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 and gloom. A group that…

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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 comfort in this simple fact.…

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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 that’s right. Should I be…

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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 pay nearly enough attention. This…

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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 also slowly losing speed. And…

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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. To help those in need.…

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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 community center, called Zulu, for…

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Most of us wait until our mortality is imminent to challenge our beliefs. To make the hard changes. To disregard our material wants for that which fulfills our basic needs. I had the honor of officiating the funeral of a truly remarkable woman this week. In guiding the crowd to reflect on her life, I…

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For me, clarity is equal to peace. Peace of mind. When the heart and soul cease their worrying. Though, to arrive at a place of clarity requires intention and action. This week, I was reminded that while I can have faith in my belief that the universe will grant me what I need and that…

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How often do we say this to ourselves: if only “this” then “that”. If only I was richer, smarter, prettier, etc, then my life would be so much easier, better, happier, etc. Too often I think that if I only had more [insert x], then I wouldn’t struggle with my greatest ills – addiction, depression,…

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