Becoming a Master of Love, Part 1: Becoming a Great Listener

An article entitled “Masters of Love”, written by Emily Esfahani Smith, has been making the rounds these past few weeks. [You can find the original article here.]   The author of the article cites John Gottman’s research which concludes that lasting relationships comes … Continued

Behind the Mask: Connecting to What is Real in Ourselves and Others

Many people get dressed in costume on the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, and I believe that in order to capture the essence of the holiday, the best costume is a mask. For me the Purim holiday is a time … Continued

Building Healthy Self-Esteem: Lessons Learned from “The Help”

This summer, I read one of the best novels I have read in a long time:  “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.  The novel, a fiction based on truth, is a story about a woman wanting to write about the personal … Continued

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