I Think My Spouse Has Asperger’s

Published on December 26, 2016

“No, he is not the reason I came. Since his diagnosis, I have learned a lot about autism, and the different forms it can take. I’ve come to talk about my husband. I believe he is also on the autistic spectrum. I believe he has Asperger syndrome.”

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Preparing for Seminary in Israel

Published on December 19, 2016

If your daughter is nervous about spending a year in Seminary in Israel, what are the issues to look out for, and how can you prepare her to get the most out of her year?

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The Marathon Culture

Published on December 7, 2016

The Marathon Culture Last week my friend was fortunate to spend her Sunday racing around…

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Tonight’s Role is Played By…

Published on December 7, 2016

Tonight’s Role is Played By… So my grandchildren come for Shabbat, and a favorite activity…

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To Be Mindful Or Not To Be

Published on December 6, 2016

So, I encourage mindfulness.  I invite my clients to be mindful: to attend, without judgment, to the present moment. I invite them to notice themselves, and use that awareness to inform their next move.

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Do You Find Being a Mother Overwhelming?

Published on December 6, 2016

Our children’s needs can be so all encompassing that we have little or no time to think about ourselves. For short periods of time, this can work, but constantly giving without ever looking after yourself, is not good for you, nor your children.

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My Child, Myself

Published on December 5, 2016

It’s not uncommon after a child receives a diagnosis for a parent to begin to see some of the same signs in themselves. They might think “Hey, maybe that’s why I am always losing things” or “I also have a problem with tight itchy clothing,” or “I’ve never realized that its bright overhead lights that give me migraines.” Perhaps the parent realizes that they also become flooded with emotion and take longer to calm down than other people around them. Perhaps they realize that they are more than just shy and may suffer from a genuine social phobia. Perhaps the parent now acknowledges their own difficulties with sitting still, managing their anxiety, or tuning out background noise in order to follow a conversation in a noisy room.

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