About Yonason Goldson, B.A.

Rabbi Yonason Goldson is a professional speaker and trainer, drawing upon his experiences as a hitchhiker, circumnavigator, newspaper columnist, high school teacher, and Talmudic scholar to provide practical strategies for enhancing communication, ethical conduct, and personal achievement. Yonason holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of California. He is the author of Proverbial Beauty: Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages.
  • high self-esteem

The Fallacy of High Self Esteem: Why Feeling Good about Yourself Is Not Always Good for You

By |2018-09-22T23:35:21+03:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

High self-esteem, especially in the modern culture, is not a purely good thing as you might believe. A lot of things have to change. Take a ride in a glass elevator, from ground level to rooftop in a single ride. How do you feel? If you’re like most people, you feel – no surprise here [...]

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7 Popular Phrases Which Are the Worst Thing You Could Ever Say

By |2018-12-14T14:27:07+03:00July 19th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

It never crosses your mind, but when you speak, you use some popular phrases, which in reality are the worst things you could ever say. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” This would appear [...]

  • Monty Hall Problem

The Monty Hall Problem: How to Unlock the Doors of Destiny

By |2020-04-27T23:41:00+03:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever heard of the Monty Hall Problem? Let's explore this puzzling brain teaser and its solutions, as well as the insight into our lives it offers. I can sleep at night again, now that I have resolved the Monty Hall Problem - one of life’s most perplexing mysteries. All is well with [...]

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Why Do We Cry? The Psychology of Tears

By |2020-06-04T19:50:45+03:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Why do we cry? Have you ever asked yourself this question? We cry for countless reasons. My dog died. I just got engaged. An earthquake leaves thousands homeless. “Time in a Bottle” comes on the radio. I passed my college physics exam. My best friend has leukemia. My daughter just gave birth to twins. Another senseless [...]

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The Cost of Voyeurism: Why Do People Like Violent Images?

By |2019-01-26T21:32:36+03:00November 14th, 2015|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

Where were you on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014?  That’s the day ISIS terrorists beheaded American journalist James Foley. Or, to be more accurate, that was when they posted the video of their atrocity on YouTube. Did you watch it? If you did, you had plenty of company. According to one poll, an estimated 1.2 million [...]

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Here Is How Reading Harry Potter Makes You a Better and Wiser Person

By |2019-03-17T21:02:04+03:00October 29th, 2015|Categories: Literature, Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Do you want to put an end to bigotry, ultra-nationalism, and racism? It might be easier than you think. Try reading Harry Potter. No, it’s not magic. According to the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, there’s more to the wildly successful series than just a good story. The tale of a mistreated orphan boy [...]

  • study of reincarnation

Why Souls Come Back: a Study of Reincarnation

By |2020-06-06T16:00:57+03:00September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Food for thought, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , , , |

What is déjà vu? Some believe it’s an echo of recognition resonating through the curtain that separates one incarnation from another. For one brief moment, two separate but interconnected lives make contact through a flicker of metaphysical commonality. Maybe that’s true; maybe it isn’t. But a recent article in Learning-Mind cited a study of reincarnation [...]

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The Miracle of Music: How Sounds Affect the Human Mind and Heart

By |2019-01-29T14:54:03+03:00August 13th, 2015|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: |

Why do the human mind and heart respond so passionately to an arrangement of sounds and words that provide absolutely no tangible or evolutionary benefit? The answer reveals much about ourselves and the world we live in. We spend much of our lives looking and hoping for miracles. But the greatest miracle of all is [...]