorite #Family Submissions!
Three of my pieces are included! Wow:
The Truth About Santa Claus
The First Time Your Baby Smiles at You
and
Love Letter to My Dog
Image Credit: Pixabay

Dinner Date with My Husband

Dinner Date with My Husband - A Poem
Published in P.S. I Love You on Medium.

Us, gazing at our amazing kiddo, at my parents' house. Photo Credit: my mom.

“love 24 hrs” Photo by Wyron A on Unsplash

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Parental Anxiety and Accepting Help

Parental Anxiety and Accepting Help - Holding On and Letting Go
I just self-published this one on Medium.
It was inspired by a dream that helped me understand my feelings in regards to parental anxiety and control.
I also wanted to write something positive about the experience (free childcare!) that's happening right now while we're staying at my parents' house, as my mom is very concerned about how I write about very personal things and thinks my writing skews too negative. It is definitely a fine line, how to be honest instead of falsely rose-colored, but how not to cause others pain through your honesty. Let's add that anxiety to the mix.
Me and my boo, before a holiday party, when she was 1. Photo Credit: Author.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

My newest piece for The Writing Cooperative (on Medium) is called Is My Pain Funny to You? (Maybe That's Okay.)
Just a quick piece celebrating some of my favorite Jewish radicals and reminding myself that it's okay to laugh even though life is sort of horrible.