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My Rosh Hashanah Mantra
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My Rosh Hashanah Mantra

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The Almighty has given me everything I need.

Living Amidst the Chaos
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Living Amidst the Chaos

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Some people thrive amidst chaos. I am not one of them.

Too Sensitive
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Too Sensitive

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Genuine empathy makes us better people in every respect. So why chide it?

Beneath the Goth Look
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Beneath the Goth Look

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There’s a real person inside whose book is deeper and much more substantial than his cover.

The Busy Trap
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The Busy Trap

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Who has time to deal with life’s real issues?

A Series of Fortuitous Events
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A Series of Fortuitous Events

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Seeing God’s Hand during our trip to Switzerland.

Taking It Out on the Spouse
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Taking It Out on the Spouse

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Don’t take your closest relationships for granted.

Shattered Glass
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Shattered Glass

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Since the death of my infant granddaughter, I find it easier to feel the pain in losing the temple.

When Summer Never Ends
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When Summer Never Ends

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Help! I’ve got the “it’s summer again and the kids are already bored” blues.

Breathing Space
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Breathing Space

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How to tell your spouse you need some private time, alone.

Clarity Before Marriage
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Clarity Before Marriage

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Shared goals are the essence of marriage. Don’t take them for granted.

You Can’t Have it All
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You Can’t Have it All

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Our children deserve attentive, involved parents.

Obscenity
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Obscenity

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Elevating our mode of speech is not a losing battle.

The Ootchy-Kootchy Rule
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The Ootchy-Kootchy Rule

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Why couples who show the most public affection are more likely to divorce.

Raising Teenage Daughters
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Raising Teenage Daughters

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Yes, it can be a tough ride. Here are a few effective tools to hold onto your sanity.

Life without Whining
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Life without Whining

Therapists are refusing to put up with the kvetching. We should do the same.

Parents Know Best
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Parents Know Best

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Protect us from those well-meaning friends, teachers and therapists who think they know our children better than we do.

The Gift of Responsibility
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The Gift of Responsibility

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Teaching our children how to really grow up.

Facebook and Dignity
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Facebook and Dignity

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They shouldn’t be an oxymoron.

It All Began with a Doormat!
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It All Began with a Doormat!

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Getting trapped in the never-ending materialistic cycle.

The Ants Go Marching
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The Ants Go Marching

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If only they were limited to two by two!

Under Pressure
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Under Pressure

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Peer pressure never goes away. So choose your friends wisely.

Why I Love Cleaning for Passover
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Why I Love Cleaning for Passover

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And it’s not that I’m a martyr.

Boiling Point
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Boiling Point

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Don’t hold in your frustrations and concerns until they explode.

Alternative to Nagging
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Alternative to Nagging

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How to get your husband to do what you want.

Age & Melancholia
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Age & Melancholia

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The peace of mind we desperately want will not come from anything outside ourselves.

Date Night
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Date Night

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Put in the effort to make an evening with your spouse romantic and special.

Showing Affection in Marriage
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Showing Affection in Marriage

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If one spouse is more emotionally effusive than the other, have no fear.

The Second Half of Our Lives
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The Second Half of Our Lives

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The kids are out of the house. Now what?

Eating Larvae
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Eating Larvae

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Why are some people driven to eat bizarre, unappealing delicacies?

Quick to Judge
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Quick to Judge

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Why is our instinctive reaction all too often to be critical?

Growing Old
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Growing Old

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We look in the mirror and the evidence stares boldly back at us. We are getting older.

Your Personal Catchphrase
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Your Personal Catchphrase

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What do I want to be known for?

Stop the Sarcasm
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Stop the Sarcasm

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It’s cruel and undignified.

The Bagel Incident
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The Bagel Incident

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Luckily I have some vision of who I’d like to be and screaming like a banshee isn’t it.

Instructive Children's Books
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Instructive Children's Books

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Everything I know about parenting I learned from children’s books.

Retail Therapy
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Retail Therapy

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Why shopping, of all things, is good for your health.

Tebow or Not Tebow
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Tebow or Not Tebow

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Why Tim Tebow makes us feel uncomfortable.

Small Talk
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Small Talk

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Elevating the conversation by being fascinated with other people.

Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?
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Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?

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A facelift is not the solution to the real problem at hand.

The Duggar Family
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The Duggar Family

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She's expecting her 20th child. Why all the vitriol?

An Open Letter to Teachers
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An Open Letter to Teachers

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Before our parent/teacher meeting, allow me to explain where I'm coming from.

Android & Me
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Android & Me

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I took the plunge and acquired the latest Android phone. It went downhill from there.

The Kim Kardashian Spectacle
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The Kim Kardashian Spectacle

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This new low reminds us of the toxicity of Reality TV.

My Day of Silence
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My Day of Silence

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What I learned from not talking for one day.

Friendship & Empathy
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Friendship & Empathy

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Rare and precious is the friend who experiences your pain like his or her own.

Sukkot: Intense Closeness
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Sukkot: Intense Closeness

The holiday reminds me of the special times of marrying off my daughters.

Nothing's Perfect
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Nothing's Perfect

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This Yom Kippur, I regret looking at what doesn't work, and I'm learning to focus on the positive.

Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah
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Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

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Bringing down to earth the machzor's central ideas.

Rosh Hashanah Opportunity
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Rosh Hashanah Opportunity

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God wants to grant us another year of life. Are we ready to embrace it?