Halloween In China?

Countries in the East do not have Halloween, but they do celebrate something similar. Just as the Western festival focuses on ghosts and ghouls, the Eastern celebration is about the departed spirits of the underworld, …

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Acupuncture Works For Stress Relief

These days, it feels like everybody is suffering from stress and anxiety. Stress is real. It harms the body and exacerbates previously existing conditions. Oprah’s favorite doctor, Dr. Oz, says that the, “major agers,” the …

For Yom Kippur – 3 Steps of Atonement

Today is Yom Kippur (meaning the day of atonement), it seems appropriate to think seriously about its meaning.  Whether you are Jewish or not, the steps are relevant because, at one time or another, we …

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What Does It Mean To Forgive?

In honor of the Jewish New Year, here is another thoughtful post from one of my favorite writers (and mother) Dr. Linda Edelstein. In preparation for leading a Yom Kippur discussion at the synagogue, I …