Giving brings meaning and love into our lives, and now we find out there's an additional bonus -- we live longer as well.
There is an ancient Jewish solution that helps battle the stress in our lives, but it's not easy.
Every time I open my mouth I am making a choice: Will I use my power of speech to heal, or will I use my words to hurt?
Get a rabbi so he can teach you how to really enjoy life in a permissible, holy fashion.
What do you do while you wait for the doctor in the waiting room?
Don't settle for being good. Be great.
Work on the externals, and the internals will eventually follow.
Brief moments can be excruciatingly slow when projected on a movie screen.
Psychological and chassidic insights into the four basic character types.
Finding your unique self and sharing it with the world.
Every person has buried deep inside a dazzling, million-dollar gem. We just need to cut away the dirt to find it.
How to free the mind, heart, and spirit from the poison of judging others.
It may make sense for businesses to judge by current performance, but this thinking is particularly toxic when applied outside the workforce.
The path to peace is through loving others and loving Torah.
Our words can make or break our children.
The guidelines for a good vacation are also great tools for the good life.
A list of brief meditations that can have a profound impact on your life.
Seven keys to life fulfillment.
We wouldn't advocate random acts of spending. So why treat kindness any less seriously?
Once you recognize that the world is not meant to be comfortable, certain, or easy, but rather an ideal training ground for the soul, trust in God can begin to take root.
When you seek shortcuts in the spiritual, you always lose in the long run.
There were times I needed more than eating chocolate to get me through the some of the more difficult moments in raising kids. But then I got in touch with my inner chocolate.
Tranquility doesn't spell the end of our spiritual struggles; it's the inner quality that equips us to handle them.
If the mind is prone to rationalization, how can we obtain true objectivity?
Surrounded by a culture that celebrates self-indulgence, the real hero is one who practices self-restraint.
Stretching ourselves in our caring for each other is central to our spiritual job description.
Generosity is a movement of the soul that erupts when you are pierced by the recognition of your direct connection to another soul.
Be a judge, not a lawyer, especially when it comes to the decisions you need to make in your life.
We seek honor, yet withhold giving honor to others. In truth, we've got it backwards.
Anger, which can work so powerfully against happiness, is the very tool we've been given to get a handle on our invisible, elusive inner selves.
Avoiding the negative clears the path for our inherent goodness.
Valentine's Day and our ambivalence about love.
The root of impatience is the erroneous belief that we are the masters of our fates.
Making something of beauty out of what we do have, incomplete as it may be.
Can't stand the way your boss treats you? Chances are you're guilty of the same thing.
What are friends and rabbis for?
Being humble doesn't mean being nobody, it just means being no more of a somebody than you ought to be.
The Next World is the place to commune with God; this life if an opportunity to perform kindness to others.
How to close the gap between the high ideals we hold in mind and the living truth of how we act in life.
How to turn your house into a Jewish home.
Being Jewish means striving for spiritual excellence.
What's your underlying motivation for doing good?
The path to finding permanence in a transitory world.
What would it be like to be blind all your life, and then be able to see?
How to create a spiritual experience out of Gastronomic Judaism.
Here's a card game to play with your friends that's more satisfying than Trivial Pursuit.