Spirituality

Simone Biles' Withdrawal from the Olympics Sends Clear Message to Prioritize Mental Health

The Olympic athlete is a champion on how to deal with your mental well-being.

Harriet Rose’s Five Most Important Lessons Learned from Growing Up with Alcoholic Parents

Her home was falling apart, physically and emotionally. Here's how she survived.

Second Chances: The Powerful Month Before the High Holidays

What makes the Hebrew month of Elul so special?

Healing the Brokenness Within: How to Tap into the Energy of Tisha B’Av

Every Jew is likened to a holy Temple. Let's start rebuilding by repairing our inner fragments.

Itzhak Perlman's Broken String: Making Hopeful Music with What You Have

Sometimes the most beautiful music comes from the least likely places.

Every Person, A Universe

The power of curiosity to transform our relationships and build Jewish unity.

Who Can I Talk to about the Death of My Child?

Talking about grief is very painful and sometimes we have no one to talk to.

The Best Story for When You're Overwhelmed

Don't let the enormity of the task debilitate you. Whatever you do makes a difference.

The Soul Element of Wind: The Searching Intellect

The challenge to upgrade, deepen, and refine our beliefs.

The Florida Disaster

Taking the tragedy to heart.

The Soul Element of Water: Craving for Connection

We yearn for love and connection, as well as a pull toward physical gratification.

Why It's Hard to Get Back to Normal Life

It's time to get out of the house and move on.

A Magnet Called Pain

Meaning and beauty are to be found in that pain.

Mazel Tov. It's a Boy!

Our newborn baby and getting the family you need.

Earth: Overcoming Laziness and Scarcity Mindset

Three tools to rise above the downward pull of our physicality.

Earth, Wind, Fire & Water: The Four Elements of our Inner World

Jewish tradition compares the building blocks of our inner world to the four fundamental elements of creation.

The Power of a Song

How one song inspired a chain of people.

The Real Story behind the $69 Million NFT Sold On The Internet

Michael Winkelmann, aka Beeple, is not an overnight success story.

A Rabbi Walks into an AA Meeting

And walks out with a greater connection to God.

Climbing to the Summit

How to not give up when faced with neverending obstacles.

Eric Carle’s Complicated Legacy: 4 Jewish Lessons

Timeless lessons from the beloved author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Inversion: Inspiring Jewish Quotes

A short collection of my favorite Jewish literary inversions.

The Chameleon Effect: Yawning, Smiling & Going on the Phone

We are all impacting each other. The question is how.

How I Achieved My Personal Breakthrough

Three keys to mastering consistency: support, accountability and positive reinforcement.

A Jew's Response in Difficult Times

An inspiring true story on the power of giving.

Driving a Lamborghini. Manual Required

How to relate to the holiday of Shavuot.

Survivor's Guilt: Covid, The Holocaust, and Sinai

Channeling the potential guilt by embracing a life filled with meaning and purpose.

When All Went Silent

Covid, Shavuot and how to hear the voice of God.

Where to Channel Our Sadness

Let's take the words of Yedidya's father to heart.

Reacting to Trauma

A psychologist on understanding the various responses to trauma.

Lag B'Omer and the Tragic Mann Gulch Fire

The famous story of Wag Dodge and the importance of living with passion and igniting our own fire.

Learning to Cry

It's important to make space for emotions.

Effective Time Management: Juggling Glass and Rubber Balls

How to prioritize what really matters to us and ensure that our time is well-spent.

The Stolen Watch: How to Build the People You Love

The importance of treating those you care about with dignity, respect and love.

The Secret to Our Greatest Comebacks

4 relevant lessons from Matt Fitzgerald’s The Comeback Quotient.

Bert Smith's Scary Fall Saved His Life

When we fall, we can stay on the ground, wallowing in our circumstance, or we can extract its lessons and come back stronger.

Making Time Count: The Message of Counting the Omer

Counting means forging a conscious, mindful relationship with time and its moments.

Passover: God’s Calling Card

The purpose of the Exodus was to establish a personal, loving relationship between God and the Jewish People, including every individual Jew.

Is Dayenu Really Enough?

The real meaning of one of the Passover seder's most popular songs.

The Bitter and the Sweet

The fact that we can taste something as bitter is an affirmation of how sweet our lives generally are.

How to Make Your Passover Seder More Meaningful

This year strive to personal reconnect to the exodus from Egypt through its tangible reminders.

The Comfort of Blame

It feels good to assign blame for the problems we face, but it comes with some heavy hidden costs.

The Phantom Tollbooth: 4 Jewish Lessons

Norton Juster, the author of one of my favorite books, has died at the age of 91.

When God's Answer was Staring Right in My Face

An amazing true story about one man's prayer to find his soul mate.

Why are Compliments Important and Why Do We Rarely Give Them?

We grossly underestimate the power of our positive feedback.

Pandemic Stress: Repairing Damage to a Relationship

It's not enough to want peace. We need to make peace and build bridges.

Now's the Time to Reveal Your True Identity

Stop hiding behind your mask and be the person you're meant to be.

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