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Normal Frum Women

Normal Frum Women

By Alex Fleksher and Rivki Silver
Join Alex Fleksher and Rivki Silver as they explore the topics that impact the lives of frum women through conversations that include candid personal examples, interviews with normal frum women, input from experts in their field, and practical advice.
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1: What Is Normal, Anyways?

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21: In-Town/Out-Of-Town
Today, we’ve got a fun, light-hearted topic for you. In-Town/Out-Of-Town. No, there won’t be any fights here about which one is morally superior. We’re just here to share the experiences of normal frum women who are living in-town and out-of-town, whatever that means. We’re going to be talking with three women: one who lives “in-town”, one who lives “out-of-town” and one who grew up out-of-town but currently lives in-town. We want to share with you their experiences and insights about what it’s like living in these different types of frum communities. What we loved about interviewing these women from different backgrounds and locations is that a lot of these stereotypes simply that: stereotypes. When you actually get to know people you realize that people are people and while yes, they of course are shaped by their environment, we also are individuals with our own individual values and personality traits. So wherever you live, we hope you enjoy this episode! We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com.
50:42
December 08, 2021
20: Toxic Positivity
Mazel Tov! This is our 20th episode! And it promises to be a good one. Today’s episode is all about toxic positivity. We discuss our understanding of and opinions about this concept, and we’ve invited therapist Yocheved Davidowitz to weigh in on the Jewish perspective towards toxic positivity. What is toxic positivity, you may ask? It's the belief that a person should put a positive spin on all experiences, even tragic ones. No matter how difficult a situation is, one should make sure he or she maintains a positive mindset. Toxic positivity rejects difficult emotions in favor of a cheerful, often falsely positive, facade. Why do we engage in toxic positivity in dealing with others' emotional realities (and our own?) What’s bad about it, and how can we avoid it? We invite you to listen and find out. At the end of today’s episode, we hope you’ll have gained a greater awareness of the difference between positivity and forced positivity, and where optimism, hope and emunah fits in. This is so relevant when we’re faced with the difficult feelings of others, and when we’re faced with managing our own difficult feelings in response to other people’s discomforting emotions. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. Show Notes: Yocheved Davidowitz’s podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-deeper-conversation/id1536859442 WSJ’s recent article on toxic positivity: https://www.wsj.com/articles/tired-of-being-told-cheer-up-the-problem-of-toxic-positivity-11635858001
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November 17, 2021
19: Soul Construction With Ruchi Koval
We’re all under construction, aren’t we? In this episode, we talk with Ruchi Koval, author Soul Construction: Shape Your Character Using 8 Steps From the Timeless Jewish Practice of Mussar. Her book delves into 8 key traits from mussar teachings, but it really reads like a self-help book as well as a memoir because Ruchi shares parts of her life throughout the book. We give you a behind-the-scenes look into her book through our conversation. In this episode we discuss: How Ruchi’s book is helpful for normal frum women like ourselves, even though it's geared towards a non-religious (and even non-Jewish) audience. Which trait comes easiest to Ruchi, and which trait comes hardest What personal stories to keep and which to keep private when writing a book and being in the public eye The area of self-development that frum women generally struggle with the most We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. Show Notes: Link to purchase Ruchi’s book Ruchi’s website: https://outoftheorthobox.com
41:46
November 03, 2021
18: Parenting Neurodiverse Children
