Healthy and Unhealthy Self Esteem

June 24, 2017

Self esteem is an evaluative term. It refers to negative, positive, neutral and/or ambiguous judgments that one places on the self concept. Self esteem is an evaluation of the emotional, intellectual and behavioral aspects of self concept. Self esteem is not self love but how one evaluates the self concept.  It is how much a person likes, accepts, and respects themselves ...

Fanwood Police Department Meetup Spot for Safe Internet Transactions

FANWOOD, NJ -- In an effort to protect buyers and sellers and ensure that all exchanges are done in a safe manner, Chief Richard Trigo has established the Fanwood Police Department building as a meetup spot for Internet Purchases and Exchanges. 

The green sign above is located to the left of the front door of the Fanwood Police Department headquarters.

"At this location ...

Free Alzheimer’s /Dementia Support Group Friday

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Support Group, through Alzheimer’s New Jersey, on Friday, June 16, at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.   

The free program is open to Alzheimer’s/Dementia ...

The Gift in the Struggle -- Are We Doing Too Much for Our Children?

One day a man saw a butterfly shuddering on the sidewalk, locked in a seemingly hopeless struggle to free itself from its now useless cocoon.

Feeling pity, he took a pocketknife, carefully cut away the cocoon and set the butterfly free.  To his dismay it lay on the sidewalk, convulsed weakly for a while and died.

A biologist later told him, “That was the worst thing you could ...

Teens Learn Non-Profit Board Functions, Raise Funds for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Overlook

SUMMIT, NJ -- Philanthropy took on new meaning for teens from the Overlook community as they learned how a nonprofit board functions, worked through the grant process, and raised funds for their chosen cause. Student representatives from 13 area high schools served as members of the Overlook Foundation Junior Board for the 2016-17 school year, which culminated in their awarding of ...

Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer 5K in Scotch Plains on Thurs, June 29

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2nd annual Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer takes place on Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building (430 Park Avenue) in the heart of downtown Scotch Plains.

As with last year's inaugural event, the race will start and finish across from the Fire House, and conclude with a live performance by "The Neighbors" band and BBQ from ...

Union County Sheriff Introduces C.L.E.A.R. Program to Combat Drug Addiction

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, speaking at a recent meeting of business people, asked, “What do you think is the average age of a drug addict?”

“18 years old.”

“20 years old.”

The answer, 47 years old, underscores the seriousness of the current opioid epidemic in the state. It is a widespread scourge that affects all age ...

St. Joseph High School Student Who Battled Cancer Will Be Featured on CBS This Morning

CLARK, NJ -- St. Joseph High School student Matt Hall will be featured in a story highlighting the work of  The Valerie Fund on CBS This Morning Saturday between 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

In October 2016, Hall, a Clark resident, had just started his junior year and was in the middle of Cross Country track season, when he started having back ...

Anxiety in Teenagers

Anxiety can be one of the most unpleasant emotions that people feel. The word “anxiety” describes periods of fear, worry, nervousness, and restlessness.

Anxiety comes with thoughts of danger and helplessness. Life experiences, especially those that occurred in childhood and adolescence, often determine our perception and expectations of threats and vulnerability. We react with ...

Yeti MMA and Underground Strength Gym Launch Private and Semi-Private Lessson Plans

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- YETI MMA and Underground Strength Gym have announces the launch of its 1-on-1 (private) and semi-private Strength and Conditioning Program. It is for those who desire to improve their health, fitness, strength and conditioning but are more apt to succeed in a smaller more personal environment.

This program is perfect for senior citizens, as well as adults and ...

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Upcoming Events


Sun, June 25, 1:00 PM

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, Westfield

Mental Health Awareness Seminar

Health & Wellness


Thu, June 29, 6:30 PM

Scotch Plains

Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer 5K

Health & Wellness

New JFK Johnson Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Edison Opens

June 23, 2017

EDISON, NJ -- The new JFK Johnson Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation opened this week to speed the recovery and extend the lives of people with heart and lung disease. The newly expanded and renovated center provides highly specialized, closely monitored exercise programs as well as nutritional counseling, stress management and behavioral modification.

For post-cardiac stent ...