Join 400,000 Aish subscribers
Get Email Updates
The Kansas City JCC murders remind us that virulent anti-Semitism does exists in the United States.
What values and lessons do you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren? Here are 40 of mine.
Five ways to use the momentum of Passover to break free from electronic slavery.
French anti-Semitism and French aliyah skyrocket on parallel tracks.
Passover and the redemptive value of Jewish identity.
Covering up the abusive treatment of women in Muslim-majority countries.
My teacher told me not to tell my friend what he said.
My 10-year-old son and his friends want to cross a busy street by themselves and get ice cream. Should I let him?
One quick and easy thought.
Learning how to embrace challenge from Shmuel and Chani Zundell’s inspiring example.
My top four pieces of advice.
Slaughtering the Pascal lamb represented breaking free from predetermined forces beyond our control.
Where human behavior is on display – at its best and, more frequently, at its worst.
Parenting and counting the Omer.
Ask questions, tell stories and make learning fun.
My lessons in dating after divorce.
We broke up a year ago. Should we give it a second chance?
P.D. Eastman’s children’s book is really a tale about searching for your soul mate.
Read each word carefully... and all its secrets will be within your grasp.
Amazing facts about Israel.
Mikvah for the thoroughly modern woman
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
Stories, lessons and insights on the weekly Parsha
This Lag B’Omer, take a moment to identify with another’s inner Godliness.
The distinguished number of transcendence.
The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer.
Change your life with the 48 Ways -- A Way a Day!
Our modern take on the ancient plagues.
On a recent seder night, I experienced a redemption of sorts and a reminder that God knows what we need and sends it when we need it.
What is the key to praying?
Most of the Israelites didn’t leave Egypt. How do we become free?
Aish.com’s parody from Disney’s Frozen.
What if Moses had Facebook?
Get Aish.com's Free Email Updates.
Click to listen: Awareness of Your Self Talk (2.5min.)
August 25, 2007
August 28, 2007 4:32 PM
Hi, This is what we call in my line of work, "cognitive therapy" and it's good advice. When we alter our dark thoughts and look to the positive, which is turning towards the light, trying hard to see the glass as half full or overflowing, certainly our mood will change. It is a discipline. For some it does not come naturally but it does happen.I see this as flipping the channel. I don't personally liek to have dark, uncomfortable thoughts about anyone or anything. So I work with these when they happen. Life does have this other side and we are confronting all kinds of pain, sorrow, uncomfortable and difficult feelings on this "journey". So if we can turn the volume down on the dark and up on the light, it is surely beneficial and we feel much much better. I have a good friend who suffered unremitting depression for years until he found the answer: cognitive therapy!
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.