On My Journey To Israel

Israel. What do you think when you hear the word? What do you feel? And more importantly, why do you care what you think or feel about Israel? Would you think as much if I asked you about the political maneuverings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Would you feel as deeply if I …

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Making Sense of Suicide

I woke up this morning to a torrent of tweets paying tribute to Anthony Bourdain. My first thought was a defiant “NO.” My second thought was, “why?” My wife and I have seen every episode of Parts Unknown, No Reservations, The Layover and all his other lesser known stuff too. We’d been fans for a …

6 Ways To Guard Your Relationship Against Negativity

Think about a coworker you like very much, someone you enjoy. We’ll call her Sara. Now think of Sara as she walks by in an angry huff and says, “Leave me alone.” What would your initial reaction be? If you really do enjoy Sara, you’d probably think, “I hope she’s ok. She must be having …