Ox Olé

hila

Befriending My Pain Each new pain was a challenge. I would take a deep breath as I promised myself: “I can learn to live with yet another trespasser.” Pain’s path was relentlessly intimate, bold and breathless. I was rendered helpless as it laced itself tautly to the width and breadth

Death to Diet

hila

When Obesity Met Diabetes in a Bottle… Happy New Year!‎ Happy New Year! May this be the year that you live your dream!‎ Yes, this is the year that I say goodbye to the bulge! I’ve got just ‎the right bottle, a “classic”, “the real thing”. Raise your glass and let’s ‎toast

Cheezing

hila

Why Milk?‎ Honestly, I never understood the connection between dairy products ‎and the Shavuot (Pentecost‎) holiday. Exactly how did the celebration ‎of the Torah (The Five Books of Moses) become a festival of milk and ‎honey? Out of curiosity I began to surf the web in an effort to get

Whole Hearts

hila

Holes, My memory is full of holes: Intermittent and fleeting, Its ‎imprints wanting and lonely. From time to time, I remember sporadic details, fragmented events, ‎pieces, always pieces: the puzzle is incomplete. It is a challenging task ‎to piece the memories together and retrieve a reliable narrative. ‎For example, I

Good Morning Greens

hila

Good morning!‎ ‎‎‎Can I offer you a green smoothie?‎ ‎‎‎Silence. Good morning!‎ ‎‎‎Can I offer you a green smoothie?‎ ‎‎‎Not on my life!‎ Morning!‎ Would you like a glass?‎ My treat!‎ ‎‎‎What’s inside?‎ She inquired with suspicion. Fruit,‎‎veggies, ‎‎ green leaves,‎ ‎‎‎Nature’s gifts, ‎Certain to please!‎ Well ok,‎ I will