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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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‘What Do You Do?’

No matter what subjects we teach, we make a point of teaching students how to engage in meaningful conversation. And no matter what area of study or work a student chooses to pursue as they enter adulthood, the hope is that the conversation remains dynamic and inspired by the different paths that comprised their educational journey thus

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Paying Your Junk Forward

Recently I completed two jobs emptying one-bedroom apartments for clients whose mothers had moved to assisted-living facilities. I have become a bit of an expert in the field of emptying out a home and deconstructing someone’s lifelong possessions. Children do not want to see their parents’ belongings thrown

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Highland Park Resident Launches Shalom Family Mediation

It’s an oft-told tale: someone who’s lost their job decides to view the occasion as an opportunity and pivots their career to focus on their true passion.

What makes Betzalel Rothstein’s experience so unique is that his passion, and now his profession, will serve to reduce

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Seven Steps to Mentschhood

Conclusion: Taking the Path to Mentschhood

Part 1

We have completed our study of the Seven Steps to Mentschhood. Followed carefully, they can provide a concrete set of guidelines for your children as you help them develop those behaviors and character traits that

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Parent With Positivity With Sarah Herbsman

Sarah Herbsman is a certified family coach as well as advanced trainer of the Nurtured Heart Approach®. She works with parents and young adults who have tried traditional therapeutic approaches and have come up empty or who just want a coach to help them achieve their goals. With her dual approach of education and coaching,

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Getting (Life) Fit

I am very grateful and satisfied in my career as a professional organizer. For some organizers, though, there are times they want to make a change. She or he may wish to continue with a career that helps people, yet take their organizer skill set to a higher level. Some of the organizers I know have upped their game and become a

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Eliminating the ‘A’ Word

The “C” word or the “Big C”—that’s how people used to refer to cancer. To say the word aloud elicited shame, embarrassment and even self-blame for being diagnosed with the disease. Having cancer is difficult. Adding feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment on top of other painful emotions, like sadness and anxiety, only

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Seven Steps to Mentschhood

Step #7

Part 2

קדושים תהיו...

“You shall be holy…”

דבר אל כל עדת בני ישראל ואמרת אלהם

קדושים תהיו כי קדוש אני ה’ אלקיכם.

Speak to all of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy—for holy am I, Hashem, your God.

(Vayikra

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COVID Isolation in Senior Facilities Transformed by ‘Obie’

Many are familiar with the sad reality of isolation experienced by our aging loved ones living in senior care facilities. While some of the stories may be disheartening, there are uplifting stories as well, one of which, about a technology called “Obie,” was shared by Teaneck’s own Shira Weiss.

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Seven Steps to Mentschhood

Step #7

Part 1

קדושים תהיו...

“You shall be holy…”

דבר אל כל עדת בני ישראל ואמרת אלהם

קדושים תהיו

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How to Help a Struggling Reader

“My child hates reading. Whenever we have to sit for reading homework it becomes such a power struggle as a full-on temper tantrum begins. I can’t do it anymore so I just stop pushing. Tears and screams go on for 20 minutes and I just can’t bear it each night.” That is the struggle of a parent trying to help a child read.

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Win, Win, Win

As our outdoor chores wind down and the last leaves are bagged, we turn our thoughts indoors and inside our clothes closets. We evaluate and analyze. We see the clothes that we love and we wore until they wore out. I call them “faves” or “BFFs.” We see the clothes we never actually liked and we are ready part with. I call

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