Money

Money, Manna and Matza

3 Tools to Decompress Financial Stress Do you worry about money? Do you spend precious energy in that worrying? I’d venture to say yes. We’re largely worried and secretive about our finances. Here’s an example: I speak with women who are having challenges in finding their soulmate. They want to get married but somehow are…

Exodus

Three Steps to Freedom

With a Belt, Shoes and a Stick I’ll cut to the chase. When you want to leave Egypt, there’s no time to lose. For according to the mystics, Egypt is the archetype of limitation.[1] Each of us is bound by both internal and cosmic constraints. We come into the world with a soul profile that…

Passover Tale

“No Way!” – A Passover Tale

True Story. Starring…My Daughter Take a break from all that work and enjoy this Passover story about my daughter’s encounter with a coupla gals from Atlanta, psalms, fried ice-cream, bitter herbs and a cream cheese sandwich. Wishing you and yours a happy Passover. Love, Shimona & Family + the Kabbalah Coach Team p.s. If you…

Transformation

Seven Habits of Transformation

 Introduction to the 7 Habits of Transformation You shall count seven full weeks for yourselves from the day following the day of rest, from the day on which you bring the Omer as a wave-offering. Count fifty days until the day following the seventh week. – Leviticus 23:15-16   I know a guy who’s an…

Passover Seder Overwhelm

Do You Suffer from Seder-Overwhelm?

I know dozens (and dozens) of women who have a love-hate relationship with the Seder.  And I’m not talking about the cleaning and preparation entailed.  I’m referring to the deeper challenges the Seder brings up for so many of us. Granted, the physical preparations for Pesach are a big deal.  Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev…

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Teach Your Children Well

We Owe it to Our Children to Educate Them Everywhere I look, children are on the loose. I recently took to Facebook to bemoan an incident that had occurred in synagogue one Saturday morning: “Dads bring their children to shul so mom can rest. But the fathers do not parent their children who are left…

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Discovering Order in the Seder

Make This Year’s Passover Seder Your Most Meaningful Yet! Last week I had an urge to prune the garden. I kind of felt it was premature but days of mild weather and sun had already brought the crocuses to bloom and buds to a plumpness. “Wait!” a part of me said. “You’re going to regret…

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Why do thoughts of imperfection stop you from taking the next steps?

Matisyahu Goren of “The Long Short Way” Interviews Shimona There is a saying: success breeds more ambition and it couldn’t be any truer. But, the problem with this thought is that it requires attachment in your life. The more you grow, the more attached you become. The more attached you become, the more you want,…

Wedding Bride

Exploring the Hidden: Part 2

Esther, Purim and a Fresh Take on the Role of Jewish Women In Part 1 of “Exploring the Hidden,” we examined our Western ethnocentric lens as a barrier to appreciating the role of women in Judaism. Contrasting values (specifically vis a vis the public versus private domain and the role of the physical and spiritual…

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Exploring the Hidden: Part 1

Our Ethnocentric Lens and the Role of Women in Judaism  I wrote this article over 25 years ago and it remains one of my favorite: The feminism I identified with as a teen and in college seemed at loggerheads with the spiritual path I was pursuing. It was this divide that I set out to…