Spirituality

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.

Carl Sagan and the Freedom to Doubt

At the intersection of science and public policy, nothing is more hazardous than dogmatism enforced through the squelching of dissenting attitudes.

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.

Why Being Firstborn is a Blessing and a Curse

My struggle to find and embrace who I really am.

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.

The Warrior Within: Overcoming Life's Challenges with Addicted Parents

Margalit Romano knows firsthand that there’s no such thing as a quick fix.

Life After the Miracle

Even with the answered prayers, it’s messy and wonderful and exciting and boring. It’s life – with all the ups and downs and unceasing challenges.

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.

Pain is a Reality; Suffering is a Choice

My grappling with God in the aftermath of my daughter’s sickness and subsequent passing at age 14.

One Drink Too Many: My Journey of Breaking Free from Alcohol

The moment I realized that alcohol was taking far more from me than it was giving.

Judaism and the Multiverse

Insights from the film Everything Everywhere All at Once.

I’m Sorry to Inform You

Overwhelmed with the news of four deaths in one week.

On the Death of Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein

Through his own pain and difficulties, and his genuine love for everyone, Rabbi Wallerstein illuminated our own path to building a relationship with God.

The Mystical Power of Hebrew Letters

The meaning of the Hebrew alphabet’s first two letters.

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.

Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart: How’s That Fair?

If Pharaoh’s actions are imposed upon him by God, how can he be held accountable and be punished for those actions?

My Broken, Tarnished Faith

How a twisted Star of David became the perfect representation of my connection to Judaism.

There is a Pharaoh and Moses Inside Each of Us

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

The Meaning of Dr. Seuss’s Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose

A cautionary tale about being complicit in our own oppression.

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.

In Zimbabwe, Unraveling Mysterious Jewish Roots

One woman’s incredible, complex journey to Judaism – a century in the making.

What's the Difference between Happiness and Pleasure?

While pleasure is in the moment, happiness lasts a lifetime.

Holy Dumpster Diving

A painter accidentally threw our mezuzahs into the garbage.

Her Final Hours of Life, A Deathbed Miracle

Concrete lessons from a miracle I personally witnessed.

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.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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