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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.

Four Excuses That Hold Us Back

Four Excuses That Hold Us Back

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You do have time and who cares about what people will think.

Uniting Together
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Uniting Together

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The Jewish people are responding to the kidnapping as one family.

6 Lessons on Changing the World

6 Lessons on Changing the World

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Hard-earned insights from a Navy SEAL.

Possessing Time

Possessing Time

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No matter how hard we try to possess it, time possesses us.

King David’s Heart

King David’s Heart

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Life’s difficult challenges aren’t interruptions. They’re what we need to compose our unique song.

Catch Me

Catch Me

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Four ways Torah transforms my life.

Four Questions for Graduation Day

Four Questions for Graduation Day

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How to find a sense of satisfaction when you never reach the finish line.

Dare to Achieve

Dare to Achieve

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An inspiring commencement speech at Indiana U by Jewish student, Parker Mantell.

Why I Love Going to Funerals

Why I Love Going to Funerals

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It’s not morbid. Nothing connects me to the power of life more than a funeral.

Three Types of Forgiveness

Three Types of Forgiveness

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Exoneration, forbearance, and release and the power of forgiveness.

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero

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10 life lessons from an accessible giant.

Getting Into Harvard

Getting Into Harvard

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A lesson from a Harvard admissions interviewer.

I’m Imperfect

I’m Imperfect

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We’re all under construction. An a cappella music video.

Sterling Words
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Sterling Words

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Lessons from the Donald Sterling brouhaha.

What to Include in an Ethical Will

What to Include in an Ethical Will

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What values and lessons do you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren? Here are 40 of mine.

6 Ways to Deal with Hypercritical People

6 Ways to Deal with Hypercritical People

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Spending Passover with a critical family member? Be prepared.

The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile

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How my pasted smile got me through a very difficult week.

Passover: Never Give Up Hope
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Passover: Never Give Up Hope

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Why was sanctifying the new moon the first mitzvah the Jewish People received as a nation?

More Than We Want to Breathe

More Than We Want to Breathe

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Embracing the spiritual opportunity of the Jewish month of Nissan and Passover.

Courtney Love’s 8 Million Dollar Tweet

Courtney Love’s 8 Million Dollar Tweet

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Imagine being sued for $8 million every time we gossiped.

The Runner who Must Fall

The Runner who Must Fall

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Post-Purim inspiration from a marathon runner with M.S. whose legs go numb when she runs.

All I See Is Kindness

All I See Is Kindness

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Would you give your home to a needy family?

7 Ways to Connect to God

7 Ways to Connect to God

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Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.

Analyzing Purim’s Main Characters

Analyzing Purim’s Main Characters

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There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.

When God’s Face is Hidden

When God’s Face is Hidden

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Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.

Purim: Feeling Someone’s Pain
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Purim: Feeling Someone’s Pain

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Where did Mordechai’s get the strength to sit for 10 years outside the palace?

7 Life Lessons from Exercise

7 Life Lessons from Exercise

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How to tap into your real core strength.

3 Keys to Being Happy

3 Keys to Being Happy

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Stop pursuing it and start experiencing it.

Living in a Selfie World
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Living in a Selfie World

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Me and a 2000 pound bull who’s trying to gore me? Have we lost our sense of self in a selfie world?

Olympics of the Soul

Olympics of the Soul

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The gold medalist freestyle skier and his brother who has cerebral palsy are both champions.

Shirley Temple Black and Fulfilling our Potential

Shirley Temple Black and Fulfilling our Potential

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She was a lot more than a famous actress.

Because I Said I Would

Because I Said I Would

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The power of a promise.

6 Jewish Ways to Respond to Anger

6 Jewish Ways to Respond to Anger

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Practical tools for anger management.

Three Ways to Attain Serenity

Three Ways to Attain Serenity

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Despite life’s stormy waters, inner calm is within your reach.

10 Ways to Tackle Your Challenges

10 Ways to Tackle Your Challenges

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How to embrace and overcome your challenges.

Four Ways to Be Happier Without Changing Anything (but Your Mind)

Four Ways to Be Happier Without Changing Anything (but Your Mind)

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Cynics beware! Following the advice in this article will make you happier.

Tu B'Shvat: Trees or Fruits?
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Tu B'Shvat: Trees or Fruits?

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We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.

4 Ways to Deal with the Polar Vortex

4 Ways to Deal with the Polar Vortex

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How to use this unique period for spiritual growth.

Romney's Grandchild

Romney's Grandchild

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We all yearn to belong. And it takes so very little to make someone feel that they don’t.

My Musical Journey

My Musical Journey

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It was only after I gave up demanding perfection from myself that I was able to share my unique music with the world.

Just Breathe: Work, Identity & Shabbat
Just Breathe

Just Breathe: Work, Identity & Shabbat

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Who are you without your titles and profession?

Meaningful Resolutions

Meaningful Resolutions

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A 12-month plan for spiritual growth.

4 Ways to Find Inner Joy

4 Ways to Find Inner Joy

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‘Tis the season to battle a touch of the blues.

A Carpet of Leaves

A Carpet of Leaves

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Mitzvahs don’t need to be supersized in order to count.

The Bottle Story
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The Bottle Story

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My 6-year-old daughter encounters some of the challenges in kindness.

Seeing the Good in Others

Seeing the Good in Others

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How to see past the negativity that divides us.

Healthy and Unhealthy Shame

Healthy and Unhealthy Shame

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How to free yourself from excess shame.

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.

Four Ways to Manage Fear

Four Ways to Manage Fear

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Don’t let your fear hold you back.