Emotional Wellness

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…

Feel All the Feelings, From Beginning to End

By Jennifer Mann | January 31, 2018

The year was 1998 and I was a senior in high school.  As I sat in Abigael’s Grill on Central…

Creating a Marriage Through Differences

By Michali Friedman | January 27, 2018

The first year of marriage is often thought of as the honeymoon phase. Navigating a new relationship can be exciting,…

A Good Run: Pounding the Pavement with New Perspective

By Rachel Hercman | January 24, 2018

Even as I lace up my sneakers, I can hear the heated debate between my lazy self and my active…

Living Mindfully In A Chaotic World

By Esther Goldstein | December 26, 2017

Have you ever experienced the kind of morning where you wake up to upsetting news and find it difficult to…

Explore Darkness and Discover the Light

By Rachel Tuchman | December 19, 2017

In reading the Chanukah story, we probably would have understood if the Maccabees chose to play it safe and sit…

The Layers of ‘How are you?’

By Rachel Hercman | December 12, 2017

How are you? Three little words that just roll off the tongue.  We say them, we hear them, we deflect…