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Self-confidence and Empowerment: The great fail of contemporary parents

Critical thinking, self-confidence, but also belief in our strengths and abilities are not innate and are usually an area that parents neglect to develop.“You can do anything!”“You have so many capabilities!”These are expressions that we have all used from time to time to encourage the teenager to “get out of his shell.” What parents can’t […]

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Labeling

“Who am I? You mean…. Where do I come from? What can I become a day? What am I doing? What have I done? What am I dreaming about? You mean…. What do you see? What do you see or see? What are you afraid or what are you dreaming about? Do you mean who […]

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Bullying

It’s been years ago! Over 25! Then the term “Bullying” did not exist to describe my experience. It was then a friendly teasing, between children, classmates, peers. At that time these children were not scientists, academics, teachers, professors.  It hurt more back then.    I was the victim of verbal violence! “Innocent” teasing, commenting on […]

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Guilt

“For a moment he felt good about this. A moment or two later he felt bad about feeling good about it. Then he felt good about feeling bad about feeling good about it and satisfied, drove on into the night.”  (Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy # 4 “So Long, and Thanks for All […]

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Overview Effect

Many of us are turning our eyes towards space, having the need to find a meaning in life, to find awakening, to solve our problems, the problems of the Earth. Indeed, space provides us with the solution, but not the way we all imagine. There are no extraterrestrials with state-of-the-art equipment, flying discs and inexhaustible […]

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Are Astronauts Afraid?

Fear is a primal instinct; it is the reason why man, such a defenseless being, without sharp teeth and nails, without great size or power, has survived and has been prevalent for so many thousands of years. It is, the characteristic that we have to be vigilant at all times, to live the moment. Yet another […]

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Let’s Introduce Ourselves

An exercise I often assign to my students! In their overwhelming majority, they have difficulty understanding, realizing it, starting it. It is difficult to find your essence, to abandon everything that determines you. Most responses: “I am a human”, “I am a boy/girl”, “I am a student”. All these are “labels” they give a uniformity […]

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May Astronauts be also Artists?

Many times when we focus on our goal, we neglect to keep ourselves balanced. With a demanding program, astronauts need not spend their time on meaningless things. Thus, specific hours are scheduled for play and creation as well as for fun. It is characteristic what so many mental health counselors stress, that “To conquer the universe, […]

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The Importance of Failure

“Do you want to fail?” “I want my child to always be first!” “There is no importance in the winning, however why let others be better than you if you are better than them?” “So you do not want to pass the exam? Do you want to be a nobody? “ Everyone at some point […]

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