Neurodiversity may be a relatively new term, but about 30%-40% of the population are thought to be neurodiverse. This means that someone in your life probably falls into this category. Maybe it’s a student, a child, a spouse -- maybe it’s you. On today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Ilyssa Bass, a clinical psychologist and mother of four unique and wonderful children. Dr. Bass shares her own journey being a parent to a neurodiverse child. She’s passionate about helping parents appreciate and connect to their most difficult children. She also runs online courses, The Connection Course and Hidden Differences Course. In this episode we discuss: The meaning of the terms neurodiversity and hidden differences Advocating for neurodiverse children in school Advice for parents raising both neurodiverse and neurotypical children And lots more! This episode is supported by The Cleveland Corner Magazine. The Cleveland Corner is a free monthly magazine that can be opened each month to find a new spread of activities, pictures, recipes, current davening times and shiurim, contests, and more! Being the only frum, monthly magazine and with the ever-growing frum community, this is the place to advertise your business in Cleveland and have it noticed! To place an advertisement or to join the mailing list, contact us at theclevelandcorner@gmail.com. To view current and previous issues, as well as to learn more, please visit clecornermag.com or follow them on IG @theclevelandcorner. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. Show Notes: Dr. Ilyssa Bass’ website: https://drilyssabass.com/ Hidden Differences Online Course: https://hiddendifferences.lpages.co/hidden-differences-short-workshop/ Webinar Registration: drilyssabass.com/webinarbtc QUIZ:  https://go2.bucketquizzes.com/sf/c1d9b2bb
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October 20, 2021
17: Staying Connected
In this episode, we talk about staying connected to our Yiddishkeit. In other words, not putting our relationship with Judaism and Hashem on the bottom of our to-do list. (And boy, is that list long post-yom tov.) You’ll hear from Gila Ross, host of the Power Up! podcast. Gila shares lots of insights about how she works on staying connected, how she defines “connected” in terms of Yiddishkeit, and the need to tweak things as we fight for connection in our ever-demanding lives. Gila also talks about what she sees are typical challenges for frum women in staying connected and gives us lots of ideas of things we can do to help prioritize our spirituality. By the end of today’s episode, we hope that you’ll feel a little more motivated to make sure that your own spiritual connection isn’t on the bottom of your to-do list. This episode is supported by CB’s Shuk. Located in Cleveland, shipping worldwide, CB’s shuk offers a variety of beautiful and affordable head coverings and accessories, all the latest trends and styles of beanies, headbands, snoods, tichels, pretieds,  baseball hats and more. They also carry Snoga athleticwear, perfect for exercise or pool-side. And Kallahs can get 10% of all hair accessories during their engagement and shana rishona. Open by appointment only, call 718-734-8474, and follow CB’s Shuk on Instagram and Facebook. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. References: Gila Ross’ Power Up! Podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/power-up-gila-ross-TMCxqOFUnv4/ Gila Ross' free PDF on Three Secrets For Loving Your Life: https://subscribepage.com/3-secrets-to-love-your-life
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October 06, 2021
16: Back To Normal
In this episode, we talk about transitions. Settling into life after transitions, managing big transitions such as the one we are all experiencing in a world we thought was post-Covid. We speak with Dr. Aviva Goldstein whose passion is positive psychology and who focuses her work on the transitions that gap year students experience, particularly spending their year in Israel and coming home from their year in Israel. So if you have a child who just came back from Israel or who is there now, this episode is definitely for you. But she also talks about how to cope with the stresses of the various transitions life brings. Dr. Goldstein is chock full of insights, and we’re honored to have her as a guest on the podcast. By the end of today’s episode, we hope you feel empowered to face whatever transitions you’re experiencing head on with confidence and clarity. This episode is supported by the Grove Kosher Market. The Grove isn’t just a grocery store, it’s a destination, a vibrant part of the community. And The Groves shows its investment in Cleveland with a special teacher discount. Teachers can show their local teacher ID and enjoy a 5% discount off their shopping. Visit The Grove’s social media accounts or website to check out their extended holiday hours this month. Ready. Fresh. Grove. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. Show Notes: Dr. Aviva Goldstein’s website: https://www.avivagoldstein.com/
55:54
September 14, 2021
15: In Search Of Normal Frum Men, Part Two
