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Aviva A. Perlo
Aviva A. Perlo, MSW - is an Educator, Trainer, Writer, and Improv Artist. She has published over 25 articles on coping skills, loss, and stories of resilience. Aviva lives in Philadelphia and writes regularly at

Entries by Aviva A. Perlo

Learning From Life's Big Classroom: Taking Stock in 2014

(5) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 1:58 PM

A friend asked me to write about the new year. Nope, I said. He asked again. Nope. He said people want to know: How do we start fresh? How do we cultivate new goals? Great questions but frankly, December 31st and the champagne and fireworks don't do it for me....

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'Good and Evil and Angels'

(2) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 2:48 PM


Too often, we focus on either the good or the bad, as if life were a binary framework, with only two main perspectives. In reality, an abundance of space exists in the gray areas between supposed opposites.

A few weeks ago, a...

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The Torah of Touchdowns

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 10:16 PM

The Torah of Touchdowns By Aviva Amy Perlo

I grew up with a Dad who played football. People used to ask, "Your Dad played professional football? Really? Is he Jewish?"

"Yes," I would say, sensing that my response about my family somehow just...

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Managing Life's Transitions With the Omer

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 7:30 AM

Imagine that you are walking through the desert -- for 40 years, day after day, week after week. You and 20,000 of your closest friends and tribal members move through the wilderness, in hopes of a better life.

You become hot and cold and hungry and tired. Shelter comes...

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