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. My content... Read more

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. My content integrates Hasidic Jewish wisdom with holistic wellness so we can live our life in the zone.

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#81・

Input:Output- Issue #81

Last week I mentioned meeting an author at the yeshiva and he gifted me with a copy of his book, The Basics of Chassidus. I finally made some time to dig into the book and preparing for an interview.

 
#80・

Living with the Times - Issue #80

Since finishing the maamar (discourse), Mayim Rabbim from the parsha of Noah, we began the maamar, VeYadaata (to know G-d). It focuses on a verse we recite daily in the Aleinu Prayer,“And you shall know today and take it unto your heart, that Havayah is the E…

 
#79・

Enter Fully- Issue #79

Dear Newsletter readers, Podcast listeners, and Youtube viewers who have not seen me for the last month,I feel honored to be in Yeshiva, and because of the rigor, I want to inform you in the upcoming weeks or so my content - podcasts, newsletters, and videos …

 
#78・

Graduated from Self - Issue #78

In the last newsletter, I mentioned receiving "a very clear message with guidance to what will be best for me. It helped me see beyond what I had thought was best."It was to return to yeshiva. I made it back yesterday, Thursday.Checkout my Lessons from 5 week…

 
#77・

Beyond Trusting Yourself - Issue #77

Discourse - Derech Mitzvosecha - The Mitzvah of Confession and Teshuva. Film:

 
#76・

It's difficult to do this! - Issue #76

Thank G-d, I received two very generous testimonials for my coaching last week. One from a current client and one from Tamir Goodman (link to my first podcast episode which is with him). Below is from a current client. Please feel welcome to email me here or …

 
#75・

Talk it out or Push it out - Issue #75

Thank G-d, I received two very generous testimonials for my coaching this week. One from a current client and one from Tamir Goodman (link to my first podcast episode which is with him). Below is from Tamir. Please feel welcome to email me here or reach out t…

 
#74・

Your Third Garment - Issue #74

Develop a plan for soul-nurturing by setting up a call below!

 
#73・

Equipped to Love - Issue #73

Daily Lessons in the Beit Hamikdash. It's taught that G-d considers our learning about the Beit Hamikdash as if we are involved in actually building it!

 
#72・

Silence - Issue #72

A few months ago I redesigned my logo to better express my approach with health, but didns’t get to sharing it. Now, after spending time on my podcast, writing, and learning at Yeshiva, I want to share it as a way of expressing that I have a few coaching slot…

 
#71・

Certain of the Unknown - Issue #71

The Days of Moshiach. I started learning with a chavrusa (study partner) studies about the Messiah and the Messianic times. We have a teaching that the best way to hasten the arrival is to learn about it, which aligns with the teaching above to request and be…

 
#70・

Indirectly - Issue #70

During one of the classes at yeshiva, we had a discussion about the snake which seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Torah shares that G‑d cursed the snake, "On your belly you shall crawl, and dust you shall eat, all the days of your life" (Genesis 3:14). O…

 
#69・

Why Wait? - Issue #69

At the beginning of this week, I arrived back at Yeshiva for the summer. Ever since, this week has been very pleasant in reintegrating with friends I made in February, allowing for an ease to jump straight into learning. Additionally, other beautiful surprise…

 
#68・

Read Less, Study More - Issue #68

Jicama. Jicama contains many important vitamins and minerals, as well as a significant amount of fiber. It helped create a nice consistency to my smoothie while assuring quality nutrients!

 
#67・

It Won't Get You There - Issue #67

Likkutei Torah Bamidbar/Shavuos Veirastech Li Leolam from the Alter Rebbe in 1798 at the wedding of his youngest son. It relates to Shavuot because it is taught that receiving the Torah on Sinai represents a betrothal of G-d with the Collective of Jewish Soul…

 
#66・

🔩Screw That! - Issue #66

I decided to purchase Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day after watching the video below from one of my favorite Youtubers, Ali Abdaal.

 
#65・

Guatemala - Issue #65

Last Saturday (May 14) was my Hebrew birthday. In the last newsletter issue I mentioned my solar birthday. Below is what I posted on my birthday on facebook - click or go to my social media profile to see the images:"Swinging into 26 with a bang… literally! T…

 
#64・

One Thing - Issue #64

At the end of last week I went on a couple amusement park rides. One that completely inverts upside down and the other a rollercoaster. My brain was very active and concerned as the nerves came up. However, one I was in the middle of the ride it was thrilling…

 
#63・

Let's get Physical - Issue #63 & 64

I have started learning once more the discourse entitled Recurring Exodus, which discusses the obligation to view oneself "as if he left Egypt."

 
#62・

Subtleties - Issue #62

A few weeks ago in "Test the Mazal," I wrote about how I got a ticket and scheduling a court date in the month of Adar, since it is a month whose “mazal (source of influence) is associated with strength and health." Additionally, that one should schedule a co…