Emotional Wellness

Personal and Biblical Perspectives on Healing Through Music

By Shoshana Leshaw, MA, MT-BC | June 26, 2019

After World Wars I and II, musicians began visiting wounded soldiers around the United States, playing familiar, soothing melodies to…

Sukkot: Leaning into Vulnerability

By AriellaAzaraf | September 30, 2018

Have you ever thought about how each season has a psychological component? During the cold winter nights where you don’t…

Apologizing to Mrs. S

By Rachel Hercman | September 17, 2018

Until I got to college, I was a fairly lazy student and found most classes to be unstimulating. Looking back,…

Forgiving, For You.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | September 13, 2018

We all know the feeling. The heart-pounding, reverberating through our whole bodies. Heads feeling swollen with anger. The full body…

Women Empowering Women

By Elizabeth Carmen | May 29, 2018

As a therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, I was thrilled to hear the theme of this month’s…

More than a Number: Redefining My Body

By Temimah Zucker | May 22, 2018

I remember the first time I was aware of my own body. I was in 5th grade living through what…

Watching Grandparents Age and Holding On To The Goodies

By Rachel Hercman | April 24, 2018

“Bubbie, do you remember all those amazing desserts you used to bake for us for Pesach?” We are sitting at…

Lost and Found: Creating Community Around Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

By Aimee Baron | March 21, 2018

Not long ago, I was sitting at a coffee house, nursing my latte, as I waited for a client.  A…

Can You Find Calm Through Organization?

By Shani Muschel | March 15, 2018

Here’s the scenario: Your kids come home from school and you return from a long day at work. Your oldest…

Finding Myself While Sandwiched In-Between

By Jeanne Lankin | March 7, 2018

As a social worker providing therapy for older adults, I have been acutely aware of the toll that caregiving takes…

Filled with Emptiness: Grieving After a Mastectomy or Hysterectomy

By Dvora Entin | February 19, 2018

This essay is based on the collective experiences of women I have counseled over the years. Dear Sister, You cannot…

Put to the Test: Why We Need to Talk About BRCA Genes

By Rachel Hercman | February 7, 2018

If there was a bingo board listing sensitive issues in the Jewish community today, the conversation about BRCA mutations would…