Entries tagged with “Blogs”
“Empathy will not heal the hurt world overnight, but can at least make life more interesting. Try these strategies.”
Contorted into a plane seat? Here are a few (discreet) stretches you can do to keep your blood flowing, calm your nervous system, and release tightening muscles on a long plane ride.
“I am all about being a human awake to God manifesting as all life.”
Fall is the perfect season to release that which no longer serves us. Try this moon ritual to help you let go and move on.
“If the students in Ohio schools want to replace math with myth, and fact with fiction, who am I to judge?”
“When we feel useless, we wish we could be instead brilliant and brawny, angelic and fierce, valiantly taking action. But inaction—or what looks like it—is often useful, too.”
Rabbi Rami explains why he encourages everyone to take part in asking for forgiveness during Elul, whether they practice Judaism or not.
Difficulties in life are inevitable. But how we perceive our challenges directly determines the extent to which we suffer, and ultimately, whether we succeed or fail in overcoming …
It’s true, not a bedtime fable! During the night, the body repairs its store of collagen.
When you are trying to make a difficult decision, there are often many and complex factors to take into account. Our minds are intelligent, but they can also easily get tripped up on things like what other people want from us and what we think we should want. Tap into what you truly desire with this meditation that honors the mind, the heart, and the pelvic floor as valid sources of information.
Follow your natural breath to help relax your mind and your body. Gently switch into the parasympathetic rest-and-digest state by effortlessly allowing each exhale to drop you deeper into relaxation so that you can sleep sweetly.
Though you can do this guided meditation anytime, it especially helps you fall asleep at night.
Rabbi Rami claps back at the idea that the rainbow can't be used for gay pride.
“The problem isn’t that the Vatican needs money to maintain its operations, but that it is getting millions of dollars from a fund officially designated for helping people. This isn’t new, but it seems all the more egregious when religion preys on those who pray.”
Use this guided meditation to cool off the body and mind and prepare for rest.
Is the appeal of horror films deeper and more ancient than simply wanting to get scared?
“Ask yourself: What in your religious and spiritual life brings you joy?”
In this meditation, imagine yourself playing and dancing with the wind high above the clouds. Remember your sense of playfulness and creativity as you explore the lightness and freedom of the element of air. This can be done as a seated meditation or to help you fall asleep at night.
Move through a guided relaxation process for your mind, your nervous system, your muscles, and your bones to help you calm down, slow down, and get the rest you need—whether you actually fall asleep or not.
As we evolve towards more gender equality on the planet, communities that cultivate the divine goddess and celebrate the sacred feminine become more important. On this episode of C…
Weddings and funerals: Rabbi Rami has an honest conversation about traditions and how we honor them.
Connect to the sacred sexual and erotic energy living in your low belly, pelvis, and genitals. This energy is related to our desire, our connection with others, our pleasure, playfulness, and the possibility of personal growth. It is a powerful part of who we are, whether or not we share that energy sexually with anyone else. Breathe into this space to honor and listen to it, inviting its guidance in our lives. This is a very simple mindfulness-based meditation, there is no explicit material here.
“The problem isn’t the depth of sadness or anger that we feel. The problem is our resistance to them.”
“The fact that I am not among the 16.4 million Americans who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows is sheer luck!”
“I love shouting into the phone screaming Agent! Agent! Agent! It never works.”
A comforting prayer to use when releasing a pet from this life.
After a German official warned Germany’s Jews against wearing kippot in public, Rabbi Rami revisits his long-ago decision to stop wearing one.
If you have left or are considering leaving your religion for something spiritual, consider seeking out the renewalists in your religion.
Rabbi Rami warns of the slippery slope of rat-aardvark marriage.
Is fake meat the work of Lucifer? Hmm, probably not a spiritual emergency.
This guided meditation allows the listener to release unwanted emotions.
This guided meditation will lull you to sleep as you walk down a beautiful staircase encrusted with healing gemstones like amethysts, rose quartz, sapphire, and amber.
How to create social media boundaries to stay connected without getting sucked in.
Rabbi Rami shares his views on the Alabama Fetal Heartbeat legislation.
“What to do with all these evil books? Expelliarmus!”
