The Key To A Better Decree

The High Holidays are imminent, and I can't help but think about what has happened to me over this year. It's crazy to think...

The Nine Days

The 9 days are upon us. To some, the 9 days are a series of days that frighten us and keep us playing it safe. To...

Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

Sometimes instagram can get us down looking at other people’s seemingly-perfect lives, all of the luxury items we can’t afford, vacations we can’t take;...

When Postpartum Depression Comes Early

I’ve wanted to be a mother since I was a little kid. Though I was the youngest of two, it was assumed by many...

Emunah and Anxiety Part II: The How

I am humbled by the amount of feedback my article on emunah and anxiety has received. I am also a bit saddened by the...

Dropping the Digital Facade

On Tuesday Morning, I posted what some may call a rant on my Instagram account: "Time for some real talk.  This picture was taken at 6pm...

The Power of A Picture

“What’s her name?” “Yiddes” “Oh, you mean Yehudis?” “No, I mean Yiddes. It’s like ‘Yiddish’ without the ‘h’.” When I was pregnant, I was convinced I was naming...

Weight a Minute

The following piece was written in January of 2016, just a few days after I had been released from the hospital. I had undergone...

Shabbos Survival Must-Haves

People often ask me how my makeup looks so good Shabbos day. I don't put makeup on once the sun sets Friday evening, but I...

When Emunah and Anxiety Are Not Mutually Exclusive

My name is Bari Mitzmann, and I have an anxiety disorder. I have always been a high-strung overachiever. I got stuff done, was always on...

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