Patricia Raskin
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Taking time to reflect on what I’m doing and where I’m going, and to evaluate if what I’m doing will get me where I want to go, has helped me a great deal in my work and my … more
As the High Holy Days approach, it’s a good time to revisit excerpts from my book, “Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living.” In the book, which was published in 2002, … more
This summer is infusing us with energy and sunshine, particularly as we move into the latter stages of the pandemic. But amid all the energy and enthusiasm for in-person gatherings and hugging our … more
Paula Goldberg, a member of Temple Emanu-El, in Providence, started a baking project seven years ago, when she was a member of the West Bay Community Jewish Center. She asked volunteer bakers to … more
What we focus on grows. I’ve written about this in my book, “Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living.” An example of this is The Hundredth Monkey phenomenon. In 1952, … more
I found an article that really spoke to me at Chabad.org called “Making Our Home a Sanctuary,” by psychiatrist Yetta Krinsky.  Dr. Krinsky wrote about the concept of sanctuary in … more
In this Passover during the pandemic, consider for a moment the case of Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychologist who was a survivor of two concentration camps and author of “Man’s … more
When we pack for a vacation, or maybe for a child’s summer camp, we usually consider what we need and what we want and will use. This is easy enough as we focus on one particular … more
COVID-19 has brought most of us some level of anxiety and stress, and that’s because anxiety is a byproduct of uncertainty. In addition to the pandemic, four other crises and uncertainties … more
Rabbi Benjamin Blech, author of the article “Miracles, Human and Divine,” at Aish.com, writes, “It is very instructive that the Hebrew word for miracle, nes, is at the root of the … more
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