As a social worker, educator, mother, artist, and rabbi I have spent my life exploring truth. At a young age I recognized that children express a truth that adults have covered up with defense mechanisms. Working with many children over the years I have recognized that we all hold our childhood selves deep inside. Uncovering those parts of ourselves allows us to lead more playful, enjoyable lives that can cultivate a deeper sense of self in our day to day living. This can lead to an authenticity that allows us to embrace our truest essence and leads to a life of deep fulfillment. The Torah teaches us that breaking the cycles of past suffering requires that we remember where we came from. This requires looking deep inside to those hidden parts of ourselves and giving them voice. This is the essence of my work in the world.