Self-Support Practice: How Eating Solo Benefits Your Family

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Self-Support Practice: How Eating Solo Benefits Your Family

Life with children changes many of your routines, and one of those is how you experience mealtime.

(As a disclaimer, I feel very blessed to be at a place in life where I enjoy sharing meals with my family. My French husband has been the mealtime anchor in our family, and we do have beautiful and nourishing routines. A topic for another post!)

As a mother, you’re often focusing more on what your child(ren)’s experience is… Is their food too hot? Is the food cut into small enough pieces? Do we have everything on the table? Is everyone happy? Does anyone need my help?

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Chag Notebook: Tilla Crowne

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Chag Notebook: Tilla Crowne

Tilla Crowne is an artist who works primarily with living and biological materials. Her largely autobiographical work engages with themes of home, trauma, belong, and regeneration. I discovered Tilla through a magazine feature that I found when I was at a playground with my daughter in Phnom Penh last Pesach. I went to her website and immediately connected with her art and work. Let’s get to know Tilla and learn from her.

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A 2-Step Process to Choosing Your Primary Intention for the New Year

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A 2-Step Process to Choosing Your Primary Intention for the New Year

As I look ahead to the new year, and all the dreams and plans I have for myself and Jewish Food Hero, it’s easy for me to create a lot of projects and ideas.

The thing is, those projects and ideas can’t all get done at once. When we have so many choices, it’s common to freeze instead of choosing one soft way to start in the new direction you want to go. And it’s easy to spend too much time on some projects at the expense of others that would have a bigger impact, just because they’re on the to-do list and not prioritized.

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Reflection and Intention Setting for Rosh Hashanah (+ a Worksheet With Prompts)

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Reflection and Intention Setting for Rosh Hashanah (+ a Worksheet With Prompts)

How I would like to prepare for Rosh Hashanah: by using the sacred time as an invitation to reflect on the past year, renew myself, and create my vision for the upcoming year.

What often happens instead: There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done and prioritize myself, and I don’t set up an environment that allows me to do this in a supportive way.

I’d like to change my approach to Rosh Hashanah preparation this year, and I invite you to join me.

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On Handwritten Notes (+ My 3 Tips for Writing Unforgettable Missives)

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Note Cards

Think about the last time you sent or received a thank you note in the mail …

Didn’t it feel good to pick out the perfect card, hand write a meaningful note, and send it, all while thinking positive thoughts about the recipient?

Didn’t it feel good to see a handwritten envelope amidst your junk mail and bills, read the words crafted just for you, and think positive thoughts about the sender?

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The Power of Journaling (+ 10 Prompts to Get You Started)

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Journaling

When I was younger, journaling used to be a big part of my life. I journaled to process the events in my life and understand my own feelings.

I am slowly returning to it again, and it feels like I’m reconnecting with a good friend from my past. Now I journal by writing lists, drawing mind maps, and creating word strings.

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