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Last year, I never thought when I first wrote about the rise of vaping that it would in nanoseconds turn into a national epidemic. According to a report in the Daily Mail, “an estimated 3.6 million US teens are now using e-cigarettes, representing one in 5 high school...read more
As a licensed clinician and a professional interventionist, I have seen how addiction impacts the whole family. Whether it’s your birth family, your chosen family, or your work family, I know how painful it is to watch someone you love struggle with substance...read more
Dr. Stanger joins Joshua Lane on his popular podcast Here’s To Your Health. They discuss Dr. Stanger’s upbringing and how her family’s dynamic led her to a lifelong pursuit of understanding health and wellness, as well as how she currently works with families to...read more
This trip – a mother-daughter adventure – was also a pilgrimage in honor of my mother, Dorothy Schwartz Silverblatt Wallach Levine, who lived in Oahu until she died. It’s hard for me to grasp she died over 25 years ago. Today I am only a few years younger, eight to be...read more
One of my favorite sayings that the indomitable David Zint, a motivational coach and Soul Cycle instructor says is: “we repeat what we do not repair.” Such was the case I recently experienced. Sometimes you want something so badly that you err. I wanted so badly to be...read more
Nefesh Orthodox Jewish Mental Health conference Have you ever been invited to a stranger’s home and wondered what the people and dinner would be like? You have a few ideas based on pictures you have created in your mind’s eye, though, truly have no idea of what will...read more
With the New year upon us, I think it is important for all of us to look back and review how our year has been. For me, 2018 was replete with tumultuous changes and startling discoveries. I did not always welcome or like the changes. I found that - once again -...read more
Talking to a friend about personal matters is never easy. Talking to them about their alcohol or other drug use can be even harder. Drug addiction is an escalating problem in the United States and there is a good chance that you know at least one person with a...read more
The holidays are filled with many opportunities for people of all ages to create beautiful memories as they gather with family and friends. This season also brings a few challenges for staying healthy, especially for our beloved senior citizens. This year, consider...read more