Posts Tagged ‘stress’

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The Mental Health & Nutrition Connection

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in six adults in the United States (44.7 million adults in the year of 2016) struggled with mental illness. However, considering that stigma gets in the way of reporting such challenges, these numbers are likely underestimated reflections of reality. In an effort to de-stigmatize mental health…

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Practices For A Good Life

Each day we take on new challenges, so finding ways to structure our efforts can make our lives easier. Setting goals and following them through increases the likelihood that tasks will be done satisfactorily. We can better account for our life responsibilities by formulating specific practices and processes. Listening skills are essential when formulating good…

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At Home: Study Zones

Set up the ultimate workstation for your kids. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor This school year, you can help set up your kids for success. It’s all about having the perfect study zone at home. Lois Haron, owner of Designs in Decorator Wood & Laminates in Farmington Hills, has some advice for setting up your kids’…

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Where You Go Is Not Who’ll You Be

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Best-selling author coming to Detroit Oct. 3 to talk to kids and parents. Federation CEO Scott Kaufman gets a lot of calls from members of the community about reference letters for college applications. “I’m happy to do it when I know the student,” he said, “but sometimes the tone of these…

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One Earth Writing Launches College Essay Workshop

One Earth Writing, a nonprofit focused on building confidence in teens and connecting them with peers across racial, religious and socioeconomic lines through writing workshops, is launching a three-part seminar this fall to help high school students write the college application essay. Intended for sophomores and juniors, but open to seniors currently applying to colleges…

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Under Pressure

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Getting into their college of choice can leave students stressed. Hey, juniors and seniors, here’s some news to use: Where you go to college is of almost no importance to your future employment options. Whether your degree is from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State or Grand Valley…

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Jewish@edu – Tips For Dealing With Stress

For college students, the quest for perfection can add to the risks associated with being away from home. Some students turn to addictive strategies to cope with stress and feelings of inadequacy: alcohol, drugs, binge-eating or drinking, self-mutilation, self-starvation, unhealthy sexual choices, extreme exercise, Internet 24/7 and the like. To guard against these behaviors, create…

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What Israel Has Taught Me About Stress

Israel just may be one of the most stressful places to live. Many of us don’t feel that way when we’re going about our daily lives — it will only occur to us when we are leaving or re-entering the country. When I pay my yearly visit to Michigan, a long-forgotten sense of calm and…

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Parent Whisperer

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Meet Julie Fisher, working on the Federation’s teen mental health initiative. A former high school teacher, now a sought-after speaker and parenting expert as principal consultant at the MJ Fisher Group, Julie Fisher, M.Ed., is a trusted adviser to parents,…

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College Blues

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers The difficult transition can spark some problems, but here are tips for coping. The car is loaded. The trunk is filled with clothing, bedding, storage units, shower shoes and wall decorations. The checklist is complete. The prospective freshmen are nervous but eager to begin their new…

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