In this episode, I chat with Esty Perman who is a Chabad shlucha ( emissary) in Kansas. In addition to her numerous responsibilities as a preschool teacher, running various learning and community programs etc. Esty is a busy mom trying to juggle it all. She shares her experiences and thoughts on motherhood, spirituality, her journey with secondary infertility etc. on her Instagram account.
The quote I share in the beginning of the episode is from Wisdom to Heal the Earth: Meditations & Teachings of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson by Tzvi Freeman.
“Each journey the soul travels takes her higher.
Some Journeys are painful, but with purpose. The purpose overwhelms the pain and transforms it into joy.
Some journeys are painful, but with no purpose in sight.There is no medicine to wash away the pain.
There is no medicine, other than faith that ever journey the soul travels takes her higher. Some so much higher, she cannot even imagine their meaning. Until she arrives.”
Books that were mentioned:
How To Do the Work by Dr. Nicole LePERA
60 Days: A Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays by Rabbi Simon Jacobson
What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? by Michal Oshman
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles