Shared Meaning

The Role of the Inner Clown

  I had the distinct opportunity last week to meet with Jeff Gordon, an international Happiness Trainer and master of the Role of the Clown. Recently he’s been spending his days doing workshops with local entrepreneurs in Northern Israel. He … more

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The Litmus Test

  The Chedva Beat: What role does self-advocacy play when seeking a mate? Tanchum: It is is critical for a person to be aware of and honor his or her own needs when in the process of finding a mate, … more

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Save the Mosquitoes

  SMF: How could it be that “working for a worthless cause” could help a person develop meaning in his life? Shimon: The Rambam says that to improve one’s middos it is not enough to study; one must act. That … more

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A Teaspoon at a Time

  SMF: You have indicated that you are a “believer in the excellence of the current moment” and that your “epistemology embraces the necessity of joy in the moment, moment by moment.” Many people focus on the future or get … more

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Finding the Right School

  Recently a girl in the seventh-grade asked her parents if she could switch schools. She went to an excellent junior hi, but was not happy. Her reasons made sense and reflected the thinking of a girl who was mature … more

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You’re the Expert!

  The Chedva Beat: You refer to your clients as the “experts” and the “knowledge-makers.” How would you say this affects your authority as a therapist? What happens to the therapist’s presence if the client is the expert? Rachel: Narrative therapy … more

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Discover the Magic in Your Hands!

  The Secret to Giving a Good Massage Part 1   Discover the Magic in Your Hands! The secret to a good massage is simple. It’s the Intention behind the touch that makes all the difference. What is your purpose … more

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Like Boss

  I recently stumbled upon a wonderful article on Medard Boss’ existential philosophy and psychoanalysis. It shed light on some thoughts I was having about the nature of existence and what it truly means to be engrossed in the process … more

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How Chedva Evolved

  Over the last four years numerous couples were coming to my office, sharing their most intimate sorrows and overwhelming frustrations and revealing issues plaguing their marriages. It became my mission to start bringing useful tools to the couples on … more

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