Life Pain or Traumatic Pain?

Life pain is conscious and tolerable. Traumatic pain is unbearable and requires help in facing it.

The Chinese Bamboo and Tu B'Shvat

Real growth sometimes happens beneath the surface where no one can see.

Rabbi Yudi Dukes’ Incredible Legacy

Sarah Dukes inspired thousands by chronicling her husband’s 10-month battle with Covid-19.

What Would Rabbi Noah Weinberg Say?

For our turbulent times, a voice from above.

The Obstacle is the Way

Sonia Vallabh was 27 when she discovered that she inherited the genetic mutation that killed her mother at age 51. Instead of crippling her, the news motivated her.

Right Where You're Supposed to Be: This Really Happened

Sometimes your actions are instrumental in ways you're completely unaware of.

Grow Like the Trees

In honor of Tu B’Shvat, 6 lessons on how to grow.

Shevat: Gateway to Eternal Life

How does winter symbolize the bursting forth of life? Exploring the depth of Tu B'Shvat

Soul: Insights from the Hit Film

Jewish perspectives on the afterlife, purpose, and who you really are.

Losing Weight While Gaining Perspective

Some helpful thoughts on my weight loss journey.

Waking Up from a Coma

Believe it: sometimes miracles do happen.

Fighting Reality: A Psychologist’s Journey Through Covid-19

I was insisting that everything should revert back to normal rather than accept and make peace with my new reality.

The Shabbat Meal that Rocked My World

Sometimes small acts have huge outcomes. I know. My life's trajectory was changed by one.

Life, Refashioned

How Judaism got an ex-Catholic prospective convert to love clothes – and enjoy life.

Effective Resolutions: Behavioral Insights on Creating Positive Change

Practical tips from behavioral science that can help us bring forth positive change in the new year.

Saying Goodbye to 2020

How can we use this most difficult year to better ourselves and the world?

A Russian Doll and an Unlikely Legacy of Kindness

A true story that we need to hear during these difficult times.

Dr. Eger’s 10 Insights on How to Live Life Fully

An Auschwitz survivor shares her life-affirming wisdom.

Was There a Hanukkah Miracle?

If ever there were evidence of supernatural intervention in human affairs, it would have to be in the realm of the medical.

This Hanukkah, Think about Fred

Anyone can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Seeing 20/20, Even In 2020

Hanukkah teaches us how to see beyond the surface.

Our Modern-Day Hanukkah Story

Hanukkah reminds us that even amidst a dark pandemic, nothing is left to chance.

My Grandmother and the 1922 Russian Typhus Epidemic

Her father refused to believe the doctors' pessimistic diagnosis. Her miraculous survival instilled a steadfast gratitude to God, despite the barrage of atheistic Communist propaganda.

Cultivating Spiritual Resilience

Strategies to encourage belief in a higher purpose, hope for the future, gratitude for our lives, and the meaning we construct from our suffering.

Three Ways to Find Your Inner Light

Hanukkah is a unique time for accessing the sparks of light within and thereby light up the world.

Hanukkah and the Miracle of Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a daily uphill battle where modern-day miracles are being performed throughout the recovery process.

Hanukkah and Hope

Hope is the underlying story the Jewish people.

How to Build Resilience during the Pandemic

Five evidence-based strategies to help you cultivate resilience.

The Courage to Search: How My Questions Led Me to Embrace Judaism

Rabbi Sacks did not just give me access to Judaism's core beliefs, he gave me access to myself.

My Life with Dystonia

Miracles do happen… at their prescribed time.

Genius Is Born and 6 Other Lies about Learning

Jim Kwik's 7 common lies that limit our ability to learn and reach our potential.

The Jewelry Thief in a Labor Camp in Poland

Elijah the Prophet can come in all types of guises.

Something Once Broken

Like me, the brooch was once whole, then broken, and then transformed.

Five Ways to Build Your Gratitude Muscles

This has never been more important than it is now when so much seems to be going wrong in the world and in our lives.

A Primer on the Theology of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

A summary of his key concerns, beliefs and recipes for a better future.

My Husband Is a Porn Addict in Recovery

My anger, pain and sadness are being replaced with hope, respect and admiration. It has not been easy.

Shake Off the Dust and Get Up

Sometimes our challenges that we feel are burying us can be precursors for growth.

Inspiring Quotes by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

A small selection of meaningful quotes from Rabbi Sacks, of blessed memory.

Overeating: Hungry Body or Starving Soul?

When we're overeating, it's not our bodies that are hungry – it’s our souls.

Choosing Hope: Finding Light in Times of Despair

Spiritual immunization for the pandemic and political unrest.

Stranger on a Train

A serendipitous encounter with a Hungarian survivor leads to an incredible reunion.

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