What they're saying about livingjudaism
"What I learned at Living Judaism was so revolutionary that there has not been a day since I left Seattle when I have not applied the wisdom that they shared with me. I have even gone on to share their teachings with my students, who were equally impacted! High stress levels, feelings of being overwhelmed, and lack of inspiration in my job have been replaced with a general sense of calm, fun, and inspiration. Living Judaism is much more than an information dispenser. It changes the way you perceive life, relationships, and yourself.”
Rabbi Y. Robkin
"Rabbi Mark has helped me in my relationship with my now husband, as well as with myself. It seems like he always knows exactly which approach to use and which words to find. In my last one-on-one session with him he was able to show me the underlying cause of a lot of my problems in a whole new way that gave me a totally different perspective on things. Now they seem so obvious."
“I’m so impressed with the elegant simplicity that you seem to be able to bring to important issues like anger and the role of humility in character. I’m accustomed to thinking of these concepts, however important they may be, as too amorphous and subjective to ever be discussed with serious intellectual rigor, even if we can mostly agree on extreme examples of right and wrong. Your explanations make a great deal of sense to me and not only provide a great framework for thinking them but measuring them as well.”
“Rabbi Spiro's insightful reflections are matched only by his comfortable style of communicating them to a broad spectrum of people. We all go through rough periods in our lives and sometimes asking for help can be the most difficult step to take. I took that step and Rabbi Spiro was able to help me access the G-d given skills I already possess to reshape my life. He helped me gain insight into the very nature of my own thoughts and our discussions were effective and empowering. I highly recommend anyone seeking guidance to give Rabbi Spiro a call.”
"My biggest problem in my life has always been learning how to put things in their proper perspective, and not dwell on the problems that can arise almost on a daily basis. When you suggested that we get away for a few days and just talk and work on my learning to deal with these things, I was at first hesitant. How wrong I was! Those four days were among the best spent four days in my life. Wow, what a difference this has made! Anyone who wonders how this can help them is welcome to contact me by email or phone, and I’ll be delighted to let them know just how valuable to the rest of their lives this learning can be to their lifelong happiness and feelings of self worth.
Thank you, Mark, for giving me the opportunity to truly come alive!"
Palm Springs, CA
"Working with Rabbi Mark and the 3 principles showed me how to begin a journey of genuine self-discovery, insight and peace"
"My sessions with Mark have benefited me in so many aspects of my life. It is hard to express how meaningful the talks are that I have had with him about the three principles. The last year has been very chaotic and tumultuous for me but talking with Mark has helped me to find a peace inside myself and view all of my relationships differently from a healthier perspective. I am looking forward to continuing my education with him because I have already seen such a great difference in how I handle interactions with everybody I encounter.”
Rabbi Spiro teaches the fundamentals- concepts so basic, that we may have forgotten them in the vicissitudes of our hectic lives. He offers a philosophy that will be of benefit to teachers, students, or anyone looking to enhance their lives. It's a game changer when I teach, as a parent, as a spouse, and in my personal growth. Anybody looking to gain wisdom and insight will find it here.
"I feel that my approach to guiding my students and being there for them in their issues has been transformed through this training. I have been able to give them a perspectives that frees them from their being trapped in life without having to go through the therapy approach of what happened when you were two… This has been very liberating for me and has been a critical component in building a strong partnership with my co-director in Plano."
Rabbi N. Zakon
Director DATA of Plano TX
"Rabbi Spiro has been there for me countless times when I have had issues in my life that needed ironing out. He is an excellent listener and gives simple advice that goes a long way. He was exceptionally helpful when a major relationship in my life was going down hill fast - in fact it was becoming toxic. He refreshed the tools he had already given me and saved this relationship for me. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for him, I believe this relationship would have been over and my life would be in a very bad place right now."
“Mark’s personal marriage lessons before our wedding were invaluable. He teaches practical wisdom how to build & maintain a healthy, strong relationship with one’s spouse. Now after almost two years of marriage, I can’t imagine how married life could get any better!”
“I feel like I gained tremendously from the Seattle Innate Health Psychology taught by Rabbi Mark Spiro. I have learned how to experience the moment and enjoy life more by living this philosophy. As a result, I feel like I can enjoy doing each thing that I’m doing at the time and not getting as overwhelmed as I have in the past by considering all of the other things that I must be doing.This way of thinking has also helped me slow down and not feel like I’m just running with lots of things to be doing.”
New York, NY
"For the longest time, I allowed circumstances–external factors–to control my life; I allowed my happiness to be determined by others. Rabbi Spiro’s counseling has helped me overcome a very deep-seated fear of failure, empowering me to move ahead. Thank you!”
