What’s the Scariest Part of Chanukah? (2023)

What’s the Scariest Part of Chanukah? (2023)   As Chanukah is about to settle in here, I found my mind swirling with ideas.    First thing that comes to mind- Fear.   I think of fear because I know so many people have a huge fear around Chanukah – DONUTS, LATKES, FRIED OREOS, FRIED PICKLES.…

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OCD within Intuitive Eating

Written by my client: R.B. OCD within Intuitive Eating I could feel my brain.    The ridges, the indents, and the neurons through their pathways; like bad music, every thought felt like an obvious, random beat- a startling nuisance.   I could fully relate to how my nephew describes a bad day at school: “My…

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Loneliness and Longing

Loneliness and Longing   It has been 5 years since my mother died. It is my son’s 5th birthday. A Lot can change in 5 years – don’t be fooled by life’s seaming consistency and repetitiveness.  Yet- even though I had that major turning point and life change, you do eventually adjust to the new…

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An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift

    An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift    Sometimes, I find myself getting emotional during sessions with a client. I feel the tears swelling up in my eyes. I can feel embarrassed or maybe out of line, but I don’t. I know that part of the healing process (for many people), is allowing…

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The Hard Truth of Having a New Baby

Having a baby is hard.   It’s so wonderful. It’s so fulfilling. It’s so meaningful. But it is also REALLY, REALLY hard.   One of the reasons why dieting is so alluring, is because it very neatly fits into our human need for black and white. Good and bad. But, my friends, what I am…

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Sarah Chana Radcliffe – how does food protect us?

Sarah Chana Radcliffe is a psychologist in private practice in Toronto Canada, counseling parents, couples, and individuals. She is also an author, writes a weekly column in the Mishpacha magazine, and gives webinars in conjunction with Jewish workshops. Growing up, I always wanted to be a writer, not a psychologist. Originally, I wanted to be…

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Pesach Self-Care Plan

In this episode, I go solo to provide some tips during this busy time of year. I want to talk about the upcoming holiday of Passover/Pesach. What’s going on for me and how I’m getting ready for it, physically and emotionally and I thought this would be something that’s helpful to share. I want you…

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Is Food my Best and Most Loyal Friend Right Now?

Hand dipping cookie into drink.

I recently had 2 very profound counseling sessions with 2 different clients.   One client, I have been working with for a bunch of months now. Maybe even a year. She is such a great client. Always coming to the sessions on time ready to hear everything I have to say and ready to implement…

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