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Elana Mizrahi

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Originally from northern California and a Stanford University graduate, Elana Mizrahi now lives in Jerusalem with her husband and children. She is a women's health & spiritual wellness coach, doula, massage therapist, writer, and author of Dancing Through Life, a book for Jewish women. She also teaches Jewish marriage classes for brides.
Are they really arguing over something so unimportant, so trivial, so small? Is the price for being right worth it?
She’s a Jewish woman and she’s proud of it, and it is and will be her decision to choose. What is she choosing? A life of connection and purpose that also tells you a way to act, a way to dress, a way to speak, a way to live.
Essentially, G‑d is not just up there, but as my children sing, everywhere. Meaning, not just in a crisis or religious setting, but in those moments of little mountains, of the small tests and trials of everyday life.
I know it gives them strength. I certainly know it gives me strength. But what exactly is the strength that we tap into by saying, “G‑d willing, you can; I can?”
It’s true; I can’t handle this and I don’t know how it will get done. But when I tap into “giving it over to G‑d,” I lift a huge weight off my shoulders.
Anything negative and unbalanced that controls our actions doesn’t come from a good place; it destroys us. Any fears that paralyze us pulls us down. But when we do the opposite, miracles happen. Salvation happens.
In Hebrew, the term for leap year is shanah me’uberet, which literally means “pregnant year.” It’s not just a coincidence that a shanah me’uberet has two months of increased joy. Because in order to experience joy, we need to learn the lesson of a pregnan...
“Oh no, we must have missed the bus! Just go on the first bus that goes towards the city center and transfer,” I urged.
By improving my relationship with myself, there is a ripple effect in my home and an improvement in my relationships with others.
We’re given a message through advertising and social media that you can or should do it all. We’re being sold that success is doing everything right, and, of course, doing all that as you appear beautiful and calm.
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