Before I was a Marriage Therapist, I was a Rabbi

Twenty years ago, like most new seminary graduates, young and idealistic, I found myself a newly-minted rabbi eager and excited to enter the helping profession. Armed with extensive training in ritual, history, religious law, and text, I was about to discover that what I needed to succeed was not taught in a book or a … Continue reading Before I was a Marriage Therapist, I was a Rabbi

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Breaking My Silence: A Kidney Donor Speaks Up

You’re at Starbucks during your lunch break when you realize you’ve forgotten your wallet at your desk. Feeling embarrassed, you turn to the coworker standing behind you on line and reluctantly ask, “do you mind paying for my coffee today?” If asking a friend to buy you a coffee can feel utterly embarrassing and uncomfortable, … Continue reading Breaking My Silence: A Kidney Donor Speaks Up

Tinder, Bumble & Hinge: Does App Dating Lead to True Love?

It seems that no matter how hard people try to find true love, there are no shortage of avenues to explore. However, not all roads lead to love.  Technology has added an incredible boost in our ability to meet more people than ever before. However, with increased technology the quantity of prospects has increased and … Continue reading Tinder, Bumble & Hinge: Does App Dating Lead to True Love?

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Wanting to Date a TEN: Looking Beyond Appearances

There are many experiences in life which guide us and inform future decisions. The foods we eat as a child, the movies we watch, the social interactions that we have, will all impact where we land as adults and what we consider to be our comfort zone. According to Psychologist Jean Piaget, a child develops … Continue reading Wanting to Date a TEN: Looking Beyond Appearances

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Dealing with Difficult People & Egos

One of the biggest faux pas I have seen in efforts toward organizational development is when the burden of improvement is placed solely upon the organization itself. While spreadsheets and charts are the output of the agency, at the end of the day, their success has little to do with the company, customers or trends … Continue reading Dealing with Difficult People & Egos