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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
9WU0_Women_Soldiers.jpg The People Of Forever Are Not Afraid by LouiseSilk
I don’t focus on that too much because I really don’t see that there is a solution. I was born during the first week of the first Intifada, so nothing has ever been quiet or normal for me. I don’t ...
9D03_the_rule.jpg The Bechdel Test by LouiseSilk
It goes like this: For a given work of fiction to pass the test, the work must 1) have at least two women in it, who 2) talk to each other, about 3) something other than a man. The test is a basic ...
KR2K_5_element_chart.jpg As Above; So Below: The Five Element Theory by LouiseSilk
Somewhere between 476-221 BC, the five element Creation Cycle was introduced in China. Fire melts Metal. Metal chops down Wood.  Wood grows through Earth. Earth makes the banks that the Water flows...
221E_30days.jpeg A September Challenge by LouiseSilk
My daughter and I have agreed to a fitness challenge for the month of September. I’m not exactly sure where she got the idea: maybe from this website or this TED Talk by Google software engineer Ma...
85Z0_anxiety.jpg Some More About Self-Esteem by LouiseSilk
I received this note about my blog entry last week : August 22, 2016 at 10:27 am            Very helpful. The negative thoughts can occur instantaneously and even outside of our awareness. Importan...
AHWE_Book_of_Wisdom_Congregation.jpg Striking Back by LouiseSilk
I heard a fascinating  interview on the BBC  with the deputy mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, about the resort town’s decision to ban the burkini, the full-body Islamic swimsuit. He explained that...
JU1R_deserve.jpg Small Wins in Self- Esteem by LouiseSilk
 Do  you know your inner critic? Does she doubt, judge, belittle you? Does she tell you that you are not good enough? Does she say negative hurtful things to you—things that you would never ever dr...
1MHM_Awaken.jpg Awakening by LouiseSilk
Awakening is the birthright of every created being. To know G-d is our destiny. What would it feel like if you realized that, from the very beginning, you were designed to look for, to find, and to...
7GBQ_Tisha_Bav.jpeg A Tisha b’Av Dream by LouiseSilk
Being the Ninth of Av I am struck by the contents of my dream last night and compelled to share it. I dreamt I was teaching young students in the Yeshiva Girl’s School. (Did you know that the schoo...
61MY_SeaTurtle.jpg Advice From A Sea Turtle by LouiseSilk
Swim with the current. Be a good navigator. Stay clam under pressure. Be well traveled. Think long term. Age gracefully. Spend rime at the beach! Your True Nature