Author Archives: Naomi

Update on where I stand: art, parenting, and mindset

HUGE thank yous to each of you for your loving comments and support. I have printed each one out and have them posted nearby where I can always see them for motivation. It feels so validating when people mention to … Continue reading

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How do we live in the present moment if we can’t let go of the past?

Looking at loss through a Jewish lens   Stress is caused by wanting the present moment to be different from what it is. Go ahead, read that sentence again.  I’ll wait. We wish someone weren’t ill, the traffic would move … Continue reading

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An uphill climb: allowing space for grief

“I’ve never seen anyone in a situation like this handle it as positively as you are.” “Ask Naomi, she’s in charge.” “How did you get all this done so quickly?” My friends, even those with the most positive, look-for-the-silver-lining, don’t-sweat-the-small-stuff-type … Continue reading

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Full hands, whole heart: a retelling of my storm experience

The woman beside me at the nail salon heard me answer the manicurist’s question about our house and began asking me about our situation and also sharing other people’s stories.  I didn’t realize at the time that there were a … Continue reading

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Checking in – on new routines and kitties

So yeah, it’s been rather hectic around here. I greatly appreciate all of you who have reached out to check on us.  We have gotten settled into a third floor apartment (without an elevator) and have been waiting for school … Continue reading

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This time I have a good excuse

Yes, I have an excuse and his name is Harvey. I meant to be back here sharing inspiration and projects at the beginning of September, but instead we had this storm and life has been shaken and stirred quite a … Continue reading

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