Tag Archives: HaShem

Cleaning chametz- a few months early.

Today I cleaned the kitchen for 3 hours. It was a gentle but thorough cleaning; wrapped in mindfulness. I approached each counter individually and focused on removing all appliances and containers, wiping down the surface and then scrubbing out the dirt. I then dusted off each appliance- the coffee pot, espresso machine, the dish-rack, microwave, […]

on teshuvah and the things we give up

I am “supposed” to be working this morning. I will get to it. Now, being Shabbat, it is most important for me to spend time self-reflecting. We are in the Ten Days of Repentance, the time beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur. This time is important, an opportunity to practice¬†Teshuvah¬†(literally: “returning” or […]

The irony of missing Shabbat

I miss Shabbat. The irony is that I never really had Shabbat to begin with. I began coming into my understanding of Shabbat in February this year when I spent extended time with my boyfriend, K, and his family. The only time I have truly experienced Shabbat was in February of this year when I […]

International Women’s Day…my life of education

Today is International Women’s Day. There are so many issues that I could reflect on today; policy inequities, health outcomes, violence against women, workplace discrimination, media representation of women. I could intellectualize, throw up an infographic, or write lists of statistics outlining the oppressed status of women internationally. Instead, I’m going to tell you a […]

Finding gravity

Yesterday I joined the JP Centre yoga studio with a two week new member pass. Today, was my first class- a community class. The studio focuses on Vinyasa, so I’m familiar with the practice. But, I’ve never had a class like today. Our instructor, Molly, asked everyone at the beginning of class to set an […]