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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Will Power and Intuitive Eating

Will Power and Intuitive Eating As I sit down to write, my mind is pulled in 100 directions.   Firstly, I have a client in 25 minutes, so I am constrained by time. For better or worse, I want to put my thoughts on this page in that amount of time.    Time constraints- that’s…

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Comfort of the Body or Comfort of the Soul?

Comfort of the Body or Comfort of the Soul? I went to a shiur today. The topic was on Happiness. Let me give you the background. I have been going to this class for about a year – the rebbetzin picks a middah and we unpack it over the course of many months. On the…

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Shifra Rabinowitz- Mental Health Counselor – Helping People Become the Best Version of Themselves

Shifra lives in Philadelphia and works as a mental health counselor. She has a private practice in Philadelphia, but also works remotely in New York. Shifra specializes in maternal mental health such as stillborn, miscarriages, anxiety, and depression.. She also helps people suffering from insomnia using different holistic strategies. Shifra finds herself coming back to…

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Rachel Cohen- Here to Tell her Story of Survival

–Trigger Warning for anyone recovering from an eating disorder Rachel Cohen- Here to Tell her Story of Survival From: Sexual Abuse, an Eating Disorder, Endometriosis Rachel Cohen lives in Woodmere and works as a special ed teacher. She has her own blog and writes about experiences she has gone through, such as an eating disorder,…

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Get INTUIT with Gila – The Personal Series

Intuitive Eating has become a huge part of my life. It definitely changed the trajectory of my career path. I am a timid person. Self conscious about most things.   I always wanted to be a business owner but probably not for the right reasons. As a kid, I never felt like I had enough.…

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, What are my True Values After All?

Do you find yourself consistently picking fights with the mirror about your appearance? Maybe you’ve walked past and heard yourself utter these familiar phrases:   “I feel good about myself until I pass by a mirror.” “I avoid mirrors at all costs. I don’t want to see my reflection.” “I can’t stop looking in the…

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But I Need to Lose Weight for Health Reasons!

“But what if I have diabetes – it’s medically necessary for me to lose weight?”  As a registered dietitian who specializes in Intuitive Eating, this is something I hear A LOT!   Back when I was a student, we learnt that if you lose even 10% of your body weight, this can help lower your…

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EP:38: Somatic Therapy with Basya Pessin

Basya’s clients are in all kinds of pain; she works with a lot of trauma and sexual abuse. This wasn’t something she specifically chose, it happened organically. In school, Basya chose to pursue the area of substance abuse and did her internship at a substance abuse clinic which wasn’t right for her. She then transferred…

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