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A Life of Errands

A Life of Errands

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Can a life consumed by doing errands be very meaningful?

Praying with Ire

Praying with Ire

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Should Jews care about Christian prayers?

Men, Sports & Synagogue

Men, Sports & Synagogue

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Judaism is not a spectator sport.

Other People

Other People

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How to turn an enemy into a friend.

Believe in Your Kids

Believe in Your Kids

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Despite any disability, we have the choice to lift our children up or bring them down.

Attractive Vs. Attracting

Attractive Vs. Attracting

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Making sure you get the right kind of attention.

Rap, Hip Hop & Look Out

Rap, Hip Hop & Look Out

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Should we be censoring our kids' music?

Shock Value

Shock Value

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Does the Holocaust belong at a parade?

Living in the Present

Living in the Present

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Where are you living: In the past, present or future?

Women and Criticism

Women and Criticism

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Women thrive on unqualified support and love. Criticism is counterproductive.

Mastering Happiness and Joy

Mastering Happiness and Joy

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Nine happiness principles.

Stuck!

Stuck!

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My adventures in central vacuuming.

Being There

Being There

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What would you stand in the cold for?

Accepting Your Spouse

Accepting Your Spouse

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Part of the challenge of marriage is the constant need to remind ourselves why we married our partner in the first place.

Marrying Off Daughters

Marrying Off Daughters

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I can now empathize with Jane Austen's Mrs. Bennet.

How To Be Unhappy

How To Be Unhappy

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Unhappiness patterns.

Meaning of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Meaning of Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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Remember what the celebration is really about.

Putting the Pundits in their Place

Putting the Pundits in their Place

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Who knows more: the experts or you?

Situations That You Don't Like

Situations That You Don't Like

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Change it or change your self talk.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

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Who should get the present?

Jewish Americans or American Jews

Jewish Americans or American Jews

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How we have managed to retain our roots and embrace change?.

Mom to the Rescue!

Mom to the Rescue!

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The cavalry does not belong in the classroom.

I Want My Head & Shoulders

I Want My Head & Shoulders

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Airline security ad absurdum

Choose Life

Choose Life

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What is a life enhancing choice now?

The Guy I Met on the Plane

The Guy I Met on the Plane

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Three actions every Jew should do to make the home Jewish.

Flattery

Flattery

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The danger behind the charm.

The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush

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God only gives you the things you can handle.

Reaching Important Goals

Reaching Important Goals

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The self talk of achievement.

Want, Want. Spend, Spend.

Want, Want. Spend, Spend.

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Why we are getting swallowed up in debt?

Cooking Says I Love You

Cooking Says I Love You

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If food isn't love, then what am I doing in the kitchen?

Your Tough Assignment

Your Tough Assignment

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Fulfill another person's needs without anyone ever knowing.

Steroids: The Real Story

Steroids: The Real Story

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What the scandal means to me.

Imbuing Real Self-Esteem

Imbuing Real Self-Esteem

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Our kids are too smart to fall for counterfeit praise.

Edit Negative Patterns into Positive Patterns

Edit Negative Patterns into Positive Patterns

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Edit what you say.

Buy German?

Buy German?

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Is it okay for Jews to buy German products?

The Frustrated Parent

The Frustrated Parent

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"I give so much and this is what I get back?!"

Counter Productive Self Talk

Counter Productive Self Talk

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Keep your self talk positive.

The Irony of Chanukah

The Irony of Chanukah

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Remembering the message of Chanukah

My Neighbor's Car

My Neighbor's Car

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Someone else always has something we want.

Living in the Dark

Living in the Dark

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We need all the light we can get.

The Learning Experience Question

The Learning Experience Question

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What can I learn from this?

Celebrity Fascination

Celebrity Fascination

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Why do people care about Paris Hilton?

The Ultimate Chanukah Gift

The Ultimate Chanukah Gift

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Better than an iPod or a Play Station or a sweater.

Boundaries for Teens

Boundaries for Teens

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Disagree with principal? Don't undermine your child's respect for authority.

Calming Yourself

Calming Yourself

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Your inner calming mind.

Loose Lips

Loose Lips

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Make confidentiality your default button.

Saving the Children

Saving the Children

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Four ways to prevent accidents at home.

A Time to Fight

A Time to Fight

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When intruders enter your home and threaten your family, there's no choice but to fight.

Your Ultimate Moment

Your Ultimate Moment

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Now!

Fear Factor

Fear Factor

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When you forget your wife's birthday...

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