Virgo: The Big Picture

By Thursday, August 17, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 16

One of my favorite quotes about Virgos comes from Rav Berg, and I think of it every year as we enter the month of Elul. He explained, “Virgos’ view of the world may be reduced to a grain of sand when the entire beach is what should be taken into account.”   You may have heard a ...

Release Your Judgments

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Here is the situation: something is going on and you have a strong, opposing opinion. We’ve all been there. For example:   ■     Your child has shared a life plan they have, that to your mind will cause only suffering for them, and ultimately, for you. ■     Your work colleague has a new purchase planned that will not ...

Unbusy

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The way you spend your time is the way you spend your life. It is the one thing that everybody has the same amount of. No one has more minutes in a day or more days in a week than you do. It’s your life and you’re going to make it work for you. Bring ...

The Power of Perspective

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There is a Taoist fable about an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years when one day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied.   The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. ...

Turning Complaints into Goals

By Wednesday, July 26, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 14

I hate my job, it’s so stressful. Why am I always so tired? My spouse never helps around the house.   Do these types of grievances sound familiar? We all have them, the things about our day-to-day lives that we wish were different, in other words, the things about our lives that we find ourselves complaining about. It ...

The Lost Letter

By Thursday, July 13, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 25

Recently, as I was cleaning out my office I found a letter addressed to me. It had never been opened and it was from someone I didn’t recognize. I opened it up and not only did I find that it had been sent four years ago, the contents of the letter were incredibly sweet and ...

Deep Down I Really Want…

By Monday, July 3, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 11

A few nights ago my son Josh asked me if I know, “what is Down syndrome?”   The question took me by surprise. Josh is fifteen and although he has Down Syndrome, this is the very first time he has ever asked this question. We have always made a conscious choice in our home to not label ...

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