What does this revolution look like? People are experiencing genuine happiness in their lives more consistently. For these individuals, work environments seem less stressful while their marriages grow more connected and loving. Their parenting has become easier and lighter; their avodas Hashem (religious worship) more fulfilling and joyful. Without any change in the many challenges these individuals face, they are finding an ability to thrive. Instead of settling for "just getting by" or "coping", these modern day pioneers are discovering joy, patience, energy, resilience and more connected, richer lives.
Let me share with you how this happened for me. About three years ago, I was facing a personal challenge and my Rav, Rabbi Michel Twerski shlit"a, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, suggested that I seek professional help. With a background in mental health and a steadfast trust in my Rav, I concluded that it would be best to heed his advice.