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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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    • 5.0 • 93 Ratings

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.

    S2 EP 13 | Body Image with Rachel Tuchman

    S2 EP 13 | Body Image with Rachel Tuchman

    On this episode of DMC, Alex and Rivki tackle body image. They share their thoughts on how this impacts frum women: the messaging we receive about our weight and size during our upbringing from home and peers, pressure due to shidduchim, pressure to keep off weight after the wedding and post pregnancy, and more. The guest for this episode is Rachel Tuchman, LMHC.  Rachel’s specialty is educating on weight stigma and diet culture, as well as starting conversations about mental health on social media.
     
    In this DMC with Rachel, you’ll hear:

    The concept of “health at every size”
    Main challenges facing frum women regarding body image
    Pressures about body size with shidduchim, and what changes need to be made
    Helpful guidance for women struggling with body image issues
    Advice for helping our children with body image
     
    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at dmc@meaningfulinute.org. Don’t forget to check out the video of this episode on Meaningful Minute’s YouTube channel!

    Show Notes:
    Rachel Tuchman’s website
    https://www.racheltuchman.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S2 Ep. 12 | Mini DMC about Staying Connected with Rivki & Alex

    S2 Ep. 12 | Mini DMC about Staying Connected with Rivki & Alex

    Staying connected to our Yiddishkeit during the various seasons of our lives is a challenge for many. In this mini DMC, Rivki and Alex share the times they’ve felt it, the times they haven’t, and what they’re doing these days to help keep connected. 
    If you have any topics that you’d like to listen to Alex and Rivki have a mini DMC about, email them at dmc@meaningfulminute.org.

    • 23 min
    S2 EP 11 | The Power Of Sisterhood with Aliza Bulow

    S2 EP 11 | The Power Of Sisterhood with Aliza Bulow

    Keeping up our friendships seems like a nice thing in our hectic lives, but is it a necessity? Well, according to research on loneliness, it actually is. Having friends benefits us emotionally, physically and spiritually. There is real power in sisterhood.  Don’t believe it? Believe it but don’t have the time or energy to invest in finding and maintaining friendships? Take a listen. On this episode of DMC, Alex and Rivki speak with Aliza Bulow, the founding director of Core, an organization designed to nourish and network frum women as the core of inspiring Jewish communities. Aliza is chock full of insights. We discuss:


    Why adult friendships are so crucial
    Takeaways from The Art of Gathering and Together than we can apply as frum women
    The biggest challenges to creating and maintaining adult friendships
    What we can do to prioritize connecting to other women in a meaningful way

    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at dmc@meaningfulinute.org. Don’t forget to check out the video of this episode on Meaningful Minute’s YouTube channel!

    Show Notes:
    Core’s website
    https://coretorah.org/

    Aliza’s Torah website:
    https://www.abiteoftorah.com/

    The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
    https://www.amazon.com/Art-Gathering-How-Meet-Matters/dp/1594634939/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12VL1SW3CPF36&keywords=the+art+of+gathering&qid=1654623403&sprefix=the+art+of+gatherin%2Caps%2C99&sr=8-1

    Together: The Healing Power of Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World  by Vivek H. Murthy
    https://www.amazon.com/Together-Connection-Performance-Greater-Happiness/dp/0062913298/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2RLBQ0Q1ED5WO&keywords=together&qid=1654623470&sprefix=together%2Caps%2C114&sr=8-3

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S2 Ep. 10 | Mini DMC about Jealousy with Alex & Rivki

    S2 Ep. 10 | Mini DMC about Jealousy with Alex & Rivki

    Jealous? Who's jealous? Me? NEVER.
    In this mini DMC, Rivki and Alex talk take a vulnerable plunge into the areas of their lives in which they struggle with jealousy (and maybe a little envy too), and how they work on being more content. 
    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at dmc@meaningfulinute.org. Let us know if you have topic requests for future Mini DMC episodes. And don’t forget to check out the video of this episode on Meaningful Minute’s YouTube channel!

    • 19 min
    S2 Ep. 9 | Living Joyfully with Shaindy Plotzker

    S2 Ep. 9 | Living Joyfully with Shaindy Plotzker

    Who doesn’t want to live more joyously? On this episode of DMC, Rivki and Alex talk about what joy means to them, how they find it in their lives and how it can be hard to attain during the challenging times. Their guest for this episode is Shaindy Plotzker, singer and songwriter. Shaindy is well-known in the Jewish music world as a soulful and talented singer, but she’s also well-known for her positivity and general simchas hachayim (joy for life.) Rivki and Alex sit down with Shaindy to hear about her ascent in the Jewish music industry, but also to hear her secrets about attaining and maintaining a joyous attitude in our lives.

    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at dmc@meaningfulinute.org. Don’t forget to check out the video of this episode on Meaningful Minute’s YouTube channel!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2 Ep. 8| Mini DMC about Shabbos with Alex & Rivki

    S2 Ep. 8| Mini DMC about Shabbos with Alex & Rivki

    In this Mini DMC, Alex and Rivki shmooze about Shabbos: what they love about it and what they find challenging about the day in the week they can’t live without!
    If you have any topics that you’d like to listen to Alex and Rivki have a mini DMC about, email them at dmc@meaningfulminute.org.

    • 18 min

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