Jewish Journal

To Sleep or Not to Sleep

By Michelle Azar

1 week ago

I like to sleep. I like to stay under my covers as long as possible, as often as possible, and I do not like to be awoken by the mundane sounds of alarm... More.

  • Present Tense

    By Michelle Azar

    3 weeks ago

    I’ve been surprised by how tense I have felt in this beginning of summer. I suppose there is a lot going on. There have been lives suddenly cut short.... More.

  • Toolbox

    By Michelle Azar

    March 28, 2015 | 9:29 am

    I was dying for candy. I finished an audition, and felt that open wound feeling- the one that begs to be filled by something sweet. I used to indulge... More.

  • Traffic Un-Jam

    By Michelle Azar

    March 13, 2015 | 10:49 am

    One of my students asked me today was it worth it. No, not the yoga practice, the driving. She was referring to the new play I am doing at the Boston... More.

  • Mind as Parent

    By Michelle Azar

    February 17, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    It is truly remarkable to me how much time our brains have to fool around. As I become more deeply immersed in watching my thoughts, the more astounded... More.

  • When Bad Things Happen to Make People Better

    By Michelle Azar

    February 5, 2015 | 10:48 am

    We are, all of us, our stories. It’s what we do with them that make us who we are.

    This past week, I was privileged enough to make two new friends.... More.

  • Body Scann

    By Michelle Azar

    January 21, 2015 | 11:50 am

    Week two of my MBSR class. the 8 week series created by Jon Kabot-Zin.  This revolutionary Mindful Based Stress Reduction program was created for the... More.

  • The Yoga Cocoon

    By Michelle Azar

    January 9, 2015 | 11:55 am

    I remember having a semi breakdown in the final weeks of our yoga training program. I was sitting on my then frayed, purple mat, in the airy room that... More.

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