About the Author


Dr. Alan Morinis

Dr. Alan Morinis is a popular lecturer on the Jewish Mussar tradition, and the author of "Everyday Holiness" and "Climbing Jacob's Ladder." A Rhodes scholar, he has produced films and taught at several universities. Alan lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife of 30 years and their two daughters.


Thanking Sandy

How to have gratitude for both good and bad.

Self-Seduction

Your challenges are uniquely tailored to help you grow spiritually.

The Inner Adversary

Embedded within each of us is a spiritual challenge system.

Path of the Soul #10: Trust

Once you recognize that the world is not meant to be comfortable, certain, or easy, but rather an ideal training ground for the soul, trust in God can begin to take root.

Path of the Soul #9: The Calm Soul

Tranquility doesn't spell the end of our spiritual struggles; it's the inner quality that equips us to handle them.

Path of the Soul #8: Strength of a Hero

Surrounded by a culture that celebrates self-indulgence, the real hero is one who practices self-restraint.

Path of the Soul #7: Loving Kindness

Stretching ourselves in our caring for each other is central to our spiritual job description.

Path of the Soul #6: Giving from the Heart

Generosity is a movement of the soul that erupts when you are pierced by the recognition of your direct connection to another soul.

Path of the Soul #5: Giving Honor

We seek honor, yet withhold giving honor to others. In truth, we've got it backwards.

Path of the Soul #3: Gratitude

Making something of beauty out of what we do have, incomplete as it may be.

Path of the Soul #2: How Much Space Do You Take?

Being humble doesn't mean being nobody, it just means being no more of a somebody than you ought to be.

Path of the Soul #1: Discovering Mussar

How to close the gap between the high ideals we hold in mind and the living truth of how we act in life.

Path of the Soul #4: Patience

The root of impatience is the erroneous belief that we are the masters of our fates.

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