CPR for the Jewish Soul

Your small acts can make a huge difference. Here's what you can do.

Winning the Internal Battle

Inspired by Israel's soldiers, how can we fight to free our higher selves?

Principles of the Soul: #4 - A View of the Universe

The ego says that external circumstances define how you should feel. The soul says that the controls are all internal. What do you think?

Treasuring the Details

Love means paying attention to the details.

Life's True Success: Ethics of Fathers 4:1

The pursuit of happiness begins and ends with inner peace.


Countering the economic meltdown with a spiritual climb up.

Random Goodness

The quickest route to being a good guy.

Certainty and Doubt: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:23

Only through uncertainty can we ever find our way to wisdom.


Why do we focus on the spaces in our lives instead of the abundance?

Giving Thanks

Lincoln's original proclamation was a tribute to the Almighty.

My Painful Path to Happiness

I was a real monster and needed to change, fast.

A Friend Indeed

Four steps to helping a friend.

Dream Girl

I had a dream and because I'm a kid, I wasn't afraid to take risks and try to make it happen.

The Roots of Wisdom: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:22

The preservation of scholarship requires the fertile soil of virtue.

Principles of the Soul: #3 - Giving Vs. Taking

The struggle between your soul and your ego is over life-affirming giving and body-deteriorating taking.

The Contortionist

Yogi Laser, the conveyer of light.

Getting Unstuck on Yom Kippur

God wants to help. Just ask Him.

Delete Forever

Yom Kippur enables us to wipe out our soul spam.

Meaningful Goals Create a Meaningful Life

How to accomplish a lot in life.

Your Three Voices

How to live an inspired life.


Nobody's perfect. God understands that. Let's try to understand that too.

A Message in a Bottle

The secret of the wise man.

Time for Change

The American elections and Rosh Hashana.

Positive Psychology and Judaism

What the most popular Harvard professor has to say about your happiness.

The Way of the World: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:21

The road to fulfillment has no beginning and no end.

Speak Nicely

Audi Weitz has a few things she wants to tell the world.

Applying "The Last Lecture"

If you had one last lecture to give before you died, what would it be?

Principles of the Soul: #1 - Your Essence

At your innermost point is a spark of pure Divinity: your soul. That essence gives you all the wisdom and perspective you need in life. (First in a series.)

The Goldilocks Syndrome: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:20

In our pursuit of happiness, all we desire is not for the taking.

Miracle Fruit

A panacea for bitterness? There's more to learn from the miracle fruit than how to enjoy your tequila.

How to Deal with Nonsense Criticism

Don't get angry. Why let someone else dictate how you feel?

Hypermiling Your Life

How to maximize mileage for the most important journey you'll ever take.

To Foresee the Future: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:19

The greatest mystery of creation is as simple as a little girl's laughter.

Which Road Not Taken?

Robert Frost and the forces of habit.

Who's the Boss?

Nearly all anger is rooted in the thought that "I can control the situation."

Principles of the Soul #2: The Ego

Your ego is that inner voice that makes you act like an idiot. Silencing it may not be possible, but controlling it is.

Where Am I Going?

Why am I so reluctant to plan for my future?


Living on the edge.

The American Dream?

How to acquire true wealth.

The "I Can" Campaign

Transforming one "I Can't", into an "I can."

Amazon Choices

What Amazon.com teaches us about free will and spiritual growth.

Rising Above Our Nature, Part Two

When we accept responsibility for our lives, then nothing can stop us.

The Connoisseur

This Passover, access that mysterious joy we all yearn for.

Judaism and the 12-Step Program

Foundations for attaining life-long recovery.

The Beverly Hills' Lemonade Stand

How our children took responsibility for the welfare of someone halfway around the world.

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