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.

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.

Do This When Greeting Your Spouse at the End of the Day

This small change will make an enormous difference.

You're Bad: The Detrimental Effects of that Pernicious Label

Recognizing that we are decent human beings trying our best, we can be forgiving, and optimistic that we really can change.

Elul: If Not Now, When?

Our opportunities for growth won’t be here forever. If I want to grow, the time is now.

The Rain in Maine

It's pouring outside and I love it!

My Broken Fridge

I can't believe I'm on vacation and sweating the small stuff!

Learning to Live with Uncertainty

How to attain greater peace of mind in world filled with risk and insecurity.

Unholy Thoughts on Yom Kippur

How do I let my soul soar while my body is desperately trying to ground me?

Holocaust Tiger Mom

A true story of incredible courage and determination.

The Drama-Free Relationship Fantasy

Life is not drama-free and neither are relationships.

Synchronized Diving & Real Life

The dives were truly amazing, beautiful and graceful. But weren't they a waste of time?

Summer Expectations

Comparing is totally destructive to our ability to enjoy the moment.

It's a Cruel/Kind World

We can focus on the good or on the bad. One leads to happiness and light, the other to gloom and depression.

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