On this episode we talk all about the shidduch system with Merissa Gross, who has been setting up couples for 20 years. We also speak with Tziporah Zelmanowitz on her perspective and insights from her decade-plus dating experiences. We’re here to discuss it all with our guests: the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to shidduchim. And we’ve thrown in some of our shidduch horror stories for fun. This episode is supported by the Grove Kosher Market. We are sure you’ve heard the buzz around town about Cleveland’s fantastic new store -- the Grove Kosher experience has arrived!  Come in and be wowed by each department from sushi, bakery, grab & go, grocery, frozen food, dairy, and full meat section with butchers on premises. No more running around to numerous places, this is your one-stop shopping experience! Don’t forget to sign up for a VIP card so you don’t miss any of the latest sales! We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. Show Notes: Merissa Gross’ website: www.merissagross.com Merissa Gross’ webinars: https://www.merissagross.com/webinars
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September 01, 2021
14: In Search Of Normal Frum Men, Part One
Shidduchim! (To the tune of “Tradition!”). This is a two-part episode devoted to the search for normal frum men. ;-) In this episode we talk with Professor Naomi Klapper, deputy chair of the department of psychology at Lander College. Professor Klapper also maintains a private practice in the Upper West Side and has a passion for guiding singles through shidduchim and dating. At the end of today’s episode, we hope you will have learned as much as we did from Professor Klapper about the interplay between psychology and shidduchim, the good and the bad about the shidduch system, and tons of helpful insights too for anyone involved in shidduchim, or anyone who cares about it. And that means YOU, since you’re listening! This episode is supported by the Grove Kosher Market. We are sure you’ve heard the buzz around town about Cleveland’s fantastic new store -- the Grove Kosher experience has arrived!  Come in and be wowed by each department from sushi, bakery, grab & go, grocery, frozen food, dairy, and full meat section with butchers on premises. No more running around to numerous places, this is your one-stop shopping experience! Don’t forget to sign up for a VIP card so you don’t miss any of the latest sales! We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. References: Professor Klapper’s website: https://klappertherapy.com/ Professor Klapper’s email: Naomi.Klapper@touro.edu
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August 04, 2021
13: Normalizing Religious Struggle
Normal frum women (and men, for that matter) have normal frum struggles. It’s normal. (Did we say that already?) And the mitzvah or societal norm that we struggle with may not be the ones you struggle with. We’re all on our own religious journeys and in our own unique relationships with Hashem. In this episode you’ll hear: - The religious struggles of some awesome normal frum women - The inspiration behind this episode (who is also our very first SURPRISE GUEST later on in the episode!!) - Alex and Rivki getting real about the mitzvos and societal stuff that can be challenging to them - How we deal with the the struggles that we have At the end of today’s episode, we hope you will have gained some chizuk in knowing that we all grapple at different points in our lives with different parts of Judaism, and that’s ok and even healthy. But at the end of the day, we want to come out of the struggle stronger. This episode is sponsored by Grove Kosher Market. We are sure you have heard the buzz around town, but now it's official! Cleveland, get ready for the FULL Grove Kosher experience people have come to know and love from the Florida Grove locations! Be sure to come by July 22nd for the grand opening! Enjoy live music, raffles, meet and greet the staff and many more surprises to come. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. 
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July 21, 2021
12: BT Stages
We’ve all heard the inspiring stories of hashgacha pratis and self-sacrifice of BTs who have done whatever it takes to make the sometimes huge change to a life of Torah observance. But what happens after that initial decision to become observant? How do BTs navigate their new world which is full of unspoken rules that can’t exactly be found on Aish.com? We speak with Liv Sher, an undergrad at NYU, and newly observant NFW, as well as Penina Taylor, an inspirational speaker and master mindset coach, who has married off all her children. In this episode you’ll hear: What inspired Liv and Penina to become frum Challenges Liv has faced Liv’s message for the frum community The most valuable piece of advice Penina received Penina’s advice for BTs in earlier stages The 5 stages of Teshuva according to Penina At the end of today’s episode, we hope you’ll have gained more insight into, and appreciation of, the experiences of baalei teshuva in our community. This episode is sponsored by BakeBox For Kids, a monthly kosher baking kit subscription, providing hands on fun for little and big bakers. Each beautifully packaged box comes complete with pre-measured, individually packaged dry ingredients, step by step instructions and a fun activity. You can choose from the beginners or advanced option, and from a 1, 6 or 12 month subscription plan. Follow @bakebox_for_kids on instagram. Visit https://www.bakeboxforkids.com to subscribe today. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: Penina’s podcasts: Leap of Faith -  https://anchor.fm/penina-taylor18 or https://israelnewstalkradio.com/category/penina-taylor/ Hold That Thought - https://anchor.fm/penina-taylor Penina Taylor’s website  peninataylor.com To book Penina for a speaking event this fall, email penina@peninataylor.com The BT book that Alex referenced: https://becomingfrum.weebly.com
49:41
July 07, 2021
11: Road Trips
School is out, it’s hot and muggy outside, and we’re feeling some summer vibes! Today’s episode is all about road trips! And we’re not just talking about the cross-country types. Any time you get in the car to do something fun -- by yourself or with the family in tow -- counts. And we’ve learned lots of tips and tricks from our guest, Jodi Fried, founder of Love.Adventure.Mom and host of the To Mom Life podcast, who has a personal love for all things road trips! In this episode, you’ll hear: Rivki’s and Alex’s summer road trip memories Jodi’s approach to having fun on the road, whether it be a Sunday outing or a family vacation By the end of today’s episode, we hope you’ve gotten some helpful pointers, as well as a bit of inspiration, to get out of the house and plan a fun trip for you (and maybe your family too) this summer. This episode is sponsored by the Howie and Luba Penner  We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: - Jodi Fried’s website: www.loveadventure.mom -Jodi's Road Trip Activity Guide  
43:49
June 23, 2021
10: Talking About Marriage With Kayla Levin
So this week’s episode is a biggie: We’re tackling marriage. Or, as much as we can tackle in 45 minutes. The only expertise that we have on the topic is that we are each married, so whatever experience that comes with is what we’re bringing to the table. But, good news, we’re bringing on marriage coach Kayla Levin to give us the lowdown on some common issues and struggles she helps women deal with in their marriages. Today we’ll be talking about: Rivki and Alex’s top 3 common issues that come up in marriage Kayla Levin’s top 3 common issues she sees in her marriage coaching practice By the end of today’s episode we hope that you walk away with some practical tools and mindsets to improve your marriage, or any close relationship. This episode is sponsored by Rivke Gardner, Marriage Coach. Rivke Gardner is a Certified Marriage Coach trained by Dina Friedman. In her private coaching practice and group coaching programs she takes women on a transformational marriage journey: From conflict and resentment to love and connection. Connect with Rivke at masterycoachingbyrivke@gmail.com or call 216-926-9036. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: -Kayla Levin’s website: https://firstyearmarried.com/ -Kayla Levin’s podcast: https://firstyearmarried.com/podcast/
46:40
June 09, 2021
9: Being Content With The Life You Have
Last episode, we asked everyone in our takeaway to think about if life turned out the way you dreamed it would as a teenager, and what you would tell your teenage self about your future. We were really thinking ahead about today’s episode. So here we are: You’re an adult, and this is your life. There are going to be disappointments and dissatisfactions. It’s normal. But now what? How can we be content with the life we have? In this episode we’ll be talking about ways we have come to terms with how our lives are not the exact pictures we painted them to be. We’re also talking with author and Mishpacha Magazine contributor Esther Kurtz about the idea of “Jewish privilege” and how that plays out in our struggles of being satisfied with our lots. By the end of today’s episode we hope you walk away feeling inspired to better appreciate the life you lead, warts and all, and feel more empowered to deal with any interfering thoughts of comparison, inadequacy and disappointment that rob the joy out of life. This episode is sponsored by Master My Space, a luxury home professional organizing company based in Cleveland. Working with the way you naturally function, not fighting it. Want to find out your organizing personality and how to take advantage so it works for you? Contact adina@mastermyspace.com to schedule a session. Visit mastermyspace.com for more info and follow her on Instagram @mastermyspace. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: - Brene Brown’s ideas on scarcity can be found in her book Daring Greatly. https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419 - https://www.estherkurtz.com
