Tragedies and challenges seem to be hitting us in every direction. I have heard countless people asking, “How come so many people are suffering– why are so many tragedies happening?” Death by Covid, death by stampede, mental illness, addiction, abuse, and unfortunately, the list goes on and on and on. I cannot and will not…

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How do you have difficult conversations? How do you respond when someone has a differing opinion from yours? To take it a step further, how do you respond when the differing opinion can be interpreted as something that is harmful to you? Lastly, when you hear that someone has maligned you, how do you address…

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Recently, I was walking with a friend of mine, and we were having a conversation about my relationship with God, my faith, and my trust in God’s will for me. I was saying to him, that to enhance my relationship with myself, my fellows, and my higher power, I pick traits that I choose to…

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Why is it that it’s so much easier to think of the negative rather than the positive in almost any situation– and more importantly change it? I want you to try this exercise: ask someone to name 5 negative attributes, and then ask them to name 5 positive attributes– or for that matter ask yourself…

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I have found in my life—both from what I have witnessed in my work and in my personal life—that we are so much more comfortable being in the discomfort we know, rather than explore our potential for greatness, when it takes us out of our comfort zone. I have had the privilege of being involved…

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Faith is probably the single greatest tool in my tool chest to combat the challenges we face in our lives. The power of faith never ceases to amaze me, yet it is such a difficult muscle to exercise in the face of challenge and adversity. My dearest friend just had a huge tumor removed from…

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This week, the Jewish tradition celebrates the holiday of Passover, a holiday commemorating God bringing the Jewish people out of slavery and into freedom. I am so grateful for my freedoms– yet, at times I have been a slave to my mind; a more emotional type of slavery to be sure, yet one that I…

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Sometimes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Truthfully, intentions are important– yet ultimately more important are our actions, and our ability to adjust when our intentions are leading us to actions that have us veering off course– or even worse, are damaging to others. I am referring to cancel-culture. I want to…

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Our society and world today are so very focused on allowing others to make decisions, to paint a positive spin on situations, and to not take away someone’s rights by forcing them to go against their will, yet my question is: what if they are truly harming themselves, or are incapable of helping themselves? We…

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Leadership has to be one of the most difficult tasks we face, and ultimately, we all face it at some point. Whether at work, as a parent, as a communal leader, or as a place where we must stand up for what we believe and be a leader in the face of evil, moral injustice,…

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