Life Lessins Blog

Holding Space (Part One)

We know a lot about how emotions work. The rules of emotional physics tell us that just as the physical world abides by established parameters, such as gravity, the law of inertia, and cause and effect, so too there are definite principles that govern how emotions operate. What Do We Know About Emotional Physics? The […]

Witnessing Humanity

Why are certain interactions so beautiful to witness? Imagine a businessman dressed for work, with a small pink backpack slung over the shoulder of his suit, hunching over slightly to hold his daughter’s hand as they walk to school.  Picture a secular Israeli soldier and a yeshiva bochur sitting down together to catch up over […]

Being Big, Being Small

Nearly a hundred years before the Human Potential Movement began in the late 1960s, The Alter of Slabodka (Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l) taught us about the greatness of man, gadlus ha’adam. This concept revolutionized Jewish education by introducing a new angle to motivating students, one that bred scores of Gedolei Yisrael and uplifted an […]

Closing Mental Doors

Some things are just not worth thinking about.  Thoughts that make us feel less fulfilled and more unhappy fall into this category.  Yet we often find our minds roaming into precisely these destructive places.  Why does this happen and what can we do about it? 3 types of unhelpful thoughts Some thoughts make us long […]