Guest Column

May 20, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms.  To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but ...

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Disasters make us want to talk. We talk to share information and compare notes, for the feeling of belonging, and to make sense of things. But what happens, as with the COVID-19 crisis, when everyone is dealing with the same bad event simultaneously, when we seek out listeners to hear our concerns, ...

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So many businesses are virtual these days, but many are not and require in-person interaction. During this coronavirus crisis, all businesses are making adjustments to serve their clients and trying new things. Here is how one local business is embracing technology to keep their businesses moving ...

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Five days into my self-quarantine, I realized that I had forgotten one major thing: I did not have a plan of how I was going to take care of my spiritual needs during the lockdown. Millions of people are now facing the same quandary, and with a focus on mindfulness, and a few key supplies, we can ...

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So many business are virtual these days, but many are not and require in-person interaction. During this coronavirus crisis, all businesses are making adjustments to serve their clients and trying new things. Here is how one local business is embracing technology to keep their businesses moving and ...

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Gazing out my dining room window, I spot one yellow daffodil peeking from the soil. There is a bend in the stem, but soon it will stand tall. Over time more daffodils, and other flowers will join, maybe at a distance first, but eventually there will be a bed of flora, all shapes, sizes and colors, ...

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The following guest column was written by Westfield High School freshman Annika Vesuna. The coronavirus has impacted many people’s lives around the world, including mine. My life has been put on hold, as I’m trapped in my house all day. It was day one after the schools closed and I was stuck ...

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The author Sandy Scragg has been an award-winning teacher and educator for 20 years. She is a Google Certified Teacher, ran an international nonprofit technology-in-education program, and has written the “Linking to Learning” column for New York Teacher for the past eight years. This week, and ...

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Editor’s Note: Nancy Kislin, LCSW, is a marriage and family therapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist and author of “LOCKDOWN: Talking To Your Kids About School Violence.” She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Chatham, New Jersey. If you’re a parent (or a grandparent, aunt or ...

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