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Celebrating My Mother’s Bat Mitzvah at Age 80

Celebrating My Mother’s Bat Mitzvah at Age 80

Recently, my mother, who is 80 years old, celebrated her bat mitzvah. Now, most people know that a bat mitzvah is a Jewish coming-of-age that typically happens at 13 (or 12 for girls in some communities), and frankly, it’s just something that you are when you turn...

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Who You Know Always Matters

Who You Know Always Matters

The value of networking cannot be underestimated. Whether you’re working for someone else, trying to grow in an area of your career or industry, or contemplating going out on your own, networking is very valuable. First, because networking leads to building new...

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Welcome to a New Decade

Welcome to a New Decade

Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayHappy New Year! It’s 2020, not only a new year, but a new decade!! And with this change of the calendar, hopefully it’s a new YOU. I look at the round numbers of 2020, the symmetry in the year, and I think about how I can bring...

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In The Room Where It Happens

In The Room Where It Happens

Can you feel the energy? Can you see it pulse in the sky, beneath the clouds? Can you feel it emanate from the person seated next to you? Is your energy swirling in the middle of your rib cage? Do you feel a vibration when you’re sure you’re sitting still?Energy is...

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Divorce on the Silver Screen

Divorce on the Silver Screen

They say art imitates life, so it’s no wonder there are so many compelling movies about divorce. I thought I’d reflect back on some of the best divorce movies of all time, and share what I think their most important lessons might be. (If you haven’t seen these, check...

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Resolving Conflict: It’s All in the Details

Resolving Conflict: It’s All in the Details

BBYO: Learning from Mediation Skills Recently, I facilitated a workshop on conflict resolution for youth leaders through BBYO, a Jewish youth group. We spent an hour and a half at the offices of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, learning from mediation...

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