Emotions & Psychology
When you awake in the morning, while you are still lying in bed, think for a moment: What does it mean to be awake and alive?
Though many of its clients may not be, the therapy industry itself is healthy and robust. You may even be lying on a couch as you read this. In an era of unprecedented material excess, we sometimes find ourselves feeling emotionally bankrupt. We know where to turn for excitement, but we are lost when it comes to finding meaning. We are experts at distraction, but when we are alone with the mirror, are we truly happy? Are these questions considered neuroses? I don’t know, this conversation is stressing me out…
Understanding tiferet (balance) in Parshat Nasoh: balance between spirit & matter; body & soul; and love (chesed) & discipline (gevurah) in relationships.Read More
Mishpatim: The Inferno
Today, people spend too much energy fighting fires of apathy and cruelty that can be better used for growing and increasing happiness.Read More
Vayechi: The Sound of Darkness II
Does darkness have substance, or is it just the absence of light? Rather than trying to fight the darkness pushing us down, we should find inner peace.Read More
Vayechi: Do our Shadows have Substance?
Embracing the duality of life in both its light and dark dimensions may not lead to nirvana, but will allow one to peacefully navigate the dynamic waters.Read More
The soul’s restlessness is our healthiest response to a world that just doesn’t seem right. Don’t fight your restlessness; learn how to dance the dance.Read More
Lech Lecha: Are You a Conformist?
Only when one leaves their comfort zone are they able to discover who they truly are.Read More
Insecurities are reflected in the use of noncommittal expressions and speaking without conviction can create new insecurities.Read More
Behar: How Do I Find a True Rabbi? Part 2
In part two of the answer to how one finds an authentic educator, Rabbi Simon Jacobson tells a personal story and discusses the shortcomings of modern education.Read More
Ki Tisa: Just a Friendly Reminder
A poem about snowfall demonstrating our vulnerability, but also strength, while heading towards an uncertain future.Read More