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No One Can Make You Feel Guilty

We often think that others are responsible for making us feel guilty. This is not true.

Others may try to manipulate us by saying certain things to make us feel guilty and at times they are very effective in causing us self doubt. However, the reason that manipulators are able to make us feel guilty is that a part of us agree with their message and the doubt already exists in our head.

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Enabling and Codependency

Codependency is usually associated with the term “enabling.”

Enabling is doing something for someone that they can or should be doing for themselves. It is taking responsibility for others. I often hear people say “I like helping others”, “It makes me feel good,” and “I am a good person.” Many people derive their sense of ...

The Matchmaker

Once upon a time, a pious Jew was traveling through the countryside in Eastern Europe. He came to a shtetl where the local schochet (ritual slaughterer) had just taken ill. The town butcher had no one to do the slaughtering and was desperate when he bumped into the visitor. The traveler looked pious and G‑d fearing (perhaps he wore a black hat and a beard) so the butcher ...

Column: What Does Retirement Look Like, Reinvented?

Retirement means different things to different people.

You might think of it as a standing tee time at Echo Lake Country Club, while your neighbor would like to hop on a six-month cruise around the world. Many millennials and younger professionals aren’t thinking about retirement in that traditional sense at all, as they face the burdens of student loan debt and an uncertain future ...

Thank You Scotch Plains!

November 8, 2018

Dear Editor:

Elizabeth Stamler, Roshan “Roc” White and Josh Losardo wish to thank the great community of Scotch Plains for supporting the Democratic ticket on Election Day. 

We also wish to extend our gratitude to the countless volunteers who helped us during the campaign and on Election Day. We are so pleased that the rain did not stop voters from casting their ...

Five Ways to Help Give Your Money a Makeover

November 4, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Do you feel like your finances are being pulled into too many directions? Between paying off your mortgage and credit card debt to saving for retirement or your child's college education, you may feel like you're not achieving your financial goals. Here are five ways to help give your money.

Do you feel like your finances are being ...

Call for Nominations for 2019 Union County Human Relations Commission Unity Achievement Awards

November 16, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the area of volunteerism, public service, and the promotion of human rights. 

The Awards honor ordinary people who do ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, November 17, 2:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

College Essay Workshop @ Scotch Plains Public ...

Education

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Sat, November 17, 7:30 PM

Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Scotch Plains Fanwood ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sun, November 18, 9:00 AM

JCC, Scotch Plains

Give-Back Day at the JCC