My name, Matana מתנה, was taken from this week’s Torah portion. “וממדבר מתנה וממתנה נחליאל ” Growing up, my mother […]Read more
A day in my life as a Mom! Family means so, so much to me. Being a mother is a […]Read more
I’ve had many life-changing events happen to me and I believe that each and every one has led me to […]Read more
Sometime, we are beset with fear, panic, anxiety, unhappiness or other negative feelings. In this episode, Matana explains how mindset and proper preconditioning can offset negative emotions, but still hold on to them, in the right way.
As Matana celebrates a two year milestone and wishes a Happy Birthday to the Hope to Recharge podcast, she gives gratitude to those instrumental in those who offered support and guidance in its creation. Although the microphone for the podcast was purchased many many months prior, she couldn’t get the first step in opening the box and it laid on the side for some time. Through perseverance and hand holding, she took that initial step to open the box, despite her fears, anxiety and doubt.
A year and a half ago I was introduced to Zahava List, the founder of Chazkeinu. Chazkeinu is a social […]Read more
As the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot approaches, Matana faces her Trauma, as this was the date that she had her first panic attack, which was the drive behind creating this podcast and creating a space dedicated to helping those in need, who also suffer from depression and anxiety.
Silence has been proven to be important for success. In the silence, the issues we are hiding from come up, and we have to deal with them. If we continue to pretend they don’t exist, we will never grow. We also need time to rest, to recharge, and to reflect on who we are and what we are doing and why. We need time to remember what will feed our souls. Rather than getting caught up in the hurricane of life and doing what we’re told, stop. Think. What do you actually want to do?
In this short episode, Matana shares her joy at Hope To Recharge podcast reaching a new milestone of 50,000 downloads. In order to improve herself, and her work, she, as most people, require the time to reflect, recharge and focus, and will be going on a short break. Resuming in March with new content, it’s important for us all to pamper ourselves with needed rest to enjoy our growth.
Dr. Aviva Weisbord, PhD, was a gift to humanity. Her untimely passing this past week brought forth stories of an incredible individual, who harnessed her innate talent to help others challenged with struggles, mental health issues, personal problems and become a life long devotee to public health organizations, all with extreme humility. Her focus was not myopic. Her vision was broad. She undertook personal responsibility to helping those with no one to help them, providing a listening ear, word of comfort, sage advice, albeit peppered with deep, profound and sensitive wisdom.