“Becoming clear on what is our problem and what is someone else’s is revolutionary.”
You can’t turn on the news these days without witnessing the aftermath of one violent crime or another, often involving an angry assailant, firearms and innocent bloodshed.From rac…
Chronic pain—that’s pain that lingers for at least 12 weeks or longer—afflicts about 20 percent of the American public. Managing that pain emotionally and physically isn’t easy, and is the focus of intense scientific study. For the latest news in pain management, read on.
Science & Spirit: Brain fog, deep sleep for anxiety, and why you should lace up those running shoes.
This week, the world of science made some interesting connections. Researchers found that inflammation may be the cause of brain fog, that deep sleep stages calm an overly anxious mind, and that any amount of running is better than no running. For details, read on.
Should you pretend to be an extrovert? It can be surprisingly effective, a new report claims. Meanwhile, another published paper says that toxic politics are making Americans ill … surprising no one. For these stories, and a bonus story on self-esteem, read on.
Let the light shine! That’s the message researchers are finding about the powers of light to treat medical, mental-health, and cosmetic issues. There are even new ways to use light imagery to battle autoimmune diseases. For all the illuminating news, read on.
This week in research, a good reason to try jogging. Also, optimism has been linked to better sleep. And finally, people are getting serious about figuring out what the heck an emotional support animal really is. Read on for more.
This week, we found researchers fussing over feathers, deciphering feline emotions, and exploring Amazonian mind benders. Want all the latest news? Read on.
This week, the focus is the latest news in nutrition. Discover how matcha tea helps with anxiety; why “clean meat” is a label you’re likely to soon see; and how soy has gotten a thumbs-up for heart health claims. Want the details? Here we go!
This week, discover pink noise for better sleep. Also, find out why testosterone supplements probably aren’t the best idea; and how just a bit of exercise is enough to boost brain power. Ready? Let’s do this.
This week, learn about why you should stop at the point of fatigue instead of pushing through; find reasons for clarifying your life purpose; and read some good news about envious feelings. Curious? Read on.
What do your spending habits reveal about your personality type? Find out in the latest news from the world of science. Also discover ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Ready? Let’s go.
This week discover advice for summer travelers, ways to cool the Pitta Dosha in hot months, and the fun fact that your liver can keep time. Want to know more? Read on.
Rabbi Rami compares and contrasts some of the Trump/Cyrus coins being hawked these days, to hilarious effect.
“The more I practice cultivating the gaps and being really present for them, the more my nervous system gets the message that I’m okay.”
Is intuition a useful tool or will it lead you astray? Julie Peters weighs the answers.
It isn’t that Generation Z is godless, it’s that they no longer buy into (literally as well as figuratively) the God of the baby boomer generation.
Nudge your nervous system out of the stress habit through the act of celebration.
Though many of us may have a love-hate relationship with our ego, it’s necessary to remember that it serves an important spiritual role. In the positive, it gives us a distinct per…
“It’s certainly toxic to express our anger without thought, acting out with cruelty, meanness, or pettiness. But it’s also toxic to swallow that anger down.”
“I am fascinated by religion. I simply don’t like the idea that something is beyond questioning.”
“You may be among the millions of Americans who are curious about, if not seriously engaged with, astrology. Me too.”
“Can it be that Judaism will cease to evolve? Yes. The same is true of Christianity and Islam and any other religion that imagines a golden age that privileges the past over the present and the future.”
“The impulse with judgment is usually to shame the person we are judging, to make fun of them or ostracize them. This is not an adaptive response.”
“Those moments can be very painful, but sometimes we should let certain friends leave our lives.”
“If we don’t know what we want to be when we grow up, is there something fundamentally wrong with us?”
After the terrorist attack in El Paso, Rabbi Rami is asked about the Tree of Life Synagogue murders.
“Seeking the death penalty and securing the death penalty should not obligate us to implement the death penalty.”
“To put it bluntly: the more power a religion has, the more power a religion wants, and it gets that power at the expense of human freedom.”
“Bravery is the suppression or masking of fear but sharing one’s fear makes more sense to me.”
Garden City, Idaho looks pretty picturesque. Not so pretty: A candidate for the area’s city council has been spouting anti-Semitic ramblings.