Grow Like the Trees

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

The Chinese Bamboo and Tu B'Shvat

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

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.

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.

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?

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

An Auschwitz survivor shares her life-affirming wisdom.

Is Zoom a Window or a Mirror?

Plastic surgery for the soul.

Our Modern-Day Hanukkah Story

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

This Hanukkah, Think about Fred

Anyone can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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.

Hanukkah and the Miracle of Addiction Recovery

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

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 Hope

Hope is the underlying story the Jewish people.

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.

How to Build Resilience during the Pandemic

Five evidence-based strategies to help you cultivate resilience.

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.

Inspiring Quotes by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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

Shake Off the Dust and Get Up

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

Overeating: Hungry Body or Starving Soul?

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

The Hero Within

Twelve years after contracting Lou Gehrig's Disease, Dr. Rahamim Melamed-Cohen, now totally paralyzed, enjoys a life of productivity -- and love.

Choosing Hope: Finding Light in Times of Despair

Spiritual immunization for the pandemic and political unrest.

How to Stop Feeling Jealous

This simple routine can train your mind to focus on the blessings in your life and stop jealousy in its tracks.

6 Questions to Empower Yourself

Feeling stuck? Here's your way out.

Staying Sane in an Insane World

We all need a quiet space where we can be alone and reconnect to ourselves and God.

Heroes of Rehab

Sometimes the journey to self-discovery begins with a trauma.

Imagine If Yom Kippur Wasn't Just a Day

Retaining some of that Yom Kippur mentality in your every day life.

Sukkot: Finding Joy in a Tumultuous World

How the Sukkot holiday helps us navigate today’s chaotic times.

The Seven Heroes of Sukkot

Why Jews invite these biblical heroes to the sukkah each night.

Do Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointments?

Not if we live with Jewish principle, “This too is for the best.”

The Right to be Forgotten

Erasing your actions is a lot harder than deleting an internet post. Here's what it takes.

I Was Humiliated

I barely remember the past. But I do vividly remember the mortifying experience in 6th grade when my teacher embarrassed me in front of the class.

3 Steps to Preparing for This Rosh Hashanah

How to achieve sanity and equilibrium in these times of upheaval and hit the reset button on all the chaos.

Nothing Left to Do but Smile, Smile, Smile!

Coronavirus musings from a psychiatrist, six months deep into the pandemic.

The Worst Day Ever: An Inspiring Message for This Year's Corona Rosh Hashanah

What you focus on creates your reality. This Rosh Hashanah choose your vision.

Shofar in the Year of Corona

Let this year’s shofar blast take on a whole new meaning.

The Days of AWE-some

Three awesome things about the Days of Awe.

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