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Why The Colorful Language Of Yiddish Is The Most Memorable

Why The Colorful Language Of Yiddish Is The Most Memorable

As a child I’d hear my mother and grandmother pepper their sentences with colorful Yiddish words that were always more descriptive than their English counterparts. The words were lively and so vivid that despite not knowing the language I understood…

How To Be Like George Bailey To Create A Better World

How To Be Like George Bailey To Create A Better World

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” ~It’s a Wonderful Life The magic of the holidays brings hope and warmth to the world. People are…

Four Ways To Mentally Prepare To Make Your Dreams Come True

Four Ways To Mentally Prepare To Make Your Dreams Come True

  My husband and I grew up in suburban New Jersey.  We left for a few years to attend school, then came back, met, married and built our home. We raised our son in New Jersey and continue to live…

What Did Paul McCartney Remind Me And What Does It Have To Do With Handling Stress?

“When I find myself in times of troubles,Mother Mary comes to me,Speaking words of wisdom,Let it be. What’s a nice Jewish girl doing writing a post that begins by singing praises of Mother Mary? Yesterday, I re-watched Sir Paul McCartney…

I Hug You With My Words, Forever

Spoiler Alert: The mission of An Empowered Spirit is to write about issues affecting people in their Second Chapter. Past posts have dealt with lighter issues such as culturing friendships, staying your authentic self and embracing your age. This week’s…