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Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Four Jewish Insights for Thanksgiving

How to unlock the door to gratitude.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

How to Overcome Burnout

A record number of Americans voluntarily left their jobs. The rationale most often given: burnout.

10 Qualities of an Emotionally Mature Person

An emotionally mature person lives with self-knowledge, vitality and inner peace. Here are ten telltale signs of a person who is emotionally mature.

Running From My Birthday

How a painful birthday forced me to confront mortality.

Not Your Typical Bubby

Ava Bise, a 70-year-old triathlon athlete and CrossFit advocate, checks her ego at the door of the gym.

Why Even God Blew It

The key to attaining greatness is how you perceive failure.

Five Ways to Hold onto Resilience

What do you do after crossing the finish line?

Inspiring Insights to Share at Your Passover Seder

A meaningful 10-page ebook to print and share with family and friends.

Why?: How This Simple Question Changed My Life

Since I was so insistent on asking why, I went full throttle and asked why about every part of my life.

Why Bats Sleep Upside Down and The Secret of Yom Kippur

Why Yom Kippur is one of the happiest days of the year.

Three Ways to Make Yom Kippur Meaningful

How to embrace the opportunity of Yom Kippur and use it to truly change.

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself This Rosh Hashanah

Questions to help you reconnect to your life’s purpose, clarify your goals, and passionately embrace this upcoming new year.

Ask Yourself the First Question in Recorded History

Each moment of life asks you who you are being right now. If you don't like the answer – change it.

 

Jewish Mourning and Loss

On their way to pay a shiva call, Hanan wonders what can he say to comfort the mourner.

When Nuns Took My Grandmother’s Son in the DP Camp to Bathe Him

The secret to my grandmother’s joy.

Why I Took My Family Back to the NICU

My kids received an unforgettable lesson in gratitude.

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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Spiritual Growth

With the High Holidays around the corner, this is the best time of year to shake things up.

Getting the Courage to Face Your Fears

Removing fear from the equation is the secret ingredient to resilience.

My Precarious Self-Esteem

I’ve learned the hard way what happens when you define your worth by what you do.

Every Night, Forgive Yourself and Others

Because the longer you hold on negativity, guilt and anger, the heavier they weigh on your heart.

Will Smith’s Apology

Insights on how to make an effective apology.

Your Self-Worth Is Being Messed Up by Ads and Social Media

Don't be deceived. That image is only a fraction of the picture.

Survivor of Bergen Belsen and the Munich Olympics, and Award-Winning Athlete

Professor Shaul Ladany shows the world that nothing is unreachable.

Judaism's Advice on How to Best Start Your Day

Make "thank you" the first words out of your mouth.

The Radical Act of Fasting

In a world filled with immediacy and indulgence, the countercultural act of fasting teaches us how to temper our most immediate urges.

What Happened to the Truth?

Destroying lives through false accusations, innuendo and distortions has never been easier.

 

Time Is Your Precious Commodity

There's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the important things.

 

Why Can't They Just Say Thank You?

Why people have such a hard time saying thanks.

Margaritas and Coffee: A Love Story

Figuring out your life’s purpose is a lot like figuring out how you like your margaritas and coffee. Finding your favorite bartender helps.

Looking In, Not Out

Maybe we don’t have to travel so far afield to find balance and mindfulness.

 

Drop Your Armor: Don't Be Afraid to Be You

The inspiring reason behind the army's salute.

The Wholeness of Being Broken

What I learned from being honest about my struggle with alcohol.

Why Saying This Short Prayer Before Bed Lightens Your Psychic Load

How to have a better sleep -- and a better life.

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I’m Sorry to Inform You

Overwhelmed with the news of four deaths in one week.

Ten Rules for Living Your Best Life

Time-honored practices and mental exercises to help you be your best self.

Do You Have the Necessary Grit to Cross Your Red Sea?

Passover relives the moment when the Jewish nation were all in.

Four Ways to Find Freedom and Expansiveness Amidst Our Blessings and Adversities

Learning how to run towards, instead of away, from our challenges.

There is a Pharaoh and Moses Inside Each of Us

Are we perpetually enslaved to our inner doubts, despair and anger?

A Key to Finding Inner Peace: Understand Your Emotional Pain

If we have the courage to listen to our pain and learn from it, we will find inner peace and empowerment.

Holy Dumpster Diving

A painter accidentally threw our mezuzahs into the garbage.

 

How to Minimize Worrying and Enjoy the Present

Purim shows us how to accept living with the unknown.

The Hesitant Hero: Queen Esther vs Volodymr Zelensky

There’s more than one way to be a Jewish hero.

The 4 Happiness Habits of Purim

How to live a life filled with happiness.

 

President Zelensky's Heroism

Because he knows what he's willing to die for, he knows what he's living for.

All-Star NBA Coach Jim Cleamons Walks the Talk

Jim Cleamons, coach to Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen, on the key ingredients to reach your greatness.

Who Are the People who Changed Your Life?

Have you thanked them?

Princess Zelda and Queen Esther: How the Legend of Zelda Helped Me Understand Purim

Facing a towering dungeon boss, you already have what you need to be victorious.

 

Do You Believe God Believes In You?

Turn "Can I?" to "I can."

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