Monthly Archives: December 2016

Reflections on the New Year

In the New Year, commit to identify more clearly, utilize more frequently and foster more earnestly your personal strengths and strategically use and grow your personal assets. Only a few hours away from the beginning of the new year, it … Continue reading

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“Conscious Relationships”: Summary of the 6th Meeting of the Discussion Group for Children of Holocaust Survivors, Boro Park Y

Burning Man Sculpture “Love”, by Alexandr Milov, Odessa, Ukraine The previous meetings of the Discussion Group for Children of Holocaust Survivors addressed some of the problematic long-term effects of extreme trauma on the survivor parents, and the impact that such … Continue reading

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So what can be done about bullying?

As some of you might have read, shockingly, some terrible messages and bullying continued to follow Brandy Vella on social media after her tragic death. What can be done to reduce bullying in schools and universities? The results of “anti-bullying” … Continue reading

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REMINDER FOR TOMORROW: Sixth meeting of the Discussion Group for Children of Holocaust Survivors, Tues. Dec. 20/2016

On Tuesday December 20, I will lead the next meeting of the Discussion Group for Children of Holocaust Survivors at the Y in Boro Park. This meeting, which will begin at 7:00 pm, will be the sixth in the series … Continue reading

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A Search for Survivors or Children of Survivors Who Lived in Shanghai

SelfHelp is asking for assistance in finding individuals whose families survived WWII in Shanghai. Please send any relevant information to Amanda Leis, at 917-353-7224 or SHANGHAIGHETTOPROJECT@gmail.com.

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Another suicide that breaks the heart

A few days ago I read a piece of news (http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/01/health/teen-suicide-cyberbullying-trnd/index.html) that broke my heart. Brandy Vela, an 18 year old high school student shot herself to death. She did it in front of her family, who were trying to … Continue reading

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Presentation “Dehumanization in Medicine: How to Understand It, How to Counteract It” on Fri. Dec. 16/2016 in Somerset, NJ

Next Friday (December 16, 2016) I will be giving a half-day workshop at the Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in Somerset, NJ. The lecture is entitled “Dehumanization in Medicine: How to Understand It, How to Counteract It“. … Continue reading

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