Category Archives: Self-Talk

Tools for Tuesday: Terrific Tools for Your Toolbox

In a funk? Remember the story of the baby chick. (Read on.) No matter what we face today, there’s always a solution. We might not get the answer immediately but it will come. “Whatever God has blessed you with, take … Continue reading

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How to Stop Self-Pity: Tools From Helen Keller and Pope Francis

So there I was with my head in the refrigerator after spilling a bottle of homemade iced tea all over the place. I went from feeling like a happygoluckyfella to Cinderella the moment I reached for a shmateh and started … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Pick Your Word for 2014

My word for 2014 (drum roll, please) is DIRECTION. Taking direction, not giving direction to anyone but myself. Knowing my direction and taking the steps necessary to reach my destination. It’s important to have direction. To know where we’re going. Hey, … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: “I Can’t Help It,” You Say. Oh, But You Can. One Self-Help Tip That Works. Guaranteed.

Sometimes our responsibilities overwhelm us. Sometimes we just don’t think we can’t make it through another second of our life as it is. Sometimes we don’t think we can ride or move or walk another step, another rotation of the … Continue reading

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One Great Reason Why To Stop Pressing the Rewind Button.

“The horror of that moment,” the King said, “I shall never, never forget.” “You will, though,” said the Queen, “if you don’t make a memorandum of it.” Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass It’s all too easy to press the … Continue reading

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Every Thorn in the Desert is a Flower.

    “Every thorn in the desert is a flower,” goes an Israeli expression.   So how do we turn our attitudes around? Sometimes all we see is a thorn. Sometimes we really have to push ourselves into seeing a … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: The Sandwich. Huh?

My friend, Joelle, was off to give her boyfriend “a piece of her mind.” Try the sandwich, I suggested. Huh? The sandwich approach is: two compliments with a suggestion in the middle. That seems to work best. Give a compliment, … Continue reading

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Are You Burning? That Means You’re Learning.

“Did you get my Adidas?” my husband, Jonny, asked me. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” I said. But in truth, I hadn’t really checked. Jonny and my stepson had three pairs of shoes delivered and I hadn’t paid attention to which kind … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry Your Way into the Weewows

My friend, Jane, turned me on to Joyce Meyer. I don’t hold water to Meyer’s belief in Satan—there is definitely evil in the world but I can’t imagine it as Satan—and I am a Jew and she’s a Christian and … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Get Better or Get Bitter.

Less than two years before my friend—I’ll call her Tracy—died, she found out that her husband was cheating on her. She was furious, obviously. He moved out. A while later, we met for lunch. I told her I was amazed at … Continue reading

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