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Reigniting Passion’s Flame by Naz Beheshti

Do you know who you are? Do you want to live the way you do right now? How do you want to be remembered? At some point in life, we must answer these questions. Whatever you have accomplished, pause, breathe, and choose to evaluate or reevaluate what you are doing here on this earth: What […]

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Three “Negative” Traits That Are Actually Incredibly Productive
by Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D. – New York City

As a therapist in New York City, I have seen my share of clients with covetable traits, such as compassion, emotional intelligence, and self-motivation. I’ve also seen many with, let’s say, unfavorable ones, like self-deprecation and narcissism. But I’ve also seen many, clients, both men and women, who confuse the two. Oftentimes, highly functioning people— […]

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Greatness Is Always Just a Decision Away
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

We have the right to be happy or to be miserable; to decide that our life is amazing or that it “sucks.” We can nourish our body by taking in healthy food, clean water, and deep breaths, or we can eat crap, dehydrate, and shallow breathe till we crash on our couch. We can look […]

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3 Ways to Tap into the Universal Power of Good
by Jeffrey A. Martinovich

You don’t have to be a wiz at math to understand that the universe is an amazing mathematical model. It continually produces more of the variables that can be input into a simple truism: The more we lift each other up, the more we achieve ourselves. As apathetic as the universe may be to whether […]

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The Power of Empathy to Reconnect Us
by Loren Swift

Without empathy, a lack of care and concern takes its place, resulting in a kind of isolation bordering on social deprivation. Ongoing disconnection in our relationships can start to pull at us, draining our energy and inciting misunderstandings that can lead to conflict. Empathy is the antidote to disconnection. It is the ability to share […]

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Embracing the Power of Healing
by Dr. Mark Mincolla – Braintree MA

I’d like to begin by underscoring that doctoring and healing are two distinctly different things. Doctoring generally refers to the engagement of material medicines and medical procedures that bring about physical, cellular changes that improve one’s health. In the grand scheme of things, doctoring is matter based. Healing, on the other hand, reflects a more […]

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My Father’s Voice
by Richard Ehrlich – Long Beach, NY

Around eleven years ago, when I first started saying kaddish for my father using his own tefillin, an old shule friend of his noticed that the head part didn’t quite fit; the leather was too loose, and he adjusted it for me right there in the sanctuary. But it wasn’t only the size of my […]

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Awakening in Nature to Our Interconnectedness
by Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD

When I was not yet old enough for kindergarten, I would often leave behind my baby brother, who was still in cloth diapers and in need of my mother’s watchful eye, and wander off by myself to explore the town and countryside near my home in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Neither of my parents realized that […]

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Driving With the Brakes On
by Anthony De Mello

Society and culture determine what it means to be a success and drill it into our heads, day and night. Stop to consider this: Having a good job or being famous or having a great reputation has absolutely nothing to do with happiness or success. Nothing! It is totally irrelevant. Do you want to be […]

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Can’t You See?
by Jeanmarie Wilson – Ronkonkoma, NY

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All this time, you have been searching for the answer. And here it is: Noticing the fun and joy that exists in your day leads to more joyful times coming your way. Recognizing you have events to feel grateful for in the present moment leads to more events you appreciate. Acknowledging the peace that exists […]

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