From the President's Desk

Chedva’s Professional Community

by: Shimshon Meir Frankel
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  The new Chedva Institute site is currently in the throws of development. In the meantime, I’d like to invite relationship focused help professionals to please join our community on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/ChedvaInstitute-LinkedIn We can reach more people by creating a functioning … more

From the President's Desk

What’s Your Brand?

by: Shimshon Meir Frankel


  What do health professionals venturing out into the field — the “real world” — lack the most? The necessary tools to build and promote long-lasting, happy and thriving business relationships. Individual marketing consultants, business advisers and executive coaches are … more

Intimacy

Putting the “Intention” Back into “Touch”

by: Matt Gleicher


  SMF: What is the “intention” in Intentioned Touch? Matt: Intentioned Touch means physically touching another person with purposeful intention. This is extremely important when touching your spouse. The power that comes out of our hands is so strong — … more

Commitment

Get R.E.A.L.™

by: Jenny Sassoon


  SMF: How does telling parents and couples to Get R.E.A.L.™ help build better relationships? Jenny: Getting R.E.A.L.™ is an acronym that stands for Respect, Encourage, Appreciate, Love (unconditionally). When I coach parents, young adults, and young couples, the relationship building … more


Family

Dating Sabotage

by: Bari Lyman

  SMF: In what ways are singles “sabotaging” their future? Bari: By playing games and not being true and authentic when dating, many singles are sabotaging their chances of meeting that special person and, while they are doing so, time … more

Commitment

Engaged?

by: Shimshon Meir Frankel


Engaged?   Mazel Tov!   Now that you’ve reached this milestone, take a moment to reflect. Thoughts to ponder… — What are your expectations of your future spouse?  What expectations might s/he have of you? — Are your parents or … more

From the President's Desk

Marriage Gene?

by: Dr. Gene-Pair


A correspondence with Dr.Gene-Pair: SMF: Are some people more genetically predisposed to marriage? Is there a “marriage gene”? Dr. Gene-Pair: Well, if I were to oversimplify things a bit, the answer to this question is “Yes, there is a marriage gene.” However, … more

From the President's Desk

Learning About Jenny in the Process

by: Shimshon Meir Frankel


  Jenny Sassoon is a social worker, family/teen coach, and relationship educator. Starting a 6-week intensive relationship enrichment program is hardly for the bashful. In the following article, Jenny models for us and shares what it truly means to dig … more


Marriage

Keeping Out the Dough

by: Yosef Farhi

It has become the “in thing” for many Jewish mothers to go to a hotel for Passover. Even though this was not the practice of their own mothers, going to a hotel instead of cleaning is becoming the widespread custom … more

From the President's Desk

Professional Development Program

by: Shimshon Meir Frankel


  Jenny Sassoon models what she teaches. Over the years, professionals have been sharing their lack of happiness and fulfillment in respect to building a successful practice. Jenny’s answer is Chedva’s six-week professional development program, a rigorous course aimed at … more

Commitment

True to Yourself

by: Shimshon Meir Frankel


  Success in life is an outgrowth of determination, hard work, integrity and being fully true to yourself. In an interview with Inside the Actors Studio, Robert Redford is asked, “What advice would you give someone just starting out in this … more

Relationships

Him and Her

by: Shimshon Meir Frankel


  Relationships are like learning to ride a bike. Once you figure it out, you never forget how. It’s best to take things slow and easy. If the relationship is moving too fast, you’re probably going downhill.