Originally posted on Coffee Shop Rabbi:

A funeral is a time to be present for the mourners.

Funeral clothing doesn’t need to be elaborate.

The most-read post on this blog is “10 Tips for Attending a Jewish Funeral.” A lot of people find that entry by Googling “what to wear to a Jewish funeral” – so I thought it might be helpful for me to expand on the subject. When a person is in a new or uncomfortable situation, it helps to feel that one’s clothing is right.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is not your clothing, but your presence. It is better to show up in clothing that is a little bit “off” than to stay away.

THE BASIC PRINCIPLE IS RESPECT. We attend a funeral to show respect for the dead and to comfort the family. Therefore it’s important that our clothes show that respect: be clean, be tidy, and avoid anything flashy or attention-getting. The star of the show should be the departed, not someone in the third…

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Originally posted on Dr Akilah El - Celestial Healing Wellness Center:

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel.

As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. All on a tiiiny little terrace.

If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding. And so much cheaper! Just be sure to choose the right…

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yingyangyoga:

maybe this explains why irl my friends are mostly guys

Originally posted on Things Could Be Worse:

Why girls take so long to get ready...they probably know what to expect

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Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

sleeping on a stranger Yesterday, a user on Reddit shared this image along with the description below. And we just had to share it with you:
“Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young African American guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake the kid up, but he shook his head and responded, ‘He must have had a long day, let him sleep. We’ve all been there, right?’
He was still sleeping soundly when I got off the train 20 minutes later.
It was a small gesture, but a kind one. I love New Yorkers!”
What a wonderful reminder that every moment is a chance to do something good for another person. And not only that, but inspire the others around us with our small…

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Originally posted on yingyangyoga:

Hello,

 
I took lay vows and boddhisattva (sp) vows the day before yesterday.
 
Had a strange mystical experience on my way there…
 
I wrote down the directions to get to the place where the ceremony was taking place, and i really got lost driving.
 
i was so sure i wrote the directions well but missed something… as the streets wind their way a lot around here in the mountains i spent about 1 hr and a half driving in circles…
 
finally i was about to give up to the attachment of this outcome- at first it was showing up on time. even tho i had made ample time to find the place, it never dawned on me that i would get really really lost…
 
i was -unbeknownst to me at the time- only 3 ‘blocks’ away ( there are no houses, just lots of…

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