Monday Inspiration: Define Success

Inspirational video and prompt

If you are like me, you have dreams of success. Maybe you dream of succeeding at work or in your career. Maybe you dream of a successful relationship or marriage. Or maybe you dream of a successful life, in general, including your health and finances. It’s possible for you to succeed in all the area […]

A Reminder to Practice Joy and Gratitude

celebrate joyously

On the Hebrew calendar date of the 15th of Tishri, just five days after the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (Day of Repentance) ends, the lesser-known holiday of Sukkot begins. Unlike the solemn and serious holiday that precedes it, Sukkot is a joyous holiday. In fact, this week-long holiday is known as Z’man Simchateinu, the […]

Monday Inspiration: Don’t Waste Your Time

Inspirational video and prompt

You can’t manage time. It’s an unchanging and unalterable aspect of life. If you want “more time,” you must manage your attention. In other words, you have to become conscious of where you focus your mind during any given period of time. When you focus your attention, you achieve your goals more easily. You have […]

Tips for Achieving Your Highest Potential and Improving Yourself

hit your target this year

The Jewish High Holy Days have just ended. Despite what many people think, the theme that runs through Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the New Year and Day of Repentance, has less to do with the concept of “sin” as we typically think about it and more to do with goal setting. The word for […]

Monday Inspiration: Speak from Your Heart

Inspirational video and prompt

Have you ever felt too afraid to speak to someone? Your mind and heart were filled with words (and feelings), but you couldn’t bring yourself to share them. You worried that communicating could result in a negative outcome of some sort. And, maybe worse, you might end up feeling judged, rejected, wrong, or hurt. Opening […]

What’s Archery Got to Do with the High Holy Days?

archery terms during Yom Kippur

Did  you know that the word for sin in Hebrew—chet—comes from the sport of archery? So does the word Torah, which refers to the Old Testament scrolls and the text they contain. On Yom Kippur, the Day of Repentance, Jews all over the world recite the holiday liturgy, which contains a repetition of the words […]

Monday Inspiration: Time for Spiritual Connection

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It’s easy to get so busy that you don’t make time to connect with the essence of life. You can call this God, Source, The Universe, Higher Self, Shechinah, Krishna, Buddah, Christ, or something else entirely. The name doesn’t matter, but your connection to the divine or sacred part of life does matter. We are […]