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Articles on trauma, loss, healing, and truth have appeared in The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post, medium.com, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Exponent, Herald, Milestones, the ACES trauma newsletters.

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Literary highlights

What makes us safe? Facing trauma, guns, and hate, January 2020, originally published in the Times of Israel

Mental Health Happy Hour Hosted by The Scattergood Foundation, December 2019, published in the Scattergood Foundation newsletter, in the ACES trauma newsletter, and in medium.com

Go out unto yourself, November 2019, published in the Huffington Post, and in medium.com

Learning about mental health & Torah, August 2019, published in the Times of Israel

Preparing your soul for the Super Bowl, video, February 2018

Hold onto what is Good, November 2017

Coping with Alternative fAcTz: Take 1, May 2017

Show me the Proof, April 2016

Aviva on Broadway, video on Dark and Light, December 2015, a video on youtube, from the teachings of Hanukah

The Power of Community: In memory of Neely Snyder, September 2015

Sustenance from Below, Remembering Richard z’l”, May 2015

Love: a Poem, February 2015

The Body Speaks, April 2014, inspired by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Speaks

The Torah of Touchdowns, November 2013, published in the Huffington Post

Fullness: The Art of Holding a Lot, When a loved one has cancer, June 2013

Managing Life’s Transitions with the Omer, May 2013, published in the Huffington Post

Inside an Insular Community: Isaac’s Story, New York, February 2013

Michael’s Story: Resilience in the Wake of Being Shot, Houston, December 2012

Joy, even while we are Vulnerable: Sukkot, October 2012

Bringing Ourselves to Holy Space, June 2012

Liberation in the Context of Grief, April 2012

Hidden Truths in the Month of Adar, Wearing a mask, March 2012

Connected to those we do not Know, February 2012

Slowing down, What happens when time changes, November 2011

The Silence between Words, October 2011

Retirees Make a Difference, Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities, April 2011