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Your Love Is Blasting in My Heart 

A Grandmother's Journey

This spiritual memoir features conversational, inspirational stories about a Jewish grandmother and her two grandchildren, adopted from China and Ethiopia.


Mussar, a time-honored Jewish spiritual and ethical practice, is experiencing a modern resurgence through synagogues, online communities and study groups. The practice offers a unique perspective on mindful personal growth in the service of others.


One of the few books that views Mussar through a woman’s lens, "Your Love Is Blasting in My Heart" makes these teachings accessible to readers of all faiths. Each chapter presents anecdotes about a different Mussar soul trait, like compassion, generosity and gratitude. Chapters conclude with suggested journal prompts to give the reader an opportunity for self-reflection.


Marilyn's other books

"Maybe Tomorrow, A Hidden Child of the Holocaust" with Eric Cahn

"Building School Communities, Strategies for Leaders" with BJ Meadows

Winner of the National Federation of Press Women nonfiction book award

"Dave Sanders, Columbine Teacher, Coach, Hero" with Linda Sanders 

*Reflections, Learning by Doing" with BJ Meadows 

"Community and School Healing Together" chapter in "Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma" edited by Carolyn Lunsford Mears 

Winner of the 2013 Colorado Book Award, Anthology.

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