Tools for Transformation

Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life – Sivan 5780

Sam Berns, a Boston-area Jewish teen who was fighting against progeria, a rare genetic disease that causes accelerated aging, died Friday, Jan 10, 2014. He was 17, three years older than the typical life expectancy for children with the disease.

Sam strove to live his life with joy. “Even though there are many obstacles in my life, I don’t want people to feel bad for me.” Watch hsi video on his three points on how to live a happy life

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Full Moon – Iyar 5780

What can we learn from the cycle of the moon, how she ever waxes and wanes and waxes again?

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Coronavirus: the Jewish Perspective – Nissan 5780

A refreshing take on the coronavirus...

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Reframing and Redeeming the Past – Adar 5780

In Positivity Bias, by Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson, based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, we learn that life is essentially good; that positive perception is applicable and accessible to all; that it derives from objective, rational insight, not subjective, wishful imagination, and that positive living is a matter of choice, not circumstance. Reframing and Redeeming the Past is Chap 25

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How to Forgive When You Can’t Forget – Shvat 5780

Many of us carry painful memories of hurtful experiences in our pasts. Some of these memories remain etched in our psyches, at times even haunting and disrupting our lives — in ways that we are aware of, and often unaware of. How many of our emotional fears, insecurities and trust issues are a result of old scars?

How then can we move on from these deep wounds? Can we free ourselves from the tentacles of difficult past experiences? Is it possible to forgive if you cannot forget?

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How to Learn From Your Dreams – Teves 5780

What exactly can dreams teach us? The content of dreams shows us fewer lessons than the act of dreaming itself. What dreams teach us is that there is a world far beyond our waking consciousness. Dreams are a doorway to your supra-conscious; a glimpse into a reality that allows you to transcend your conventional and habitual thought patterns. They are a gift that the psyche gives us to wake us up to the possibility that there is more to life than what we see with our eyes.

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How to Have A Great Marriage – Kislev 5780

What are the key elements to maintaining a strong and loving bond with your spouse?

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The Liberating Power of Dance – Cheshvan 5780

Dance manifests our natural internal movement. When we freeze up, we muzzle and shackle our inner spirit. When we break out into an unbridled dance, with our hands waving free and our bodies unchained, our inherent inner rhythm is liberated and comes gushing forth. So when you feel constrained or stifled, consider dancing.

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How I Became Richer and More Relaxed This Year – Tishrei 5780

Ten years ago I was more stressed out and overwhelmed than I am now. So what changed?

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The Ten Commandments of Marriage – Elul 5779

Every time a man and woman marry, as they stand under the wedding canopy it is a reenactment of our wedding day with G‑d, the day we received these Ten Commandments. Therefore, it is clear that when we look more deeply into these commandments we will find not only spiritual advice for enhancing our marriages, but very practical and essential guidelines as well.

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