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Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit.  Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system.  For example: when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one family member to the other.  As the anxiety increases, the stress increases and it can be overwhelming. Anxiety in the family is ...

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Research published this week in the journal Circulation, reported findings of a 34 year study on over 100,000 people found five modifiable lifestyle       behaviors associated with a 14 year longer life expectancy in women and a 12 year long life expectancy in men at age 50. The health behaviors related to longer life included never smoking, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a normal weight, drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all, and getting more than 3.5 hours a week of moderate to vigorous activity. The ...

Torah Thought for the Week

What is the difference between spirituality and spiritualism? Spirituality is an awareness of the spirit, of the soul; it is a sensitivity to things beyond the immediate and the material. That’s why some describe the study of spirituality as metaphysics — the study of that which lies beyond the physical. Spiritualism, on the other hand, is how we describe the practices of dabbling in the occult, Is the Torah encouraging us to be fools?such as trying to communicate with the dead. In ancient times these ...

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