Thursday, January 20, 2022


Is Anyone Listening?

We began to notice recently that when we say things in a group, or even sometimes on a one-to-one basis, people seem to be tuned out—or, more bluntly, not listening. Nina actually experimented with this notion, as we had discussed it many times. She was standing telling someone she knew well about an experience she had had, and then


Preschool Teachers: Professional Educators in Jean Skirts

An article about preschool teachers? You’ve got to be kidding! Why would anyonewant to read about preschool teachers? Those women (have you everseen a male preschool teacher?) who seem to have wardrobes made up of only jean skirts and long sleeved t-shirts. The ones who supposedly talk in falsetto high pitched


Fun Times in the Water

Welcome summer! It’s time to get outside and enjoy this beautiful season. When you have older children one of the most fun and enjoyable ways is to spend the day in or near a swimming pool. Another newer trend has been “sprinkler parks” or splash pads, where parents whose children still cannot swim or are only beginner


Giving Our Children (and Ourselves) Permission to Feel Sad

Psychotherapy isn’t about helping people to avoid feeling any negative emotions. Perhaps it’s surprising to hear that from a psychologist.

There is a wonderful children’s animated movie that was recently released: Inside Out.(Readers can find Amanda Leifer’s review of the movie


Why You Never Have to ‘Earn Your Body’

I was recently browsing through one of my social media accounts when an ad popped up on my news feed. It read: “Earn Your Body.” The small blurb advertised a local gym with a photo of a toned and fit woman smiling for the camera. While the ad was one of many on my account, it struck me.



Combating Anxiety and Depression: Dealing With Tragedy, Pain and Suffering (Part II)

In the first article, we discussed how Torah wisdom and positive psychology advance the idea that in combating anxiety and depression, positive actions induce positive emotions (JL: 6/14, p. 44). Yet, this is not always possible. This past year, beginning with the brutal kidnapping and death of “Our Boys,” it seems as if


Book Pitches WW2 as Lasting Part of Jewish Slugger Hank Greenberg’s Legacy

Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1938 and his other impressive exploits on the field. The smaller universe of Jewish baseball fans may remember him for sitting out a crucial game on Yom Kippur decades before Sandy Koufax would do the same. But


Helping Female Athletes Up Their Game

This decade has seen the largest number of women participating in competitive and non-competitive sports in recent history. We work out for our health, to strengthen our minds as well as our bodies, to nurture the competitor inside of us, to prove to ourselves we have still “got it,” for our sanity and for some, to escape


Amazon Prime’s Special Day: ‘Bigger Than Black Friday’

This past July 6, I celebrated my 45th birthday. Funny: I remember thinking how old people were when they hit 40. My children and staff keep me young.

Another amazing birthday is Amazon’s 20th. Mazel Tov!

Black Friday in the summer? Say it is so!


Necessity Entrepreneurs

If you knew you might be starting a business after age 45, how would it affect your saving and retirement planning decisions?

To read the headline-grabbing business success stories, you might conclude that entrepreneurial activity in the United States is spearheaded by under-30 technology geeks


Seasoned Corporate Restructuring Attorney Eric Horn Joins Vogel Bach PC as Partner in New Jersey Office

Vogel Bach PC expanded its capabilities in the New Jersey market with the addition of a seasoned corporate restructuring and bankruptcy attorney Eric H. Horn, who joined the firm as a partner. Eric opened Vogel Bach’s New Jersey office, located in Livingston.

Eric has a wealth of experience


Camp Dora Golding Camp Reporter, Week One

Take a kid from Teaneck, stick him on a bus for a few hours with a group of friends, and drop him on a desert island. Now this desert island is no ordinary island. It is filled with luscious green fields, rolling hills, a sparkling lake with a zip line overhead, a gymnasium, basketball

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