23 11 2023

A Full Time Job


This article was originially published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, 23rd  Nov. 2023: Shortly after the outbreak of the war, I had an op-ed published with some general suggestions on how to deal with weight gained over the holiday period. The idea was to encourage readers, to get back on track, [...]

A Full Time Job2023-11-23T10:40:22+00:00
19 10 2023

The Most Stressful of Times


This article was originially published as an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, 19th Oct. 2023: In my 38+ years in Israel, I have certainly experienced my share of stressful situations.  But what happened here in Israel two weeks ago has certainly created the most stressful of situations.  We are all praying for [...]

The Most Stressful of Times2023-10-19T11:49:21+00:00
3 10 2021

The Right Direction


It’s been a long month - preparing, celebrating, a lot of eating, less activity and exercise, less sleep, and all the stress that comes with this holiday season.  But it’s over now. The weather is cooling down and we’re adjusting back to a regular work and school schedule. Although the Covid-10 pandemic is still around, [...]

The Right Direction2021-10-03T12:54:28+00:00
6 07 2017

Stressed? Exercise!


We all have stress.  It’s a fact of life.  And it’s a good thing to have some stress.  Imagine a world with no stress at all.  When our kids cry, we might not respond.  When a term paper is due, you might not get it done in time. And when your wife calls you for [...]

Stressed? Exercise!2017-07-06T10:59:43+00:00
3 11 2016

Revisiting Stress


Stress is a subject that I write about from time to time because I see all too often the damage it does to our health and well-being.  I see it from clients and I see it with friends.  And we happen to live in a society where the demands made upon us are unreasonable.  Whether [...]

Revisiting Stress2016-12-22T15:20:02+00:00
27 09 2016

A Story for Rosh Hashanah


Prior to writing my columns, I always try to think through an idea before I put it to paper.  This column was to be no exception and I actually began mapping it out in my mind several weeks ago.  Just when you think you have it all down, something comes along that you can’t ignore [...]

A Story for Rosh Hashanah2017-01-15T12:21:54+00:00
5 04 2016

Just When the Going gets Tough


We are in the thick of it now.  It’s that time of year when the seasonal stressors can take their toll if we allow them to.  It’s the Purim-Pesach season. This means all the Purim preparations-- arranging a Purim Seuda, buying everything you need, preparing and delivering your Meshloach Manos -- and the second Purim [...]

Just When the Going gets Tough2017-01-11T12:38:15+00:00
11 11 2015

Stressed Out


We’ve all been through it before here in Israel.  These days, it’s daily.  Stabbings, shootings, and run-over attacks.  It is taking its toll on all of us and on our mental and physical health. A few days ago, I was walking down a main street in the Givat Shaul neighborhood and I was observing the [...]

Stressed Out2017-01-19T12:46:06+00:00
30 07 2015

The Stress-Exercise Connection—How Does it Work?


With today's societal demands, there is no shortage of stressors in our daily lives. We deal with so many issues such as health, education, relationshps, finances, and more. Sometimes when things are stressful, we go for a walk, jog or swim and come back feeling calm and better equipped to deal with the issues at [...]

The Stress-Exercise Connection—How Does it Work?2017-01-19T14:57:16+00:00
13 05 2015

The Silent Killer


Dovid is a 40 year old who hasn’t felt well for the last year.  Other than not “feeling right”, he had no other symptoms.  Dovid was overweight with a BMI of 28.5 and didn’t get a lot of exercise or activity.  His diet was very “western”, meaning too high in saturated and trans-fats and with [...]

The Silent Killer2017-01-19T15:18:43+00:00