Miriam Adahan

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Dr. Miriam Adahan is a psychologist, therapist, prolific author and founder of EMETT ("Emotional Maturity Established Through Torah") ­- a network of self-help groups dedicated to personal growth. She lives in Jerusalem, and has recently written on the struggles of life in the terror-beset land. Click here to visit her website.
“Be your authentic self” is a message that we often hear in today’s culture. So it may be surprising to see that Psalms itself advocates deception when necessary.
Why do some children distance themselves?
Learning to “measure” our feelings.
Anger and criticism are not building tools; they destroy people’s sense of self-worth, trust and security.
Divine distraction does not mean being apathetic to what is truly important, such as issues related to danger or morality. What it does mean is we can build our “distraction muscle” by consciously choosing the focus of our attention in order to remain fai...
Feel blessed if you are shame-bound rather than shameless! For you, the outlook is positive. Getting rid of excess shame is a like losing weight—it takes awareness and discipline. Go slowly, as this is a difficult “addiction,” probably the mother of all a...
The explosive, the kind and the cold
Children are exquisitely attuned to body language. They see clearly that a parent’s face lights up with love around certain people, and tightens with hostility or anxiety around others. Research has shown that love, or the lack of it, shapes the brain and...
The Hidden Children
For those whose early years were filled with physical or emotional abuse, neglect or abandonment, love will not feel natural or deserved. For these “hidden children,” as normal as they may seem on the outside, part of them lives in the dark, afraid to eme...
Yes, you have battle scars, but they are proof of your strength, wisdom and courage...
What happens to the children of parents who were violent, panic-stricken, depressed or living in an addictive fog?
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