Category Archives: Acceptance

Fitting into Yourself

Have you ever tried to squish yourself into being something that you’re not? I did. I mean, actually I do. Maybe I am more aware of it than I used to be. But boy do I want to be as accomplished as this person, as geshhikt as that person and as friendly as the next […]

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Accepting The Message From The Messenger

I once saw the following quote: Empathy is like giving someone a psychological hug. When my sister died only a few months after my father’s petirah, Mrs. Z, who had been through her own challenging times, felt my mother’s pain; her heart ached for her, and she wanted to give my mother that psychological hug. […]

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My Story

Hello, my name is Miriam Ribiat and I just would like to thank Chazak for giving me this opportunity to speak on their hotline. I guess I would say that my story really is a lot about loss, a lot about loss and grieving and I’m not going to go into details about everything that […]

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My Father

לעילוי נשמת אליהו בן שמואל יעקב כ”ט ניסן תשס”ט Remembering My Father My father was a real family man. He loved when yom tov came around and his married children overran his home. The madness of everyone squished together gave him only pleasure. He especially loved giving each and every one of his children and […]

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Do You Know Who You Are?

Do you remember that girl in your class who was really pretty, whose hair was always perfect? Did you compare yourself to her and feel ugly? How about the girl who always had a witty response? Did being around her make you feel as if you were just so dull?  Do you still find yourself […]

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Regular Me

  One day I stopped and said, “I was always plain ordinary me. I am just so regular. What happened? My life is not regular anymore.” Regular is a very broad word. What is regular for me may not be regular for someone else. But I think that most people will agree that their vison […]

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My Bad Mood

My Bad Mood It was simple. I was in a bad mood. I felt overwhelmed with too many things that had to be done. I was upset at some new challenges that had been placed before me. I felt incapable and incompetent. It all felt like too much for me. I wasn’t interested in new […]

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