Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Fight Conceit and Envy

“Above all, you must fight conceit, envy and every kind of ill feeling in your heart.” – Abraham Cahan Abraham “Abe” Cahan (1860-1951) was a Lithuanian-born American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician. Cahan saw himself as an educator and enlightener of the impoverished Jewish working class of the city, “meeting them on their own …

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Giving Me Permission

“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.” – Joy Page Joy Page was an American actress best known for her role as the Bulgarian bride “Annina Brandel” in the film Casablanca. She was the last surviving cast member of Casablanca, dying in 2008. I know that I have …

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Affirmations for Today

Ralph Waldo Emerson has accurately said, “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” I use affirmations daily in my own life and in my work as a Rabbi in Recovery …

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Reinvention

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” – Bob Black Bob Black is an American anarchist and lawyer. He is the author of The Abolition of Work and Other Essays, Beneath the Underground, Friendly Fire, Anarchy After Leftism, and numerous political essays. How often have things happened in our …

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Five Good Minutes

Are you worthy of five good minutes each day? I pray you believe you are for in five good minutes you are capable of achieving a great deal. In my journey as a Rabbi in Recovery, I have learned over and over how much can be accomplished in moving one from negative to positive actions …

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