Health

Dysmorphia of the social body

October 24, 2021

“Body dysmorphic disorder” is real. But metaphorical religious, political and science “dysmorphias” affect not only the physical but the social body.

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Science denial and the wellness industry

October 10, 2021

Why are so many in the wellness industry opposed to basic science? Blame it on Louise Hay who proposed our thoughts create our physical reality

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Biking the capital: An electrifying experience

September 11, 2021

When Jerusalem introduced rental bike stations across the capital, we had to give them a spin. My story of our e-bike trip to Ein Lavan.

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The narcissism of anti-vaxxers

August 29, 2021

Tim Wise describes anti-vaxxers as sociopathic, sadistic and homicidal. I call them narcissists, who see everything through the lens of “What’s in it for me?”

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Eleven tips to stop spinning

August 1, 2021

Spinning when it comes to decision-making sucks away our spirit as we get stuck. Here are eleven tips that can help.

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“It’s so nice to see your face again”

May 23, 2021

“I almost didn’t recognize you without your mask,” Shifra said at the park while we were walking our dogs. Post-pandemic socializing returns!

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The return of choice

April 11, 2021

With the pandemic waning (in Israel at least), some people don’t want to go back to the “old normal” of FOMO and an abundance of choice.

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Adventures in medical cannabis

February 27, 2021

When my chronic insomnia took a turn for the worse, I began searching for an alternative to pills. I found the answer in medical cannabis.

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Dystopian fiction cuts close to home

February 14, 2021

The haredi “autonomy” we’re seeing in real-world Israel today is strikingly similar to the fictional “Autonomies” on TV. What can we learn?

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Writing as a commitment device

January 3, 2021

Writing about health challenges can be a means of turning a bad break into something more positive. You just need a “commitment device.”

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