There is another element to mindful walking that I want to point out – being on guard against those who deliberately want to disturb or cause harm.
Remember how as children we were told to look both ways before crossing the street?
When parents insist that their children, especially their daughters, wait for an older sibling to get engaged/married before green-lighting them to enter the “parsha,” they are sabotaging their futures.
Truth be told, if you were to ask graduate students in ancient history who Amalek was, you’d likely get blank stares.
Being positive and upbeat is a valuable weapon in the battle to stay healthy.
Looking at the story, one could argue that Mordechai was somewhat responsible for what happened and it was only through Esther’s heroic sacrifice that the Jews were saved.
Young children observe and absorb even the tiniest details of their parents behaviors.
Every choice comes with potentially life damaging risks.
In cyberspace, the virtual sky's the limit in the game of one-upmanship.
My all powerful Father hadn’t protected me. He had let a biological bogeyman grab me.
As I mentioned in Part One, my journey to diagnosis was launched by a simple sneeze that caused a sharp pain for a few seconds in July 2017. And that was the only time that happened.
Don't we all complain about being tired or having aches and pains somewhere?
The fact is more people are getting cancer – but not necessarily dying from it. Many are cured, or at least are in remission for years.
If I am a victim of some mishap, let it be because of my own shortcomings, not someone else’s.
Hitler's destruction of the Jewish family continued long after the liberation.
Anyone who walks on a regular basis has likely, on more than one occasion, been startled by the enraged barking of an angry dog,...
Internal bullying is a private version of lashon harah.
I know that in the great scheme of things, these irritants are minor, but they do tend to add up.
I knew that there would be many women at this Chanukah party who, like me, were reeling over the news that a friend of ours had been niftar a couple of days earlier from cancer. We were beyond shocked.
As a round-faced child with big cheeks, I was often pinched by visitors to our home, or in shul by acquaintances of my father.
Hashem gave us the right to storm the gates of heaven with an avalanche of requests, even demands.
So is this demoralizing situation fixable?
In my book, all medical appointments take priority. But just as vital as going to your medical appointment is actually booking one (pun intended) in the first place.
Don't assume that the "no" from a doctor is based on "know"ledge.
Why did no one speak up and warn this young lady?
The inevitable conclusion of the study was that holding back, delaying gratification, leads to a more stable and positive life.
As Torahdik Jews we are expected to view every day as Parents Day.
Why does Chani have a lollipop in her mouth? I told you not to give her another one!
We still have an inner voice that silently screams, It's just not fair!
Purim teaches us that life is like a Ferris wheel – one moment you can be on top, and suddenly you are at the bottom.