Growing Old, Growing Up

Growing Old, Growing Up

By Yaffa Ganz I have learned that I will never conquer the world. I used to think I would, someday. My plans and hopes were succulent and fat; my desire for success was ripe and juicy. In short, I was young.   One day, to my extreme discomfort and surprise, I...
To Fail & To Forgive

To Fail & To Forgive

Last year, I wrote this article about how hard it is to forgive yourself. We forgive others much more readily than we forgive ourselves. Sometimes others forgive us for having hurt them, but we won’t forgive ourselves.   This week, I read a lot of articles...
Elul: The Power Of Regret

Elul: The Power Of Regret

Regret is a dangerous emotion. Our sense that we didn’t succeed in achieving all that we had planned can overwhelm us. Regret for the past can paralyze us from taking action for the future. Regret can turn into shame, shame can turn into fear that we are defined...