“I was at one of the lowest point in my life. My husband just passed away and I was left with 4 kids to raise on my own. At times I was feeling desperate. A family friend recommended that I speak with Rabbi Spiro. I said ” I will do anything to just get a little break from this terrible sadness”.
Rabbi Spiro taught me to let go of fear and focus my energy in positive ways; in ways where I could not only be successful but be a better parent for my kids. He helped me to become my own friend and gave me the freedom to love my self for who I am and the confidence to take care of my own life. I will always miss my husband terribly, yet I know I am here to care for myself and my children and live life the best way possible. Happiness is achievable. I will forever be thankful to Rabbi Spiro for the amazing tools he gave me to live a better life.”
San Diego, CA
Before I worked with Mark I was feeling desperate. I tried what seemed like an endless series of treatments with different psychologists, psychiatrists, and medications for the PTSD that I had been suffering with for 36 years. I had severe anger problems, I was a substance abuser and I was miserable. After doing a four-day intensive retreat with him, I feel like a new person. When it comes to my anger, the difference is like from night to day, and I no longer abuse substances. Most importantly, I live with a new sense of well-being and inner-peace that allows me to live in the moment and enjoy my life like never before. I would recommend him to anyone I know.
For many years I searched and searched and worked and worked many ways to make sense of my life and find a way to make some desired changes; to live a more genuine life. I worked really hard at this and felt like a failure quite often. And yet I knew I wasn't. Working with Rabbi Mark and the 3 principles showed me how to begin a journey of genuine self discovery, insight, and peace. For once it wasn't hard.
The more I listen, the easier this wonderful life journey is becoming. Mark has shown me that paying attention and listening can help me keep the 3 principles mindful in my life. My life is much more content and fulfilled now. I would recommend Mark Spiro as a coach without hesitation.
"I have undertaken many classes over the last 15 years, but this is a class I will always hold dear to my heart. Talk about a major and quite possibly life changing AHAH. I believe you are a Master in the way you spoke and how your words facilitated my shift in thought. I have spent so much of my life looking for balance and ways to “be in the present,” but the results were usually short term. With your sessions, it’s amazing how balance and being in the present have “just come into me”. As I said in our last session, I know I will be back."
“The Rabbi has helped me find a more luminous path. I can’t explain how he works. I just know that I am able to find my own way without requiring anyone to join it. I use my strengths, courage and faith. There is less melodrama and more of a sense of personal progress. I am no longer only along for a ride to places I may not want to go. I feel purposeful without needing to demand or achieve a specific result. The chaos and void are receding and replaced with a sense of calm.”
Naomi bat Leib
San Diego CA
It is so very difficult to express in words the impact your discussions have made. Many of my friends notice something different about me. They know it is not external but they can’t figure it out. That’s okay, they don’t have to understand. While in Seattle, my husband and I developed a deeper bond and can communicate easier. I enjoy being around him so much more. The one issue we used to disagree heavily on can now be discussed more openly and with deeper understanding. The anger and yelling has disappeared. I don’t have to do crazy things anymore to get his attention. We help each other more. We are a team. Thank you is just not enough!
“Thanks to Rabbi Spiro I can now enjoy living in the moment. I appreciate those moments that I simply could never have retrieved being caught up with the distractions life throws at you. I recommend him to everyone I know!! My new sense of quality of life has given me many moments I would not have wanted to miss!”
“I cannot explain in words how Mark Spiro has helped changed my life. I went to him in a shambles, frustrated with many of my relationships and lacking confidence in myself and left with a clear steady head. My perspective on life has changed. He helped me find clarity and peace within. This new perspective has given me the tools to conquer anything that comes my way in the future. I feel like a new and better me.”
“Thank you for making our class such an enriching experience. The suggestions you gave us have helped me in my daily life to live more from within, from the inside, rather than being so vulnerable to outside circumstances. This is an enrichment that won’t go away, and that adds immeasurable tranquility to my thoughts and actions as well as serving as a comforting baseline for my marriage.”
Learning about the 3 Principles of Innate Health has been a blessing from Hashem. Over the years I have struggled with confusion, anxiety, and depression. My work with Mark and the 3 Principles has helped me to see that my emotions are just a form of thought, which has allowed my true self to shine through, as I experience a greater sense of inner resilience, confidence, and wisdom. My sense of personal growth, hope, and potential, has amazed me. The person I always knew I was, but could never actualize, is here! Thank you again Mark. I wish the bounty of Hashem’s blessings to you and all who are dedicated to spreading this teaching.
"The person I always knew I was,