I’m in the middle of trying to get a new book and course sorted out (very rough description below) which will hopefully help people to gain a lot of insight into their personalities, and how overwhelming stress can lead to a lot of our bad middot.

The idea is to help people gain the understanding, and then the tools they need to start fixing all the bad middot stuff, including rage fits, melt-downs and depressions (amongst other things…)

I’m at the stage where I’m beta-testing the quiz – what you’ll find below is a short version of it, that will lead you to a detailed description of your stress personality, your strengths, and also your (stress-induced) weaknesses.

It’s all based on Torah, but ‘wrapped up’ in secular clothing, and I will explain more about it soon, BH.

But in the meantime, I need to road test the quiz, so here it is. This is the short version, btw, only 15 questions long, and should take less than a minute and a half to complete.

(If it doesn’t load, you can also just go directly to the Riddle page and do the quiz there, by clicking THIS)


I’d love your feedback on this, if you have any. Either leave a comment, or email me (my comment form doesn’t seem to be working any more, apologies to anyone who has tried to get hold of me that way.)

This is the year the good middot finally start to win the war!!!

I hope.


The People Smarts Book and Course is coming soon!!

The “People Smarts” system has been developed from a synthesis of 10 years of research combining cutting-edge research with ancient wisdom to create a unique personality typology based on the four main personality building blocks of: MOTIVATION, CONNECTION, PHILOSOPHICAL THINKING and BUILDING.

The People Smarts system will help you to identify why unhelpful reactions to stress are happening, and then give you an easy-to-follow blueprint to get things back under control. As part of that process, you’ll learn how to:

•           Identify your main ‘People Smarts’ personality type
•           Change your stress pattern over time, and defuse unhelpful stress build-ups
•           Understand how and why you react to stressful situations the way you do
•           Deal with other people’s over-reactions to stress
•           Maximize your true personality potential; and
•           Develop loving, balanced and healthy relationships in every area of your life.

It’s time to take back control of your life and relationships, and to stop stress from running the show! People Smarts unique, tried-and-tested approach will teach you how to:

•           Choose to walk away instead of getting into a fight
•           Boost your motivation levels to achieve your goals and dreams
•           Create clear boundaries and fearlessly police them
•           Defuse depressed feelings before they pull you under
•           Learn how to communicate in a way that other people can relate to
•           Understand what really makes you – and other people – tick.

*It’s time to get People Smarts.*

This morning, there were rockets from Gaza in Kfar Saba.

Are we supposed to believe this is another ‘mistake’? That Ahmed tripped over that darned carpet again, and fell against the ‘launch’ button?

Rav Berland was talking about rockets hitting every part of the country 4 months ago, and telling us the decree is serious and imminent. Which other Rav was trying to pull 50,000 Jews together in prayer at that point in time? Or pointing out that all the politicians in the world, all the ‘iron dome’ systems in the world simply aren’t going to help us, this time around?

We are down to the wire.

The threat is real, and growing stronger by the day.

Today, there were rockets in Kfar Saba.

And the Rav has told us clearly: Only prayer, only tehillim, can stop these rockets.

There is going to be another prayer gathering on Monday, April 8th, in Hevron. It’s hugely important that as many of us as possible get there, and throw our ‘prayer power’ behind the Rav’s effort to sweeten this decree.

Because the next rocket from Gaza could be coming through our roof, God forbid.

What if we don’t live in Israel?

Do we still have to worry, do we still have to care about all this stuff?

It’s a post for another time, but it comes back to that whole idea that we can’t run away from God, and His plan for us. Jews can certainly dodge rockets from Gaza by staying in chul.

But that doesn’t mean they’ll get the ‘easy life’ – because there is no such thing.

We can’t run away from God, even if we don’t live in Israel.

We won’t get a rocket through the roof (probably….I was talking to someone yesterday who is convinced civil war is around the corner in the US and the UK…), but we’ll get some other wake-up call.

There’s so much heartache and suffering going on behind closed doors all over the world.

So many of us are trying to stay in the comfort zone, even though it’s literally killing us, and preventing us from being the people, the Jews, God designed us to be.

And God doesn’t want us to do that anymore, as it’s holding up geula.