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Change is Hard

By Michelle Azar

2 weeks ago

Like my friend told me, change is hard. It requires changing.

We are always in the process of change. Of course. Hard to recognize sometimes. And even more difficult to internalize. And... read on

  • Change is Hard

    By Michelle Azar

    2 weeks ago

    Like my friend told me, change is hard. It requires changing.

    We are always in the process of change. Of course. Hard to recognize sometimes. And even more difficult to internalize. And find acceptance, as we are all assume that the people we know are the same as we know, them... read on

  • Desire/Non

    By Michelle Azar

    March 21, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    I remember the first time I heard the Buddhist philosophy that suffering is caused by desire. It kinda blew my mind.

    It is just so simple and specific, and true. If we did not want anything, what could really cause any discomfort?

    The principle of dukkha, the Sanskrit word that... read on

  • Desire/Non

    By Michelle Azar

    March 21, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    I remember the first time I heard the Buddhist philosophy that suffering is caused by desire. It kinda blew my mind.

    It is just so simple and specific, and true. If we did not want anything, what could really cause any discomfort?

    The principle of dukkha, the Sanskrit word that... read on

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  • Summing it up

    By Michelle Azar

    March 10, 2014 | 11:31 am

    When there is a big life event, oh let’s say like a Bat Mitzvah, and you try to capture it in words, you will always fall short. After all, how do you truly describe gratitude? What words equal the effect a smile multiplied by hundreds of smiles can have? How can commonly used... read on

  • If you think it, it will come

    By Michelle Azar

    February 12, 2014 | 11:19 am

    Here’s the thing, life is weird.  My husband likes to say, PEOPLE are weird, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that it is LIFE that’s the weird thing.

    The other night, I was doing the dishes, again, and I realized, again, that I was on Day 5 of my latest headache. As a... read on

  • When it’s Time

    By Michelle Azar

    February 12, 2014 | 11:18 am

    You know a detox is in store when:

    Your one cup of coffee bleeds into 6. And you still feel sleepy.

    Your irritation level supersedes your enjoyment level.

    Your every event is tagged on to the next treat.

    Before the holidays, we spoke about doing a cleanse together. I know... read on

  • Fear itself

    By Michelle Azar

    February 12, 2014 | 11:17 am

    I had never thought of myself as fearful person. Like, I’m not afraid of heights or snakes, I am comfortable in front of groups, and will walk through the streets of NYC at any hour of day or night. Not smart maybe, but not afraid either.

    As I get older, however,  I see that fear... read on

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