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Monday, November 28, 2022
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Mindfulness: How to Activate Your Free Will

Are you the master of your mind or its slave? What do you choose to think about and how does that affect your actions? Are you even choosing your thoughts or do you let them choose you?

In the weeks that followed the tragic attacks on the World

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Englewood Shuls Participate in Survey to Assess City Support for Aging in Place

Maybe that walk to shul in Englewood is getting a little tougher on the knees. The garbage you drag to the end of the driveway is getting heavier. Perhaps you’re wondering if you should downsize when you start living on a fixed income. If you’re an Englewood resident over 60 years old, The Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition, sponsored by the Southeast Senior Center

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Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Provides Faster Pain Relief

Suffering from back or neck pain? The Center for Spinal Disorders, the place you go for back and neck pain relief, has a brand-new expanded office and a brand-new name: The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Located at 177 N. Dean St. in Englewood, The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders is a formalized joint practice including The Center for Spinal

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ARCC and Columbia Medical Center Launch Testing for the Breast Cancer Gene

To test for the BRCA (breast cancer) susceptibility gene or not? That vexing question is one faced by many women, including Orthodox Jewish ones. But women—even those who have been advised by their doctors to go for the testing—too often feel ill-equipped to make an informed decision about whether testing is right for

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Sometimes Actions Become Our Words

Why is communicating so hard? Language. We learn to communicate at a young age. One can argue that our very first means of communication, as human beings, is crying. Parents often say that they can distinguish between different types of cries or wails; one means “I’m hungry,” another, “I need to be changed” etc. As we develop we

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Small Changes in Our Thinking Lead to Big Successes

It happens so often, it’s almost second nature. In fact, you probably aren’t even aware you do it most of the time. When was the last time you said something like, “I have to,” “I should,” or “I can’t?” I bet you can’t exactly recall, but dollars-to-doughnuts you said it at several times today.

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Consistent Action Leads to Healthy Habits

Dear Coach Gila,

I recently lost a significant amount of weight very quickly. I love the new me. I feel fantastic in my new body. I am able to shop for clothing I always admired and love the way I look in current styles. I light up from the inside when I walk into a

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Making Problem Behaviors Inefficient, Ineffective and Irrelevant

Before implementing any intervention to change behavior, we need to understand what function the behavior serves. Once we discover (through a process of functional assessment and functional analysis) which situations or what events trigger the behavior, and what consequences maintain the behavior, we will be able to develop a hypothesis

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Ear Infections: Causes and Treatments

The most common diagnosis for a sick child in the pediatrician’s office is the dreaded ear infection. Approximately 30 million children are treated each year for ear infections, and in any one given year, approximately 15-20 percent of all children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with it. It is most common in between ages 6 and 36

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Spring: A Time for Itchy Eyes

Unfortunately for some, this is the time of the year for some of us who are sensitive to the outbreak of spring to prepare for allergy season. While some people may be allergic to specific “allergens” like nuts or fish, there is a different allergy that affects far more people than all other allergies. Seasonal allergies affect

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Doulas Help Childbirth Get Back to Basics

In recent years, the term doula has resurfaced and the concept has been perceived as a new-age trend. What is important to know is that the idea of a doula is actually an ancient one. ‘The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced

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NOTES FROM A HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN. Green Bananas

The bananas werebananas. No, they were not plantains. They were a bunch of Chiquita bananas sitting amongst the other bananas in the fruit and vegetable store. They seemed to look like all the other light green bananas on the shelf that would soon ripen. However, my bunch of bananas were different as I discovered soon after the

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