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The Seven Jewish Values I Live By

There probably aren’t very many people outside of the Jewish community who are familiar with traditional Jewish values. But I believe if more people understood and applied these universal values to how they lived their lives, it would change the world. You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate Jewish values. Especially in today’s world. […]

6 Reasons to Love the Life You’re Already Living

Have you ever struggled to love the life you’re living? With social media and selfies giving us a peek into the lives of others, sometimes it’s hard to love your life when someone else’s looks so much better. But real life is beyond the perfect pictures and posed selfies. I can promise you that no […]

Here’s What I Love About Turning 50

Today’s a big day for me—I’m turning 50. While that age may bother others when they hit that milestone, turning 50 doesn’t bother me at all. I’m one of those people who believes that age is just a number. That is, of course, until I try to sleep at night but can’t because of insomnia. […]

How Climbing a Mountain Changed My Life

When most people think about climbing a mountain, that thought is completely intimidating to them. It requires a lot of physical, emotional, and mental preparation and that doesn’t even include the hard work of actually climbing the mountain. But for me, climbing a mountain became a stepping-stone to a whole different life. When I first […]

Kindness is Never Wasted

Kindness is exactly what the world needs today. We are two years into a worldwide pandemic while Russia invades Ukraine and the whole world watches in disbelief. Tensions are high and patience is wearing thin in almost every aspect of life. Kindness needs to be a natural part of who we are. This is the […]

Success is Possible But it Takes Time

While it’s true that success is possible, it’s equally true that success won’t come overnight. Rome wasn’t built in a day and life is a day-to-day journey. It takes time to get things right. Any destination worth visiting is worth the time and effort it takes to get there. Last December, I had the opportunity […]

5 Hard Things About Being a Mom

Being a mom is difficult to express in words. “Have a kid,” they said. “It will be fun!” they said. And while “they” were right, being a mom is also the hardest job I’ve ever had. Here are the five hardest things I’ve discovered about being a mom. There is no handbook for motherhood. Without […]

5 Lessons I Learned From Doing Hard Things

We all know that doing hard things is an inevitable part of life. But something pretty remarkable happens when we face hard things with a positive perspective. Not only do we gain valuable experience and grow into a better version of ourselves, but if we pay attention, we can learn valuable lessons that will follow […]

Live Your Best Life in 10 Easy Steps

Are you ready to live your best life? The journey to a better tomorrow begins with the steps you take today. Life is hard and the world seems upside down right now. There are so many societal pressures, economic pressures, and even the challenging pressures of day-to-day living that give us the feeling that we […]

The Jewish Practice of Tikkun Olam

Given recent events with the hostage standoff in a Jewish synagogue in Texas, I feel a deep desire to share my view of Judaism. But before I do, I want to first admit that I really struggle with understanding how anyone can want to hurt someone or hate someone just because of who they are. […]