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  • Your brain on stress

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    October 7, 2014 | 11:38 am

    Our front lawn is an eyesore. It’s an ugly mixture of weeds, a few light-green blades of grass and mostly dirt, and although that combination may be somewhat more acceptable now that Los Angeles is in the midst of our drought, it’s been like that for years. No question that...

  • Motherhood 101: Bed, Crying & Perspective

    By Ilana Angel

    September 23, 2013 | 7:48 am

    On Saturday I did not get out of bed until almost 9 in the evening.  I got up, had a cup of tea, and went straight back to bed.  I didn’t answer my phone except to talk with my son who was with his dad for a couple of days.  I slept, read, prayed, and tried to get a little...

  • Get HoriZENtal

    By Arielle Adelman

    June 25, 2013 | 10:43 am

    Without having to subscribe to any religious dogma, there is reason to believe that the concept of the Sabbath- taking a day to relax, put work, stress, and emails aside- is good for the body, mind, and soul.

    Very religious Jews use sundown Friday to sundown Saturday to...

  • Islands of Sanity

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    October 10, 2012 | 8:00 am

    I have been working all kinds of extra hours, stressing about deadlines, workflow processes, what is going to fall between the cracks, how bad it’s going to be when we discover what we missed, etc. But I’m not feeling overwhelmed. Part of the reason for that is I’m naturally...

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  • Thirsting for Shabbat

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    August 22, 2012 | 8:00 am

    Summer is always our busy time at work. For reasons I won’t go into here, this year it’s been even more busy than normal. I have worked into the evening more than I care to, and have even gone in on a number of Sundays.

    Included in this work has been the fruition of a huge new...

  • Retraining programs get unemployment bump

    January 4, 2012 | 11:56 am

    Courtney Myrick, 27, trained to be a massage therapist several years ago but found that customer service jobs paid the bills. After 10 years in the industry, however, jobs became scarce and less stable. 

    After a layoff in June, Myrick enrolled in BankWorks, a free program...

  • Hypochondriacs are We!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 6, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    I absolutely love being Jewish, I love everything about it, the food, the culture, the faith itself.  However, the terrible thing about being Jewish is that constant feeling that there is something wrong with you.  Seriously, worry is our “thing”!  That’s just what we do, what has...

  • Don’t let the stress of ailing economy kill you

    November 26, 2008 | 6:12 pm

    Downtown Hospital is just a block from Wall Street. Walking through its beefed-up emergency room recently, I came upon Terry Jung, the hospital's very thoughtful head triage nurse. She told me that despite the financial crisis and roller-coaster stock market, the number of patients...
  • Economic crisis boosts need to focus on domestic violence

    November 19, 2008 | 3:25 am

    Domestic violence is the American epidemic we don't want to talk about, hear about or know about. But in my 30 years as an advocate for women and children, I've never been more concerned about the victims of domestic violence than I am right now. Families already buckling under the...
  • Give Her a Rest

    By Rabbi Karen Deitsch

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fact: 54 percent of Americans worry about their daily stress levels.

    Stress instigates anxiety disorders. Medically categorized as "neuroses," these nonpsychotic mental illnesses trigger feelings of uncomfortable inner emotional apprehension that dominate perception and impair...
  • Teens can learn from Shoah survivors

    By Jonathan Kuperberg

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Kids these days all have tsuris; everyone has stress. A computer breaking down, not having cell phone service, getting grounded, and not getting a new car for a 16th birthday are all things that upset teenagers and stress them out. Yet, these are probably the worst of their problems....
  • Semper Fiber

    By Judy Gruen

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I am a big believer in New Year's resolutions, especially of the weight-loss variety. I've even been known to renew my vows on a weekly basis. Yet, I have learned that any drastic promises, such as, "I will never eat another bowl of Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream...
  • Keeping the SAT Drama to a Minimum

    By Julie Brown

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    As if getting myself into college hadn't been difficult enough, now I'm embarking on the adventure of navigating my son through the process. I call it an "adventure," because it truly is nothing less -- a roller-coaster ride fraught with sudden turns, unexpected pitfalls,...

