New Year’s Resolutions and Changing our Default

Change is possible when we make our goals feel like easy options.

5 Ways to Build Yourself Up this Yom Kippur

Keep these ideas in mind to prevent Yom Kippur from becoming a day of shame and guilt.

Neuroplasticity, Yom Kippur and Real Change

Jewish principles for change have been corroborated by recent discoveries in brain science.

Pushing Off Procrastination

Your death is a matter of when, not if. So now is the time to get moving.

Making New Year’s Resolutions Like a Doctor

How to set SMART goals for the new year.

Time for Your Annual Job Review

Your boss is evaluating how you spent every minute and the report will be published.

In Rehab, Discovering the Power of Elul

I experienced my most powerful Elul as a therapist at an inpatient treatment center for substance abuse.

High Intensity Interval Spiritual Training

Orange theory and pushing yourself to grow this time of the year.

Anything but Anger

Overcoming anger towards others can actually change our relationship with God.

Generate Momentum for Change

Tapping into the power of free will is the key to preparing for Rosh Hashanah.

7 Tips for Rosh Hashanah

Practical steps on how to get closer to your best self the New Year.

PODCAST: I've Got This!

Debbie Hirsch talks about creative ways we can cope with our daily challenges.

PODCAST: Well, If You Asked Me…

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky on the fine art of giving and accepting advice.

Your 10 Responsibilities for Being Human

Judaism mandates that one must take full responsibility for his life. Here is a check list of the ten most fundamental responsibilities.

Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

The 5 critical factors to emotional intelligence.

The 10 Commandments for Personal Growth

My personal reflection on the 10 Commandments as they help navigate life’s trials and challenges.

PODCAST: Who Am I to Judge?

Dina Coopersmith talks about our instinct to judge others and how to reframe what irritates us about them.

Rabbis Can Run

The only thing between who you are now and who you want to be is the pain you are willing to endure.

Word by Word: Rebuilding Together During the 9 Days

From now to Tisha B'Av, let's commit to being careful in how we speak to each other.

How to Build Healthy Self-Esteem

4 approaches that can help to raise self-esteem.

Why Successful People Still Feel Inadequate

Conquering that inner voice that whispers you're not worthy.

FaceApp: What You’ll Look Like 50 Years from Now

No app can really predict what you will look like in 50 years, because you haven’t finished creating it.

Roger Federer, Tom Brady and the Agony of Defeat

Why the cliché is true: it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

The Jewish Artist in Iran's Royal Palace

A talented artist, Raphael Nouril became close to the Shah of Iran. Painting the Lubavitcher Rebbe changed the course of his life.

Pilates: Don’t Drop the Ball

Sometimes the lightest objects can become unbearable burdens. It's all about how we carry that ball.

Earthquake: Shaken Up in LA

The earthquake has ended, but the jumble of feelings that it engendered have not.

It’s Not Him, It’s Me

Transform external challenges into internal ones.

Why Am I So Angry? How to Transform Difficult Feelings

Every feeling has a powerful lesson to teach us something important about who we are.

Juggling the Five Balls of Life

The key to a richer, happier life is balancing these five aspects of our life.

Five Habits of Happy People

How to train your mind to be positive.

5 Success Habits of High Performers

What makes the billionaires, top artists, greatest athletes and other high achievers stand out from the pack?

Listening to Difficult Emotions

When we face reality no matter how uncomfortable or scary, we feel alive, stronger, and more at peace.

8 Things I Wish I Knew at My Graduation

Practical wisdom for life, whether you’re just graduating or not.

I Want What She Has

Whether it’s cookies or cars, jealousy is a lifelong battle.

Tetris and Wiring Your Brain for Positivity

The more we seek good, the more we will automatically see good.

Navy Seal’s 3 Keys to Freedom: Discipline, Humility and Extreme Ownership

Jocko Willink, Navy Seal (Ret.) and best-selling author, offers some hard-learned, practical advice. You better listen.

Rejection Letters to Famous Authors

Even J.K. Rowling was told to give up writing. But she realized that the only path to success is through failure.

Doing This for 3 Minutes a Day has Changed My Life

When is the last time you sat still with no technology, without talking, listening, watching, or reading something?

How to be a Kindness Superhero

Are you emulating Arthur or the Almighty?

Why the Omer?: The Secret to Spiritual Growth

The deeper connection between counting the omer and the manna from heaven.

Passover: Nothing is Holding You Back

Don’t be like a circus elephant. Break free from your self-limiting beliefs.

Passover’s Three Steps to Personal Freedom

The meaning of Pesach, Matzah and Maror.

What’s Your Addiction?

This Passover, I’m experiencing seven days of freedom from my taskmaster. I’m putting my smartphone in my drawer for the entire week.

Freedom: Seven Empowering Beliefs

Set yourself free this Passover.

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