In the Moment

We are too busy posing and snapping to just savor today.

Insidious Ads

This ad hurts us more than we think.

Parenting’s Dirty Secret

How to go from hyper-parenting to calm-parenting.

Derek Jeter is a Mensch

And why that is big news.

Glory Days

Don’t live in the past. The best is yet to come!

Sticking to Your Resolution

Just because I did it imperfectly today is not a reason to give up the fight.

Don’t Dread Rosh Hashanah

Unencumbered by past mistakes, now is the time to start anew.

Am I a Grinch?

I don’t want to strike up personal conversation with the salesperson.

Courtesy No Extra Cost

My negative encounter with an airline agent.

Marriage & Mystery

Maintaining a sense of mystery in today’s oversharing world.

The Art of Saying Thank You

How to show appreciation.

Opposites Attract

This couple has nothing common. What is the secret to their happy marriage?

Why You Have What I Want

This is the surefire path to misery.

The 9th of Av in Rome

The most powerful Tisha B’Av I have ever experienced.

It’s Not Business as Usual

Do something daily to identify with the pain Israelis are going through.

Are We Desensitized to Joy?

Have you ever complained about receiving too many wedding and bar mitzvah invitations?

Road Rage

What did I do to merit such hostility?

An Extraordinary Wedding

Two young adults with Down syndrome got married and we witnessed a miracle.

My One Hour Mini-Vacation

All it took was a change in perspective.

Dress Code

Being seen as people, not objects.

Kids & Priorities

How important is that internship in Kenya?

Make Your Bed

There’s a good reason the army cares about those hospital corners. Judaism does too.


The story of Ruth is inspirational. The story of Naomi could have been also.

Falling Out of Love

We are not passive victims to life’s circumstances.

You’re Grounded

This wasn’t one of our best parenting moments.

Selling Ritalin

Kids are selling their Ritalin to classmates who crave the extra focus to do better on their exams.

Caring about Wrinkles

Comparing myself to those who are taller, richer, healthier and who have smoother skin.

Dogs over Motherhood

Puppies are a lot easier.

Grocery Shopping as Contact Sport

Where human behavior is on display – at its best and, more frequently, at its worst.

6 Educational Principles from the Passover Seder

Ask questions, tell stories and make learning fun.

Passover’s Freedom

Getting rid of the leaven inside our hearts.

Israeli Courage

An encounter with Jews who put their lives on the line for the Jewish people.

Suckered by Sales

Those ads know exactly how to get me.

Malala and Queen Esther

It took a young girl from Pakistan to help me identify the incredible courage women possess today.

Is AIPAC’s Influence in Decline?

If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.

Cheating to Win

Do our kids realize that losing is not the worst thing to happen? Do we?

Looking Good for Your Husband

It tells him: you’re the most important person in the world to me.

I Will Never Quit

Living with the Navy Seals code.

Five Illusions about Love

Five myths that hamper our ability to create a thriving, loving marriage.

The Casablanca Perspective

Looking at life in the grand scheme of things.

If Only Syndrome

The surefire way to unhappiness.

My Manicurist

I had no idea the Vietnamese woman doing my nails was a courageous heroine as tough as nails.

My New Floor

My surprising new obsession.

Lessons from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss

How would you be different if you had the ultimate coach who believed in you?

Gratitude Leads to Happiness

How to bring the gratitude attitude into our homes and daily lives.

The Secret to a Happy Marriage: For Men

She needs to feel that in your eyes, she is in first place. And show it with your actions.

Let It All Hang Out

Our home is not Club Med. It is not a place where anything goes.

Insensitive Gaffes

You can mean well and still cause a lot of hurt.

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