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Smoking – The ‘Kosher’ Way To Kill Yourself

6 Tammuz 5771 – July 8, 2011
Several weeks ago, a young husband and father wrote a letter to Dr. Yael Respler, columnist for The Jewish Press and a psychotherapist, asking for advice on how to stop smoking. He mentioned that his father, a heavy smoker had died of lung cancer. The young man wrote that he loved his wife and children and hoped he'd be zoche to have a long life with them. His problem, "I am also a chain smoker since my time in yeshiva as a bochur."

Eight Ways To Stop Yelling At Your Kids

24 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
Many parents admit they yell too much, but do not know how to avoid exploding when irritated. It takes effort and discipline to defeat any addiction, whether it's overeating or cigarette smoking and the screaming addiction is no different. Thankfully, when we really want to grow spiritually, we are given Heavenly guidance.

Keeping Time With God

14 Iyyar 5770 – April 28, 2010
This story was told by Mrs. T., a woman in her 60s who I've known for three years. Mrs. T. attends my synagogue and sisterhood functions. Over the years, Mrs. T. always appeared to be shy and tense. She rarely spoke and usually had worry lines between her eyes and around her mouth. When she and her family first moved to our neighborhood, her husband also attended synagogue. However, he suffered from a chronic illness that kept him home on many a Shabbat.

A Response To Dr. G. (Part II)

14 Elul 5769 – September 2, 2009
In Part I, I responded to some of what Dr. G. had said about our role as caregivers. I reiterated that without legal documentation, you, as the spouse might have little input into the treatment plan for your partner. Whether by design or oversight, not being appointed the Health Proxy may totally cut you out of the care plan and even bar you from receiving treatment information. This week, I'd like to address what Dr. G. said about what being a caregiver requires of us.

Can Too Much ‘Pressure’ Turn You Into An Ostrich?

3 Shevat 5769 – January 28, 2009
In my case, the answer to the above question is, "Yes, too much pressure (in my case blood pressure) led me to indulge in not so smart (actually stupid) "avoidance" behavior.

The Miracle Of Yom Kippur

6 Kislev 5769 – December 3, 2008
When one decides to have children, one has to decide: how one intends to bring them up, what values one will imbue in them and how one will stress their importance. Whatever they may be, when one instills the right values in a child, one later receives the dividends of one's efforts. This was proved so true this past Yom Kippur for Rebbetzin Judith Friedlander.

The Shidduch Parshah May Be Fattening And Bad For Your Health

5 Av 5768 – August 6, 2008
I'm not a doctor, nor a biological scientist, but I do know that people under stress produce a hormone called cortisol, which helps the body deal with a stressful event by increasing energy and immunity and even lowering sensitivity to pain.

Title: A Woman’s Mitzvah: A Fully Sourced Guide to the Laws of Family Purity

29 Sivan 5768 – July 2, 2008
The mitzvah of taharat hamishpachah (family purity) can be a source of great marital fulfillment and vitality, yet can also - especially for the female partner - cause significant stress, confusion even misery.

Dealing With Toxic Relatives And People (Part Four)

8 Elul 5767 – August 22, 2007
Dealing With Your Own Feelings

When a Parent Moves In: The Emotional Part

9 Nisan 5767 – March 28, 2007
I received a letter from a distraught mother and her daughter. After all the children were married, the mother took her elderly parent in to live with them.

Self Delusion And The Need For Plan B

24 Adar 5767 – March 14, 2007
What is normal? It really can be anything we get used to.

Choosing Divorce (Part Three)

27 Shevat 5767 – February 14, 2007
I recently had a discussion with a friend. Her father was in care. On his floor was a young man with a chronic illness.

Choosing Divorce (Part Two)

19 Shevat 5767 – February 7, 2007
Fraidy and Chaim were married for 10 years. They were still in love. They cared for and respected each other.

Death Of A Spouse: Part One – The Feelings

6 Elul 5766 – August 30, 2006
People are often surprised when they see some well spouses after the death of their partners.

When Your Mind Goes Blank

9 Iyyar 5765 – May 18, 2005
Most people over 40 have experienced a time or two when their mind just goes blank.

How Heavy Is A Glass Of Water?

12 Adar II 5765 – March 23, 2005
This e-mail came across my desk. It was written by that famous writer known as "unknown author."

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