It’s the season of guilt for past misdeeds with the day of atonement quickly approaching. But, is this actually helpful for repentance?
Month: September 2017
- 13-Year-Old Brayden Harrington Just Shattered The Stuttering Stigma - August 23, 2020
- Editorial: Are Those with Mental Illness Prone to Violence? - January 26, 2020
- Editorial: Catalysts for Change – Who I’m Grateful To This Thanksgiving - November 24, 2019
At the recent VMAs (Video Music Awards), rapper Logic took the stage armed with more than lyrics and a compelling voice. Joining the rising star on stage was a host of suicide survivors. Rather than taking the stage to sing, their task was vigorously clapping as Logic looked the audience in the eye and declared Read More …
We do things that seem strange and out-of-line to others. If we can embrace our quirks and nuances, we will make peace with ourselves and feel great.
- Yom HaZikaron (Rosh Hashana) – The Day of Remembrance: How Our Past Affects Our Future - September 28, 2019
- Freedom and Owning Our Insecurities - March 28, 2018
- Chanukah Guilt… I mean Gelt: Navigating Chanukah Parties using Emotionally Focused Therapy - December 12, 2017
The Puffer Fish: A Study in Self-Preservation I recently saw a puffer fish at the aquarium. Famously, when a puffer fish senses danger, it puffs out to protect itself with its sharp thorn-like bristles. The fish can now protect itself and defend itself from predators. Possibly the most natural instinct is self-preservation. This innate proclivity Read More …
As the natural course runs its time, songs rise and fall from the music chart rankings. However, my interest of late has not been subservient to who rules the charts. There was one controversial song populating the charts’ hits which intrigued me for its curious title alone: “1-800-273-8255”, sung by the hit rapper Logic and Read More …
- Mental Health in The Parsha: The Blessing of an Inflamed Nerve - December 3, 2020
- Mental Health in The Parsha: When Less is More - November 27, 2020
- Mind Games - February 24, 2019
This week’s Torah portion (Ki Teitzei), encourages us to not turn a blind eye towards the loss or destruction of another person’s possessions, even if that person is not a friend. Rather, one should act assertively to help save or recover those valuables. The Talmud extends this principle further to include saving one’s life. Read More …