Monthly Archives: October 2011

Love Your Body Day (O…M…G…)

Psst…today is love your body day! What? Love your body day! Love whose body? YOUR body! My WHAT? Your body…you know, the thing you’re walking around inside of. The vehicle that takes you everywhere, goes everywhere with you. Holds all … Continue reading

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Body and Soul

I have spent my life hating my body. Feeding it to stop the pain. Stuffing my mouth…to forget my father stuffing it. Eating won’t make it go away. Ignoring won’t make it go away. Numbing can’t make it go away. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Al Chet

As we move inexorably toward Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, I have been struggling with the concept of forgiveness, and all it means to me.  Reciting the Al Chet prayer multiple times over a 25-hour period has become less … Continue reading

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