How to Die

The doctor wasn’t smiling. “There’s no way I can sugarcoat it. You have a rare, fatal disease and there is no known cure.”

My Life as a Country Western Song

I lost my parents, my house and job, and my wife left me after 25 years. Why was God doing this to me?

Never Give Up

If you never try , you’ll never know.

Lag B’Omer & Gratitude

Tony Robbin’s secret to happiness and achieving success.

Second Chance

Allowing ourselves one more spin of the dice.

Professor Happiness

Q&A with the popular Harvard professor and best-selling author.

The Crayons in My Box

Surprising tools for Jewish growth that most of us learned as children.

My Life: A Meditation

It’s mine. Not yours, not hers, not his. It’s mine.

Envisioning Freedom

Why was the first Seder celebrated when we were still slaves in Egypt?

Life's Golden Nugget

Passover & the phenomenal power of choosing to be grateful.

Spiritual Freedom

Self mastery is the key to true freedom.

Little Big Things

Sometimes when you least expect it, you hit jackpot.

My Anxiety Disorder

Five daily activities to help manage severe stress and attain peace of mind.

A Marine's Final Gift

A Bronze Star hero demonstrates genuine strength in an unexpected way.

Growing Up Poor

When Bar Mitzvahs are getting as extravagant as weddings, it's time for some serious reassessment.


Being accosted by a missionary of happiness only served to deepen my gloom.

My Inheritance

I didn’t see my recently deceased father in a dream. I got a Word file instead.

Hear O Israel

Understanding the wisdom of Judaism's most important prayer. An Film

Live in the Light

An inspiring true story.

5 Ways to Build Unity

Helping others is a pillar of Judaism.

We've Gotta Live Together

Building unity through kindness.


Three keys to catapulting from paralysis to action.

Why Can't We Be Friends?

Bottom line, we are one family.

Beneath the Layers of Filth

A Nazi sympathizer renewed my waning belief in mankind's ability to overcome its senseless hatred.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

It's not too late to avoid these common regrets in life.

I Wanna Be a Maccabee

Who are the heroes of Chanukah?

It's My Fault

Three words that changed everything.

Lessons My Dog Taught Me

Buddy showed me the meaning of love.

Why Not?

Two words changed everything.

Thanksgiving Blessings

After losing my son, I began to understand what it means to be grateful.

100 Blessings

Why should I be grateful?

My Special Education

I was a dedicated special ed teacher, but I was relieved they weren't my children. But God has a good sense of humor…

The Woman in the Park

With all my flaws, am I worthy of love?

Does Polite Equal Good?

How I unexpectedly discovered the key to genuine goodness.

My Facebook Hiatus

Breaking free from the 'being liked' trap.

What Do I Know?

When not knowing is true wisdom.

The Yom Kippur Dare

Do I ask God for another chance, a chance I know I don’t deserve?

My Yom Kippur Resolution

I cringe thinking how much aggravation I caused this woman.

Yom Kippur: Partner Track

Does God really care about the nuances of my life?

Shana Tova?

Can we be optimistic about the coming new year?

My Moment of Weakness

Do you want God to cut you some slack?


Don't wait till you're really lost.

Am I for Real?

There was a little voice of doubt that worried me. What if I was a fake?

Unplug & Reconnect

Life is great. Disconnect and enjoy.

Camp Simcha

At age 18, what did I know about caring for a kid with multiple special needs?

Hurricane Irene and Elul

Make sure you prepare for what's coming.

Three Words of Self Doubt

You're not serious about your goal if you use one of these three words.

Spirituality & Mental Health

Research on how faith in God impacts one's emotional well being.


Every day your father is going to deposit $86,400 into your account. Whatever is left over at the end of each day gets erased.

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