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Thought of the Week – April 24, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

I have been racking my brain about what to write this week. Truthfully, I don’t want to write at all this week– the uncertainty and current conditions have made me especially grumpy. But, I want to show myself that even though I’m grumpy I can fulfill my commitments that I live…

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Thought of the Week – April 17, 2020

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I have been thinking lately about the times in my life when I’ve hit a bottom, when I felt compelled to reach out to a power greater than myself, and I decided to start making some life-long changes. Most people do not change unless they are truly forced too, and…

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Thought of the Week – April 3, 2020

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Victor Frankl Frankl emerged from one of the most tragic events of humankind with this philosophy. His tragedy inspired…

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Thought of the Week – March 27, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

Carl Jung wrote, “The psychology of a large crowd inevitably sinks to the level of mob psychology.” As chaos ensues around us, I have been thinking about how to counter the harshness of it all. How to create a positive vibration from something that appears as the manifestation of doom…

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Thought of the Week – March 13, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

In my relationship with God, forgiveness is hugely important and easily achievable. I believe that God, as my father in heaven, forgives me for all of my sins. Not only that, but his forgiveness is immediate and certain. While this does not mean we are absolved of guilt, there is…

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Thought of the Week – January 31, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

It’s not often that someone makes it a habit to expose their insecurities and vulnerabilities on a regular basis. Yet, here I am. I’ve baked that into my life’s mission – to help others understand that they are not alone, especially in their darkest days. Still, I sometimes question if…

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Thought of the Week – January 24, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

How often do we violate the exact expectations that we hold for others? I assume more often than we’d like to admit. It’s very easy for me to feel the pain of these violations when I feel like I’m on the receiving end. Yet, when I’m the perpetrator, I don’t…

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Thought of the Week – January 17, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

How do you stick to your commitments in the face of discomfort and impatience? We’re coming off the heels of our 2020 New Year’s resolutions. While most of us left the gate strong, resolute in the changes we’d stick to in 2020, I would guess that most of us are…

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Thought of the Week – January 9, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

This week, I ask all of you to help me find clarity on an important question, something that has long impacted my life and is causing me to pause and reflect more than ever. What is the threshold of self-sacrifice? It is incredibly important to give back to one’s community.…

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Thought of the Week – January 3, 2020

By Asher Gottesman

The opportunity for connection and purpose is all around; important moments happen every day. It’s just not every day that we notice them. Last week I did. I go to Israel every year to visit my father’s gravesite on the day he passed. During this trip, I visited a drop-in…

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