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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 another. As anxiety increases, the stress increases, and it can be overwhelming. Anxiety in the family is ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.  

Not Your Dad's Financial Advice

Immediate gratification is not a Millennial thing, it’s an everyone thing. No one likes to wait, which is why you can pay extra not to. Retailers offer next day shipping, amusement parks offer fast passes to cut the lines and don’t even get me started on instant coffee (if you can call it coffee). We’re a society that wants things yesterday and the 100 million plus and growing Amazon Prime members who, by default, receive their goods in just two days’ time while simultaneously binge-watching their favorite show, is ...

The Falcon's Nest

METUCHEN, NJ - A crisis can occur at any moment, and precarious situations exist all around us. One emergency that can happen to anyone without warning is going into cardiac arrest, an unforeseen loss of consciousness and heart function. A group of eleven students at Saint Joseph High School trained under the instruction of Christopher Martin on for two days in November to become certified in giving  CPR to both adults and adolescents by practicing on CPR mannequins. “This opportunity allows students to gain ...

Torah Thought for the Week

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 asked him if he was, by any chance, a qualified schochet. The visitor replied that he was indeed. Overjoyed, the butcher started arranging for ...

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