My name is Matana, which in Hebrew means “gift.” Today marks my Hebrew birthday, and I would like to share […]Read more
Last week, I came across a statement that left me contemplating the meaning of being a true friend. It asserted […]Read more
As we close out May, designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, Matana reflects on the traumatic event that happened 13 years ago that would lead to the Hope to Recharge podcast.
Motherhood is a journey unlike any other. From the moment a child is conceived, a mother’s life is forever changed. […]Read more
This month, I’m reflecting on how a culmination of small shifts have created BIG leaps for me. With May zooming […]Read more
As we start enter into May, designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, Matana reflects on four years of Hope to Recharge and celebrates walking alongside mental health warriors. She shares how she balances work and passions and lessons learned at the happiness Study Academy retreat in Lake Como, Italy and traveling through Switzerland. Offering practical tips for today and tomorrow as well as the importance of flexibility in mental health support by discovering Switzerland and how the power of manifestation in travel and life can help find gratitude in hectic seasons. She discussed the different styles of mental health support offered by a therapist vs. coach and insights gleaned from the positive psychology of Tal Ben-Shahar, that discuss the strategies for a happier and more fulfilling life.
Having a strained relationship with religion is not new for a lot of people, especially those that come from an Orthodox background. In this episode, Matana and Dr. Leah Katz, a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with teenagers and adults, talks with us about the role of mindfulness in breaking free from the traditions and expectations that keep us from living an authentic life and the journey towards living your authentic self and dealing with the obstacles that come with it. They also tackle the difference between spirituality and religion, and how mindfulness helps in redefining our approach to religion, traditional beliefs, and God.
Delving deep into the corridors of pain and hurt is no humble journey. In fact, it takes every ounce of […]Read more
In last week’s journey inwards (click here to read), we spoke about wearing the lens of compassion and kindness, before […]Read more