Whole for the Holidays

Five Mindful Ways to Stay Sane this Month!

Do It Now

Putting off the things you love until later? Life can change in the blink of an eye. Do It Now!

Smoking in the Shower

What we do in private drives who we are in public.

The Long Way Around

Sometimes a detour is the fastest way to arrive.

Soap Angels from Heaven

Your smile is still there! Remind yourself of your capacity for joy.

A Change in Plans

What to do when life hits you with the unexpected

What Could Go Right?

Why waste life worrying about what could go wrong? Focus on what could go right!

The Masks That We Wear

"Imposter Syndrome" and why we sometimes feel like a fake

Looking for a God App

Feeling spiritually disconnected? Put down the iPhone and walk outside.
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Check Your Weapons at the Door

Forget nukes - our words can be the most dangerous of all.

A Pigeon Prayer

The meaning of life as seen through a bird on a nest in a blizzard.

As American as Apple Pie?

Last week, the New York Times published an article that noted the irony of identifying apple pie as a uniquely American symbol.

Rejoice and Be Glad... Or at Least Give It a Shot

Gratitude hint: Put your shoes way under your bed at night so you will be on your knees in the morning.

It's Still Life

Life is the greatest, most sacred gift we have. Sure you may think other things are important, but if you didn’t wake up this morning, then what difference would it make?

Here We Snow Again

After the longest of winters, let us remind ourselves that spring — life is about to rush back in.
What Am I Doing?

What Am I Doing?

"The two most important days of our life are the day we are born, and the day we find out why." —Mark Twain
There Are Angels in Manhattan

There Are Angels in Manhattan

We may never know the consequences of our actions, but even the tiniest act of kindness can reverberate through our lives, through those around us, and, ultimately, through the world.

Prayers and Punch Lines

Laughter can transform our spiritual lives. If you can laugh at yourself you can forgive yourself -- and if you can forgive yourself, you can forgive others.

Like Ever!

How Taylor Swift and Jesus can help us avoid bad relationships.

Shabbat? Why Not?

Shabbat, with a twist.

The Sideways Principle

Like pinot noir grapes, the human heart thrives only with the most patient of growers.

Stay Thirsty My Friends

It's a question of how you want to live your life. Do you want to live in an insular manner, locked down with all "the" answers? Or do you want to stay intellectually thirsty and ask questions, stay emotionally thirsty and listen, stay spiritually thirsty and care?


It's too bad that life is not more like a cell phone contract where you can simply get insurance against "unforeseen circumstances."

We Be of One Blood, Ye and I: A 9/11 Reflection

I am not a blood kind of person. I don't like Steven King movies, I've never read Twilight, and I don't watch CSI. That said, last week I may have changed my mind.

World Peace: One Joke at a Time

A Rabbi/comic, a Muslim comedian and a Minister turned standup team up for the Laugh in Peace Tour. The goal? World peace ... one laugh at a time.