How My Father’s Death Influenced My Life

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The death of a father always influences a child’s life even if that parent is lost in adulthood. When the loss occurs early in life, it can impact the person in significant ways. Hide My Tears My father, zikhrono livrakha (of blessed memory), died when I was seven. I have a vague recollection of coming home […]

Monday Motivation: Exercise Your Creativity

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You were born creative. In fact, you contain a spark of Divinity, and like God, you possess both the desire to create and the ability to create. it’s possible, however, that you  feel your creativity flame has gone out, and you can’t find a way to reignite it. Creativity isn’t something that dies. It’s always […]

Passover and Easter’s Common Theme: Courage and Faith

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Spring brings with it not only flowers, sunshine and warmer weather but two important religious holidays: Easter and Passover. While Passover commemorates the Israelites freedom from slavery in  Egypt, Easter commemorates Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. These seem like positive holidays, but the climax of the Biblical stories are preceded by some fairly heavy topics that […]

Monday Inspiration: Courageously Create Opportunities

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Success doesn’t come from opportunities dropped in your lap. You create those opportunities, and you do so by being courageous enough to decide to succeed, to pursue your passion, and to do whatever it takes. If you want to succeed, you can’t be afraid to create opportunities, to create your success. You must be courageous […]

You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Wiser

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In the past, like most Americans, I have seen getting older as something undesirable. You can probably relate. After all, who wants grey hair, wrinkles, varicose veins, or joint issues, right? (You may have some other aging symptoms to put on the list.) What we forget, however, is that as we age, we get wiser. […]