Jewish Journal

Mind Clear

By Elliot Steingart

February 22, 2013 | 3:36 pm

Stopping thoughts

Due to stress, I can’t fall asleep. I don’t want to use Ambien, Melatonin, or alcohol to put me out. I’m counting on a mantra.

Repeating a mantra is a helpful way to gain inner peace. I... read on

  • Courage Under Fire

    By Elliot Steingart

    February 13, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    Sometimes I feel like people are out to get me. My courage was tested this week, not once but twice. The first time involved dropping off shirts at Celebrity Cleaners.

    “Is this your first time here?” asked the Persian girl behind the desk.

    “I've been here once before.” I said.... read on

  • Campus Visit

    By Elliot Steingart

    February 1, 2013 | 1:38 pm

     Every couple of years it’s nice to go back to the institution that now refers to me as “Borrower.”  I owe it to my alma mater, UC Santa Cruz. Stepping foot on a college campus now that I’m 28 makes me appreciate how far I have come.

    On a recent visit my girlfriend and I... read on




Elliot Steingart is a Los Angeles based comedian and writer who hosts a monthly comedy show, “Melgard Mondays” at Melgard Public House. Steingart has written jokes for...

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