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  • Ruth Hochman

The span of our life, its breadth and depth, is ephemeral, our length of days are numbered.

The present contains the seeds of the past and the future at all times. At every moment of our human life, now is all we have. Yet, we squander what is most precious. As though we have forever. Acting without consideration for consequence. Life is fleeting. It goes by fast.

Human beings are two-legged animals, currently muzzled by the madness of being, separated from one another, which is anathema to the socialization factor that is an inherent part of being a human animal. Our folly punctuated by all the tragedies, a drama ever-unfolding, broaching the ridiculous.

The Past

It is important to become intimate with the past only for the purpose of understanding the trajectory of human experience, both individually and collectively. It is even more important to accept the challenge that is ever before us, and that is, to continually grow and improve our humanity. To endeavor to be a better human being today than we may have been yesterday. To keep cultivating our souls in the context of being here now. Biblical literature is ripe with tales of the human predicament that remain timelessly apropos. Lot's wife looked back when she left Sodom and Gomorrah and became frozen in time. Reduced to a pillar of salt. We must let go of the mind prisons that paralyze us, crippling our hope and prospects for a full life. We must be willing to move on with the unfolding narrative of passing time in our lives. Self-doubt, low self-esteem, unwillingness to evolve one's character, ideology, hate, grudges, envy, fear, the mind prisons that dare enslave us are as abundant as the salt of the earth. #beingherenow #life #time

  • Ruth Hochman

Everyday is a day to be grateful for the gift of life, and to truly delight in the beauty of being.

Life is hard in the best of circumstances. How much more so in the less than ideal reality by which the majority of humanity is besieged. What is hard is the challenges we confront.

Challenges are a tricky thing. They can serve to prove our character and help us blossom into the best version of ourselves. Or, they can make us callous, cold, fearful.


Regardless of our circumstances of birth, or the limitations with which we grapple, we can anchor ourselves to being, that is to life, by cultivating a mindset of gratitude. Delight in all the little and seemingly ordinary treasures of life: flowers, delicious tea. The list is not exhaustive. #gratitude #wellness #affirmations

  • Ruth Hochman

Updated: May 7

Hello and welcome to my new digital pad on the worldwide web. Can't wait till we all defrock [dump the masks] and get back to hanging out in coffee shops, or just around people again.

After an extensive search to find a new digital home and many attempts at finding the "right one" I finally landed it. Who knew change is so painful. Fortunately, it is often for the best.

I started and stopped many blogs since 2005, and wrote hundreds of blog posts since that time. Now, I am embarking on a new venture: Vlogging. I will share all my videos here.

What else?

I have resolved to focus my time and life solely on my research and my passion for storytelling by writing novels. Because of this, I no longer feel the desire to blog. However, I will connect in a more up close and personal way from now on by sharing updates about my writing projects via video. Although, I may still share a photo from time-to-time, maybe an anecdote. Let's connect. You can find my YouTube Channel here. #writer #novelist dare I say #vlogger

Daily life hacks for living your best life now: Breathe. Pause. Drink water. Eat healthy. Stretch. Meditate. Be happy. Sleep well. Walk. Reflect. Dream. Laugh... a lot. Enjoy your day. Repeat.

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