How Judaism Took Me Out Of My Depression

Converting to Judaism had an unexpected side effect: my depression became much less prominent in my life.

Middot Series #6 - Patience, or How to Overcome Road Rage

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: It can be a rude awakening to discover that you are not the Master of the Universe.

God Winking

Showing up to the imperfect unpredictable mess of life.

When Breath Becomes Air

Tisha B’Av and the yearning for connection.

Letting Go

Could you forgive the man responsible for the death of your family?

Looking for God Amidst the Pain

The human soul can be a window to feeling the depth of God’s love.

8 Ways to Make Your Life Miserable

And keep the insidious feelings of joy and gratitude at bay.

Stop Drifting

Create the plan to get the life you want.

When My Best Friend Dumped Me

One day she valued our friendship and the next day she didn't. These four tools empowered me despite the pain.

The 10 Ingredients to Living a Happy Life

Are any of them missing in your life?

Middot Series #5 - Integrity: Will the Real You Please Stand Up

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Life's greatest challenge is the battle for self-respect.

Moses and the Secret of Greatness

Moses, not Muhammad Ali, was “the greatest” because he never acted as if he was superior to anyone else.

How to Show You Care

Reclaiming the forgotten power of writing a letter.

Muhammad Ali: Give Up Or Get Up

What it really takes to be a champ.

The View from the Mountain

My rendezvous with God at the top of Runyon Canyon before sunrise.

I Am Not Orthodox

A video about Jewish unity created by a group of 7th graders.

Ten Things I Learned from My Doctors

Since the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual.

Getting Rid of Toxic Phrases in the Home

15 negative phrases to avoid and their hopeful alternatives.

7 Keys to Master Your Life's Mission: #7: Kingship

Taking ownership and responsibility for your world.

Steph Curry’s Shavuot Message

Forget the moment of glory. Real success is built on daily consistent choices.

Middot Series #4 - Gratitude

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: It’s not happy people who are thankful; it’s thankful people who are happy.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission #5: Hod

The power of listening, giving thanks and apologizing.

What I Know

What I’ve learned about life so far, mostly the hard way.

7 Keys to Master Your Life's Mission: #3: Tifferet

Finding harmony and balance in all areas of life.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission: #1: Kindness

Using your unique gifts to transform the world around you.

When Things are Going Well

How to appreciate the daily gifts you have in your life.

Why We Eat Matzah on Passover

The connection between humility, faith and the holiday of freedom.

Breaking Your Barrier

Don’t be the circus elephant tethered to a pole. This Passover transcend your mental limitations.

Passover and My Son’s Broken Femur

Why thank God for taking us out of Egypt? Didn't He put us there in the first place?

Running Away from Egypt

How to leave your narrow place and transform your life.

Middot Series #3 - Discipline: The Power of Restraint

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Life is an ongoing training regimen in willpower.

Being Curious About People

4 tips on how to learn from every person.

The Power of Self-Acceptance

Any part of your personality that you don’t love will become hostile to you.

Bruce Springsteen, I’m Ready to be Transformed

The concert reminded what it really takes to change your life.

Live Out of the Box

How to see life’s immense possibilities within the world and within ourselves.

All You Need Is Love

An unbelievable story that teaches us the power of unconditional love.

Cut to the Chase: Defining Your True Self

Breaking free from needing other people’s validation.

For This Moment

Like Queen Esther, we can channel our pain towards greatness.

Stuck in Harvard, Dreaming of Yale

Haman, jealousy and the curse of never having enough.

Seven Habits for Happiness

Simple, practical tips to increase your happiness today.

Joy to the World

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

The Road to Resilience

After the murder of our son Koby I have been shattered -- and I have been rebuilt.

The Secret to Self-Worth

Don’t confuse self-worth with net worth.

Play Your Unique Music

What difference do we really make in the big scheme of things?

Anger Management

No matter how angry you get, restrict your anger to the incident that provoked it.

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