Setting the Table

making space for connectivity

Well this week has been flying, huh? Today, I’m very excited to pass the mic to our incredible intern and teammate Clara Sophia to share her thoughts on traditions, rituals, and the beauty of simply setting the table.

Heeeeeeeere we go!


Hello Dear Readers,

I have always loved setting the table for a communal meal. Whether it is a holiday or a regular old Tuesday, I looked forward to picking out the color plate each person would receive, to always giving myself the baby fork, and to making space for connectivity - no matter what state the rest of the house was in. It's the process of making the simple something special, appreciating the many things that came together for me to set them on my table.

This year is the first time I will be away from my family for Rosh Hashanah. If I were not connected with this NuTeam, I might be nervous. But Ross and Carly have set up a team (dare I say, a table?) that connects. And it's the same model: making the simple something special and appreciating all the passion and hard work that goes into the things that bring us joy.

It's only fair that you, dear reader, embark on this with me. I would bet that you, too, have a table to set- and what an opportunity we have! Watch the honey pour from the glass jar into a serving dish. We have the chance to take real pleasure in both the routine and the transitions.

And stay tuned for my attempt to turn this cinnamon cake into an apple cake.

Until next time,

Clara Sophia