  • Home Pampering Easy as 1, 2, Ahhhhh

    By Beth Gilbert

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    No one deserves a spa experience more than you do. Just picture it -- warm tubs scented with essential oils, invigorating body scrubs, refreshing botanical blend face masks smoothed on in soothing circular massaging motions and misty showers with luscious gels.

    Sound divine? You...

  • Midlife Reinvention Not So Uncommon

    By Ellie Kahn

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    John F. Kennedy once said, "When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity."

    Life is full of change -- in fact, one of the only things we can predict and count on in life is that things won't stay...

  • Post-Bar Mitzvah Stress Disorder

    By Judy Gruen

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Our youngest son has just celebrated his bar mitzvah, and I am recovering from a case of Post-Bar Mitzvah Stress Disorder. This is a seriously underreported malady, yet shockingly, the government has yet to allocate a single dollar to research. If this doesn't change soon, I'm going...

  • Culling Your ‘Stuff’ Can Be Painful Task

    By Ellie Kahn

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    My Aunt Naomi is overwhelmed.

    Now 78, she was widowed three years ago. She lost her husband, but inherited his piles of files, cancelled checks and warranties for current and formerly owned equipment.

    Aunt Naomi also has her own collections -- beloved tchotchkes that are scattered...

  • Don’t Stress About Your Stock Portfolio

    By Russell Wild

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Back in the go-go years of the stock market, when it seemed that everyone was getting rich, a certain recently retired rabbi started buying shares in a handful of high-flying Internet stocks. The shares skyrocketed. The man bought more. Within no time, he became a millionaire many...

  • Support Opens Way for Special Needs

    By Michael Jackman

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For most parents, preparing a child for a bar or bat mitzvah is just another of many coming-of-age stresses. But for parents whose children have special needs, the stress can be almost unbearable. Yet arranging b'nai mitzvah ceremonies for such children are not impossible, with a...

  • Creative Calm Over Shower Stress

    By Beverly Levitt

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Are you the designated bridal shower giver this season? Don't let the happy occasion of your daughter, your best friend's daughter or even your fourth cousin-once-removed's daughter give you the jitters. This is a time to be joyful. A time to be extravagant. A time to spend, to...

  • A Student’s Plea

    By Seth Lutske

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Often I find myself staring at walls or lying on my bed staring at the ceiling, blank-minded. But I am not one who has the luxury to

    be blank-minded. There is too much to do -- not by will, but by force. There is work to be done -- two lessons of math homework, 26 pages of AP...

  • SAT, Grades Not Enough Anymore

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

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    Perry Factor looks like an ideal college applicant. The Harvard-Westlake senior scored 1530 on his SAT and maintains a 4.036 (weighted) GPA. He's volunteered for years at his former elementary school, is a production editor on the high...

  • Life With A Terror Twist

    By Gregory Rodriguez

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I was drinking a martini on the terrace of the King David Hotel when I started counting sirens. An ultra-Orthodox social worker had told me earlier in the week that that is what people often do here, count sirens. One siren is probably a heart attack. Two might be a fire. If you hear...

  • Time to Clean House

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Don't use my real name," insisted Devorah &'9;&'9;of Pico-Robertson. "I don't want anyone to think that I am not Pesach cleaning enough."

    In fact, for all the women interviewed in this article, having others judge their Pesach cleaning standards would be just another anxiety to add...

  • Unwind With Yoga

    By Ani Dumas

    November 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Americans are in the process of healing from the events of Sept. 11. Most of us are under additional stress that shows up in our bodies by lack of sleep, headaches, overeating and irritation. To combat the symptoms of stress and fatigue I recommend a good dose of yoga.

    Yoga has been...

  • From the Heart

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sometimes life seems overwhelming.

    For some, it's the stress of coping with raising their children in an apparently amoral world. For others, it is learning how to live each day in spite of enormous challenges to our bodies and our health. For others still, it is the experience of...

  • Matters of the Heart

    By Teresa Strasser

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    She married him and lived his life. Impeccably groomed and almost pathologically calm, she saw him through law school, career advancement and a successful public career. She raised three children and worried about her husband's health, his stress level, his cholesterol intake.

    Then,...

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