Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 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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It's smokin' with music, architecture and a new arts center, too
By:
Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
If you like classical music, ballet or opera, you might want to start making plans right now to travel to Kansas City, Mo., in the autumn of 2011. That's when Kansas City is scheduled to inaugurate its dramatic and curvaceous new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Designed by acclaimed Israeli architect Moshe Safdie, the center should instantly catapult the...
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Kentucky Derby not its only (100 percent) proof of a fast-track life
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Think of Louisville, Ky., as small-town America thinking big, with far more going for it culturally than the Kentucky Derby. While the Derby itself only happens once a year -- the 2010 version took place just last month -- its impact as a cultural touchstone extends into the fabric of its history, its fine-arts scene and even a rich culinary...
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How a code of ethics helped this mother deal with her son's chronic affliction
By:
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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