Make Your Bed: Change Your Life and Maybe the World

9 lessons from Admiral McRaven’s best-selling book.

How Jury Duty Prepared Me for Rosh Hashanah

I thought jury duty was going to be waste of time. Instead it changed my life.

Taylor Swift’s New Song as a Jewish Guide to Forgiveness

Look what you made me do and three other common obstacles to forgiveness.

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions

Our feelings do not need to define us or dictate our actions.

Billy Joel’s Star of David

The singer wanted to take a stand and be counted proudly as a Jew.

How to Really Grow During the Month of Elul

No one can help you grow unless you take responsibility for yourself.

Elul and the Solar Eclipse: Removing the Blocks to Find Meaning

Three steps to embrace the ever-present meaning in our lives.

My Sudden Hearing Loss

My summer of unexpected challenges and heartfelt kindness.

Finding the Joy of Tisha B’Av

Why is the saddest day of the Jewish year called a “festival”?

Stand Up Paddle Board and Facing Life’s Waves

Keep moving forward and don’t be afraid of the waves.

What Does It Take to be a True Hero?

An inspiring Charlie Harary video.

My 30-Day No Complaining Challenge

It was way harder than I thought. Here are my three main lessons.

My Carpool Karaoke

How to handle traffic jams when James Corden isn’t sitting in the car next to you.

10 Habits of Green Speech

Change your words, change your life.

The Green Speech Campaign: Creating Real Jewish Unity

Join the campaign and help increase respect, peace and unity during The Three Weeks.

Seven Daily Habits of Success

Change your routine, change your life.

How to Become a Better Learner

Jim Kwik’s transformative ideas to increase your brain power.

Middot Series #11 – Preserving the Peace

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Meeting others more than halfway.

An Inconvenient Mitzvah

Being a kind and caring person isn’t only for the times I feel like it.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

The necessary habits for attaining success.

Learning to Receive

Sometimes it takes more courage to receive than to give.

How Many Chances Would You Give?

Your friend borrowed and smashed your car. Would you lend it to him again?

Splitting Your Sea

Life is not about the calm. It’s about the waves.

Don't Compare Yourself to Others

Why comparing yourself to other people will put you on the fast track to an unhappy life.

Tapping into the Magic of Passover

How to make miracles in your life.

Matzah: Symbol of Oppression or Liberty?

Primo Levi’s account of his experiences in Auschwitz gave me the answer.

Don’t Be a Slave to Your Ego

The surprising answer to how the entire Jewish People became enslaved by Pharaoh.

The One Thing We Need to Be Happier

And the three myths that prevent us from attaining it.

Middot Series #10 – Compassion

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: How to become more of a caring person.

Shabbat and Vogue Magazine

It seems like everyone is tapping into the transformative power of Shabbat.

My Epic Run in the Blizzard of 2017

Because every moment is a chance to grow.

The Five Second Rule for Spiritual Transformation

It only takes five seconds to change your life.

Queen Esther: Five Lessons in Personal Transformation

Queen Esther shows us how to overcome our obstacles and move forward, despite our fears.

Message from ISIS’s Jewish Prisoner

Steven Sotloff last message: your second life begins when you realize you only have one.

Turn the World On with Your Smile

Mary Tyler Moore chose her upbeat attitude despite her personal struggles in life.

Giving Everything We’ve Got: An Inspiring Story

A little girl, a storeowner and a bag of coins remind us that it’s the effort that truly counts.

Exercising My Spiritual and Physical Muscles

Going to the gym has become something I can’t go without. Surprisingly, so has deepening my spiritual connection.

Why Do We Cry?

If you don’t express sadness, you can’t fully experience joy.

The Power of Gazing at the Stars

In a miff? Sometimes all you have to do is look up.

Middot Series #9 - Envy: The Path to Self-Defeat

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Avoiding the damaging spiral of jealousy and frustration.

Inner Calm: Overcoming Worry and Anxiety

A three-stage process of personal transformation based on Judaism and psychotherapy.

Holy Jewish Chutzpah

When it comes to spirituality, never take no for an answer.

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

The incredible power of adding one consistent light at a time.

Middot Series #8 - Guard Your Eyes

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Judaism’s life hack for avoiding harmful images.

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