An ocean wave
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Troubles like these

Before Moshiach shows up, it says the troubles will pile up non-stop. The last few months, I don’t think I’ve had a single night of peaceful, unbroken sleep. Between the teenagers, the heat (I don’t have air-conditioning) and the endless…
Man holding a pin that says 'Houston' on it
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Houston, we have a problem

The last few days, I’ve been in a funny mood. I’m working on a book that’s explaining how the ‘animal’ brain that’s in charge of the body’s FIGHT-FLIGHT-FREEZE-FLATTER stress response has managed to hijack most people’s personalities,…
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Luminaries of Fire vs Luminaries of Light

Rebbe Nachman on real Jewish leaders. Reposting this article on the difference between luminaries of fire and luminaries of light, from 2016. In Part 2 of Likutey Moharan, Lesson 67, he writes: “There are luminaries of light and luminaries…
Picture of a man holding up a picture of himself to obscure his face
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Doing it for God

The last few days I've been pondering: am I really writing for me, or am I really trying to write for God? One of my readers emailed me after the last post to tell me that she hopes I’m going to win the argument with my husband, as she’s…
Picture of Michael, a homeless man, holding up a sign saying: Seeking Human Kindness
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Mad World

With each day that passes, I realise even more that we're living in a mad world. In case you’re wondering why there aren’t a lot of posts going up the site at the moment, there are two reasons for that. I’m in the middle of writing…
Sign saying 'no stupid people beyond this point'
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Dumb and Dumber

Is it just me, or are most people getting dumb and dumber by the day? I’m currently writing another book (!) on stress, and its damaging effects on the brain, so I can tell you categorically that most people today seem to have some form of…