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De-escalate Your Disagreements

Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M. Ed., C. Psych.

The majority of family arguments are sparked by normal everyday incidents: a messy room, a large credit card bill, a chutzpahdig response from a child. How can you stop the fighting? With these foundational communication skills, you can turn those potentially caustic conversations into calm and effective discussions.

 

Packing Essentials

Riki Goldstein

You’re off to your parents, or children, or sibling for Yom Tov. You may have been spared the cleaning, but you still face the dreaded packing. Seasoned travelers share their wisdom about what to take and how to take it.

 

SisterSchmooze

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Occasionally, something happens to activate our take-a-stand-against-the-system gene. It might be some sort of injustice. Perhaps a bureaucratic rule. It might even be a widely accepted trend within our social circle that doesn’t suit our personality. That’s when we either use our brains to outwit the system, take the time and energy to make the system work for us, or just “do our own thing”_— despite what others might say or think. So please join us, and take a seat as we Sisters take a stand.



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Magnet Moment
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Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
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Behind the Scenes
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Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without