New Year’s Resolutions and Changing our Default

Change is possible when we make our goals feel like easy options.

5 Steps to Letting Go of Resentment

How to best respond to someone who has hurt us.

Meeting with God at the Dentist

How the dentist chair became one of the most intense places I encounter God.

Shoes and the Secret of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur provides the unique opportunity to transcend our physical limitations and embrace our truest sense of self.

Neuroplasticity, Yom Kippur and Real Change

Jewish principles for change have been corroborated by recent discoveries in brain science.

5 Ways to Build Yourself Up this Yom Kippur

Keep these ideas in mind to prevent Yom Kippur from becoming a day of shame and guilt.

The Psychopath Inside: Yom Kippur, Free Will & Determinism

How a happily married family man and accomplished scientist could demonstrate the same anatomical markings of serial killers.

Pushing Off Procrastination

Your death is a matter of when, not if. So now is the time to get moving.

Identifying Your Life’s Mission

This Rosh Hashanah, electrify your life with purpose.

The Meaning of Rosh Hashanah: An In-Depth Analysis

Exploring the philosophical underpinnings of this misunderstood holiday.

I Believe in You: Inspiring Rosh Hashanah Message

It’s not about being the best in the world… It’s about being the best FOR the world.

God Loves You – Do You Love Him?

We want to count on God, but can He count on us? We want Him to think of us but how often do we think of Him?

In Rehab, Discovering the Power of Elul

I experienced my most powerful Elul as a therapist at an inpatient treatment center for substance abuse.

My Personal Miracle

I am the recipient of one miracle. Now I’m hoping for another.

Time for Your Annual Job Review

Your boss is evaluating how you spent every minute and the report will be published.

7 Tips for Rosh Hashanah

Practical steps on how to get closer to your best self the New Year.

Generate Momentum for Change

Tapping into the power of free will is the key to preparing for Rosh Hashanah.

What Rosh Hashanah Says to Us

10 essential insights that go to the heart of Judaism.

Queen Wilhelmina and the Munkaczer Rebbe

A royal encounter and the importance of gratitude.

Anything but Anger

Overcoming anger towards others can actually change our relationship with God.

But I Haven’t Changed All Year!

4 common thoughts that block change before Rosh Hashanah.

High Intensity Interval Spiritual Training

Orange theory and pushing yourself to grow this time of the year.

Shabbat in Ibiza

Alexandre Elicha, the 43-year-old global style icon, creative director and co-founder of The Kooples, is a proud, Shabbat-observant Jew.

My Descent into Madness

I am a wife and mother of a few kids who works part-time and had a full-blown mental breakdown about a year ago.

I've Got This!

Debbie Hirsch talks about creative ways we can cope with our daily challenges.

Bob Dylan and Me

A fascinating new book explores Louie Kemp’s 50-year friendship with the music legend.

Message in the Western Wall: A True Story

At the start of the Yom Kippur War, Uri Shachar received an encouraging message from a very unlikely source.

How to Confront Your Mistakes and Try Again

Don’t allow yesterday's mistakes to limit tomorrow's possibilities.

Elul: How to Realistically Change the World

Start by thinking small - and in that way change ourselves and our own world.

Elul: The Secret to Change

When you don’t know where to begin, start here.

One Intermarried Couple's Journey

Larry grew up proud of his Jewish heritage but eating pork and I was a lapsed Roman Catholic.

PODCAST: Well, If You Asked Me…

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky on the fine art of giving and accepting advice.

Your 10 Responsibilities for Being Human

Judaism mandates that one must take full responsibility for his life. Here is a check list of the ten most fundamental responsibilities.

Adopting Abi, A 6-Year-Old Ethiopian Boy

Adopting Abi was the most challenging thing we've ever done, but at the same time the most significant, life-enhancing and rewarding.

Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

The 5 critical factors to emotional intelligence.

After Breast Cancer: Time to Sing a New Song

Prayer, love and community helped me through cancer.

The Secret of Six

What every Jew needs to keep constantly in mind.

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