The College Essay I Didn’t Submit

My clinical depression has challenged and shaped me in an irreversible and kind of surprising way.

Life Doesn't have to be Perfect to be Wonderful

When we can't change a situation, we're challenged to change ourselves.

The Snowstorm and My Husband

Commitment is the cornerstone of a great marriage.

PODCAST: Who are You to Judge Me?

Rabbi David Schoonmaker on giving others the benefit of the doubt.

OCD and Covid-19: Not a Good Mix

My need for perfection sent me in a tailspin.

How One Small Brave Act Saved Thousands of Lives

Becky overcame her fear and was the last of 60,000 people tested, at the very last blood drive. She was a perfect match.

The Bad Habit We All Need to Eliminate

This is the time we need to work on judging fairly and accurately.

Pivot Turn

Dancing my way towards a deeper relationship with God and the Jewish people.

Addiction Recovery and Tisha B’Av: Lessons from the Frontlines of Pain

My work with individuals struggling with addiction has given me a deeper understanding of the value of sitting with pain and discomfort.

Seasons of the Moon: Av– IBM and The Nazis

How were the Nazis able to carry out the Holocaust - something extremely complex - without a computer?

Stranded Soldiers in the Desert

We all need a mentor to help us navigate through life's challenges.

Your Resilience Tool Box for these Challenging Times

Three ways to build your inner strength when you feel your life is under attack.

The Terrifying Feeling of Being Alone in the World

Embracing your unique self is essential for relating to others.

The First Fire: The Power of Havdalah

Just because you made a mistake yesterday doesn't mean you can't build something today.

Finding Happiness Without My Abusive Father

How I maintain a positive attitude after experiencing trauma.

Black Orthodox Jewish Fashion Designer

Elisheva Rishon’s empowering designs reflect her experiences as a Black Orthodox Jew.

Turn Your Worry into a Prayer

Instead of unproductive worry, pivot and direct your energy to the One who can solve everything.

So You Don't Feel God in Your Life?

I was berating myself, feeling down and useless. Little did I know that God was listening to my pain.

Rabbi Kreiswirth and the Hidden Treasure

During the Holocaust a wealthy man gave the rabbi the numbers to his Swiss bank account. The unexpected happened.

Are You a Circle or Line?

Which one do you focus on: the destination or the journey?

I was an Unhappy Atheist

How believing in God made me a grateful person.

The Chassidic Rebbe and the Guinea Pig

Many stories of Chassidic Rebbes involve miracles. Mine involved guinea pigs.

Harry Houdini and the Closed Door

Sometimes the only thing holding us back is ourselves.

I Don't Fit in a Box

I never have. I don't know any black Jew who does.

The 48 Ways to Prayer

How Rabbi Noah Weinberg's book shook my stagnation and gave me a path to meaningful prayer.

Believe There's Always a Way Out

Before the challenge, the Almighty creates the solution.

Make Yourself the Norman the Doorman of Judaism

The secret to greatness is consistency, dedication and integrity.

Why I Don't Need to Believe in God

I've always known that there was a God. I saw God everywhere and felt that He wanted a relationship with us.

Confessions of a Grieving Heart

My brother’s sudden, unexpected death has left within me a gaping hole.

Anxiety: Living with the Crippling Effect of Endless Possibilities

Helping anxious people starts with a proper understanding of their mindset.

10 Qualities of an Emotionally Mature Person

An emotionally mature person lives with self-knowledge, vitality and inner peace. Here are ten telltale signs of a person who is emotionally mature.

Heal Us: Inspirational Music Video

A song of hope and healing, based on the words from the Silent Amida, because we need a little light during these difficult times.

Why Do Jews Pray Three Times a Day?

One answer lies in the three key moments that can help make or break a basketball player’s spirit.

10 Habits of Green Speech

A short video marking the first yahrzeit of our beloved friend and colleague, Rabbi MIke Stern.

My Battle with Covid-19

5 ways my life was changed by my 26-day battle with the virus.

When The World Is Falling Down, Raise It Up through Kindness

Compassion is a mighty force of strength that transforms sorrow into joy.

My Black Father’s Legacy

My father was painfully honest about what it meant to be Black in America.

My Meeting with Princess Diana

My encounter with her royal highness reminded me that each of us can be a king or queen.

We’re Not All in the Same Boat

The story you tell yourself shapes your reaction to Covid-19.

What Judaism Taught Me, a Christian, about the Sanctity of Life

Judaism taught me that it’s my moral duty to stand up against all forms of racism and hatred, including anti-Semitism and bigotry towards African-Americans.

She Can’t Fix You

The thing you are looking to receive from others is the very thing you need to cultivate within yourself.

Face Your Fears

Like the hermit crab, there comes a time we leave behind our familiar shell in order to grow and thrive.

The KKK, Dr. King and a Kumzits

How Martin Luther King’s commitment to his roots inspired me to return to my own.

The Spiritual Benefits of Social Distancing

How our family is finding some clarity amidst chaos.

Change This One Word to Increase Your Motivation

How to turn any goal, including your Jewish observance, from a burden to a gift.

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