Insights and Questions
Below are select conversations Joey has had with Rabbi Yitzchak Schwartz — Joey’s Rabbi and Creative Awareness Guide.
March 30, 2020 : “Importance of Good Friends”
Note from Matthew:
I coached Dillon and Joey through a creative writing topic. Joey selected the topic during a check in with me and then knocked out the first three lines with Dillon before taking a break. Once he got back, we read what Joey had written so far out loud and then Joey decided what direction to take it in. This could totally be shared on Joey’s blog for other people to enjoy.
Joey: NEED TO ESTABLISH THE TOPIC:
MUST BE HOW ESSENTIAL BROS ARE IN THESE STRAINED TIMES.
Joey: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING STRONG, QUALITY REAL FRIENDS ARE CRUCIAL FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE ANOTHER VOICE THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE NO MATTER THE TOPIC IS PRICELESS…TO TOTALLY BRING OUT YOUR STRONG EMOTIONS AND HAVING SOMEONE WITH YOU TO DO BRO ACTIVITIES IS ALSO A HUGE ADVANTAGE FOR YOUR WELL-BEING. JUST NEED THE WORLD TO COME TOGETHER AND FIGHT THROUGH THESE TOUGH TIMES AND STAY CAUTIOUS TO THE MEDIA. THIS SHALL PASS SOON. WE WILL MAKE IT OUT OF THIS AND BECOME MORE THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL; IN LIFE, APPRECIATING THE LITTLE THINGS. LIVING TO OUR FULL POTENTIAL.
Hanging out in Oldsmar, Florida.
March 23, 2020 : “Having a Great Day…So Far”
Rabbi Yitzchak saw that Joey was looking happy…and I told Yitzchak about how we were having a great day so far, so he asked Joey to tell him about his great day so far?
Joey: Need for everyone to necessarily remember to also make it part of their personal routine; To remember to have gratitude and allow themselves to be positive and appreciative of all the loving people we are blessed with during these trying times.. and make sure cancelling any unnecessary hazardous needs…like walling yourself in with loved ones that are committed to health first and foremost.
Yitzchak: Last thoughts?
Joey: Joey greatly and eloquently wishes you and your loved ones and family continued health and happiness.
Writing songs with Rabbi Yitzchak Schwartz.
March 22, 2020 : “Wisely Proceeding in Life These Days”
Yitzchak: How are you?
Joey: I am doing pretty good with all the chaos going on. I know if I have self control over my mind — I will win. I am dealing with today and will certainly stay on my path to endless possibilities to create the best version of Joey Lowenstein.
Yitzchak: Let’s speak about some other ways to proceed in life wisely. Any ideas?
Joey: Yes. Stick to your goals…stay motivated and consistent to what you’re good at…trust that there is a plan that is already set for your life. Also, stay organized…listen to the media and act accordingly. This will pass eventually. The good thing about this epidemic is that it brings us all closer to one another — appreciating the little things in life and not taking everything for granted.
Relaxing on a Florida beach pier.