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A World of Considerations

A World of Considerations

(This article first appeared in the Huffington Post.) When you get stuck in despair, fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, disappointment, confusion or any other emotion, the last thing you want to do is move on from that challenging place. Your feelings are real and raw, and holding onto them often times feels like the only way […]

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Life is Like a Game of Rummikub: You Stay in the Game, No Matter What

(This article appeared first onThe Huffington Post.) I played Rummikub the other day with my kids. As we chose our tiles, I suddenly heard reactions of joy and cries of disappointment. “Yes!” one child boasted. ”I got great tiles!” ”Umph!” sighed another. “This isn’t fair! I got the worst tiles in the world! I’m gonna […]

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Mindless Eating

Stuck on a Double Whammy

Last week was winter vacation from school in Israel. In the past few years, I filled each day of vacation with some sort of fun family-packed event for my kids such as hikes, museums, and festivals. And, as a member of the Israeli National Park system, I’ve been taking my kids to as many as […]

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