Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
What were they thinking? When Al and Tipper Gore recently announced they were divorcing after 40 years of marriage, it was a shock to many who saw them as the ideal couple. How can people who are together for so long and seem so happy let their supposed "golden years" go by the wayside? "It's not that unusual and happens...
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How a code of ethics helped this mother deal with her son's chronic affliction
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Sonia Voynow, JE Feature
As a psychotherapist, I can recognize the signs of post-traumatic stress. Patients often re-experience terror years after a horrific experience; they increasingly avoid anything that might serve as a reminder of the original trauma, and as a result, become more isolated. So, I was surprised when, around 10 years ago, I began to experience similar emotions. That was around the...
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Psychologists offer steps to upend unhappiness
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
"The main message in our book is simply this: If it's meant to be, it's up to me." So says Harold Shinitzky, co-author with Christopher Cortman, of Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life . Both men are practicing psychologists in Florida. Shinitzky was the director of the assessment/intervention team prevention services at the Johns Hopkins University School...
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Life-death decision at Hadassah Medical Center
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Nan Myers, JE Feature
It is a typical day at Hadassah Medical Center. On a road outside Jerusalem, a young woman army officer, who is pregnant with her first child, is involved in a terrible car accident. She seems to be dying at the scene. The Hadassah paramedics, who arrive at the site almost immediately, perform heroic feats and, miraculously, bring her back to...
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These women did -- and their lives changed forever
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Nan Myers, JE Feature
Woman plans and God laughs. You meet someone, fall in love and then ... well, despite the above twist on a Jewish proverb, sometimes you actually can get what you hoped for. Of course, in order to even meet someone, you have to be in the right place physically, emotionally and mentally. The lives of the Jewish women whose stories...
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