I recently came across a post on social media that read, “I remember years ago I was crying in my car at a traffic light and the girl next to me saw and mouthed, ‘it’s gonna be okay’ and I still remember that to this day… “

This idea of…

Several weeks ago I met a congregant, who I’ll call Sarah, at a local beach pier. It was a beautiful day, although quite hot as July in Florida always is. Luckily, there were benches underneath large, cloth tarps that provided much appreciated shade. There, we were able to sit several…

January 1, 2021

This newsletter is dedicated to two of my beloved teachers, Dr. Michelle Pearce and Siobhan Asgharzadeh. Thank you for your witnessing and your wisdom.

As I took my morning walk yesterday, I noticed a particular tree that caught my attention. She wasn’t especially large; she was tall and thin. She…

November 11, 2020

This blog is dedicated to all of the U.S. troops who gave their lives defending our country.
May their memories be for a blessing.

I knew that I was stressed when I started eating cookies for breakfast, granted they were molasses ginger and I tried to rationalize…

The Future of Our Home
October 2020

The weather in south Florida is finally changing. Fall has arrived! Instead of a hot and humid 90 degrees, it’s now a hot and humid 80 degrees. And then there are those rare occasions when the evenings are a no-humidity, delightfully breezy 80…

Danger: Beware of Floating Feathers
August 10, 2020

There is a well-known Jewish story about a man who is a gossip. He enjoys telling stories and can’t help himself from sharing what he hears with the others in his town. One day, he hears some juicy news about a neighbor…

Living in the Bittersweet: July 2020

Each May through July our family has the distinct pleasure of celebrating many momentous occasions: my birthday, Mother’s day, my husband’s birthday, Father’s day, our anniversary, my mom’s birthday, my dad’s birthday, and my daughter’s birthday — along with various other extended family members’ birthdays and anniversaries.

This year we…

Red Flags, Green Flags, and an Orb of Light

Red Flags, Green Flags, and an Orb of Light
April 28, 2020

A couple of months ago I started seeing a business/life coach. Let’s call her Dr. M. As my book was preparing to be launched, I wanted to get some…

Finding Calm
March 24, 2020

The other night I was having a bit of an adult temper tantrum.

As most of you know, in the midst of this pandemic, I launched a book. Yes, I know, it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke and I sorta wish it…

Amy Pessah

Spiritual Seeker, Mom, Educator, Rabbi, Author. Living in gratitude, finding Divinity in All. www.asoulfuljourney.com

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