The story of Ruth is inspirational. The story of Naomi could have been also.

Falling Out of Love

We are not passive victims to life’s circumstances.

You’re Grounded

This wasn’t one of our best parenting moments.

Selling Ritalin

Kids are selling their Ritalin to classmates who crave the extra focus to do better on their exams.

Caring about Wrinkles

Comparing myself to those who are taller, richer, healthier and who have smoother skin.

Dogs over Motherhood

Puppies are a lot easier.

Grocery Shopping as Contact Sport

Where human behavior is on display – at its best and, more frequently, at its worst.

6 Educational Principles from the Passover Seder

Ask questions, tell stories and make learning fun.

Passover’s Freedom

Getting rid of the leaven inside our hearts.

Israeli Courage

An encounter with Jews who put their lives on the line for the Jewish people.

Suckered by Sales

Those ads know exactly how to get me.

Malala and Queen Esther

It took a young girl from Pakistan to help me identify the incredible courage women possess today.

Is AIPAC’s Influence in Decline?

If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.

Cheating to Win

Do our kids realize that losing is not the worst thing to happen? Do we?

Looking Good for Your Husband

It tells him: you’re the most important person in the world to me.

I Will Never Quit

Living with the Navy Seals code.

Five Illusions about Love

Five myths that hamper our ability to create a thriving, loving marriage.

The Casablanca Perspective

Looking at life in the grand scheme of things.

If Only Syndrome

The surefire way to unhappiness.

My Manicurist

I had no idea the Vietnamese woman doing my nails was a courageous heroine as tough as nails.

My New Floor

My surprising new obsession.

Lessons from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss

How would you be different if you had the ultimate coach who believed in you?

Gratitude Leads to Happiness

How to bring the gratitude attitude into our homes and daily lives.

The Secret to a Happy Marriage: For Men

She needs to feel that in your eyes, she is in first place. And show it with your actions.

Let It All Hang Out

Our home is not Club Med. It is not a place where anything goes.

Insensitive Gaffes

You can mean well and still cause a lot of hurt.

Hanukkah is NOT Thanksgiving

Why Hanukkah is the most anti-American holiday of all.

People, Not Objects

A valuable lesson from my not-so-nice behavior.

No More Mask

As we get older, with fewer defenses and inhibitions to provide any filters, our real selves poke through.

Find Your Passion, Later

Hard work and success lead to passion. Not the other way around.

God’s Most Amazing Creature

And it doesn’t have four legs.

The Family Dinner

Why it needs to be a priority in your home.

Fighting in Front of the Children

Kids need to see some disagreements – and amicable conflict resolution.

Tough Teachers

The gift of great expectations.

Embarrassed by Spouse

No matter what, we should always have our spouse’s back.

Living Outside the Comfort Zone

Sukkot lifts us above our world of illusions.

Pushing the Reset Button

This Yom Kippur, know your adversary.

Lasting Change this Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is about commitments, not resolutions.

Two Funerals

Personal lessons from two upsetting, sobering experiences.

Our No-Cell-Phone Vacation

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

We should be embarrassed that we even noticed it.

Time Alone

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

News Junkie

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

Hold On to the Moment

Stopping my mind from wandering into those negative places.

Longing for God

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

Making Summer Count

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


A lesson in greatness from George Marston.


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

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