Monthly Archives: November, 2012

What Makes a Macher?

I read the English version of the Jewish Daily Forward ( a historical Jewish newspaper whose origins were in Yiddish and now in English) regularly and they had a column in the most recent issue entitled, What Makes a Macher? A Macher (like Bach) is a Yiddish word often defined as a big shot, broker, …

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Affirmations

Train a child in the correct path and they shall not depart from it. Proverbs I have frequently spoken with you about the importance of affirming ourselves as often as we can. I know that as a Rabbi, Spiritual Counselor and Sober Coach, the first affirmation I experience daily is the first breath I am …

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Emotions

The purpose of feeling is not that we suffer. The purpose of feeling is that it enables us to embrace life most fully. Julie Redstone As a Rabbi, Spiritual Healer and Sober Coach, I am always seeking wisdom from others that allows me to access new visions, dreams and places within me that I have …

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Perception

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison I can only imagine the frustration a pessimist had with Thomas Edison. Here was a man who always saw the cup as full of opportunity. He never felt defeated. He felt frustrated, disappointed, curious, and foolish, but he always saw that …

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Who Helps Me Grow

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain The hole that was in my soul earlier in my life always had me tearing holes in your ambitions as I had no faith in …

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