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#3: Gratitude
Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series

#3: Gratitude

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

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Lag B'Omer and the Fiery Power of Purpose

Lag B'Omer and the Fiery Power of Purpose

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Every Jew is irreplaceable.

The Most Important Message Graduates Need to Hear

The Most Important Message Graduates Need to Hear

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It’s not the most talented who succeed. It’s those who never stop trying.

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

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

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The power of listening, giving thanks and apologizing.

What I Know

What I Know

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

Pesach Sheni: The Holiday of Second Chances

Pesach Sheni: The Holiday of Second Chances

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It’s never too late to come home.

7 Keys to Master Your Life’s Mission #4: Netzach

7 Keys to Master Your Life’s Mission #4: Netzach

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The power of living with purpose.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

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It's not too late to avoid these common regrets in life.

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

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

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Finding harmony and balance in all areas of life.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life's Mission, #2: Gevura

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life's Mission, #2: Gevura

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Battling with your weaknesses.

When Things are Going Well

When Things are Going Well

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

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

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

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Using your unique gifts to transform the world around you.

Why We Eat Matzah on Passover

Why We Eat Matzah on Passover

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

Passover and My Son’s Broken Femur

Passover and My Son’s Broken Femur

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

Breaking Free from Imprisoning Thoughts

Breaking Free from Imprisoning Thoughts

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Freedom comes from within.

Breaking Your Barrier

Breaking Your Barrier

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

Running Away from Egypt

Running Away from Egypt

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How to leave your narrow place and transform your life.

Trait #2: Discipline: The Power of Restraint

Trait #2: Discipline: The Power of Restraint

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

The Power of Self-Acceptance

The Power of Self-Acceptance

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

Being Curious About People

Being Curious About People

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4 tips on how to learn from every person.

All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

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

Cut to the Chase: Defining Your True Self

Cut to the Chase: Defining Your True Self

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Breaking free from needing other people’s validation.

Bruce Springsteen, I’m Ready to be Transformed

Bruce Springsteen, I’m Ready to be Transformed

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

Live Out of the Box

Live Out of the Box

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

Stuck in Harvard, Dreaming of Yale

Stuck in Harvard, Dreaming of Yale

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Haman, jealousy and the curse of never having enough.

For This Moment

For This Moment

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

Seven Habits for Happiness

Seven Habits for Happiness

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Simple, practical tips to increase your happiness today.

The Road to Resilience

The Road to Resilience

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

The Secret to Self-Worth

The Secret to Self-Worth

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Don’t confuse self-worth with net worth.

Cut to the Chase: Accepting People’s Insanity

Cut to the Chase: Accepting People’s Insanity

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Lessons from the man who thought he was a zombie.

Play Your Unique Music

Play Your Unique Music

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

Anger Management

Anger Management

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

Five Habits of Happy People

Five Habits of Happy People

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We can train our minds to be positive just like we can train our bodies to be in shape. Here’s how.

The Dented Maserati

The Dented Maserati

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An inspiring video on the importance of slowing down and being in the moment.

The 30-Day Jewish Challenge

The 30-Day Jewish Challenge

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Are you up for the challenge?

Cut to the Chase: The 70% Solution

Cut to the Chase: The 70% Solution

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If you wait for perfection, you’ll never move forward.

The Psychology of Blame

The Psychology of Blame

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Why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we need to move beyond this toxic behavior.

#1: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

#1: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

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Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Caring for others is the fuel for a vibrant life.

Getting Used to Everything: How to Keep the High of Happiness

Getting Used to Everything: How to Keep the High of Happiness

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After leaving the NICU I was indescribably happy that my baby was alive. Then regular life kicked in.

The Happy Month of Adar

The Happy Month of Adar

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Happiness doesn't come to you, it comes from you.

How I Knew I Wasn't a Loser

How I Knew I Wasn't a Loser

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We are infinitely more than we think.

How Strong a Person are You?

How Strong a Person are You?

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Gauge yourself with this test.

The Super Bowl: Game Time
Just Breathe

The Super Bowl: Game Time

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It’s not enough to just show up. Inspiration takes work.

Grow like the Trees
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Infographic: Grow like the Trees

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6 lessons in honor of Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees.

Lessons from Running
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Infographic: Lessons from Running

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Because every mile is a gift.

Little Giant Man

Little Giant Man

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How a few sincere, kind words can leave an indelible impression on someone else.

Facing Life’s Big Questions

Facing Life’s Big Questions

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My daughters are asking questions that Google can’t answer.

Finding Your Unique Purpose

Finding Your Unique Purpose

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A 5-step exercise to discover your unique contribution to the world.

5 Ways to Make Peace with Your Family

5 Ways to Make Peace with Your Family

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How to get through those painful family gatherings.

Are You Living Your Life or Someone Else’s?

Are You Living Your Life or Someone Else’s?

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8 questions to ask to take ownership of your life.