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Are You as Kind to Yourself as You are Towards A Friend? Why Self-Compassion is Important, and How to Develop it

The Harvard Business Review posted a valuable article on January 12, 2021. The article, entitled “Be Kinder to Yourself”, by Alice Boyes, discusses what has been termed self-compassion, an attitude that has been shown in multiple psychological studies to be associated with resilience and other mental health benefits. Self-compassion means being as kind to ourselves when we fail, as we… READ MORE>>

Last Friday in NYC: Antisemitism and Bigotry Here and Now

Last Friday, someone tied a confederate flag to the front door of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (see, for example, the news article at this link). This horrific act shocked me. It was the first time ever that I personally felt what it might have been like to see the antisemitic graffiti and… READ MORE>>

The Loss of the Beloved Man Who was Supposed to be My Uncle

Last night, a few minutes after midnight, just after I finished watching the moving documentary about the life of Oliver Sachs, I received a short text from Israel, from the daughter of my parents’ last remaining Holocaust survivor friends: “I am sorry to share the sad news with you, my father departed from this world yesterday in the morning.” Her… READ MORE>>

Videorecordings Available of My Presentations at “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation” Conference on Dec. 3-4/2020 for JFS of St. Paul, MN

As I announced previously, over the two days of Thursday December 3 – Friday December 4, 2020, I had the honor of presenting a series of lectures related to the general theme of “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation“, in an online event sponsored by the Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, Minnesota. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all… READ MORE>>

The Pandemic: Emphasizing the Need and the Opportunity to Revitalize Relationships

The pandemic has made many couples spend much more time together in the same space than ever before. The impact of the pandemic on couples has become an important issue for psychologists and couple therapists, and has received quite a bit of attention in the media.  (As just two recent examples of media coverage, click on the following links: Sex gets… READ MORE>>

Follow-up to Requests from Sunday’s Webinar

During the interactive Q&A discussion following my webinar last Sunday (see this link) , a question was raised about end of life care for Holocaust survivors and about grieving after the loss of a survivor parent. This is a tremendously important topic and I would like to make sure that you are aware of the incredible resource that there is available… READ MORE>>

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