Monthly Archives: January 2012

My Mezuzah

“You’re such a Jew,” Eileen said with a smile. “What do you mean,” I asked, knowing what she would say; but, I love hearing her say it. “You’re so hamish” she said, “so easy to be with. What can I tell you?” I smiled, enjoying the glow of her compliment. “You know,” I said, “every […] (Read more)

Gratitude & Mindfulness

A favorite blogger, the Healthy Librarian, published a blogpost about the research behind the “gratitude attitude,” in which she summarizes some of the research studies that conclude that developing the habit of thankfulness is a sure-fire way to quell anxiety, neutralize anger and bitterness, increase happiness, eliminate depression, and improve the quality of sleep. “Who […] (Read more)