Change your life by altering your mind
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1624  
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Announcements: Dov's Q&A Thursday Call
Links: Sweet Surrender
12 Step Attitude: Guest Speakers Series on DC’s Calls
Daily Dose of Dov: The Disease of Perfectionism
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Dov's Q&A Thursday Call

To surrender or not to surrender is a choice that manifests itself in all aspects of our lives: with our spouses and our children; at the office; on the roadways...


July 2003: My husband was dying. The cancer had spread throughout his body. Already, that evil disease had eaten half his lungs and no longer permitted him to sleep in a reclining position...

Sweet Surrender
12 Step Attitude
Guest Speakers Series on DC’s Calls
By Duvid Chaim

Announcing our Special Guest Speakers Series on Duvid Chaim’s Conference Calls


It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the upcoming Speaker’s Series. Featuring internationally acclaimed Speakers, sharing their special and inspiring insights just for our GYE Members (men and women are invited).

At 12 Noon EST

The Call-in Number is (641) 715-3836

Access Code 637207#

In the coming weeks, we are honored to bring you Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff, Rabbi Dr. Twerski and more. We will also be inspired by a Special Appearance of Miriam, Duvid Chaim’s wife, speaking about “Everything you wanted to know about your wife, but were afraid to ask!”

Stay tuned for details on all of these speakers.

Daily Dose of Dov
The Disease of Perfectionism
Dov writes: A sweet GYE member who has been clean for 270 days, is going crazy about his davening being distracted sometimes. After giving him about 2 months to absorb the fact that his problem is simple arrogance, he finally opened up and admitted it. Now he feels like there is just no point. Dov responds:
By Dov

Perfectionism has no place in sanity - many people can see that.

But then why is it that when we inject the words 'avodas Hashem' into the equation, all of a sudden perfectionism becomes sane? And why is it that so many obviously sick people (who are often addicts no less!) insist that it is not only suddenly sane, not only beautiful, but even absolutely necessary?

Is this not suspicious?

Do we not even see the sickness that we have?

The Ba'al Shem Tov and the Maggid after him said, "One can serve Hashem right from where he is standing right now." And rephrased it to: "One can ONLY serve Hashem from where he stands right now."

Do you think you may have a porn addiction?

Do you have a problem with obsessive and compulsive porn use? Have you seriously tried the tools on GYE and feel that you are not getting better? Maybe it’s time to consider joining a 12-Step program.

Porn Anonymous (PA)
If you’re compulsively acting-out with pornography and masturbation we suggest you explore joining Porn Anonymous (PA). If you need help deciding whether to join PA, call Michael at 347-699-2368, or email to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit (Hebrew: / Yiddish:

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
If your compulsive acting-out has progressed beyond the screen (with other people, paid sexual services, etc.) we suggest you explore joining Sexaholics Anonymous (SA). To figure out if SA is for you, call Dov at 917-414-8205, or email Dov at to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit

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