Winners and Losers: What To Say To Friends With Opposing Views

As children, we are taught sportsmanship, to congratulate the winning team. When the winner of this election is announced, what will you say to co-workers, friends and even family who have opposing views? Consider saying: I admire your dedication in your beliefs. I care about you. Outside of politics, how are you doing? When I [...]

By |2020-11-04T15:14:54-05:00November 4th, 2020|Making Life Meaningful, News|0 Comments

Storytelling For Non-Profits: How To Maintain Personal Boundaries While Telling a Personal Story

Storyteller Eva Grayzel’s course on storytelling for non-profits reveals how to maintain personal boundaries while telling a personal story.

By |2020-10-12T16:04:20-04:00October 12th, 2020|Storytelling|0 Comments

Jonah And The Whale Rap: Story of Forgiveness ‘Covideo’

During pandemic isolation, there were few distractions as cathartic for me as producing 'covideos,' or Covid video projects. The first was my Rosh Hashana Video for Young Families. Sales for the video did not fund a similar project for Yom Kippur, so I decided to produce the highlight of the video, the Jonah And The [...]

By |2020-09-29T20:13:51-04:00September 29th, 2020|News, Simply Story, Storytelling|0 Comments

8 Tips to Impress Jewish Friends With Your Knowledge Of Rosh Hashana

1- It means Head (Rosh) of the (Ha) Year (Shana) 2- The holiday starts at sundown on Friday 9-18-20, with a special meal that includes apples and honey to signify a sweet new year. 3- The traditional bread for Rosh Hashana is a round challah (instead of the long braided one) to signify that doing [...]

By |2020-09-14T17:39:14-04:00September 14th, 2020|News|6 Comments

9-11: The Significance of Death

9-11. Two numbers can conjure such emotion. Today, I am attending a graveside funeral for a friend. Death is inevitable and reminds us we are mortal. I challenge you to think about how you end things, whether it’s a meal, a day, a relationship. The way you handle endings is a good marker for how [...]

By |2020-09-11T09:43:07-04:00September 11th, 2020|Making Life Meaningful|8 Comments

Hearing vs Listening: What’s the Difference?

Is there a difference between hearing and listening? When someone says, ‘Hear me out,’ do they really want you to just hear them? Or, are they looking for something more? Hearing is a simple act. Listening is an essential part of hearing. When a teacher asks, ‘Are you listening?’ they are seeking more than just [...]

By |2020-09-09T16:58:28-04:00September 9th, 2020|Making Life Meaningful, News, Speaker, Storytelling|4 Comments
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