Tag: Life


Workplace Engagement

A few months ago, I came across an incredible article written by Chuck Blakeman. It was entitled Why Employees are Always a Bad Idea. Then recently, it popped up again on my Twitter feed. It still felt so relevant and was, again, a fresh perspective that I needed. I have always been a huge proponent of a positive and encouraging workplace environment. People laugh at Google and other “young” companies that provide food or bean bags or an on-site gym but it makes employees feel wanted and that their company cares for......

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The Wedding Challenge
Wedding |
December 28, 2012

The Wedding Challenge

It is the most amazing time of your life. It really is. You are planning the day when you marry your soul mate, your Beshert. When you get engaged, it’s all so exciting and happy… then you start planning. I have been told, by recently married friends, that the bickering and fights that happen during this time are the worst… oh boy! I am fortunate that my dear fiance isn’t picky and has only reserved veto power in this process but it doesn’t mean that we haven’t had our challenges. From the......

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A Shabbat of Peace For All

I am taking a moment out of my day to stop reading about the impeding war in Israel… to stop looking at pictures of dead and injured children on both sides… to stop drafting messages from my CEO to our community on what is going on in Israel… Why? (Other than the obvious answer of, that is all insanely depressing) To say to all of you…   SHABBAT SHALOM   Let this be a sabbath of peace. For the Israelis. For the Gazans and Palestinians. For my friends and family who are......

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Helping the Victims of Hurricane Sandy – Tikkun Olam

There are many ways to help Hurricane Sandy victims. I wanted to share a post here from a friend on Facebook, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz who runs Uri L’Tzedek (Awaken to Justice) – a Jewish organization committed to making this world a better place. This was posted today: November 2, 2012 If you are looking for opportunities for today to volunteer in NYC: 1. There is a shelter on 192nd and Audobon (inside the public school) that needs volunteers. 2. 200 East 5th street at 10:30am to distribute food and supplies. Bring dry......

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How does our garden grow?
Family, Judaism |
September 28, 2012

How does our garden grow?

In March, a friend asked me if I would be interested in meeting a guy friend of hers. “He’s a really nice guy and very cute,” she told me. “Sure,” I said, “send me a picture?” She did and man, was this guy cute. We spoke for the first time in the beginning of April (2012). Halfway through our first date, I texted my roommate, “This is the man I am going to marry.” Our dating experience could have been typical… dinners out, movies, etc. But our romance was far from that.......

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Religiously Observant Athletes

It is fascinating to hear the stories already coming out of the Olympics, especially regarding religiously observant athletes. In particular, the intersection of Ramadan and the Olympics this year. The Islamic calendar is a purely lunar one. What this means is, their months float around on the secular, Gregorian calendar. Thus the month in which they must fast, Ramadan, falls in different seasons. This can become an advantage when the days are short and so are the fasts. Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars are: Shahadah......

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No Pants Dance – Month Three… already?

WOW! This challenge is flying by! And it has become such a part of my life, my spending habits have changed so much already, I am announcing here and now that I am extending it for another three months. That would be a total of six months! My challenge will end at the end of November now. I know… be proud. 🙂 July was pretty easy. Again, I purchased one or two small things, with coupons to satisfy that craving. I really believe if you cut yourself off too cold turkey when......

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No Pants Dance – Month Two… How am I coping?

Well, we are nine days into our second month… I’ve been doing okay but I did make two purchases this month. I know… bad news bears but in all honestly, they weren’t that bad AND I am thinking of extending the dance a few more months… How did I fall off the wagon? Well, first off, I use a certain store’s credit card that sends me back rebates. I had a rather large chunk of rebate waiting for me and I didn’t want it to expire… PLUS I saw a super cute......

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Creating A Return On An Investment…

ROI – in business ROI stands for return on investment… And that is exactly what Lynn Schusterman got from the recent ROI Community Summit in Jerusalem, a return on her investment of the future of the Jewish people. From June 10-14, I attended this summit in Jerusalem with 150 other young Jewish innovators. Out of 600 applications, we were selected as connectors and creators, entrepreneurs and catalysts. From the United States, Israel, England, South Africa, Latvia, Brussels, Turkey, and even Uganda, we represented 30 countries. As a community, we descended on Jerusalem......

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No Pants Dance Update – Month One

Okay, I know. I totally suck. I haven’t updated you except for the fast, tiny update at the start of the month. I am SO sorry! June was been quite a whirlwind month and I don’t think I even had three seconds to do anything! (Including, by the way, shopping!) Part of this craziness was induced by a short notice 10 day trip to Israel. Yes. It was incredible but I was also concerned about breaking my no pants skirt dance. For those of you just joining us, after reading a very......

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