The Barefoot Cobbler

There is a saying in Hebrew that has been quoted to me on a few occasions.  I don’t quite understand it fully as my hebrew is still a work in progress – as is the rest of me – but it has something to do with a “shoemaker or cobbler who goes in the street […]

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On Living an Unusual Life

In 2 weeks, I leave Israel for a long trip to the U.S. I will be spending time on both the East and West coast spreading my “Yoga for a Happy Back” Trainings that I have developed intensively over the last year. It is amazing to me that it has almost been a year since […]

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Sitting Still

As some of you may have heard, my father passed away on March 22 in Montreal after a struggling with a long history of heart disease and diabetes. I flew to my hometown last minute to be there along with my 4 siblings who came together from all over the globe. It has been quite […]

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Peace Through Hummus ( & Yoga)

Spring is here as the last of the much needed rains wash through Israel.  Soon the heat will come, along with the jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea, crowds at the beach, fresh figs, festivals in the desert and my trip back to the US which is approaching (June 30-Aug. 21). Some days it is hard […]

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you can run but you can’t hide

It is Sunday morning in Israel – which is like Monday morning in the US – kids going back to school, the rush of morning traffic, lines in the local coffee shops for a “café Hafuch”. I am in line at the post office (again), to pick up a package along with a hundred others […]

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Culture Clash

Living in a new culture is always an interesting experience but the longer I am here, the more I realize how deeply our social upbringing affects our beliefs and our behavior.  Growing up in Canada and then moving to the US was an adjustment, but it pales in comparison to the constant mental and emotional […]

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

I have to admit.  It has been a rough couple of weeks.   I am meeting many new people on this new adventure in Israel which means I am asked a great deal of questions on a daily basis.  “Why did you move to Israel?”  How could you leave San Diego?”  “How many kids do […]

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When the Honeymoon is Over

“Failure is an experience unavoidable in order to grow.”  – my beautiful friend, A. Edger, in a text this am   Well, the honeymoon is over.    I have been riding a wave of wonder and excitement for the first couple of months in Israel while managing to set up an apt., buy a car, […]

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Humble Warrior

Today was my first day of Ulpan (hebrew language lessons).  It is the beginning of a 5 month 4 and a half hour daily class for all new Israeli immigrants.  I am infinitely humbled once again.  And I have a headache.   In my class alone, we have individuals ranging from ages 21 to 80, […]

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New Year in Israel

Hello my dear friends back in SD (and elsewhere…)   Shana Tova! (translation: happy new year) from Israel.  I am writing on this day where the whole country is on vacation and celebrating the onset of a new jewish calendar year….a time for transformation and renewal.  I am visiting with my sister in her Moshav […]

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