Making the Effort

When it comes to being there for others, don’t hesitate. You won’t regret it

Worst Day Ever?

A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.

Dying with Faith

My father gave us the most important speech of his life.

Antumalal

In a legendary hotel in the wilds of Chile, I discovered an amazing story.

Courage & Faith: Tibor Rubin’s Heroism

An anti-Semitic sergeant couldn’t stop a Holocaust survivor who heroically served in the US Army from getting his Medal of Honor.

A Day of Mourning

What is the meaning of Tisha B’Av?

Joy & Tisha B’Av

In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.

Parenting as Whack-a-Mole

On a scale of 1-10, how hard is the challenge of parenting?

Hope to the Homeless

How one small act can set off a chain of kindness.

Isn’t Judging Favorably Naïve?

Judge others with the same measuring rod you judge yourself.

The Shabbat Desecrator

A Harvard-trained psychiatrist working on a locked ward strives to find the good in his patients.

The Goering Brothers: Heredity is Not Destiny

While Herman Goering was killing Jews, his brother worked tirelessly to save them.

Smile, At All Costs

Alcohol was my refuge from my father’s incessant demands for perfection.

Never Give Up

8 motivating quotes to fire up your day.

Who Got the Better Deal?: An Incredible True Story of Two Siblings

A handicapped girl given up for adoption discovers her idol is her biological sister.

From Anger to Acceptance

How to convert negative feelings through positive thinking.

#TheAskCharlieShow: Traits of Uber-Productive People

5 ways that successful people control their time and work smarter, not just harder, to accomplish their goals.

Giving Positive Feedback

At home and the workplace, focus your attention on what people around you are doing right.

The Evil Eye

We bring it upon ourselves through hubris, self-centeredness and insensitivity to others.

#TheAskCharlieShow: How to Keep Resolutions

Only 8% keep their resolutions. Three effective tips to get you on the path to achieving your goals.

The Moral Bucket List

My list according to Jewish values.

Perfectionism

Cracks enable the light to get in.

Shiva and Sheloshim: Personal Reflections

How the Jewish mourning laws counteract the upheaval left in death’s wake.

#TheAskCharlieShow: Perfection and Procrastination

Strategies for perfectionists to overcome procrastination and pull the trigger.

5 Powerful Lessons about Giving

How Cami Walker’s book, “29 Gifts”, changed my life.

God Bless America

One thing I love about America is that as a nation they are not shy to talk about God.

#TheAskCharlieShow: Balancing Time

How do you balance working hard and having a family? Three tips to juggling your life and business.

Saying Goodbye to Mom

My mother was a strong, opinionated dynamo. How could she be gone, just like that?

Hiring People with Disabilities

A unique café is bringing out the best in people.

The Dragon Slayer

Almost totally paralyzed, Marcie Alter vanquishes dragons with her sword of courage and determination.

My Advice to Fathers

Dad, your kids are craving for your praise.

#TheAskCharlieShow: Constructive Criticism

5 tips on how to give constructive criticism.

Leaning into Loss

4 strategies for beginning anew.

My Husband’s Gift

He recently surprised me with an unusual gift that shows he cares.

The Choice of Self-esteem

Our constant struggle between reality and denial.

Jewish Bigotry

The recent protests in Israel by Ethiopians reveal an all-too-common hypocrisy.

Get Happy

How to reframe your life into a work of art.

My Death Scare

A potential cancer diagnosis helped me discover the value of time.

Spending Time with One Parent

When was the last time you spent time with just one parent?

Got Game?

What game best describes your life?

Never Too Old

At 102, Ingeborg Rapoport just passed her oral exam for her doctorate that the Nazis prevented her from getting.

Torah: The Ultimate Self Help Book

So many tools for growth gleaned from modern psychology are found in the Torah.

50 Days to Greatness

To celebrate my turning 50, I am running five marathons this year and defying doctors’ gloomy predictions.

The Hidden Jews of Montana?

Sarah McConnell and the indestructible power of the Jewish spark.

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