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  • Perfectly Imperfect

    By Chava Tombosky

    June 17, 2013 | 7:37 pm

    A contorted branch determined to arch its back away from its tree grabs a misshapen silhouette seemingly imperfect from the other considerate branches so willing to merge as one symmetrical formation. From the eyes of the newcomer the imperfection is seemingly antagonizing, if not... read on

  • Radio Interview

    By Chava Tombosky

    June 13, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Hayuta Cohen and Siggie Cohen have a wonderful organization called "Good Life Academy" aimed at allowing people to re-find themselves despite struggle, challenge their own narrative, and become more inspired human beings. It was with great privilege that I had the good fortune to... read on

  • Kicking the Box Open, Defeating the Orthodox label

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 11, 2013 | 9:59 pm

    Recently a curious woman looked me up and down, and followed her inquisitive look with this question, 
    -"What are you?" 
    -“I beg your pardon..?” 
    -"What do you call yourself... you know, your Jewish affiliation...”
    -“My affiliation?”
    -“Yes what are you- your Jewish label?”

    ... read on
  • To Reckon Regret Live In The Present

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 10, 2013 | 11:38 pm

    Regret is a difficult thing to get over. It can eat at one's psychey like a cancer and force a person to relive painful memories over and over. I've gotten caught up in regret before. The problem with regret is it forces a person to stand still, feet wedged in the past, with eyes... read on

  • The Lance Armstrong Hero Syndrome

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 20, 2013 | 11:58 pm

    As Lance Armstrong’s latest Oprah interview hits the network, it has me thinking deeply about heroism and our society’s obsession with labeling people into perfect role models.  While like many I am saddened to hear about Lance’s use of performance drugs, I am far from devastated... read on

  • Lost My Phone, Found My Mind

    By Chava Tombosky

    October 15, 2012 | 9:05 am

    A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to find my phone was gone. I could not remember where in the world I put it. I spent an un-G-dly amount of time making extra stops because I needed phone numbers, addresses and constant pee stops in between all the tea and water I was downing on the... read on