Finding Your “Calling”

Two Jews, two Protestants, and two Catholics walk into a hospital. It sounds like a joke, but it’s actually the way I spent the summer of 2005. Like many rabbinical students, I participated in an intensive unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), learning how to be a chaplain. My compatriots in this endeavour did indeedContinue reading “Finding Your “Calling””

Starting the Day Off Right

This morning, when I first opened my eyes, I looked at the time and said “Aw, sh*t….” Those were the actual first words I uttered today. Granted, it had been a particularly rough night. I had gone to bed late, and had been up once with the dog, once with a kid, and once withContinue reading “Starting the Day Off Right”

The Mindfulness Lizard

Don’t move, lizard. I want to capture you just like that. I had just finished a run on a hot morning during my recent visit to New Orleans. Standing there, dripping sweat outside my parents’ Uptown home, I spotted a lizard on a fence post. As any New Orleanian knows, a lizard on a fenceContinue reading “The Mindfulness Lizard”