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After 13 years serving as a congregational rabbi in Iowa and South Carolina, Ari Sytner returned to his roots in New York, where he helps inspire and motivate individuals, couples and communities to maximize their potential. In particular, he uses his training as a social worker and educator, combined with humor and ancient wisdom to train leaders, uplift audiences and help guide his clients therapeutically to move past addictions, dysfunction and strife to find balance and happiness in their personal and professional lives.

His recent blog has been shared around the world as a relevant conversation piece aimed at empowering people from all walks of life to improve their lives and relationships. As a proud father, husband, kidney donor and eternal optimist, Ari has a contagious energy that reminds people to not settle for complacency, but to live an awesome life that matters.

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1 Easy Way You Can Find Purpose and Break Routines

By nature, humans find comfort in routine. We love habits, as they make life comfortable and cozy. Instead of having to confront the dreadful anxiety induced by facing the unknown, we can simply find a soothing rhythm and live within the confines of that comfort zone. Of course, there is a downside to living a robotic existence. When we settle into a life of complacency, it quickly becomes stale, and at best, we end up striving for mediocrity. How do we overcome that inclination and utilize our time on earth to truly live an awesome life? The answer is to remember…

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