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Anger: The Inner Teacher

Anger: The Inner Teacher

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Anger can show us who we really are and how we cope with frustration. Here are 14 tools for mastering this powerful and potentially destructive trait.

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

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There is nothing more important than discovering who one really is. And there is no more qualified investor than oneself.

Sugar Bowl Priorities

Sugar Bowl Priorities

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Are we more interested in 'getting ahead' or in doing the right thing?

Mind Control

Mind Control

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Are you held responsible for dark thoughts and provocative feelings that you can't control?

Self Development Formula for Personal Growth

Self Development Formula for Personal Growth

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Upgrade your BRAIN and you upgrade your G.T.S.S.

Learning to Like Yourself

Learning to Like Yourself

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I had been left totally alone, in absolute communion with myself. I could hardly wait to get away.

10 Rules for Perfecting the World

10 Rules for Perfecting the World

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Think global, act local. Securing a free and peaceful world starts right in your own home, office and neighborhood.

Tomorrows

Tomorrows

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Too many tombstones tell the story of tomorrows which never came.

Joy to the World_

Joy to the World_

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How to bring more joy to others, and make yourself feel a little better, too.

An Open Letter to God

An Open Letter to God

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Dear God, we may not need to know "Why?" But we do need to know "When?"

Amos the Righteous: A Yom Kippur Fable

Amos the Righteous: A Yom Kippur Fable

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Those who believe in the power of good deeds love to tell his story.

Forgiving

Forgiving

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The struggle and freedom of asking and giving forgiveness.

The Twin Towers of Light

The Twin Towers of Light

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When the enemies of civilization attempt to cast the world into darkness, the most potent response is to increase the light.

Judging Others - And Yourself

Judging Others - And Yourself

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We should always give others – and ourselves – the benefit of the doubt.

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord is My Shepherd

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The Book of Psalms is our response to God's love. An in-depth examination of one of the most famous psalms.

Who Is Honored? (part four)

Who Is Honored? (part four)

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Focusing on what is special about each person.

Who Is Rich? (part three)

Who Is Rich? (part three)

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The tool for being happy right now.

The Kindness Paradox - Pirkei Avot 1:5

The Kindness Paradox - Pirkei Avot 1:5

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Genuine kindness occurs when our sole motivation is caring about the welfare of others.

Elusive Holiness

Elusive Holiness

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Curtailing materialism can raise you to spiritual heights.

Rallying the Good

Rallying the Good

by Shira Hochheimer

The Washington rally: good or bad?

Daily Omer Meditation

Daily Omer Meditation

by Rabbi Simon Jacobson

A practical guide to becoming great in 49 days.

Active Learning: Pirkei Avot 1:4

Active Learning: Pirkei Avot 1:4

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To truly understand Torah, philosophical principles need to be translated into action.

Who Is Brave? (part two)

Who Is Brave? (part two)

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Sometimes you gotta stand up and do what's right.

Mind-Boggling Choices: Pirkei Avot 1:3

Mind-Boggling Choices: Pirkei Avot 1:3

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God could have created a bunch of puppets. He created humans instead.

Who is Wise? (part 1)

Who is Wise? (part 1)

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The first of a 4-part series on character development.

Three Pillars - Pirke Avot 1:2

Three Pillars - Pirke Avot 1:2

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A chair needs three legs to stand. Our spiritual lives also have a 3-part balance.

Kindness A-to-Z

Kindness A-to-Z

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Sometimes we are too preoccupied to see God's kindness. Here's a user-friendly list of what we have to be grateful for.

Saving Ruchama Rivka

Saving Ruchama Rivka

by Aish.com Staff

On Thursday night, March 7, take part in a special all-night Torah learn-a-thon to help a family in Jerusalem.

Please Forgive Me!

Please Forgive Me!

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How to reestablish any friendship or relationship when you are clearly in the wrong.

Lovers of Humanity

Lovers of Humanity

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Take a moment to let someone's pain register on your emotional Richter scale.

Did You See Darya in the Stairwell?

Did You See Darya in the Stairwell?

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The visit that wasn't: An unexpected lesson from a visit to Ground Zero.

The Eye That Sees

The Eye That Sees

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Satellite technology gives us a hint about inner spiritual dimensions.

Unlocking Ancient Wisdom - Pirkei Avot 1:1

Unlocking Ancient Wisdom - Pirkei Avot 1:1

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The first in a series on ethical lessons from a widely studied section of Talmudic literature.

Secret to Personal Renewal

Secret to Personal Renewal

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The world around us renews itself constantly. The most important aspect is learning how to tap into it for yourself.

Whom We Hurt: A Yom Kippur Preparation

Whom We Hurt: A Yom Kippur Preparation

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Most interactions are with people whose private pain is hidden from us. How can we make sure that we do not add to their distress with a harsh word?

Our Weakness - the Key to Greatness

Our Weakness - the Key to Greatness

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We all have negative character traits. What counts is how we use them.

The Day After

The Day After

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Don't let this "wake-up" call turn into the "snooze" button.

The New New Year

The New New Year

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Do you arrive at Rosh Hashanah stunned to discover that you're making the same resolutions as the year before? Here's how to break the pattern.

Confessions of a Worrywart

Confessions of a Worrywart

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If I had a magic wand, I'd make my life worry-free. But would that be the best thing for me?

Falling in Love With God, Step 4 - Service: Payback Time

Falling in Love With God, Step 4 - Service: Payback Time

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Judaism offers a unique solution to the spiritual dilemma of how to payback God.

Positive States

Positive States

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We all have moments of positive inspiration. The trick is to capture them for easy access in the future.

Falling In Love With God, Step 3: Indebtedness

Falling In Love With God, Step 3: Indebtedness

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To experience God deeply, we must face the undeniable truth that we are hugely indebted to our Creator.

Getting In Touch With Our Inner Slaves

Getting In Touch With Our Inner Slaves

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Everybody is enslaved to something. The only question is -- who is your master?

The Ruchama Project

The Ruchama Project

by Aish.com Staff

Enlist in an army of good-deed-doers who are ready to change the world -- and the life of a teenage girl.

Hot Air

Hot Air

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Passover cleaning can liberate us from our most dangerous enemy -- our fragile egos.

Mastering The Gratitude Attitude

Mastering The Gratitude Attitude

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It begins with getting rid of the entitlement attitude, which puts "my rights" ahead of everything else.

I Can't Wait for the Day When...

I Can't Wait for the Day When...

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What are the most fervent dreams of America's young execs? You are in for a surprise.

Of Earthquakes and Abortion

Of Earthquakes and Abortion

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We are willing to extend Herculean efforts to save a life, even when the possibility is remote. Why should limiting abortion on demand be any different?

Falling In Love With God – Part 1

Falling In Love With God – Part 1

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To enjoy the greatest pleasure in life, we need to embrace the half of the glass that's full and the half that's empty.

Courage Versus Chutzpah

Courage Versus Chutzpah

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Boldness and brazenness are two sides of the same coin. What leads to great acts of courage, the other can render great harm. But both can be turned to do good.

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