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

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

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

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

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.

When a Parent Moves In: The Emotional Part

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

What is normal? It really can be anything we get used to.

Choosing Divorce (Part Three)

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)

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

People are often surprised when they see some well spouses after the death of their partners.

When Your Mind Goes Blank

Most people over 40 have experienced a time or two when their mind just goes blank.

How Heavy Is A Glass Of Water?

This e-mail came across my desk. It was written by that famous writer known as "unknown author."

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