I am editing my bonus handbook, Tried & True Tricks and Tips To Be A Calmer Mom. This little booklet contains gems of support and encouragement that people who buy my book, The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle, will receive FREE.
One thing that dazzled me is this idea: Easy Does It works from the inside out.
So, calm thyself, dearie, and the people around you will calm down. You get quiet, they’ll get quieter. You catch your breath and center yourself, the kids and any wild ones whirling around you will feel your wave of serenity. They’ll catch it. They’ll ride that wave with you.
How to change your life? Remember:
Easy does it starts from the inside out. Everything, everything, everything starts from the inside out.
Almost everything…I was searching for what to say at a time of grief and ran out of words. Here’s a link to my article that appeared in The New York Times on October 13, 2012:
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Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
Wonderful post, Diana, and I’m also still amazed and touched by your opinion piece to the NY Times. “When Words Do Not Suffice” is a gentle, real reminder of how hurtful a well intended sympathy can be (oh, the agony of comfort that actually feels like a prediction of doom!)
Hokey Dinah, the New York Times? I’m impressed. I can see why your article was in the Times. Your writing is beautiful and touched me deeply!