If It Is Broke

Whether there is a medical issue, a mental health illness or an addiction, it must be confronted. The first step to "fixing what is broke” is facing reality and admitting that something is broke.

Spiritual Mindfulness: Embracing Hillel

She is afraid to ask for the going rate for her skill set, aware that she is replaceable – and she needs the income from her job to help support her family.

Spiritual Awareness: Sometimes It Takes A Banana Peel

She would not focus on what she didn't have, but on what she did have.

Medical Mindfulness

It’s important to be mindful of changes not just in yourself, but in the activities, habits and personality of family members and close friends.

Mindfullness – Part II

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.

Heads Up: Mindful Walking

Remember how as children we were told to look both ways before crossing the street?

Jumping The Shidduch Queue

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.

Guarding Against Amalek

Truth be told, if you were to ask graduate students in ancient history who Amalek was, you’d likely get blank stares.

Reality Check

Being positive and upbeat is a valuable weapon in the battle to stay healthy.

Megillat Esther Vs. Megillat Mordechai

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.

‘Domestic Dystopia’

Young children observe and absorb even the tiniest details of their parents behaviors.

To Vax Or Not To Vax

Every choice comes with potentially life damaging risks.

‘Drinking The Kool-Aid’

In cyberspace, the virtual sky's the limit in the game of one-upmanship.

It Started With A Sneeze (Conclusion)

My all powerful Father hadn’t protected me. He had let a biological bogeyman grab me.

It Started With A Sneeze (Part 2)

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.

It Started With A Sneeze (Part 1)

Don't we all complain about being tired or having aches and pains somewhere?

Taking Your Head Out Of The Sand

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.

The Plague Of Hefkerness

If I am a victim of some mishap, let it be because of my own shortcomings, not someone else’s.

The Walking Wounded: Children Of Survivors

Hitler's destruction of the Jewish family continued long after the liberation.

Barking Dogs Don’t Matter

Anyone who walks on a regular basis has likely, on more than one occasion, been startled by the enraged barking of an angry dog,...

Self-Directed Bullying And The Shield Of David

Internal bullying is a private version of lashon harah.

The Joy Of Venting

I know that in the great scheme of things, these irritants are minor, but they do tend to add up.

Be Mindful Of Hidden Cholim

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.

Do Not Trespass

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.

Recognizing His Kingship

Hashem gave us the right to storm the gates of heaven with an avalanche of requests, even demands.

Let’s Get Medical

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.

‘No-ing’ vs. ‘Knowing’

Don't assume that the "no" from a doctor is based on "know"ledge.

Torah And The Marshmallow

The inevitable conclusion of the study was that holding back, delaying gratification, leads to a more stable and positive life.

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