In the grueling, endless suffering of the concentration camp, Viktor Frankl imagined himself standing at a podium giving a lecture entitled “Psychology of the Concentration Camp.” This vision of a future in which he would be able to use his suffering to help others sustained him through the horrific days and nights. Just months after he was liberated from the concentration camps, Viktor Frankl stood at that podium and gave the lectures he had envisioned for so long. This series of lectures was published in German in 1946 and remained untranslated, until recently when the manuscript, “Yes to Life In Spite of Everything,” was rediscovered.
During the 29 years that Rivky (Deren) Berman lived with Bloom syndrome, she inspired those who knew her (and even those who did not) with her zest for life, deep faith and positive attitude. Even though she passed away in June of 2016, her legacy of joy and love live on.
A powerful message from a Jewish Baltimore Ravens fan.
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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
What can we learn from the cycle of the moon, how she ever waxes and wanes and waxes again?
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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
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?
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.