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Bruce Feiler

The 7 Basic Stories Families Tell and Why We Need to Tell Them

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marshall P. Duke

Since Bruce Feiler so graciously and artfully introduced our work at Emory on the health-giving power of family stories, Robyn Fivush and I have recei...

LISTEN: The Power Of Pilgrimage

Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal...

Easter Stories, Passover Stories and the Families Who Tell Them

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Marshall P. Duke

This year, at both Passover seders and Easter family gatherings, in addition to telling the grand Passover and Easter stories, find some time to tell the parallel individual family stories.

5 Ways To Reduce Mom's Stress This Mother's Day

Bruce Feiler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Bruce Feiler

Since we know so much more about what makes Mom unhappy these days, we also know more about how to make her happier.

Telling Our Stories

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

Jews have always hoped that telling the stories of the past would shape the lives of our children; we have always insisted on the immediacy of our national experiences in the lives of the individual

What Science Can Teach Us About Being Better Parents -- And What It Can't

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

As parents, there is much that we can -- and should -- learn from contemporary research. But among the many secrets of happy families, there are still some that are simple and timeless.

The Stories That Bind Us: What Are the Twenty Questions?

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents
Marshall P. Duke

The major criterion for inclusion in this set of questions was that they test knowledge of things that children could not possibly have learned first hand.

The Secrets of Happy Families

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Are we really happier in the midst of parenting wars, where tiger moms are duking it out with more lax French mothers?

5 Secrets Happy Families Know

Bruce Feiler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Bruce Feiler

Tolstoy was right. Happy families do have certain things in common. Today we finally have the knowledge to know what those things are.

On Praise and 'Bribes': What the New York Times Got Right (and What It Didn't)

Emma Jenner | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Children need challenges and increased expectations as they age, but change can be scary, and offering rewards -- coupled with choice and a sense of autonomy -- helps make their introduction smoother.

Sitting Shiva For Traditional Shiva

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

It is certainly more convenient to post a quick sentence or two of condolence on the mourner's Facebook Wall, but that shouldn't preclude us from performing the tradition acts of comforting the mourners.

TEDxEast: Curating New York City's Idea Communities

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.20.2011 | New York
Laura Cococcia

It's a rare weekday that one gets to hear Suzanne Vega perform and after listen to best-selling author Bruce Feiler discuss his own mortality as he faces cancer.

How Moses Created Thanksgiving: The Biblical Roots Of America's Holiday

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

The Pilgrims, a band of Protestant outcasts, saw themselves as fulfilling this biblical story. In coming to the New World, they, too, had to cross a tumultuous sea, arrive in an untested wilderness and create a new "Promised Land."

'The Council Of Dads': Bruce Feiler's Battle With Cancer Inspires Him To Create A 'Parenting Community' For His Daughters (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with cancer, he immediately thought of his two young daughters, and what would happen to them without him. His solutio...

The Council of Dads: What Lessons Would You Leave Your Children? (VIDEO)

Bruce Feiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Feiler

Whether we're healthy or sick, men or women, we all need to be reminded of what's most valuable in our lives.

A Father's 10 Lessons for His Daughters (VIDEO)

Bruce Feiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Feiler

I welcomed my friends in to the most precious thing in my life -- the lives of my children. It was making me feel part of a group. Fathering was no longer a solo sport. It was a team sport.

God and Dad: A Father's Four Lessons of Faith

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

What lessons of faith would I pass on to my three-year-old twin daughters? My new book, The Council of Dads, includes a Father's Four Lessons of Faith for my daughters.

What Friends Are For: 5 Ways to Be a Better Friend Today

Bruce Feiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Feiler

When my wife and I had twins, we thought our friends would consider it "All Hands on Deck." Instead it was "Run Away!" When I got cancer, we thought it'd be "Run Away." Instead it was a great act of friendship.

Ten Secrets of The Ten Commandments

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Feiler

I was offered exclusive access to DeMille's private papers and personal memorabilia collection. They portray a man obsessed with Communism and determined to turn the biblical prophet into an ardent Cold Warrior.

Seder Talking Points: Seven Secrets of Passover

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

You, too, can be a seder know-it-all. Herewith are selected seder talking points to help you steer your Passover conversation away from the same tired jokes about matzah and constipation.

"America's Prophet": Bruce Feiler's Book Makes Buzz

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bruce Feiler's newest book, "America's Prophet", which examines the role Moses has played in American history and life, has been making some buzz rece...

Christmas Decoded? What New Discoveries in Nazareth Tell Us About Jesus

Bruce Feiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Feiler

The truth is that even if we found a house in Nazareth with the names Mary and Joseph on the mailbox and a birth announcement of a baby Jesus carved into a wall, we'd still never find proof that God sent forth a messiah into the world.

Thanksgiving Code: Five Hidden Symbols Of America's Holiday

Bruce Feiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Feiler

The real story of Thanksgiving reads like a Dan Brown novel. It involves a little-known web of secret societies, biblical imagery, presidential power, and lost books.