Putting God into the Equation

The Hanukkah menorah reminds us that small miracles still happen.

My Torah Mentor, Jiro the Japanese Sushi Master

I just read the Torah in shul for the first time, thanks to an old Japanese sushi master named Jiro Ono.

Seeing Beyond Our Fears

When Isaac Lidsky went blind, he faced down his fears and created a new vision for his life.

Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight

What really separates winners from losers.

Six Questions to Empower Yourself

A tool to help you stop blaming and take personal responsibility for your life.

My Broken Ankle

Despite everything I’ve gone through, this is a big deal to me. I’m a wimp and I’m terrified.

The Race to Catch My Flight

Running as fast as I could as the final call blared, I realized I had lost my handbag.

10 Quotes on Cultivating Gratitude

Just for today I am going to recognize the light instead of the dark, the love instead of the hate.

Why Do We Say Shabbat Shalom?

The deeper Kabbalistic significance of Shabbat.

18 Lessons I’ve Learned Training for the NYC Marathon

My grueling workouts have shown me how to surpass my internal limitations.

Happiness: The Three S’s of Sukkot

Three tools for attaining more happiness.

My Yom Kippur Call

It was one the hardest calls I’ve ever made. And it turned out to be one the best.

Middot Series #7 - Ethical Speech

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Our words are a powerful force to build – and destroy.

How to Break Bad Habits

Know your triggers and desired outcome, and replace your negative response with a more constructive alternative.

Inspiring Jewish Quotes for Rosh Hashanah

Some inspiring Jewish quotes to help guide you in your resolutions for the New Year.

Knowing Your Life Matters

On Rosh Hashanah, identify your unique mission and responsibility to live a life filled with purpose.

Strategies for Making Real Changes in Your Life

Design your personalized Spiritual Fitbit.

The Most Important Letter You’ll Write

A powerful exercise everyone should do to prepare for the High Holidays.

At War before Rosh Hashanah

No one but you can make you great.

My Broken Laptop

To fix or not to fix? A too-good-to-be-true story for Elul.

My Slingshot Ride

Catapulting 240 feet into the air made me rethink what is truly possible.

Small Act, Big Impact

Appreciating the spiritual power of performing a single mitzvah.

Elul: The 4 D's of Lasting Change

How to keep your resolutions and truly grow.

Can I Really Change?

How to tap into the transformative power of the Jewish month of Elul.

How Judaism Took Me Out Of My Depression

Converting to Judaism had an unexpected side effect: my depression became much less prominent in my life.

Middot Series #6 - Patience, or How to Overcome Road Rage

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: It can be a rude awakening to discover that you are not the Master of the Universe.

God Winking

Showing up to the imperfect unpredictable mess of life.

When Breath Becomes Air

Tisha B’Av and the yearning for connection.

Letting Go

Could you forgive the man responsible for the death of your family?

Looking for God Amidst the Pain

The human soul can be a window to feeling the depth of God’s love.

8 Ways to Make Your Life Miserable

And keep the insidious feelings of joy and gratitude at bay.

Stop Drifting

Create the plan to get the life you want.

When My Best Friend Dumped Me

One day she valued our friendship and the next day she didn't. These four tools empowered me despite the pain.

The 10 Ingredients to Living a Happy Life

Are any of them missing in your life?

Middot Series #5 - Integrity: Will the Real You Please Stand Up

Harvey S. Hecker Character Development Series: Life's greatest challenge is the battle for self-respect.

Moses and the Secret of Greatness

Moses, not Muhammad Ali, was “the greatest” because he never acted as if he was superior to anyone else.

How to Show You Care

Reclaiming the forgotten power of writing a letter.

Muhammad Ali: Give Up Or Get Up

What it really takes to be a champ.

The View from the Mountain

My rendezvous with God at the top of Runyon Canyon before sunrise.

I Am Not Orthodox

A video about Jewish unity created by a group of 7th graders.

Ten Things I Learned from My Doctors

Since the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual.

Getting Rid of Toxic Phrases in the Home

15 negative phrases to avoid and their hopeful alternatives.

7 Keys to Master Your Life's Mission: #7: Kingship

Taking ownership and responsibility for your world.

Steph Curry’s Shavuot Message

Forget the moment of glory. Real success is built on daily consistent choices.

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