6 Lessons Celebrities Taught Me

I used to be a celebrity interviewer in Manhattan before I moved to Israel. Here are a handful of useful take-aways that stay with me.

Towards Perfection: The Rose, the Grizzly Bear, and the Robin

Only the human being is involved in the experience of self-creation.

The Miracle of Acceptance: 8 Affirmations to Release Negative Energy

Acceptance can be an empowering and proactive response to the pain of difficult circumstances which have not (yet) changed.

The Meaning of the Menorah's Light

Four contemporary insights to illuminate our darkening world.

8 Short Thoughts for Hanukkah

Illuminate your 8 nights of Hanukkah with these inspiring insights.

Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

Good friends are essential for your emotional health.

How to Say You're Sorry

Don’t replace “I’m sorry” with “Thank you”.

Identical Twins: One a Nazi, the Other a Member of the Israeli Navy

Our nature predisposes us, but through the way we nurture our lives, we can choose who we are and the legacy we leave.

Facing Life’s Big Questions

My daughters are asking questions that Google can’t answer.

Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

Where's the Salt!

Don't blame, don't complain. A simple phrase that can change your life.

Four Jewish Insights for Thanksgiving

How to unlock the door to gratitude.

One Small Act of Kindness Can Impact the World

An inspiring true story of one compassionate act whose reverberations were felt decades later.

Rebecca Gave Only After She was Asked

I need to be asked or I won’t know what to give, even if I want to. Does this mean I’m not a kind person?

Jewish Tools to Manage Stress

Four insights to help you keep sane.

Giving It Your All: The Search for Two Lost Girls

Dov was an elderly man on crutches. That didn't stop him from showing up at 3 AM to do whatever he could.

The Toxic “Cancel Culture”

Barack Obama calls out a polarizing social trend.

What Will You Do with Your Extra Hour?

We are blessed to live in the greatest era of technological breakthrough of all time. What are you doing with all that extra time?

Marie Kondo, Sukkot and Redefining Joy

Joy isn't about the space we live in but the space within in us.

Happiness: The Three S's of Sukkot

Three tools for attaining more happiness.

How to Live in a State of Happiness: The Secret of Sukkot

Leaving behind the extraneous and focusing on the core essentials that truly make us happy.

5 Steps to Letting Go of Resentment

How to best respond to someone who has hurt us.

Yom Kippur: The Three Levels of Forgiveness

How to truly forgive someone who has hurt you.

New Year’s Resolutions and Changing our Default

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

Neuroplasticity, Yom Kippur and Real Change

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

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.

Pushing Off Procrastination

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

7 Tips for Rosh Hashanah

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

Making New Year’s Resolutions Like a Doctor

How to set SMART goals for the new year.

In Rehab, Discovering the Power of Elul

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

Time for Your Annual Job Review

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

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.

But I Haven’t Changed All Year!

4 common thoughts that block change before Rosh Hashanah.

High Intensity Interval Spiritual Training

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

I've Got This!

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

How to Confront Your Mistakes and Try Again

Don’t allow yesterday's mistakes to limit tomorrow's possibilities.

Elul: How to Realistically Change the World

Start by thinking small - and in that way change ourselves and our own world.

Elul: The Secret to Change

When you don’t know where to begin, start here.

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.

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