Recent Posts by Monica Berg

Cancer: Feelings are Data

By Wednesday, June 21, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 18

It’s been A DAY. We’ve all been there. Maybe absolutely every interaction has left you feeling frustrated and wondering if either you’re crazy or perhaps the only sane person left on the planet. Perhaps every interaction has made you feel sadder and sadder as the day progresses. Or maybe instead of sad or frustrated, you ...

You Won’t Believe What I Just Heard

By Thursday, June 15, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 20

"She's completely self-involved." "You can't tell me he didn't know exactly what he was doing!" "They just bought a new car but are 3 months behind on their light bill!" "Can you believe the way she treats her step-daughter?"   If you're human, those little phrases probably piqued your interest. "Tell me more!" screams everything in your psyche. It's normal. ...

You Don’t Need to Wait to Feel Good

By Thursday, June 8, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 5

Iwas recently listening to a song by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews called “Mad World.” If you have never heard it, give it a listen. It is quintessential of Jules’ work at this point and I’m sure that if you don’t instantly recognize the name you’ll instantly recognize the lyrics:   I think it’s kinda funny I think ...

Shavuot: The Forever After

By Wednesday, May 31, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 7

Imagine for a moment that you were immortal. How different would life look?   Things like failure or the thoughts and opinions of others wouldn’t seem so daunting. If you had just discovered that you were immortal, there’s a good chance you would feel a sudden infusion of possibility. You would be able to see yourself and ...

How Do You See Grief?

By Thursday, May 18, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 20

As someone who writes and teaches about relationships, I get to witness the power and beauty of love in all of its forms. I have experienced it profoundly in my own life. I counsel it and help people to find, nurture, and repair it. Loving is one of the most amazing experiences that we have ...

I Want My Mom

By Thursday, May 11, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 18

As Mother’s Day approaches, it makes me give thought to the unique relationship a mother and daughter share and how this relationship is ever-evolving. My oldest daughter, Miriam, is a teenager and, as anyone with a teenager knows, this is a unique age that comes with a lot of “opportunities.” Navigating a time when your ...

The Counting of the Omer

By Thursday, April 20, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 16

Last week marked the beginning of the Counting of the Omer, the incredibly potent and transformative 49 days during and following Passover. This is a process that serves as a spiritual marathon. When we connect to it, we are able to bring about a great cleansing in our lives and an opportunity to create even ...

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