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The ultimate Torah class with Rabbi Simon Jacobson. A spiritual workshop that will inspire and teach you how to transform your personal life. Get unlimited free downloads of MP3 recordings of all classes in this series with a free membership at www.meaningfullife.com/join.

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The ultimate Torah class with Rabbi Simon Jacobson. A spiritual workshop that will inspire and teach you how to transform your personal life. Get unlimited free downloads of MP3 recordings of all classes in this series with a free membership at www.meaningfullife.com/join.

    How to Forgive When You Cannot Forget

    How to Forgive When You Cannot Forget

    Many of us carry painful memories of hurtful experiences in our pasts. Some of these memories remain etched in our psyches, at times even haunting and disrupting our lives -- in ways that we are aware of, and often unaware of. How many of our emotional fears, insecurities and trust issues are a result of old scars?

    How then can we move on from these deep wounds? Can we free ourselves from the tentacles of difficult past experiences? Is it possible to forgive if you cannot forget?

    Please join Rabbi Jacobson as he tackles these big questions, and offers a method and formula for not allowing painful memories define who you are; not allowing your past define your future. Discover the power of forgiveness -- how it is not just about forgiving another, but forgiving yourself; how it allows you to transcend your experiences and achieve closure even if you may never forget what hurt you. Learn how to access dimensions within yourself that help you liberate your spirit from the forces that keep it trapped, and spread your wings to scale new heights.

    • 46 min
    The Art of Connection and Communication: How to Listen and Be Heard

    The Art of Connection and Communication: How to Listen and Be Heard

    Lying at the heart of all relationships -- personal, social, professional, political -- is communication. The manner in which spouses, parents and children, neighbors, friends, co-workers, employers, employees, communities and nations speak and listen (or don't) to each other carries the key to thriving, lasting, and healthy connections. Even when there is concern and love between different people or groups, very often they are lacking the tools to properly express their feelings.

    In effect then, mastering the art of communication is the defining blueprint that leads to family, domestic, national and global peace, harmony, and tranquility.

    Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this important, fundamental talk on the secret to true and effective communication. Discover that communicating is more about connecting and building trust than it is about expressing thoughts; speaking is more about listening than about voicing opinions; more about empathy than data; and the most successful way to be heard is to listen. Remember, people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

    • 44 min
    Self-Motivation Tips: How to Get out Your Comfort Zone on a Consistent Basis

    Self-Motivation Tips: How to Get out Your Comfort Zone on a Consistent Basis

    Ahh. Comfort zones. They sound so... comforting. Do you anyone that likes to leave their comfort zone? And yet, every form of growth is dependent on going out of comfort zones. As long as you stay safe in your predictable and conventional routines, nothing new will be born. That is why it is so difficult to change and break out of our habits and patterns. The inertia of the status quo generates enormous force. But being an invisible power, concealed in lethargy, we grossly underestimate its impact on holding us back from movement and change.

    Is there a way to motivate and propel yourself out of your comfort zone and reach great new heights?

    Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this inspiring lesson offering methods and tools to break out of your trappings and discover new openings and possibilities. And not just on a temporary basis, but in a consistent and sustainable fashion. Find out how you carry within yourself inherent strengths that can challenge your tendency to stagnate. Learn how to spread your wings and soar to unprecedented horizons.

    • 46 min
    2020: A Vision for Tomorrow Part II

    2020: A Vision for Tomorrow Part II

    As we enter 2020, the third decade of the third millennium, many of us are wondering what the future holds.



    We are currently experiencing plenty of changes. Polarization and upheaval is in the air. The road ahead will certainly offer us many opportunities while also presenting us with many challenges. But we are often trapped by nearsightedness, in which we only see the here and now and cannot see beyond our noses.



    What will the next decade bring? How will our future look? Are we entering a new world order? Can we identify signs and patterns that help us forecast the world of tomorrow? What methods can we employ to help us navigate the terrain of the coming years.



    Please join Rabbi Jacobson in part two of this 2020 workshop as he takes a birds' eye view on our unfolding lives and evolving world. By looking at the big picture with a panoramic lens we can discover a broader perspective of our lives and destinies. We can learn to recognize the inner narrative and choreography of today's events, which in turn informs the details of our small picture, and allows us to make better decisions and plans.



    What better way to enter 2020 with a lens that helps us see things with 20/20 vision?

    • 40 min
    2020: A Vision for Tomorrow - Part I

    2020: A Vision for Tomorrow - Part I

    As the curtain comes down on the second decade of the third millenium (2019), and we prepare to enter its third decade with the year 2020, many of us are wondering what the future holds.



    We are currently experiencing plenty of changes. Polarization and upheaval is in the air. The road ahead will certainly offer us many opportunities while also presenting many challenges. But we are often trapped by nearsightedness, in which we only see the here and now and cannot see beyond our noses.



    What will the next decade bring? How will our future look? Are we entering a new world order? Can we identify signs and patterns that help us forecast the world of tomorrow? What methods can we employ to help us navigate the terrain of the coming years.



    Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this 2020 workshop as he takes a birds' eye view on our unfolding lives and evolving world. By looking at the big picture with a panoramic lens we can discover a broader perspective of our lives and destinies. We can learn to recognize the inner narrative and choreography of today's events, which in turn informs the details of our small picture, and allows us to make better decisions and plans.



    What better way to enter 2020 with a lens that helps us see things with 20/20 vision?

    • 40 min
    Triggered Emotions: Advice for Holiday Family Time

    Triggered Emotions: Advice for Holiday Family Time

    Nothing triggers our emotions like going home and seeing our parents and families. Etched in our psyches, for good or for bad, are all that we experienced in our impressionable childhood years.

    During this holiday season, when many of us spend time with our families, all types of feelings arise. For some, it’s a beautiful time, evoking the warmth and love of our relationships. Others, at the other extreme, dread going home. Their toxic and dysfunctional families make them anxious and fearful. Many others have mixed feelings, fluctuating from the brighter to the darker. But one thing is certain: no one is neutral when dealing with their home and family.

    Please join Rabbi Jacobson and learn how this season offers us an excellent opportunity to probe and examine ourselves and our emotional lives. Discover tools how to become a healthier, more secure and confident person, and develop greater strengths to actualize your potential. Whether you grew up in as nurturing home or in a challenging home, this time of year can help you grow your love and self-esteem, and build strong immunity to unhealthy forces in your life. You have tremendous resources, and it’s time to access and express them.

    • 51 min

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