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Recognize your weak spots, but don’t avoid them.
12 Steps to Attaining Inner Peace
Surround yourself with harmonious people. You become like the people you spend the most time with.
11 Ways to Tell the Truth
Is your friend fuming because you disappointed them for the 100th time? Are you running late again? Did you tell an itsy-bitsy “white lie”?
10 Paths to Becoming a More Spiritual Person
Aren’t we all looking for greater spirituality in our lives?
The Story of a Tree: Condemned to Death, It Lives On
Anyone with any knowledge about the natural way of trees would say it should have died.
Learning to Be Your Own Cheerleader
As my daughter grows and reaches new milestones, I cannot help but watch my reactions to her with a kind of curiosity.
Who Is ‘Ani’? On the Path to Discovering Me
By improving my relationship with myself, there is a ripple effect in my home and an improvement in my relationships with others.
The Myth of Doing and Having It All
We’re given a message through advertising and social media that you can or should do it all. We’re being sold that success is doing everything right, and, of course, doing all that as you appear beautiful and calm.
8 Ways to Stop Yelling (and Be Heard)
Yelling causes damage, irreparable damage, to the environment, to our relationships, to our psyches and nervous systems, and to our mental and physical health.
When I Gave My Necklace to a Woman With Cancer
When I follow my inner voice—what I call “a whisper from G‑d”—without question or hesitation, I never know where it will lead.
9 Ways to Talk Like a Jew
We may not remind people of their past misdeeds, insult someone, tease them, bully them, threaten them or in any way use words to cause them pain or anguish. Even hinting at something that might cause them pain is not allowed.
10 Great Things About Growing Old
We live in a youth culture that idolizes youth and prizes innovation. Judaism, however, while recognizing the benefits of youth, vaunts the wisdom and experience of old age, and urges us to respect and listen to the older generation.
9 Ways to Love Yourself More
Loving yourself and knowing your strengths are vital to being a successful person. Here's how to do it.
9 Ways Judaism Teaches Us to Be Kind to Animals
The Torah instructs us to be kind to animals, and to treat them with respect and consideration because they are creations of G‑d.
Seven Ways to Look Like a Jew
We’ve all heard the expression, “Funny you don’t look Jewish,” or “I knew you were Jewish by just looking at you.” Jews seem to have internal radar for identifying one another. It isn’t just a Semitic appearance or the Je ne sais quoi of Jewishness. It is, actually, the neshamathe Jewish “soul” radiating outwards that we recognize in each other.