47:17
May 26, 2021
8: Normal Frum Teenagers
When Alex’s teenage daughter, Chana, told her that her friend Yitti listens to Normal Frum Women and is working on creating her own podcast, “Normal Frum Teenagers”, we knew we had the title for our next episode -- and we knew we needed Chana and Yitti on it, as well as Rivki’s niece, Esti. It was time to get the lowdown on what being a frum teenager is like in 2021. In today’s episode we’ll be talking with these three “normal frum teenagers” (although maybe their siblings will beg to differ), Chana, Esti and Yitti. We’ll be talking to them about: - The biggest challenge facing frum teenage girls today - What they value about Yiddishkeit the most - Something they would tell their 10-year-old self about the years to come - How they envision themselves in 5 years - Things they want adults and teachers to know By the end of today’s episode we hope you’ll walk away feeling inspired by our talk with these three amazing teenage girls. We want to give them the spotlight and enlighten us with their experiences growing up as frum teenagers in 2021. They’re the next generation of frum wives, mothers and contributors to the world. This episode is sponsored by Candy-A-Plenty. Personalized hard candy embedded with your logo, including lollipops, simcha mints & paint your own lollipop kits. Certified kosher under the OU and Tartikov. Follow Candy a plenty on Instagram at Candy_a_plenty, on Facebook, and go to candyaplenty.com or call 216-469-8400 to place an order today. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode!
46:52
May 12, 2021
7: The Hows And Whys Of Self-Care
A lot's been said about self-care in the world of frum media. Based on all the passionate (and indignant) letter writers out there, it seems that the topic of what is self-care and what it isn’t, why we need it and how to do it, can get controversial at times. So we wanted to have the discussion right here on the podcast, Normal Frum Women-style! In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: - What self-care means and how to do it - Rivki and Alex’s self-care evolution - The crucial role of mental health in self-care, with psychotherapist Dr. Rachel Goodman - Practical tips and inspiration from the salon chair with aesthetician and sheitel macher Fariba Diamond By the end of this episode, we hope you’ll feel more inspired along with us to make YOU a priority in your busy life. This episode is sponsored by Wellness by Miriam, the 17-day diet plan, boutique nutrition and weight loss program . Visit www.wellnessbymiriam.com for more information and follow her on instagram @wellness.delivered. We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: Dr. Rachel Goodman’s website: www.drrachelgoodman.com Mental Health Shabbat: www.mentalhealth.tbdj.org Fariba Diamond: instagram - @faribadiamond
49:38
April 28, 2021
6: Getting To Know Alex And Rivki
You know how when you listen to a podcast and start feeling connected to the hosts and then think, “Hey, I would really like to know more about them! So many questions!” Well, we’re hoping you’ve had similar thoughts listening to Normal Frum Women! So to give our listeners more of a sneak peak into who we really are, we interviewed each other, and asked some pretty deep questions (as well as the 5 Questions at the end, of course). We hope our answers give you the opportunity to get to know us better. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: - How we made some major life decisions - Things we struggle with in our Yiddishkeit - What we’re proud about being Orthodox Jewish women - What people wouldn’t guess about us based on our public persona - What we truly strive for in life And more!! We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! This episode is sponsored by Cleveland Kesher. Contact Yocheved Wylen for advertising information at ywylen@clevelandkesher.com. References: Ruchi Koval’s Pesach article https://outoftheorthobox.com/an-ikea-passover/?v=7516fd43adaa Alex’s experiences at AishUK https://mishpacha.com/growing-our-resilience-muscles/ Rivki’s conversion story https://jewinthecity.com/2018/05/people-kept-asking-me-if-i-was-jewish-and-then-one-day-i-decided-to-be/
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April 14, 2021
BONUS: Normal Frum Rebbetzins Continued
We had a lot of extra content from our conversations with Chamie Haber and Yocheved Goldberg that we weren’t able to fit into the final cut for the Normal Frum Rebbetzins episode, and we thought it would be a nice pre-Pesach treat to share those unheard selections with you, so you could listen to them while you clean or pack or procrastinate or whatever it is you’re up to right now. Enjoy our first Bonus Episode!
