Tag: NFL


Holidays, Annulments and Seahawks: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Sept. 7 -11), we explored a common quandry for clergy, an NFL coach putting a priority on holistic wellness, the Pope’s merciful approach to marital mistakes, three core ideas bringing people together on Rosh Hashanah, the future of traditional religions… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   When Should Clergy Weigh In on Politics? – Michael Bernstein Stay away from politics, Rabbi. Many of my colleagues receive – and some give – this advice. There’s a......

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A New, Holistic Path to Redemption in the NFL

How does a football team whose defense is known as the Legion of Boom, and whose running back is wont to go into “beast mode,” come back from one of the most gut-wrenching losses in Super Bowl history? With yoga classes, of course. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is taking a Zen approach to leading his team back from the depths of last season’s tough loss, according to the New York Times, by bringing on a “human optimization specialist” who focuses on each player as a whole being – not just a......

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Truth, Trump and School Days: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (August 3 – 7), we discussed the longing to uncover painful family history, the Ferguson uprising one year later, the disruptive effect of the Trump campaign, the intensity of sending a child off to school and the imperative to vote. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   When ‘The Whole Truth’ Won’t Fulfill You – Brad Hirschfield We all know the words “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?” pretty......

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Coaching, Breaking Rules and More: Must-Read Links

Bringing you more wise insights published elsewhere – quoted here on The Wisdom Daily – our “must read” picks this week include an interview with an NFL trailblazer, a new take on Steve Jobs’ genius, smart tips for making the most of your workday, a funny rant about weak opinions, an in-depth analysis of guilt versus shame…and more.?Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. A New Playbook “Football was like a religion… I couldn’t possibly know what opportunities there could be. I had......

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Deflated NFL Fans and Blame Games

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: What’s next, now that the NFL has investigated – and essentially confirmed – the New England Patriots’ role in deflating footballs to their advantage? Tom Brady is being scapegoated and Coach Bill Belichick is evading accountability, while fans feel deeply disappointed in the pattern of cheating. “It is a moment to look at ourselves, and ask: What is it we really value about sports? And how do we keep the sports we love as great as they are meant to be?” Watch my video......

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Video: The NFL, The U.S. Supreme Court and Religious Liberty in America

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: During a recent NFL game Kansas City Chiefs Safety, Husain Abdullah hit the headlines when he was penalized after performing a traditional Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown. How does this incident link to the upcoming Holt Vs Hobbs case at the Supreme Court? If you care about religious liberty in America, you will care about this case. In my video discussion, I consider whether our institutions are hostile to Islam, or religion in general. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action......

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My Experience with Why I Stayed: The Hashtag Bringing Domestic Abuse to Light

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s violent attack on his then-fianc?e Janay Palmer in February is very much in the news. It may cost Rice his career, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell his job, and it may invite us all to do more to address the all too common phenomenon of domestic abuse. It’s also a story I take very personally. If you haven’t heard about the hashtag #WhyIStayed, you should. It’s your passport to a deeper understanding of people suffering domestic abuse. Following this hashtag, or reading some of the responses to......

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