Esther Goldstein is a licensed clinical social worker and trauma specialist, supporting adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma. She appreciates human struggles, unknowns and challenges and has seen pain, hurt and defeat as well as persistence, commitment and triumph.
Anna Przy, (Anna Przybylski) is a wife, business owner and humorous social media personality who juggles and struggles life with mental health challenges. Having been diagnosed with Anorexia, ADHD and depression, she channels her creativity into entertaining and engaging media content, to provide humor and help those who need a lift from the problems we all face.
My name מתנה, Matana was taken from last week’s Torah portion (which was read a week earlier in Israel) “וממדבר […]Read more
We welcome summer in with happiness and optimism at whats to come. Coming out of our series on Marriage & Relationships and looking forward, we still hear and see many who do not understand the what the struggles with mental health means and how demanding and dominating it can be on ourselves and those whom we love. Some of us are alienated by those who we considered friends and others are pushed back into stigma.
Over 200 episodes, 100 000 downloads, multiple speaking engagements and my very own personal clients who I help navigate the […]Read more
As Hope to Recharge completes its 3rd year and 200th episode, we take a moment to recognize past achievements and accomplishments and give gratitude to those who helped reach this milestone. Although the journey of healing was treacherous and laden with the possibility of defeat, we continue to discuss and practice the essential tools that allow us to move forward each day.
Over the years, I have found May to be a month of growth, change and hope for me. As mental […]Read more
Coming back from Passover break, we catch up on Matana’s journey, and the internal changes seen over the past few weeks. May is crowned National Mental Health Awareness month, but is it enough to just have it marked in a calendar? Growth and appreciation are a constant and required focus to continue along the journey of recovery and noticing the little details are a critical tool to developing a healthy gratitude mindset. Awareness can be fickle if it isn’t well defined and intended for long term internalization.
“Everyone has a story left untold, so never judge someone as if you know their entire life story because the […]Read more
As Matana faces different hectic life events, she navigates from important to more important. Often, we neglect important items for things that are more important, and that’s ok. Feeling unaccomplished or missing out on goals can often lead to disappointment but we need to also focus on downtime. Critically important for maintaining proper mental health, taking the time we need to reflect, relax or focus is also needed for continued energy.