Friday, December 09, 2022

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Closet Couture

Who doesn’t love a well-organized, brightly lit clothes closet? Whether walk-in or reach-in, a closet can be made efficient and attractive—even luxurious—using many different techniques. To bring the best out in a closet, it takes imagination, a first-rate plan, hard work and a defined budget.


Bergenfield Teen Offers Custom Sneaker Painting and Designs

Racheli Diament has always been artistically inclined. The 16-year-old Bergenfield native and Naaleh junior has been painting and drawing ever since she was a young child, and she loves sharing her work with the world. Recently she’s “dipped her toes” into entrepreneurship, launching RD Laced, a shoe-painting venture


Orthodox Union Yachad REACH Program Expands Nationally

(Courtesy of OU Yachad) Miriam* was in disbelief when her 16-year-old daughter Tamar* was asked to leave her current school without being given any alternative options of where to turn.

Tamar, who has a developmental disability, was out of school for a month and was experiencing social isolation


Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s JCamp 180® Invests $25M in Jewish Camps

The Forward Together matching grant aims to strengthen foundational learning and cultural commitment for Jewish youth.

(Courtesy of JCamp180) JCamp 180, a core program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), will support more than 100 nonprofit Jewish overnight camps over the


Honey Pots and Tzedaka Boxes

A brief PSA (Public Service Announcement): I want to begin by sharing a thought from one of my favorite Torah Anytime speakers, Rebbetzin Esther Baila Schwarz. She said that whenever we host our children and grandchildren, we should realize how fortunate we are to be together with our family. We can make a


Five Devastating Psychological Effects of Drug Addiction, Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Substance abuse and mental health are linked because the psychological effects of drug addiction, including alcohol, cause changes in your body and brain. A careful balance of chemicals keeps the cogs turning inside your body, and even the smallest change can cause you to experience negative symptoms. Because the risk


Teaneck’s Styler Family Preps for Aliyah

Newlyweds Tzvi and Michelle Styler will join his parents, Drs. Steven and Marianne Styler, as they fulfill their dream of living in Yerushalayim.

On August 21, at 6 p.m., gathered guests will witness the culmination of years of love and dedication, sensitivity and


Overcoming the Fear of Rehab for Addiction

Fear is the first hurdle to overcoming addiction. It’s a powerful emotion that can stop you from even contemplating recovery. Common fears in recovery reflect those we all know: fear of change, abandonment, sickness or pain and loss of identity or purpose. Facing these fears while removing a substance you’ve come to rely on is a scary


How We Communicate

Couples in Crisis

It is a fundamental premise in hypnotherapy that the brain can record indefinitely every event perceived by the individual throughout his/her life and these recordings are stored away essentially unaltered. Not only are the past events themselves recorded but also associated feelings


Nurses to the Rescue

Have you ever needed to go around the rules in order to accomplish something? I have, and here’s my story…

Recently a couple hired me to clear out the husband’s father’s assisted-living apartment. They had no interest in any of the contents except for a computer. My job was to find


Five Reasons Why Marijuana Is the New Alcohol

Marijuana is quickly becoming the drug of choice for young adults and professionals alike. From comical brand puns to carnival-like flavors to the medicinal use of marijuana, what was once a shunned illicit drug is almost as popular as the Kardashians. Access to marijuana comes easily, too—as do the addictive


How We Communicate: Shana Rishona Counseling

Disillusionment is a common factor for most married couples. Soon after the wedding couples often tell me that the person they married is not the same person they thought they married.

What is disillusionment? Psychopharmacologists have learned that couples in love have high levels of natural hormones

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