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  • Forgiving someone who wronged us can be difficult, especially when we fear getting hurt again. How can we forgive others while still protecting ourselves from future hurt?
    It’s The Time of Year to Forgive:
    A n […]

    Forgive and Forget or Forgive and Protect?

    Forgiving someone who wronged us can be difficult, especially when we fear getting hurt again. How can we forgive others while still protecting ourselves from future hurt? It’s The Time of Year to Forgive: A new year means a new beginning...

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    • Amazing article and so apropo for this time of year ! Tips are so useful esp bec we have all been hurt at some point by those we love .ty!

  • It’s often easier to ignore sadness so that it doesn’t consume us. On Tisha B’av however, we have a mitzvah to mourn. The question many of us face as we approach Tisha B’av is; how do we feel this sadness without […]

    Tisha B'av: A Day to Mourn

    It's often easier to ignore sadness so that it doesn't consume us. On Tisha B'av however, we have a mitzvah to mourn. The question many of us face as we approach Tisha B'av is; how do we feel this...

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    • Ty for getting us with the right mindframe and awakened soul to be ready for this Tishbav! It was just what I needed to read !

  • Living life behind the lens, feeling compelled to post the details of your life, is exhausting. If you’re ready to stop seeking approval from social media this article is for you.
    Social media: an integral part […]

    How to Stop Seeking Approval From Social Media

    Living life behind the lens, feeling compelled to post the details of your life, is exhausting. If you're ready to stop seeking approval from social media this article is for you. Social media: an integral part of our experiences Say Cheese!...

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  • Friendship breakup: It’s over!
    It felt like a breakup, and for all intents and purposes it was. Dina and Esti had been friends for quite some time, speaking every chance they got and spending hours of their free […]

    Friendship Breakup: How to Heal

    Friendship breakup: It's over! It felt like a breakup, and for all intents and purposes it was. Dina and Esti had been friends for quite some time, speaking every chance they got and spending hours of their free time together....

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    • Wow !! So well written and informative !! This is more common then ppl think and deeply painful ! Ty for shedding light and guidance on a topic most don’t discuss .

  • Hi Split,

    This is a good question, and the fact that you’re asking it shows that you’re willing to put in the work that is needed to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. Sometimes it takes a lot of time and effort to get to a place where you feel like you can really trust your therapist and that your therapist understands you. (It seems…Read More

  • Me’shenichnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha
    In Adar, happiness is supposed to increase. In fact, this year we have two Adars! It can seem like a lot of pressure to be happy, especially when one is suffering from dep […]

    Overcoming Depression In Adar: Is it Possible?

    Me’shenichnas Adar Marbim B’Simcha In Adar, happiness is supposed to increase. In fact, this year we have two Adars! It can seem like a lot of pressure to be happy, especially when one is suffering from depression or other mental...

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  • Many singles feel defined by their status – when they shouldn’t be. Gain some insight into why this is and what you can do about it.
    The Nametag
    It’s common for “older” singles in the frum community to feel […]

    Peeling Off the "Single" Nametag

    Many singles feel defined by their status - when they shouldn't be. Gain some insight into why this is and what you can do about it. The Nametag It’s common for “older” singles in the frum community to feel defined by...

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    • Every word of this article is so true. I myself used to look as older singles in that shallow way. But as I matured, my view of them expanded and now I sometimes think others view me as an “older single.” It’s the self-stigma that needs to be worked on.

    • I love this. This article obviously applies to boys just as much as girls.

      It reminds me of this nice article: http://aroundthe.world/im-not-waiting-for-marriage/

    • Love this article!!! So true!! Thank you for spreading the awareness!!! Good Shabbos x

  • Good question @Suave! Some markers that can help distinguish between worry and clinical anxiety (where someone should get help) are as follows.

    First and foremost, everyone experiences sadness, worry, obsessive thoughts, etc., at times. How long it sticks around and how much distress it causes is probably the number one key to determining…Read More

  • Hi everyone,

    Great topic! So much good stuff here. A lot of this has already been said; I’m hoping I can shed some perspective from the clinical side of things.

    First and foremost, as mentioned, it’s so important to remember that anxiety and anxiety disorders are clinical disorders, mental illness. When it comes to physical illnesses we have no…Read More

  • When clients finally decide to take the somewhat daunting first step to see a therapist, they may have expectations or assumptions about what therapy is or what it is not. This list will hopefully dispel some of […]

    What Your Therapist Wishes You Knew About Therapy

    When clients finally decide to take the somewhat daunting first step to see a therapist, they may have expectations or assumptions about what therapy is or what it is not. This list will hopefully dispel some of the many...

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    • Wow! What a beautifully written article. You convey such important points in such a loving, caring and sensitive way. I’m sure your clients are lucky to have you 🙂 I find is so special that therapists devotion goes beyond the checks they make. They truly care.

    • Thank you so much for sharing this. I think it’s important to show the other side of the relationship in therapy, because although you’re paying them and they’re professionals, at the end of the day you’re both just people trying to do your best. And you both need to work together to achieve the kind of progress you want to see. Thanks for the insight!

    • Thank you for sharing this. Being aware of what to expect is very helpful!

    • Thank you for the awareness! Gave me some food for thought.

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