Every Joyous Occasion is Different

Because each situation is unique and needs to be celebrated as such.

Negative Online Comments

You’re in the swamp – be careful.

Susceptible to Bribe

We may fool ourselves into stating that we’re impartial but the psychological studies, and the Torah, tell a different story.

The Amazing Amazon Seller Story

There was a good reason his 28 iPads were all bought overnight.

Delegating Kindness

Some things we should optimally do ourselves.

When was the Last Time You Looked at Your Husband and Beamed?

At a recent class we were all blown away at how the speaker’s wife looked at him.

Do You Have the Attention Span to Read this Entire Article?

Social media is wreaking havoc on our ability to concentrate and think.

Mommy, I’m Bored!

Your child does not need to be entertained every second.

Gratitude Journal with a Twist

I always hesitated counting my blessings – and then something changed.

Slow Drivers

All of the sudden the car in front of me stopped. I fumed.

The Actor who Won’t Kiss Anyone Other Than His Wife

Neal McDonough is the rare actor in Hollywood who won’t appear in compromising scenes.

Building Fences

The most important fences are the ones we need to build ourselves that protect our intangible, spiritual values.

A Nation of Road Rage

How to rein in our impatience and anger and treat others with kindness and respect.

Loving Our Teens Unconditionally

How to open the lines of communication with your teenaged kids.

Drew Brees’ Lesson in Kindness

The award-winning quarterback did something that should inspire all of us.

Everything I Know about Animal Behavior I Learned at the Apple Store

I’m still reeling from my experience at the Apple store.

What a Difference Sincere Gratitude Makes

In business and in every aspect of our lives.

The Xmas Tree and the Menorah

It’s wonderful that the U.S. is so welcoming but we can never forget the risk of forgetting who we are and what we stand for.

Home for the Holidays: Dread or Excitement?

It’s never perfect, because how could it be?

It Only Takes a Moment

We can touch another person’s life in just a moment.

You Need a Vacation

How I really recharge my batteries.

Support for Jews across America

If this stranger believes that we enrich this country, I better get down to work and make sure that her words ring true.

Peter Weintraub: Quiet Greatness

Peter gave us the gift of his friendship and his loyalty even under the most adverse circumstances.

We Have No Idea What Others Are Going Through

I used be very judgmental until an encounter opened my eyes and radically changed my perspective.

The Third Party

There's no room in a marriage for an additional man or woman.

When Your Defenses are Down

How to be your best self even when your exhausted and tired.

Food, Glorious Food!: Thoughts on Eating 20 Holiday Meals

Food can be misused or abused, but it can also create wonderful family memories and experiences.

Sukkot: Leaving It All Behind

Sitting outside beneath the starry sky, vulnerable to the elements, stop to think about how little we need in the material world.

Realistic Expectations this Yom Kippur

This year I'm finally changing my approach to frustrating situations.

Putting Yourself on the Line

My newfound appreciation of first responders who are constantly risking their lives to help people.

My Treadmill Routine is Preparing Me for Rosh Hashanah

The trainer went on and on, encouraging, cajoling, pushing. “You can do it!” And you know what? It works.

Getting Away with the Bare Minimum

Whether it’s hotel service or our attitude towards Judaism, this is not the way to get the greatest experience.

When Old Friends Limit You

Don’t let old labels pull you down.

Let Your Kids Choose Their Own Clothes

It’s good for their independence and it doesn’t matter what other people will think.

Treating Everyone Fairly Despite our Differing Viewpoints

Americans can learn a lot from Israeli doctors.

Saving Rabbi Sacks

The Italian man who saved the rabbi from drowning had no idea that he was impacting world Jewry.

My 12-Hour Flight from NY to LA

Was I going to let my nightmare flight home spoil our whole trip?

Inspiration from an Unlikely Source

Using our failures as a spur to further growth.

In Israel All Jews Feel like Family

Outside of Israel it’s so easy to forget that the Jewish people is one big family.

If Our Phone Calls were Broadcasted

My friend’s daughter was listening carefully to every word she said, including the ones about her and her brother.

Undercover Boss: An Amazing Lesson in Kindness

An inspiring true story that brought me to tears.

Grabbing the Candy

Why do kids want to own tons of candy that they’re not all that interested in eating?

Moms’ Secret Stash of Goodies

There are few things more frustrating at the end of a draining day than discovering that the "comfort" treat you've been dreaming of gone.

Renewed Hope from Small-Town America

This past week reminded me that people can, in fact, be good.

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