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“What Are You, Crazy?” Changing the Way We Speak

January 15, 2019, by

I used to work for an organization that was composed of some of the most creative individuals you could ever hope to find. The down side was that, when we had a staff conference, trying to get them all where they were supposed to be was like trying to herd cats. When I lamented the

Simplifying Weight Loss

January 15, 2019, by

With the knowledge we have today, we know that losing weight and being able to keep it off is actually very complex.  There is no shortage as to the amount of factors involved.  To lose weight and to sustain that weight loss involves multiple disciplines.  Just in nutrition alone, we need to know about calories,

Are You Eating Enough?

January 9, 2019, by

It makes sense—just eat less and you will lose weight. That is what Davida and Gittel thought. Both in their mid to late 40’s, they came to me for consultations on weight loss several years ago. Both were on calorie restricting programs and were exercising to some extent, and both were very frustrated as all

OT with Mr. T: Let’s Talk Activities!

January 3, 2019, by

Mr. T explores and explains the different areas of occupation, areas of daily life where occupational therapy helps individuals live life to its fullest. Learn about how OT can help you in your daily life!

Raising Mental Health Awareness in Baltimore

December 27, 2018, by

Last week, the Baltimore Orthodox community was treated to an outstanding event. The theme of the night was raising mental health awareness: how to help oneself and others, the importance of getting treatment and going to therapy, and reducing shame and stigma. Watch video from the event, including words from Rabbi Ephraim Eliyahu Shapiro: Read

The Back of the Box Only!

December 24, 2018, by

Often, my dieticians and hear about how healthy someone thinks they are eating. “After all,” they tell us, “I am careful to buy products with no harmful ingredients and I always try to buy something that contains whole grains, low salt, low sugar, no additives, no cholesterol, etc.” The problem is, they are being fooled

Introducing the OT Podcast of “Mr. T”

December 19, 2018, by

Have you ever wondered what you can use common household objects for? Did you ever stop and think in what ways you can incorporate materials in the classroom? Were you ever hoping to have tips, suggestions, ideas, and advice for a child, a friend, or yourself to make your life and your kids lives easier

Walking and Driving with Caution

Dr. Richard Friedman, a Cedarhurst surgeon and founder of a Manhattan branch of the Hatzalah ambulance service, was struck and killed by a car late Saturday afternoon as he walked on a Lawrence, NY, street. The tragic event on Erev Hanukkah which claimed the life of Dr. Richard Friedman A”H brings into 20/20 focus the importance of walking and

Do Carbs Get a Bad Rap?

November 28, 2018, by

We live in a world of extremes. In the last few decades, we have been treated to low carbs, high protein, low fat, low sugar, no sugar, high carbs, gluten free, etc.  It’s as if the quick fix elimination diet is the only way to achieve what we want.  But the statistics are telling us

Saved from the knife

November 13, 2018, by

At the time of writing this article, Elly is supposed to be on an airplane flying to the United States in order to get a very intricate and delicate surgery to repair a problem with the disk that sits in the lumbar spine between vertebrae L4 and L5.  Elly started to have severe lower back