Posts Tagged ‘therapy’

Noa practices with the shiatsu community in the Jerusalem hills.

What Is Zen Shiatsu?

Photos by Nahum Aharon Above: Noa practices with the shiatsu community in the Jerusalem hills. In one of my first blog posts, I discussed Jerusalem’s oases of peace — one of them was a school for Zen Shiatsu therapy training. So what is Zen Shiatsu and why did I become a Zen Shiatsu practitioner? I…

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National Recovery Month

Recovery Month 2018

September — a month of fresh starts and transitions. Kids (of all ages) going back to school, seasons changing and, for Jews, the High Holiday season with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9. September also highlights a different type of fresh start or transition. Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month. Sponsored…

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Side view of two sad good friends embracing in a bedroom in a house interior with a dark light in the background. mental health, mental illness, end the stigma

In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Essays from local teens dealing with mental health challenges. Teens involved in UMatter at the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield periodically submit essays to the organization’s website that deal with their own personal struggles with mental health. Friendship Circle is sharing these anonymous essays with the JN.…

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advice column. lonely mom. mom advice. relative advice.. Lonesome Mom

Dear Debra: A Lonely Mom

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us. Dear Debra, My daughter graduated college last year and moved to California. She enjoys her work, shares a cute apartment with friends and has a new boyfriend. I know I should be happy, but I am miserable. When we talk, I battle not to make her feel guilty for leaving.…

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At night around the camp fire, staff and campers check in and discuss weekly goals.

Wilderness Therapy

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Photos courtesy of BaMidbar Wildnerness Therapy Detroiter helps shape Colorado camp for young Jews struggling with mental health issues. Growing up in a Lubavitch home in Oak Park that was open to all Jews but closed to secular values, Hindy Finman reached adolescence in a happy bubble.…

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Young girl scratching arm in frustration self abusing. Self harm. self-harm. self-harming

The Unkindest Cut

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Some teens resort to self-harming behaviors to cope with life and to release the pain. Alana’s parents knew something was amiss with their daughter. She seemed sad, more withdrawn than before, but whenever they tried to talk to her, she said things were fine. When winter…

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Run Strong Project founders Sara Plumstead and Amy Haenick.

Run Strong

Two women bond over running and beating anorexia and launch a business. Upon meeting at work, 40-something fitness instructors Amy Haenick and Sara Plumstead soon realized they had a lot in common, including supportive husbands, great children, college life at Michigan State, a commitment to physical fitness — and triumph over anorexia nervosa. Each woman…

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tulips for The Journey Within and spring

The Journey Within – The Law of Humility

A big welcome to spring! I find spring a time of reflection and also of looking forward. As I reflect back, I will recap my thoughts so far: “Whatever we put into the universe will come back to us.” In other words, our actions and words matter and effect our experience with life. “Life does…

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