intentional
new rules, one little word

The year of intention

Don't worry - you didn't sleep through the last six months of 2018. The ball hasn't dropped to usher in 2019 (though time is going so fast, I'm pretty sure it will feel like only the blink of an eye before it does!). But today does mark the beginning of a new Jewish year, and… Continue reading The year of intention

AIP, food, Intentional Living, lessons learned, writing workshop

Trying AIP: What I Learned in May

When a good friend of mine was diagnosed with a disease of the gut and had to go on an everything-free diet, I thought (okay, maybe I said aloud), "I would DIE if I couldn't eat what I wanted." You can take the girl out of drama, but you can't take the drama queen out… Continue reading Trying AIP: What I Learned in May

blogging, Just Write, reviewing the situation

Where do we go from here?

In Belong Magazine's inaugural issue, Alissa Circle asks, "What is blogging anyways? Does anyone really even know what it is anymore?" I've been asking this question for the last year or so, along with the more confounding (to me) question, "Is anyone who doesn't have something to sell blogging these days? My first iteration of… Continue reading Where do we go from here?

ColaSCMomsBlog, life is hard

It’s time to end the silence

I vividly remember sitting in the car with a sweet, younger friend of mine in high school. She revealed something horrific that happened to her. As the shock wore off, I found myself questioning my long-held belief that everything happens for a reason. Reading my mind, my friend said something to me that has stuck… Continue reading It’s time to end the silence

newton's pendulum in motion
lessons learned, momentum, one little word, reviewing the situation, year in review

The Thing About Momentum

It sounds (it seemed at first) counterproductive, but sometimes it's necessary to stand completely still in order to continue forward momentum. I felt stuck - or even like I was going backward - but sometimes you need to stand still - pause and listen. Sometimes that means going to bed crazy early to reset both… Continue reading The Thing About Momentum

milestones, reflection, writing workshop, year in review

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but here we are: January 1st. There's a saying about not looking backwards because that's not the direction you're going, but - while I understand the sentiment and would agree that you don't want to keep your head turned forever - I… Continue reading It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: a “Second Glantz” at 2017

love books
books, review, YAL, year in review

My Year in Books: 2017

This year, reading was the best part of many of my days. I managed to blog only nine times, and two-thirds of those posts were about books/reading. Instagram feed? Full of books. Why? They offered a much-needed escape from this year's... interesting... realities. As such, I surpassed my reading goal by 8 books and enjoyed… Continue reading My Year in Books: 2017