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Living Outside the Comfort Zone

Living Outside the Comfort Zone

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Sukkot lifts us above our world of illusions.

Pushing the Reset Button

Pushing the Reset Button

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This Yom Kippur, know your adversary.

Lasting Change this Rosh Hashanah

Lasting Change this Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah is about commitments, not resolutions.

Two Funerals

Two Funerals

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Personal lessons from two upsetting, sobering experiences.

Our No-Cell-Phone Vacation

Our No-Cell-Phone Vacation

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I realized just how much interaction we lose on a daily basis due to our preoccupation with the phone.

Kate Middleton’s Post-Pregnancy Paunch

Kate Middleton’s Post-Pregnancy Paunch

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We should be embarrassed that we even noticed it.

Time Alone

Time Alone

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Why do we have such a hard time spending quiet time alone with just ourselves?

News Junkie

News Junkie

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The never-ending news cycle has become a freak show. Can we disengage?

Hold On to the Moment

Hold On to the Moment

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Stopping my mind from wandering into those negative places.

Longing for God

Longing for God

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Tisha B’Av is an opportune time to recapture our intense drive to connect with our Creator.

Making Summer Count

Making Summer Count

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Chilling out is fine. But three months hanging out poolside?

Visionary

Visionary

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A lesson in greatness from George Marston.

MYOB

MYOB

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It’s getting really hard to keep your private life private.

Advice for Sick Friends

Advice for Sick Friends

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Sometimes our advice is not only wrong, it’s hurtful.

It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

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Every act of kindness counts.

Mirror Mirror Off the Wall

Mirror Mirror Off the Wall

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Making character our primary focus does not mean that we should go around unkempt, wearing a burlap sack.

Personal Hygiene in Public

Personal Hygiene in Public

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When did it become okay to floss your teeth and clean your ears in public?

Don’t Pity the Child

Don’t Pity the Child

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Kids take their cues from parents. What message are you projecting?

More Kids, Less Stress?

More Kids, Less Stress?

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On being a “good enough” mother.

Quirks

Quirks

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Successful relationships require accepting your loved one’s idiosyncrasies, no matter how crazy you find them.

Modesty in the Classroom

Modesty in the Classroom

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In today’s over-sexualized society, some school official are trying to bring some decorum and learning back to the classroom.

Alzheimer’s and Dignity

Alzheimer’s and Dignity

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Seeing the human being inside the shell.

Nanny State – Literally!

Nanny State – Literally!

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Do you want the government involved in your parenting?

Obama’s Family Time

Obama’s Family Time

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Even the President of the United States can’t have it all.

Source of Inspiration

Source of Inspiration

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Inspiration is everywhere – particularly when I’m awake enough to notice!

Stages of Freedom

Stages of Freedom

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The Exodus from Egypt was just the beginning.

It’s Against Our Policy

It’s Against Our Policy

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An elderly patient died from bureaucracy without humanity.

I Love Cleaning for Passover

I Love Cleaning for Passover

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The physical clean-up leads to spiritual freedom.

Compassionate Love

Compassionate Love

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Small acts, big love.

Punk Rocker for the Day

Punk Rocker for the Day

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Purim allows us to drop our fears and be vulnerable.

Embarrassing Our Children

Embarrassing Our Children

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Humiliation is never an effective parenting tool.

A Special Bat Mitzvah

A Special Bat Mitzvah

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A great idea that should be part of everyone’s celebration.

It’s Not about Lance Armstrong

It’s Not about Lance Armstrong

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Don’t let his doping and lies allow you to become cynical and bitter.

Contempt in Marriage

Contempt in Marriage

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This most destructive trait can also be insidious.

Destined for Divorce?

Destined for Divorce?

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It’s in our power to transform our marriage.

Taylor Swift’s Wisdom

Taylor Swift’s Wisdom

I ask myself: What will my kids think?

The 24-Hour Rule

The 24-Hour Rule

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Waiting to respond makes an enormous difference in all of our relationships.

Facebook Overexposure

Facebook Overexposure

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Facebook poses a serious threat to our character.

My Half-Marathon

My Half-Marathon

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What were my daughter and I doing in Las Vegas walking the Strip until we were bone-weary tired?

Hanukkah’s Message of Hope

Hanukkah’s Message of Hope

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After hurricanes and financial stress, Hanukkah comes to dispel the darkness.

Mrs. Petraeus

Mrs. Petraeus

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What has happened to the power of sisterhood?

Manicures for Israel

Manicures for Israel

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It’s not as silly as you think.

Judging Petraeus

Judging Petraeus

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Don’t sit in self-righteous condemnation. We could all make the same mistake.

Sandy: A Lesson in Empathy

Sandy: A Lesson in Empathy

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Visiting the east coast, I was jolted out of my complacency and lack of sensitivity.

Whispering

Whispering

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I’m in favor of a zero tolerance policy for whispering at the table. Here’s why.

In-Laws without Rivalry

In-Laws without Rivalry

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It's not only siblings who need to be on the lookout.

Controlling Our Kids

Controlling Our Kids

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Back off and avoid the power struggles at all costs.

Gotta Laugh

Gotta Laugh

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Life requires a sense of humor.

Under God’s Wing

Under God’s Wing

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Sukkot teaches us how to find God in a world where He is hidden.

The Gift of Teshuva

The Gift of Teshuva

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Now is our opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Let’s make the most of it.

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