This week is the Holiday of Purim, also referred to as the Holiday of Masks, or the Holiday of Indulgence. While many would argue that the holiest day of the Jewish calendar is Yom Kippur, as it is the day of Atonement, I would suggest that Purim has the ability to be holier, and I…

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I have always known that when I am of service, I benefit much more from it than anyone else does. I have the honor of helping someone, yet in turn, I am truly helping myself. Additionally, when I turn my pain and my suffering into a passion– or better yet, when I use my negative…

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I have been thinking about one of the most important gifts that we can give ourselves and others, yet I believe we benefit much more from it than others do. I am speaking of the gift of forgiveness; when we are hurt by others– sometimes truly terribly– we are put in a position where we…

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I have the privilege of working with people who struggle, yet I too have been struggling with something recently, and I would really love to hear your feedback, my dear readers. Many of my clients– and at times, myself– are inconsistent, which can make the journey quite difficult. Additionally, I routinely see people who are…

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This week, I was fortunate to have dinner with my son and a dear friend of ours. This young man– who today, is a successful father, employee, husband, and friend– has overcome incredible hurdles in order to get to where he is today. I had the privilege of meeting him when he was down and…

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Every week, I read the words of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and they always inspire me. I found this week’s reading so pertinent to our current climate, that I needed to just about copy what he wrote: “When speaking to a people about their imminent freedom, what would a leader say?” “Most people answer: freedom. That…

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I spoke to one of my oldest and best friends this morning, and he was telling me about a trip his friend went on. His friend was traveling with people of means, who by all appearances, seemed to have everything going for themselves, yet, most of them were on some form of anti-depressant. It left…

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I am constantly amazed and blown away by people who have the ability to think long term– those people who are able to delay gratification for a goal that they know is achievable, yet they cannot see it in sight. Whether that be training for a marathon, completing medical school, earning a PHD, or building…

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Surely, this year has been a hard year for most. For some people, however, they have managed to find the silver lining– or may I dare say– the gold lining. With the radical change in circumstances that have befallen us all this past year, people have been forced to be more present, they have gotten…

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“A leader is one who, though they may stumble and fall, arises more honest, humble, and courageous than they were before.” There is a saying in the Torah: “In the place where someone who has repented stands– not even the holiest of men can stand there.” To have sinned, to have erred, to have failed,…

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