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“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” – Erma Bombeck

“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” ―     Erma Bombeck   Advertisements

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Surviving The Holidays With An Eating Disorder

Surviving The Holidays With An Eating Disorder

Surviving The Holidays With An Eating Disorder Isn’t What You Think Hey everyone, I have a special guest post for you this week. For some, the issue of food is a sensitive topic. The holidays for many people is a time where we are gathering with friends and family, usually around food, and then searching for gym membership coupons by January.  But those people who battle disordered eating or have… Read More »Surviving The Holidays With An Eating Disorder

Healthy Ways Of Coping With Grief During The Holidays

The news for the last month has been heartbreaking. From the mass shootings taking the lives of innocent people completely unaware that their lives were in jeopardy, the terrible deadly wildfires in California, and so much more, I feel like we are all in a state of grief this year as we approach the holidays. So how do we move on? How are we supposed to celebrate and be happy,… Read More »Healthy Ways Of Coping With Grief During The Holidays

HALLOWE’EN – Joel Benton

HALLOWE’EN Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite All are on their rounds to-night,- In the wan moon’s silver ray Thrives their helter-skelter play. Fond of cellar, barn,or stack, True unto the almanac, They present to credulous eyes Strange hobgoblin mysteries. Cabbage-stomps-straws wet with dew- Apple-skins, and chestnuts too, And a mirror for some lass, Show what wonders come to pass. Doors they move, and gates they hide, Mischiefs that on moon-beams… Read More »HALLOWE’EN – Joel Benton

Yom Kippur – my thoughts about Neil Diamond, Brisket, and going to temple

This morning I was asked about my choice to be an observant Jew to a friend. She asked about my rituals surrounding Yom Kippur. Even though she doesn’t fully understand it, she was lovely and asking some great questions in order to get to know me better. I tried to keep my answers simple and not start off with my long love of Judaism starting with my first love and… Read More »Yom Kippur – my thoughts about Neil Diamond, Brisket, and going to temple