One Simple Word that can Change Your Life

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Remember when you were 1 year old, and you kept on falling down on your ass when you first tried walking?

You don’t?

Well allow me to refresh your memory… because believe it or not, the 1 year old version of yourself is about to teach you a very valuable lesson.

And since he’s 1 year old and doesn’t share your rich vocabulary, he’ll do it with just a single word.

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Why Do We Fall?

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We’ve all fallen.

And it hurts…Sometimes a lot…

Whether it’s falling in mitzvoth, breaking up with our girlfriend, getting laid off from our job…

It feels awful, we don’t understand why…

“Why does it have to be so hard?”

“How will I recover from this slump?”

“How can god ever forgive me?”

“What should I do?”

We start by realizing what God expects from us: to get up.

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A Simple & Effective [Box] Breathing Exercise to Reduce Stress

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We all feel stressful at times.

In fact, stress levels in our generation have skyrocketed compared to previous generations.

But in this post I won’t be talking about the reasons and what led to this situation… this topic requires an entire post, or in fact a whole book.

Instead, in this post I’ll give you one simple & extremely effective breathing exercise that has helped many people significantly reduce their stress levels (myself included). Introducing: Box breathing. 

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How to Comfort a Grieving Friend Who Lost a Loved One

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Comforting a mourner is one of the most important Mitzvahs in the Torah. So important in fact, that King Solomon famously said:

“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for that is the end of every man, and the living shall lay it to his heart.” (Ecclesiastes 7, 2)

However, comforting a grieving friend can sometimes feel awkward or even embarrassing.

“What do I say?”

“What do I do?”

“What If I say something out of place?”

Those are all legitimate worries, all of which can be addressed by understanding the mourner’s frame of mind and being thoughtful to his grief.

Trust me, it’s worth understanding these basic “rules”, rather than avoiding confronting your grieving friend – which is the worst thing you can do.

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