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Baby Boomer Bubbe

My Life as a Baby Boomer Bubbe

As one grows older, we often look back upon our life for the influences that made us who we are today. Besides the very dear people in and out of my life, four childhood books [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

To Life, To 120 … Let us pray!

We are all part of a generation that seeks to find answers to healthy living in the hope of extending an active and involved life. I’m happy to say that the role of religious and [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Gently into that Good Night

I have never thought much about the end of life. I once knew a psychotherapist who would not discuss the subject, its power so frightening that she decompensated when anyone brushed against mortality. My philosophy [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rabbi Address gives Third Annual Steve Jeffers Lecture on Spirituality in Health at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Kansas

In this podcast recorded from the Third Annual Steve Jeffers Lecture on Spirituality in Health at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Rabbi Address defines the new life-cycle stage emerging in today’s society: the caregiver. For many, [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Having “the talk”

Several of my friends who are also caregivers for their elderly parents to one degree or another, kept telling me that I needed to have “the talk” with my parents. “The talk” was a discussion [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Exile and Love

The Torah cycle we are in now speaks of the beginnings of the journey for the Israelites from Egypt into the wilderness. The “routine” of wondering has set in and, despite the awesome aspect of [Read more…]

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Health and Wellness Programs

Stress: A Part of Our Lives; A Factor in Our Health; A Potential for Growth and Change (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: This is part one of an excellent review of how stress affects our lives and our health. Part II is available here. Stress is definitely a part of our lives.  It is often [Read more…]