Thought of
the week.

Thought of the Week – November 15, 2019

By Asher Gottesman

I write a gratitude list each morning to recognize all the positive in my life. It is the first act of my day; a foundational part of my practice to live well. One of the items on my list is that I’m grateful for the struggles and obstacles as they…

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Thought of the Week – November 8, 2019

By Asher Gottesman

I had a huge breakthrough this week and it happened in a seemingly subtle way. For much of my life, I’ve struggled with people-pleasing. The incessant need to be liked has led to dishonesty, over-promising, denial of my feelings and often, resentment of others. After years of focus, reflection, and…

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Thought of the Week – November 1, 2019

By Asher Gottesman

How often are we so consumed with the self that we forget all the ways in which our ultimate wellbeing is tied to the wellbeing of the greater whole? The figures within the Torah remind me of that important principle. When God told Noah that he was going to destroy…

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Thought of the Week – October 25, 2019

By Asher Gottesman

Today I saw a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter”. And that all people residing in this country, legally or illegally, are welcome. And earlier this week, I was asked to help someone who’s grandfather targeted and committed crimes against Jews. Both of these situations sparked in me the questions…

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Thought of the Week – October 18, 2019

By Asher Gottesman

I don’t recall a time in my life where hate has been as visible as it is now. So openly exchanged. Perhaps I’m living more aware, more conscious of my surroundings. Either way, there’s a clear disconnect between our legal freedoms (religion, speech, identity, etc) and our expression of humanity.…

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Thought of the Week – October 11, 2019

By Asher Gottesman

I have been going through a major transition in my life. I have had the honor of naming a new CEO to the company I founded more than 10 years ago. A company that, in many ways, is the product of disaster and redemption. Of my own recovery story. This…

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