Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Health Link

Enhance Your Seminary Year

The primary function of a health and wellness coach is to support the client to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Working with seminary girls, I will assess their current situation and help them develop goals and support implementation of those goals.

Seminary is an exciting new chapter of transition in the


The Many Uses of Ozone

Author’s note: The treatments described in this article are for providing medical information but this is not medical advice. While there are studies that support the treatments described, the treatments are considered experimental and not the standard of care. For medical guidance, you should contact your physician or health care


Saint Mary’s General Hospital: Recognized Nationally For Delivering Superior, High-Quality Care for Women

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital and its sister hospital, St. Clare’s of Denville & Dover, have been recognized as five-star recipients for women’s healthcare by Healthgrades. The 2020 Women’s Care Excellence Awards recognize hospitals with clinical outcomes that are statistically


Activism, Labeling and What Not to Do

The internet can be a wonderful place, filled with answers to questions, ideas and community support. After my daughter was born, I turned to peer groups (and still do!) for guidance and camaraderie. Many people are attending work and school completely online and we rely on this for our connections to our values and careers, to learning and


School-Based Counseling and Private Therapy for Your Child

With the new school year coming around the corner, this is an opportune time to discuss two common forms of child services: school-based counseling and private therapy. Should I take my child to a private therapist, or is it possible for school staff to provide adequate counseling? Can school-based counselors really help my child, or will


SAR Student Creates Mental Health Podcast

Benjamin Levsmall, a rising junior at SAR High School in Riverdale, has created a new podcast, “Your Life Sucks,” focusing on mental health issues specifically in teens. Guests of the show share stories about their personal struggles, and use their real names in order to further the goal of normalizing these types of


The Dragon and the Sandstorm: Mental Illness and a New Service to Address It

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) Imagine that you are walking in a garden and a tiny firefly pops right into your mouth and down to your belly. Its gentle glow warms you, makes you feel special. And as it grows, you glow even more. You start to do more than before, better than before, faster, in fact you’re the best


Quarantine Exemptions for Arrivals in Israel

This is the season for yeshiva and seminary students arriving in Israel for a year of exciting living and learning. It is also peak season for aliyah. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year is different from other years.

The start of this year will be memorable for a sorely tedious two


If I Can Be Happy Stuck in a Middle Seat, I Can Be Happy Anywhere!

Can you remember something you thought would make you happy, and shortly after you got it you felt…the same?

Our society tells us that things will make us happy. “When I just get this raise, or this house, or this relationship, or this job, or this marriage, or this divorce (etc.), then I


Coping With the Loss of My Son

My struggle with grief began when my dear son of 24 years suddenly passed away from a heart condition no one knew he had. A kind, sweet young man, Jacob was a good son, brother, uncle and friend to those who knew him.

He went to college and majored in psychology. He had plans to go to law school. He was


St. Mary’s General Hospital Opens New In-House Behavioral Health Unit

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital opened a completely new, state-of-the-art unit that provides patients a full team of experts including psychiatrists, psychiatric staff, geriatric specialists and psychiatric occupational specialists to assess and treat the unique needs of


Why Is It So Hard to Ask for Help?

On a recent trip to The Home Depot, I wandered around the store for close to an hour searching for a pipe. I finally found it in the plumbing aisle and checked out. I didn’t really think much about this experience until I went to a women’s clothing store later that day. At that store, I walked in, asked the sales associate for the item,