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Healthy and Unhealthy Shame

Healthy and Unhealthy Shame

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How to free yourself from excess shame.

Four Ways to Manage Fear

Four Ways to Manage Fear

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Don’t let your fear hold you back.

When Spirituality and Creativity Meet

When Spirituality and Creativity Meet

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Discovering that Judaism and creativity are not at odds with each other.

True Colors

True Colors

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Like autumn leaves, when times are tough, our true colors come out.

Hanukkah: Never Give Up

Hanukkah: Never Give Up

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The power of the menorah’s flame.

Three Ways to Give Thanks this Hanukkah

Three Ways to Give Thanks this Hanukkah

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Hanukkah is a special time for us to say thank You for all the little and big miracles in our lives.

Just Breathe: Marriage & Stress

Just Breathe: Marriage & Stress

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Challenges can strengthen our relationships.

Charlie Harary on Change

Charlie Harary on Change

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A 10-part audio series on how to really attain spiritual growth.

The Art of Positive Thinking

The Art of Positive Thinking

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Negative thinking doesn't just ruin a family dinner, it ruins lives.

Just Breathe: Cupcake Empowerment

Just Breathe: Cupcake Empowerment

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What it means to be like God.

I’m Alive

I’m Alive

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On breaking free from child abuse.

Going the Extra Degree

Going the Extra Degree

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Four lessons from the heart by Michael Landsberry, the heroic math teacher who was killed protecting his students in Nevada.

Ten Don'ts for Kindness

Ten Don'ts for Kindness

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Ten common things to watch out for when performing acts of kindness.

Seeing the Light in Darkness

Seeing the Light in Darkness

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A rabbi whose wife had breast cancer shares his tools for developing trust in God.

Just Breathe: How to Create a More Accepting World

Just Breathe: How to Create a More Accepting World

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Imagine a world where everyone really felt they were equal.

The Running Rabbi

The Running Rabbi

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How I went from running to the smorgasbord to running a marathon.

Facing Pain

Facing Pain

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Don’t let your comfort zone make your life small.

Just Do It

Just Do It

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Why I observe Judaism even when I don’t feel like it.

Just Breathe: Comparing Yourself to Others

Just Breathe: Comparing Yourself to Others

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No two people are the same.

Not Everyone Deserves a Trophy

Not Everyone Deserves a Trophy

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Real pleasure and self-esteem come through genuine challenge.

The Archenemy of Happiness

The Archenemy of Happiness

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More is never enough.

Just Breathe: Security & Sukkot

Just Breathe: Security & Sukkot

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From where do you get your sense of security?

3 Dieting Resolutions For The New Year

3 Dieting Resolutions For The New Year

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A guide to losing weight and keeping it off for life.

Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

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What do you do when you learn you're the very thing you hated? One man’s incredible road to teshuva.

Just Breathe: Endless Potential

Just Breathe: Endless Potential

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On Rosh Hashanah we celebrate our potential greatness.

Breaking the Procrastination Cycle

Breaking the Procrastination Cycle

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This Rosh Hashanah, choose life and move beyond the four zones of procrastination.

5 Ways to Have a Blast on Rosh Hashanah

5 Ways to Have a Blast on Rosh Hashanah

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How to get the most out of the High Holidays.

5 Rules for Setting Goals

5 Rules for Setting Goals

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How to make sure you stick to your resolutions this Rosh Hashanah.

Ashton Kutcher’s Advice for Teens

Ashton Kutcher’s Advice for Teens

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Elul, Ashton Kutcher and an unlikely source for teen advice.

Just Breathe!

Just Breathe!

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A new video blog on Jewish tools for spiritual growth.

Letting Go of Resentment in 5 Hard Steps

Letting Go of Resentment in 5 Hard Steps

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Since carrying it around is even harder.

Try Something New for 30 Days

Try Something New for 30 Days

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Stuck in a rut? Elul – and this Ted talk – may have the answer.

Pay Attention to Your Feelings

Pay Attention to Your Feelings

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Don’t ignore your feelings. They are keys to self-discovery.

Brave

Brave

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Ever wonder what would happen if you say what you wanna say and let the words fall out?

Four Spiritual Coping Strategies

Four Spiritual Coping Strategies

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Learning how to face life’s difficult challenges.

Mazel Tov, William and Kate

Mazel Tov, William and Kate

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The royal baby, the future King of England, sure has a lot to live up to. Don't we all?

Paradise Lost and Found

Paradise Lost and Found

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The secret formula for real happiness.

Blessed

Blessed

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Aaron Fotheringham’s confinement to a wheelchair isn’t stopping him from attaining his dreams.

Filling the Crevices of the Wall

Filling the Crevices of the Wall

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In the darkness of destruction, we’re reminded of the opportunity to rebuild.

Soul Food

Soul Food

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One day, we're all going on a long journey. We need to take along enough nourishment to last for eternity.

Burn Your Bridge

Burn Your Bridge

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How to tap into your potential.

Choosing the Jedi

Choosing the Jedi

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I was on my way to joining the dark side.

When Your Child has Cancer

When Your Child has Cancer

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14 lessons in faith and hope from a father who’s been there.

Rav Gav - 4 Daily Meditations

Rav Gav - 4 Daily Meditations

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Embrace each day by focusing on these points.

Stop the Complaining

Stop the Complaining

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How to overcome negativity.

The Prosecutor

The Prosecutor

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They're wrong, but are you right?

Controlling Emotions: A Lesson from Angry Birds

Controlling Emotions: A Lesson from Angry Birds

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Do angry birds have a choice to be angry?

After the Crash

After the Crash

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Sometimes life can change in an instant.

Smart Ways to Live

Smart Ways to Live

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A parody of the viral hit "Dumb Ways to Die"

The Naysayer

The Naysayer

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Why do we give voice to the negative instead of focusing on the positive?