Footprints of Gratitude: How I Got Out of My Florida Funk

When everything was going wrong, it was my son’s fearless resilience that opened my eyes and helped me find a glimmer of gratitude.

Why Blessings Matter

Thank God for thankfulness. Saying blessings can transform your life.

Can You Have Your Fake Pork and Eat It Too?

Should we be disgusted by the idea of eating imitation pork?

Me and My Antisemitic Girlfriend

We were hurtling toward marriage despite my closeted interest in Judaism. One drunken night changed everything.

Self-Compassion: Key to Greater Happiness and More Positive Relationships

Self-compassionate people are also better equipped to cope with stressful life events and boost their resilience in the face of challenges.

3 Keys to Being Happy

Stop pursuing it and start experiencing it.

Thomas Edison’s Mother: The Power of Words

Words can be weapons that diminish and destroy, or they can be tools and instruments that create, encourage and uplift.

Dr. Henry Heimlich and Being Someone's Angel

Proactive step up and step in to make a difference in the lives of others.

Remembering the Mensch of Malden Mills

Aaron Feuerstein recently died at the age of 95. He was an icon of integrity and generosity.

My Broken Wrist: Three Takeaways

Yep, I fell and broke my wrist. And it's very frustrating to type these words with a cast.

Mammogram: My Fear of Cancer and Learning to Trust in God

My cancer scares have forced me to struggle with the reality that everything that happens to me is for my good.

How to Stop Being a Victim and Attain Happiness

You have control over your thoughts, words, and actions. You have no control over everything else.

My DIY Project and Our Fierce Drive for Independence

Why do we derive greater satisfaction when exert our independence and do it ourselves?

Go Out with Your Spouse and Kids

Covid is waning. Make the conscious decision to get back to your good habits, now.

Hard but Good: I've Stopped Expecting Life to be Easy Long Ago

With rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in all my joints and overall fatigue, my challenges are never really over.

Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Living a Jewish Life

My eating disorder is the elephant in the room in my marriage and is a constant in my life.

Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

The 5 critical factors to emotional intelligence.

Turning Pain into Purpose: Empathy as an Engine to Do Good

What drove two young sisters to save the life of a drowning father?

Was That Odd, Or Was That God?

Coincidence or providence – it all depends how you choose to look at it.

Why Believing in God Should Make You More Kind

The most concrete way we can connect to God is treating each other with kindness. The rest is commentary. Go learn.

Heaven and Hell Explained

The afterlife is the place where the person you chose to be encounters the person you had the potential to be. That shouldn’t make you nervous.

Coming Full Circle: An Incredible True Story

When Rabbi Amman was left alone burying a man he never met in a cemetery in Staten Island, he never imagined how much divine intervention was really at play.

Why God Matters: What Gives Life Meaning?

Whether you believe in God or not, we all need to wrestle with the question: Is there meaning in life?

Echoes and Triggers: Take a Look at Yourself

What rubs you the wrong way is an opportunity for introspection.

Orthodox Jews Answer Commonly Googled Questions

Serach, Tiki, and Yoni answer some of your commonly asked questions about Judaism and Jews.

What is the Meaning of An Eye for an Eye?

The Torah isn't talking about punitive damages; it’s speaking of compensatory, or monetary damages.

Myth: You Can’t get Buried in a Jewish Cemetery If You have a Tattoo

Not true, you can. Having a tattoo won’t prevent you from getting buried in a Jewish cemetery.

It's Not All or Nothing

We all make mistakes. Don't let one slip derail you.

The Guru and the Hasid

The stranger-than-fiction true story of Swami Vijayananda.

The Man who Joined the Search Party Looking for Himself

Muster the courage to examine the only place we can truly find who we are looking for – inside ourselves.

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Like Prayer?

Tanya Lurhman, an anthropologist who studies how human beings go about creating their experiences of the transcendent, discusses the therapeutic aspects in prayer.

When Isaac Lidsky went Blind

The child actor faced down his fears and created a new vision for his life.

The Bathroom Blessing Whisperer

The sublime act of thanking God after going to the bathroom.

In the Shadow of Chernobyl, I Found Out I was Jewish at Age 16

Masha Merkulova immigrated to San Francisco and today empowers Jewish teens to stand proud for Israel.

The Hidden Jews of Montana?

Sarah McConnell and the indestructible power of the Jewish spark.

How to Tap into The Meaning of Sukkot: 5 Inspiring Life Lessons

Plug into the joy and spiritual depth of this incredible Jewish holiday.

You Have No Rights, Only Responsibilities

I don't have rights? What does that even mean?

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