Growth & Renewal

Pushing Off Procrastination

Your death is a matter of when, not if. So now is the time to get moving.

Making New Year’s Resolutions Like a Doctor

How to set SMART goals for the new year.

High Intensity Interval Spiritual Training

Orange theory and pushing yourself to grow this time of the year.

The Hot Shot Rule

If a hotshot came in and took over your job, what would he or she immediately be doing differently?

Through the Gate of Tears

Actualizing your potential on the Days of Awe.

Donkey Kong, Secret Agent Man and Not Feeling God’s Love

Four reframes for the times you feel very distant from God.

The Five Ways We Mess Up an Apology

How to ask for forgiveness the right way.

5 Ways to Achieve Real Change

How to nudge yourself into accomplishing your goals.

Make Resolutions, Not Wishes

A practical guide to real change.

Infusing Repentance with Mindfulness, Compassion and Self-Love

Creating the conducive environment to grow, heal and make amends.

Spiritual Deficiency Syndrome and What You Can Do About It

Take this important annual spiritual checkup before Rosh Hashanah.

Sliver by Sliver: Rosh Hashanah, Weight Loss and the Path to Real Change

Greatness comes through the tough, little actions we make every day.

My Yom Kippur Call

It was one the hardest calls I’ve ever made. And it turned out to be one the best.

Yom Kippur and Baseball's Greatest Comeback

An inspiring lesson from the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals who beat impossible odds to win the World Series.

How to Break Bad Habits

Know your triggers and desired outcome, and replace your negative response with a more constructive alternative.

Strategies for Making Real Changes in Your Life

Design your personalized Spiritual Fitbit.

Ten Ways to Get Up After We Fall

How to keep trying even when we feel stuck.

Three Goals for the New Year

Practical ways to utilize the incredible power of the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

How to Move Beyond Your Shameful Past

An addict uses Judaism’s ancient method to move forward after addiction.

But I Haven’t Changed All Year!

4 common thoughts that block change before Rosh Hashanah.

The Power to Change the World

Don’t miss your opportunity for greatness.

No Excuses

A letter to the woman who cycled 26.2 miles using only her arms.

Rosh Hashanah and Alcoholics Anonymous

Members of AA can teach us what it means to confront a bad habit, stare down a relentless temptation, and persevere.

The Good Gene

Attaining at-onement this Yom Kippur.

The Three Angels

I was determined to indulge my non-kosher craving. But God had something else in mind.

Teshuvah: What Is Real Repentance?

How can there be objective laws that govern something as subjective and personal as Teshuvah?

The Urgency of Change

Don't waste a minute, the benefit of changing NOW is too great.

Forgiveness: Harder to Ask, Or Harder to Give?

When we forgive others, we empower ourselves to better change ourselves.

Breaking the Procrastination Cycle

This Rosh Hashanah, choose life and move beyond the four zones of procrastination.

Find Your Greatness

The power of visualizing change.

People Don’t Change

I never live up to my New Year’s resolutions. So this Rosh Hashanah, why bother trying?

Neil Armstrong’s High Holiday Lesson

Ten words that changed the world.

Steve Jobs and Yom Kippur

How Steve Jobs prepared me for the holiest day of the year.

Poetry of Repentance

An English Professor discovers the poetry of the soul.

20 Questions for the New Year

Effective ways for moving your life forward.

Bridging the Gap

Living up to your ideals this new year.

5 Ways to Keep Your Rosh Hashanah Resolutions

How to stick to your resolutions and reach true growth.

Teshuva and My iPod

If you did something wrong, how can it be truly deleted?

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