Ebb & Flow Fridays

By Solomon

I’m Solomon, a former college basketball athlete turned transformational health/mental performance coach, YouTuber and podcaster from Houston, TX. Every Friday I write an email newsletter with some thoughts, life lessons, books, videos, and anything interesting I discovered that week.

I’m Solomon, a former college basketball athlete turned transformational health/mental performance coach, YouTuber and podcaster from Houston, TX. Every Friday I write an email newsletter with some thoughts, life lessons, books, videos, and anything interesting I discovered that week.

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#50・

A Friend - Issue #50

Blessings are like rain, but unless the ground is plowed and the seeds are planted, nothing will grow.Often we feel like we're not getting blessings from G-d, but really his blessings are ever-present. Truly, our inner work is to prepare ourselves to be able …

 
#49・

Take off Your Clothes! - Issue #49

I am writing to you from Crown Heights, New York. This weekend there is a Chabad Young Jewish Professionals (CYJP) event with YJPs around the country. We have a fun weekend ahead with Shabbat, lectures from well-known individuals like Rabbi Simon Jacobson (li…

 
#48・

Puzzle of the World🌏 - Issue #48

This week I recorded 3 new podcast episodes, so stay tuned! Additionally, I made my way to a studio to record a new intro for this new podcast season.

 
#47・

More Than We Really Want - Issue #47

My father's 70th birthday is coming up in March and I have been writing a book of lessons from him. I decided to make a newsletter so you can begin learning some now! If you like these newsletters and want a new twist, Sign up through the link for my new news…

 
#46・

Do you give yourself enough Credit? - Issue #46

This week's Torah portion is Shemot which means Names... So checkout this video from 2018 about your name!

 
#45・

Back Against the Wall - Issue #45

Book

 
#44・

Sensitivity: Reactivity - Issue #44

Virtual Van Gogh Tour. My parents and I went to a new exhibit about Vincent Van Gogh, which had immersive, 3D structures of some of his legendary paintings. Additionally, there was a large room "surrounded by over 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections …

 
#43・

Chanukah Spontaneity 🕎- Issue #43

Coming Back to Earth: The Central Park Guru Becomes an Old City Jew. In NJ, I met with a Rabbi who, when I was in Jerusalem over the summer, connected me with Gil Locks. If you remember reading 5 Lessons from Week 2 of Yeshiva, you saw that I met with Gil Loc…

 
#42・

Hiding Under the Crib- Issue #42

Grateful for family, friends, podcast guests, and everyone else. The quote says “study” but includes getting to the core of concerns. Together we can achieve great heights.Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to see my other latest posts :-)

 
#41・

But What if it Doesn't... - Issue #41

If you were a part of my newsletters (before writing on this platform), you might remember Lessons from my father. Well, I've had in mind to write a book of them titled Do as I say, not as I do. My father's 70th birthday is coming up in March and I envision t…

 
#40・

I did what?! - Issue #40

My friend Chayim and I - who I met at Dr. Joe Dispenza's retreat last year - started learning the discourse Victory of Light. It is an exposition on the deeper significance of Chanukah, viewed through the lens of Chabad-Chasidism.

 
#39・

What I believe Now... - Issue #39

This is a short video from Dr Joe Dispenza on processing emotions. It corresponds with the writing above.

 
#38・

Sacrificing... Uh No Thanks! Issue #38

I started a month free trial with Audible by Amazon in order to listen to audio books. I discovered that there's quite a bit of learning I do daily, which is challenging if it all consists of reading a physical book. When it comes to walking the dog or drivin…

 
#37・

It's time to say Goodbye🎶 - Issue #37

I added this short little pattern-interrupt in the morning after brushing my teeth and surprisingly really enjoy it

 
#36・

Shabbasana?🕊 - Issue #36

Which of these words resonates with what you most want in your life moving forward?A. ReplenishedB. CenteredC. Strengthened/ConfidentD. FulfilledE. Whole

 
#35・

Who you Were, Who you've Become- Issue #35

In my business lessons I have been working on my story and the ways I can better express it. Below are a couple that were in my lessons:

 
#34・

Fire & Ice- Issue #34

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." -- Brian O'Driscoll

 
#33・

What Obstacles? - Issue #33

I shared in an earlier issue about meeting Rabbi Dov Ber Cohen in Jerusalem, who gifted me with his book Mastering Life: A Unique Guidebook to Jewish Enlightenment. As I was preparing to go to the Rabbi's home for the first two days of the holiday (which are …

 
#32・

Returning Higher - Issue #32

I wrote about preparing for Rosh Hashana in Issue #27 Spiritual Stocktaking, and since Rosh Hashana I have been refining - adding finer detail to - my Lifebook life vision. It is a vision of my life 3 -5 or so years from now I wrote when I did the Mindvalley …

 
#31・

Your Feedback- Issue #31

Dr. Gay Hendricks -- The Big Leap, Upper Limit Problems, and Discovering your personal GeniusJason Goldberg -- Playing with Transformation & Navigating out of Problems