Saturday, June 25, 2016

“What Does God Want from Me?”

Dear Friends,

Most of us at some point in our lives have asked ourselves, “What Does God Want from Me?” (please click on the title to access the article). 

Have a great week,

Yaakov 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

3 Fundamental Mitzvot

Dear Friends,

The theme of this month is living the Torah's wisdom.

Here is an article on 3 Fundamental Mitzvot (please click on the link to access).

Have a great week,

Yaakov

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sivan: Living the Torah’s Wisdom

Dear Friends,

This post is about the Jewish month of Sivan, as it relates to The Chazak Plan: A 12 Month Journey to Spiritual Strength.

Rosh Chodesh Sivan begins Monday night, the 6th of June, and lasts for one day.

On Motzai Shabbat (Saturday night), June 11th, the festival of Shavuot begins. On Shavuot, we celebrate receiving on Mount Sinai the Torah, God’s instruction manual for life. Even those who are unaffiliated, without realizing it, observe part of the Torah. For example, The 10 Commandments, many already believe in God, do not worship idols, honor their parents, do not commit murder, adultery etc.

Begin at whatever level of observance you are currently on, and pick one area you are motivated to strengthen this month. At the end of each day/week, mark off on your checklist if you kept that observance.

Question for the month:

“What area of observance will I strengthen this month or at least learn more about?”

Reading for the month:

Take care and may God grant us success in the coming month,

Yaakov

Saturday, May 28, 2016

How to Give Constructive Feedback without Sounding Critical

Dear Friends,

There is a time and place for criticism. Here’s How to Give Constructive Feedback without Sounding Critical.

It takes forethought, but if you make the effort, your feedback to others will be much more beneficial.

Have a great week,


Yaakov 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

6 Ways to Deal with Critical Family Members

Dear Friends,

Many people have at least one critical family member or someone else critical in their lives. If you are currently dealing with someone who is hypercritical, see 6 Ways to Deal with Critical Family Members.”

May God grant you success in dealing with these challenging individuals and have a great week,

Yaakov 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

6 Ways to Kick the Criticism Habit

Dear Friends,

The theme of this month is how to enhance our relationships. Being overly critical can poison an otherwise healthy relationship. Here are “6 Ways to Kick the Criticism Habit." (Please click on the link to read). 

The OU posted this week the updated version of The 10 Item Daily Checklist. You can read the article by clicking below:
https://www.ou.org/life/inspiration/10-item-daily-checklist/

Have a great week,

Yaakov


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Updated: "The 10 Item Daily Checklist"

Dear Friends,

I updated the daily checklist, the link is:

Thank you, have a great week and a Chodesh Tov,

Yaakov