Chava Floryn is a writer, an award winning filmmaker, actress, a singer/ songwriter and advocate. With over 65 short films and 2 documentaries under her belt, Chava’s films have been featured across the globe in festivals such as The Jewish Film Festival, The Museum of Tolerance theater, The Ashkelon Film Festival, Hollywood Reel Film Festival and the Film Festival Mediterranean.
As a performer, Chava has traveled across the US with “The Search,” a one woman show that included her original music and films from a series she created for Nationlight Productions where she attempted to answer the question, “What is the meaning of life?” As a writer, Chava’s articles and op-ed’s have been featured in The Jewish Journal, The Algemeiner Journal and The Huffington Post. She’s been featured on shows like “The Dr. Phil Show”, as well as on a Talk show pilot created by Harvey Levin of TMZ. Together with her husband of 25 years, they lead the young professional congregation for Beth Jacob synagogue in Beverly Hills.
Dina Hurwitz is the Chabad Rebbetzin to Rabbi Yitzi, an inspirational writer and spiritual guide who was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. Dina is a motivational speaker and a world renowned personality who continually writes on the subject of harnessing strength and spirit in the face of coping with challenge.
In this episode, we talk about working though grief in order to get to the other side. Chava and Dina both stress the importance of acknowledging pain and suffering in order to heal. By ignoring difficult emotions we are essentially prolonging our suffering. Only once we give ourselves the grace and compassion to sit with our grief and fully experience it are we able to move on. Mourning in of itself is not the goal rather, mourning as a path to healing and personal growth is the ultimate objective.
You can follow Chava on:
Chava’s blog: Thelma & Louise
You can follow Dina on:
Dina’s blog: The Caffeinated Thinker