Explore Yourself

Isn’t it fortunate that we did our “August in September” get-together, since September is a Self-care Awareness month! As all 28 of you, Beautiful People, who joined us by remote access, have experienced, this is exactly what we did; we engaged in self-exploration.

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It isn’t always easy to talk about ourselves, so to make it easier, we had a “cheat sheet” called Just Be You.

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Watch the video to follow our explorations. Hopefully, it will inspire and motivate you to engage in your own self-awareness discovery process.

It is a rather long video, not broken into segments, as I usually do, so you might want to take a break or two and read a beautiful post by a great blogger Kamal.


Due to Sukkoth holiday, we’ll have our next get-together in the beginning of October. Stay tuned for further announcements and don’t forget to do your homework: use the chart above to become aware of these qualities that you already possess and actively seek a joyful state by using them to benefit others.

You can always reach me at drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com

and by Skype at drdolly613.

Recipe for Deconstructed Honey Cake is found here.

Have a sweet, healthy, and happy year!

Remember: happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!


The Best of Times

Far from quoting Charles Dickens, Beautiful People, I am declaring, together with the Tony Award winning cast of La Cage Aux Folles, that “the best of times is now!”

To experience the best of times and practice to bring them into your “now,” join us tomorrow night at our August-in-September Lasting Joy Club get-together.

  • Where: Chabad of South Beach, 320 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, Fl 33139.
  • When: 7:30 PM
  • Remote access information:

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (669) 224-3319

Access Code: 942-109-381

More phone numbers:

  • Australia: +61 2 9091 7603
  • Austria: +43 1 2060 92964
  • Belgium: +32 28 93 7002
  • Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
  • Denmark: +45 32 72 03 69
  • Finland: +358 923 17 0556
  • France: +33 170 950 590
  • Germany: +49 692 5736 7300
  • Ireland: +353 15 360 756
  • Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80
  • Netherlands: +31 207 941 375
  • New Zealand: +64 9 282 9510
  • Norway: +47 21 93 37 37
  • Spain: +34 932 75 1230
  • Sweden: +46 853 527 818
  • Switzerland: +41 225 4599 60
  • United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5011

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:    https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

If you want to create a delicious Deconstructed Honey Cake in a wine glass together with us, you will need:

  • 1 slice of pound cake or any not overly moist cake
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 cup of any fruit and berries of your choice, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of whipped cream ( we will use non-dairy)
  • 1 apple wedge
  • Optional crushed walnuts

Remember your homework, Beautiful People: recall times when you were joyful and allow those feelings of “Inner Joy” to flow from your head to your toes.


Take it from a certified Potter-head: when we do things together, magic happens!

Reach out to me at drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com and by Skype at drdolly613.

See you tomorrow, and don’t forget that

happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!

We Can Fly!

Caling all supermen, superwomen, and generally, all super-people! I got news for you: I believe you can fly.
First Love YourselfAt our July get-together, we have practiced learning to F.L.Y.  This is what you do:

Breathe slowly and deeply. Repeat:
 I unconditionally love myself, even though I am not perfect.
 I love myself, even though I have faults and limitations.
 I love myself, even though I make mistakes and errors.
 I love myself, even though I feel envious.
 I love myself, even though I lose my temper.
 I love myself, even though I overeat.
 I love myself, even though I don’t utilize my time in the best and wisest ways.

 (Zelig Pliskin, Life Is Now)

We had 22 Beautiful People joining us by remote access – wow! Thank you for staying up due to time difference and participating! If you were unable to attend in real time, here are the videos:

As always, we have also created scrumptious desserts – individual no-bake Mojito Verrines in wine glasses. You can watch them being made in the next video. Full recipe is posted here.

Your homework for next month is to recall times when you were joyful. Allow those feelings of “Inner Joy” to flow from your head to your toes. Let my dear friend Alex Fox help you!

You can always talk to me privately via e-mail drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com or by Skype drdolly613. Your comments are also greatly appreciated!

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Remember: Happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!



Do You Love You?

Here is an incredible concept for you, Beautiful People: “When people have unconditional love for their own essence, they will be kind, and generous, and compassionate” (Rabbi Zelig Pliskin in “Life Is Now”).
But I am not perfect, and neither are you, and neither is anyone else, and it’s OK, because…
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if you love yourself, even though you are not perfect, then you will love other “non-perfects” the way they are.

Tomorrow, at our July Lasting Joy Club get-together, we will practice a step-by-step technique designed to help us grow into self-love.
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Your homework was to think of something you can do for self-improvement and picture yourself actually doing it. We are excited to share these experiences!
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As always, we will also be making an exciting dessert, a No-bake Mojito Cake Verrine.
If you are joining us by remote access,you will need:
– Graham crackers or any bisquits
– Real or non-dairy cream cheese
– Real or non-dairy sour cream or youghurt
– Sugar or substitute
– Real or non-dairy whipped cream
– A nice bunch of fresh mint
– Limes
Remote access information is coming up in a separate e-mail. Meanwhile, Beautiful People,
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Do get in touch by e-mail drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com or by Skype drdolly613.
See you tomorrow, and remember:
Happiness is a choice; choose to be happy today!

Freedom To Be Yourself

What’s your most valuable asset in life? Says Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, “Friends, classmates, parents, siblings… they’re what we cherish most in life. Now you can learn how to protect your greatest treasure from damage, keeping your relationships shining bright. It’s all in the power of the words you speak.”
One of my blogofriends, an amazing blogger and a great and caring human being, Robert of https://notinmyworld.org, was “blown away” by my using a Janis Joplin quote in a post. I promised to quote Jim Morrison next, so here is Jim Morrison weighing in on friendship:
Twice, during hurricanes, we found safe haven in friends’ warm and hospitable abodes.
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Friends and family shoudl be your safe haven during your emotional hurricanes as well. Pirkei Avos (Ethics of Our Fathers) implores,”Get for yourself a teacher, find yourself a friend, and judge every man favorably.”
Let’s find our friends wisely and make it our mission to bring joy into their lives, using the power of words positively!
Remember: Happiness is a choice; choose to be happy today!
Talk to me by e-mail drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com or by Skype drdolly613.


What are your goals and how do you go about reaching them? Do you get frustrated and stressed out along the way? Everybody does! Our June get-together was inspired by a great blogger Phoebe at https://phoebemd.com/2018/06/26/taking-control-of-stress. Watch our videos and practice THE POWER OF CHANGE.

As more and more people are walking in, I want to thank all of you, Beautiful People, who have found us at our new location, as well as all 19 of you who have bravely stayed up at our new meeting time to join us by remote access. We are growing and gaining momentum, and it is all because of you, your participation, and your support!

As we are discovering that a positive change is just as much of a stressor as a negative one, we are learning to access the power of change. Practice with us!

Following the exercise, a club member gets her courage together and communicates her need. Watch how her request inspires everybody to brainstorm and come up with helpful suggestions. Meanwhile, we are ready to play ball – Chocolate Halva Balls! Detailed recipe is on my cooking blog, Kool Kosher Kitchen, right here. 

It certainly feels good to know that you have done something for your fellow human being. Access this feeling when stress moves in on your serenity and joy. Your homework for next month is to think of something you can do for self-improvement.  Picture yourself actually doing it!

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I am leaving you, Beautiful People, with a word from someone I personally consider the best football player ever, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pelé:

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Feel free to reach out to me at drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com or by Skype at drdolly613.

Remember: Happiness is a choice; choose to be happy today!