Sadness; Grief

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When is sadness bad? When is it a necessary and even positive tool for self-betterment?
How to deal with valid sources of sadness (Tanya Ch. 26)
Joy is critical in carrying out our obligation to be a moral and faithful Jew. What are the techniques and attitudes needed to live a life of joy, and when, if ever, is it appropriate to be sad?
How to turn on the joy and beat feeling down
Join in the study of Tanya, the foundational book of Chassidic teaching, which guides us in our struggles in everyday living.
The Kabbalah of Behavior
There is a difference between "merirut" a constructive bitter grief and "atzvut" a destructive depressing state. Constructive grief motivates change.
New psychology on the human condition
Where psychology has failed, and what is in store for the future. Addressing the challenge of human weakness and guilt, Rabbi Manis Friedman offers a fresh perspective based on the teachings of Tanya (chapter 27).
Take advantage of the roller coaster of life
Life is a roller coaster. Everything is moving, everything is pulsating. Become small, receive life, and then shine.
Bonding with G-d Through Tragedy
Are the darkest moments of our lives really G-d communicating with us on a higher level? The traditional prayer of mourning -- "Baruch Dayan Emet" -- holds the answer.
Although we normally shun depression and strive to be joyous all the time, there is an appropriate context for sadness. When is there a benefit to having a broken heart?
How to deal with anxiety and worry, depression and self-pity, nagging guilt, feelings of inadequacy and self-blame. Only once liberated from all the above can the soul soar freely.
Question: Recently, my nephew was found dead in his room. We know it was suicide. His father—my sister’s husband and my husband’s brother—was against his choice of fiancée. We’ve told everyone it was a heart attack—he had heart problems before. My sister ...
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