Radical Acceptance aims at removing the judgment from things in our lives that are not working, to make it easier to accept painful realities. The bottom line is that only by accepting the reality as it is and not as we wish it to be can we reduce suffering and to find peace.
After nearly 3 years and 5 apartments, we have navigated the unknown waters of the local real estate market and found our home here in Zichron Yaakov, Israeli wine country. On Thursday we completed the process (don't ask) and received the keys. So now the fun really begins. Earlier this year I wrote about our … Continue reading Meditations on Moving House, Procrastination and Planning for Success
When you make home-made challah for Shabbat or festivals, you gain a three-fold blessing in your own home: sanctifying the everyday with the special experience of challah baking, bringing the aroma of this timeless Jewish ritual into your kitchen, and of course sharing a taste of the ‘world to come’ with our loved ones.
The back story: Last month we started to receive weekly produce boxes from the organic farm that delivers to our neighborhood here in Zichron Yaakov. We do go through a surprising amount of fresh fruits and vegetables and so I was hopeful that the organic produce boxes would work out - I really love the … Continue reading Leek-Mushroom vs. Spinach-Feta (Pie)
American Tossed Salad may include lettuces, carrots, cucumbers and red peppers; the possibilities are limited only by your imagination Salad is an amazing source of the Prebiotics that your body needs every day. This is an easy recipe that anyone should be able to make at home and that will be a colorful and delicious … Continue reading Tossed Salad (American Salad)
Yes, we are in our fifth apartment after our second move to Zichron Yaacov. Our first landing here in October 2018 was like a warm bath, and we had looked forward to returning after our sojourn in Jerusalem. Yes, now that we are here and looking in earnest, the market has turned. Earlier predictions of … Continue reading Meditations on Moving House, Finding Community & the Sellers Market
I still remember my first, a special-issue centennial Gold Medal Flour cookbook available only by mail-order. This is the book that taught me how to bake bread and includes recipes for all of the great American classic cookies and cakes - essentially anything with flour. For those too young to remember the days before Amazon Prime … Continue reading Cookbooks or Cooking?
When our children were young - with or without special needs, for the most part we had the luxury of not worrying about the day to day lives of our parents. Now as we ourselves enter our Second Middle Age, in many cases our special needs children need us now more than ever, with less or a roadmap to successful parenting.* If we are lucky, we find ourselves playing the role of parent to our own mothers and fathers.
This entry provides a brief overview of the Microbiome and why the Microbiome Diet is important, including Microbiome ABCs. This is a favorite topic of mine; I have been a student of the microbiome and the potential for development of practical tools to advance human health for some time. More to the point, I have … Continue reading The Microbiome Diet