Tag Archives: happiness

A Different Kind of Happiness

Here is Teria Shantall’s answer to my question presented in the post “Is the Goal to Make People Happy?” Dear Batya I think the answer to your question is to distinguish natural happiness (as an outflow of good circumstances which … Continue reading

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Is the Goal to Make People Happy?

In our weekly study group we touched on the topic of happiness. A certain Rabbi named bar Mechasya (Ein Aya, Shabbat 11a) considered the question of what it would be like to be employed by various typologies. About each group … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry

Recently I’ve discovered Mose Allison. His playing is fantastic and he’s truly one of a kind. One piece in particular puts a big smile on my face and makes me say “Yes, totally!” The words are: “I don’t worry about … Continue reading

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Joy in Alignment

A couple of weeks ago my husband spoke at our synagogue about the Torah portion re’eh. I want to share what he said because I believe it sheds light on two recent posts “Unpopular Psychology” and “What Makes Responsibility Feel … Continue reading

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Unpopular Psychology

Unpopular Psychology – Mussar and Logotherapy by E.D.Becker I must confess to living with the delusion that if Mussar were explained in its full beauty then people would flock to it, drawn by their heartstrings. Now that I have become … Continue reading

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Script

An interesting thing happened to me. I described logotherapy to my daughter who is a film school student. After I explained it her reaction was “You’ve just described the sequence of a script for a film!” My explanation of logotherapy … Continue reading

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Big ideas

First a word about the photo. I’ve changed the picture in the blog heading and I wanted you to see the picture in its entirety before it was cropped. We took this picture by the lake at St. Moritz in … Continue reading

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