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I Like Your Ponytail, A Story About CommitmentI Like Your Ponytail, A Story About Commitment

“I like your ponytail.” I said in a playful manner. “Ponytail?” he repeated in a thick French accent. There and then began the most extraordinary odyssey of my life.…

Avoid 90% of the Pesticides in Food, by Avoiding 12 Foods

Why should you care about pesticides in your food?For starters there may be as many as twenty pesticides on a single piece of fruit you eat.…

My HeroMy Hero

Dear Mrs. Black,It was January 1967 when this 11 year-old, frightened, little Israeli girl walked into your classroom for the first time. I had only arrived in the country two weeks before.…

We Are Sexual BeingsWe Are Sexual Beings

With sex all around us, oozing out of our televisions, theaters, magazines, fashion, on the streets, one would think we are the most sexually informed, open and comfortable nation on the planet.”…

The Banking ImplosionThe Banking Implosion

I’m sure by now you all have noticed the ongoing meltdown in the mortgage industry. The cause of this whole mess is a little bit complicated, rooted in both the structure of the mortgage industry, and human nature. I’ll try to explain both factors here in layman’s terms.…

Breaking old habits; Creating new Ones

We are mostly habitual beings. Webster defines habit as an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary.…

Life is Poetry

  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry



Another study shows good guys don't finish last

A recent study of over 1200 executives, over a quarter of whom were CEO's, concluded that companies "that have delivered strong share price growth over the past three years are more proactive on corporate sustainability issues than those that have seen their share price stagnate or decline."

While clearly sustainable practice cannot be deemed the cause of share price growth it demonstrates a correlation between responsible corporate stewardship and companies' actual performance performance.  read more »

Research agrees, it is better to give than recieve

In a recent study people who gave money away or purchased gifts for others reported more happiness.

Previous research has shown that money does increase happiness. Wealthier people are somewhat happier than poor. Elizabeth Dunn of the University of British Columbia took it one step further and looked at what people did with that money.  read more »

At Least in this Study, the Bad Guys Finish Last

Maybe nice guys don't finish last; at least, according to a study done by the Harvard University. The research showed that after many iterations of a game, players that chose to punish ended up the losers.

The experiment involved a game of Prisoner's Dilemma with an added twist. This Rock, Papers, Scissors style game is based on the premise that two people are caught by the police and in the classic form of the game, each of the two players has a choice to either cooperate, or defect.  read more »

A Letter to Leor

As a parent, I know how challenging it is to raise a child with little or no training or knowledge on what it takes to be a successful parent. The insecurities and doubts felt by parents who love their children and want to do their best for them can sometimes be overwhelming. I wrote this letter to my son, Leor, for his 30th birthday. It poured out of me like nothing I have ever written before. Over the course of the past three years, with Leor's permission, I have shared this letter with many of my clients with the intention of alleviating some of these insecurities.  read more »

Children aren't reckless when parents aren't around

A recent study follow 10 - 12 year olds and found that, while they expose themselves to risk as many parents may fear, children take a very active role in managing their exposure to risk in regards to their own actions and by setting rules and limitations in regards to activities with other children.

The University of Warwick and the Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen conducted a study that observed children for 8 months in their school, after-school, and in their neighborhood when in the absence of parents.  read more »