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March 24, 2021
5: How To Make Pesach In Five Days With Meira Spivak
It’s that time of year again - Pesach is coming. Feeling stressed? We’re here to help and we think our discussion with Meira Spivak, whose new book “How To Make Pesach In Five Days” is taking the world by storm, will help you feel like a queen when you sit down at the seder this year. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: -Our own experiences making Pesach -Meira’s background and unique skill set -What inspired Meira to write this book -What it actually means to make Pesach in Five Days -The lists and recipes you’ll find in the book -The biggest mistake people make when preparing for Pesach -How to go into the seder feeling like a queen Buy Meira’s book here -  All proceeds go to charity (NCSY) We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! This episode is sponsored by Rena Reiser’s Tune In Journal
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March 10, 2021
4: Normal Frum Rebbetzins
Rebbetzins are normal frum women too! In this episode we sit down with Rebbetzin Chamie Haber of Norfolk, VA, and Rebbetzin Yocheved Goldberg of Boca Raton, Florida, and get real about the complexities, nuances and joys of being a rebbetzin! In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: -The role of the rebbetzin in inspiring, mentoring and leading her community and beyond -The traits we look for in a rebbetzin -Personalities, skill sets and babka baking: The challenges rebbetzins face wearing many hats for many people -Being a rebbetzin as a life goal vs. growing into the role -What rebbetzins love and struggle with in their position -The rebbetzin and rabbi relationship -Tips for developing a relationship with a rebbetzin We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! This episode of Normal Frum Women is sponsored by CBs Shuk @cbsshuk 
45:01
February 24, 2021
3: How To Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)
There are so many situations in life where we have the option to embrace opportunities or reject them, to say yes to something where we give a little (or a lot) of ourselves, or to say no, for whatever the reason. Setting boundaries is a crucial key to healthy interpersonal relationships -- and emotional health. But sometimes it’s so hard. Join us as we get to the root of these issues, and how they specifically impact the lives of frum women. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing:     -Why it’s so hard to say no    -The importance of setting boundaries    -Setting boundaries in contributing to the community, with special guest Gill Wolovitz, LSW (MA)    -Setting boundaries in interpersonal relationships, with psychologist and author, Sarah Chana Radcliffe    -Practical takeaways to set boundaries protecting the things we value most We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419 This episode of Normal Frum Women is supported by CB's Shuk @cbsshuk 
46:35
February 10, 2021
2: Our Complicated Relationship With Social Media
We know we’re not the only ones who have a love/hate relationship with social media. We’re spilling the beans about the ways we struggle with social media, and the ways we feel it enhances our lives. And we’ll be hearing from three special guests! So please join us. In today’s episode we’ll be discussing: -The pros of social media, with guest Ruchi Koval -The cons of social media, with guest Avigail Ishakis -The relationship between social media and emotional health, with guest psychotherapist Elisheva Liss -Our tips for managing social media in our lives We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or just email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: Elisheva Liss’ “Therapy and Social Media” segment for Amudim: https://vimeo.com/494257565 Normal Frum Women is supported by True Fitness with Chavi Cohen http://www.truefitonline.com
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January 27, 2021
1: What Is Normal, Anyways?
Normal. How does that word make you feel? Whether it’s a word you identify with or a word you avoid, chances are, it’s a word you think about. In today’s episode, we’re going to explore: -How to decide what normal means to you -The relationship between normal and healthy -Appreciating other people’s normal instead of spiraling into insecurity -Changing standards with the life cycle -The challenges and benefits of conformity -Defining normal in religious terms -Deviating from the norm -The pressures of communal standards and expectations -Finding balance We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or just email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode! References: The Wikipedia definition of normality: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normality_(behavior) The article Alex referenced by Elisheva Liss: https://www.elishevaliss.com/post/am-i-normal The book Rivki referenced by Gretchen Rubin: https://gretchenrubin.com/books/better-than-before/about-the-book/ The article Rivki wrote about changing your normal: https://betweencarpools.com/i-used-to-be-completely-disorganized-this-is-how-i-changed/
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January 13, 2021
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December 30, 2020