Author: Nina Rubin

Complicated Nonsense: How to Stop Overthinking.

By Nina Rubin “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m shaking my head at myself today, and this week, wondering “Why do I make things so complicated?” I can’t be the only person who questions why things are the way they are, hopes to drastically change them, hems and haws...

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Attitude of Gratitude.

by Nina Rubin “To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” — Albert Schweitzer I’ve recently become hyper aware of the word ‘thank you’ and how infrequently it’s said. I think gratitude is as much an action and verbal acknowledgment...

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Merging Happiness & Meaning for a Healthy, Purposeful Life.

    By Nina Rubin Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis is a modern miracle, a gem, a woman who is wise and sensitive. She provides timeless wisdom, shows respect and compassion to people, and offers just the right amount of comfort to those grieving and suffering. I recently heard her speak in San Diego, and the main idea I took with me is that all people are looking for happiness. But happiness, plain, simple happiness, is not enough.  It’s crucial to live a meaningful life.  Viktor Frankl wrote about this in Man’s Search For Meaning and Rebbetzin Jungreis sees meaning (or goodness) as essential to a healthy, purposeful life. Just...

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Quiet Meditation: Letting Go of Self-Doubt.

  By Nina Rubin No matter how much hipster font is used, how many hashtags I see, I still can’t help but feel left out. Like most people who wake up and check social media, I’m bombarded with well-designed memes, inspirational stories, personal words of affirmation, Deepak Chopra’s exquisite mantras and other social media trends such as Man Crush Monday, Transformation Tuesday, Woman Crush Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Flashback Friday, Sunday Funday. Somedays, all this positivity just gets on my nerves. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a pretty happy person. I wake up cheerful and upbeat 90% of the time,...

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