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Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Brainstorming solutions: Deanne Ginns Gruenberg, owner of the Self Esteem Shop in Clawson and child and adolescent therapist; Jodie Jacobs, table leader; Sara Kraft, social worker in private practice; Orly Kennet, Bloomfield Hills parent; Onisia Martin, school social worker.

Resilience Documentary

Childhood trauma spurs far-reaching mental and health consequences. Ronelle Grier Contributing Writer What is the greatest predictor of health issues such as obesity, smoking, heart disease, depression, alcoholism and other addictions? While genetics and family history may seem the most obvious factors, the answer may come as a surprise: childhood trauma. The devastating effect of…

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GVSU students participate in a Pink Shabbat, with proceeds going to Sharsheret, an organization that supports Jewish women with breast cancer and their families.

Jewish@edu – Pink Shabbat

GVSU dinner benefits a nonprofit aiding Jewish women with breast cancer. Samantha Byck } jewish@edu writer At Grand Valley State University, our Jewish population is growing, with more and more Jewish students attending the university and coming to Hillel events. I am the Nefesh intern for Hillel, which means I am the women’s empowerment and…

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Elections Increase Stress Hormones

There’s actual scientific proof that voting is stress inducing, according to research published in 2011 by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) who determined that voting is a stressful event and induces measurable hormonal changes. “Our data demonstrated that elections are exciting, yet stressful events and it is this stress that raises the…

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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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person writing by hand near a computer to show One Earth Writing seminars to help write college essays for college applications

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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coping with stress when you need to feel perfection

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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