Road Trip!

My husband and I are driving across the United States.

Life Isn't about Increasing Happiness and Decreasing Suffering

Happiness and suffering are not mutually exclusive.

Regis Philbin and the Importance of Kindness

A tribute to the celebrity reminds us what really counts in life.

Right Words for Crazy Times

We need to spend time learning Torah now more than ever.

When Kids Move Back Home

We didn’t move back home, why are they?

Man plans and God… What?

Everything happens on the Almighty’s schedule, not mine.

Why I Miss Going to the Grocery

I didn’t appreciate how much local shopping creates community.

I’m Going Out of My Mind

I realize I have it lucky, but the pandemic is still putting me over the edge.

Is Zoom a Viable Long-Term Learning Strategy?

I realize it’s here to stay, but I’m not a big fan. Here’s why.

Still in Isolation

Pondering the implications of the continuing sheltering in place and its opportunities for growth.

A Different Shavuot This Year

With none of the communal activities that normally accompany this holiday, we have a new kind of opportunity to appreciate the Torah.

Living with the Unknown

Life is right now under whatever conditions we are currently in. Accept it.

Lockdown Frustrations

Now that the idea of leaving home has entered my reality, I feel restless, antsy.

Suddenly Your Older Kids are Home

One silver lining: quarantine is a chance to spend extended quality time with your kids that have supposedly flown the coop.

Don’t Put Your Marriage on Hold Even During Corona

How to emerge from this situation with our marriages intact, perhaps even enhanced.

How to Break the Monotonous Groundhog Day Cycle

Stuck in lockdown, what to do when one day is the same as the next and they all just blur together with no end in sight.

The End of a Unique Passover

What do you want your list of accomplishments to be when this “stay-at-home” mandate is lifted?

A Passover Like No Other

Everyone is working harder than usual this year. And that will make their Passover experience more meaningful.

Corona Home Attire

What are you wearing all day cooped up in your home?

Everyone Under One Roof

Isn’t one of our most frequent complaints that we don’t get enough time with the people we love?

Living in the Anxious Age of Coronavirus

God runs the world isn't just an expression. Everything is truly in His hands.

Why Adults Should Wear a Costume on Purim

Experience the freedom of stepping out of that carefully manicured version of ourselves and let your raw, unguarded, complicated, flawed self through.

With Memory, Time and Place Matter

Why having a fixed place and time for learning is so important.

When Taking Sides is a Big Mistake

We all know there are two sides to every story. Why do we so often forget?

Gatekeeper at Shiva

Visiting someone against their specific desires doesn't provide comfort; it causes mourners pain.

My Super Bowl Takeaway Everyone Should Hear

Life is going to throw us curveballs. The mark of our character is how we face them: head on with courage or giving up in frustration.

Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome

Are you afraid that you'll be exposed as a fraud?

You Can't Go Back to Yesterday because You Were Different Then

Lewis Carroll makes an excellent point we would all do well to consider.

Judging Harry and Meghan

Why do so many people assume they know better?

Good News: There Is More Bad News

There is always bad in the world – but there is good also. What do you want to focus on?

Do You Hate Being Alone with Yourself?

Turn off the radio. Spending time alone pondering who we are and where we are going is essential.

The Lululemon Wife

Don’t mistake style for substance.

Tom Brady, It's Time to Go

A wise person recognizes when it's time to move on to the next stage of life.

Why So Grumpy?

It’s the little things that create community and relationships, and it’s the little things that destroy them.

Telling Your Family's Story

From generation to generation, the Jewish people have been telling their story.

Straighten Your Crown

Don't apologize for being a Jew. You're royalty.

Seeing Movie Stars

What is the allure behind seeing celebrities?

We Never Know the Whole Story

Everyone has challenges – some physical, some emotional, some psychological – and many of them hidden. Judge accordingly.

Empathy and My Broken Collarbone

How do you really feel another person's pain?

The Surprise at the Door

I ran to the door and flung it wide open, excited by the prospects of receiving a package. I was sorely disappointed.

Who Has Time to Stop to Appreciate?

Apparently the Almighty decided I must make the time.

Emuna's Thoughts before Rosh Hashanah

Finding that balance between good enough and striving to grow.

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