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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
F9Y2_Sadye_id_card.jpg The Families of Pittsburgh by LouiseSilk
My mom has been on my mind lately. First off, it was her yartzeit . Second, she figures prominently in the exhibit I will be installing at the American Jewish Museum tomorrow. But as always, when s...
8VO8_national_stair_day_jan_9.jpg Time To Step Up by LouiseSilk
With this cold weather, you can still get some exercise supporting National Take the Stairs Day sponsored by the USA Stair Climbing Association. I’ve always been a fan of taking the stairs as shown...
7KHZ_last_four_years_231_restrictions_.jpeg Women Continue To Pay The Price by LouiseSilk
According to the Guttmacher Institute During the 2014 state legislative session, lawmakers introduced 335 provisions aimed at restricting access to abortion. By the end of the year, 15 states had e...
454S_questionmark_brain.jpg Taken From the Hospital Lobby- ARE YOU NORMAL? by LouiseSilk
How to Become Normal When You’re Not and How to Stay Normal When You Are. EFFECTIVE THINKING CAN HELP REDUCE STRESS 1.     Life is difficult. 2.     Perception is reality. 3.     Change is the toug...
1DUH_Pema.jpg Practicing Peace in Times of War by LouiseSilk
Both of books currently loaded onto my phone are about war: Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood and Pema Chodron ’s Practicing Peace in Times of War. Karen Armstrong has gotten a lot of press on her ...
EL5J_Spiral_Tzimtzum.jpg The Purpose by LouiseSilk
The Purpose of all physical manifestation is to untie the knots that keep us separate. The path of the spirit is filled with paradox: We exist in a limited, temporary form, and from that form we tr...
BEFK_jewish_prayer_girl.jpg Chag Ha Banot The Festival of the Daughters by LouiseSilk
On the new moon of Tevet, the seventh night of Chanukah, Monday night, our family will reclaim and celebrate Chag Ha Banot, The Festival of the Daughters with this Women’s Chanukah candle lighting ...
A1DI_2014Word.jpg Culture, Nostalgia, Insidious, Legacy, Feminism, Je ne sais quoi, Innovation, Surreptitious, Autonomy and Morbidity by LouiseSilk
What do the ten words above have in common? They are Merriam-Webster's top ten words for 2014 compiled from year-over-year increases in look-ups on the dictionary's website. Maybe culture was #1 be...
KDPI_marsala.jpg INTRODUCING MARSALA: PANTONE 18-1438 by LouiseSilk
Every year since 1990, after an exhaustive process, the Pantone Color Institute has announced its pick for the Color of the Year: Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy reddish-brown hue that promi...
EUKN_self_trust.jpg We Are All Yogis by LouiseSilk
Love this video: This is What a Yogi Looks Like . By the Yoga & Body Image Coalition With its Core Values: We believe in the transformative power of yoga. We believe yoga is for every body and that...