• Staying Healthy in a COVID-19 World: Getting Through Times of Fear and Uncertainty

    We are all reeling from a week in which our world changed dramatically and so rapidly that we are struggling to keep up and to understand what it all means and how we should respond. This situation demands that we attend more than ever to …

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  • Start a New Year’s Resolution Revolution: Creating a Healthy Mindset

    Many of us make “New Year’s Resolutions” each year yet few of us successfully keep them.  It is estimated that 92% of those who make resolutions actually keep them. If so many of us fail, why do we persist each year? Resolutions are such a …

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  • The Power of Acceptance or Why I Gave Up Shoulding On Myself

    “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl Rogers How many times have you told yourself you shouldn’t? You shouldn’t have done that, eaten that, be feeling that, or have been that. This is “shoulding” …

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  • The Quiet Power of Acceptance

    A wise mentor once told me “People come to therapy when they have an unsolvable problem that must be solved.” Can you relate to this dilemma? At one time or another in our lives, we all struggle with something that causes us difficulty or suffering …

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  • Eat Like You Mean It! The Secret to Using Food to Enhance Your Health

    I’d like to share with you a powerful skill that will impact your health and well-being virtually the moment you begin using it. It will cost you nothing but your time, attention, and patience. I know, that last one can be a real challenge! But …

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  • Coping With Holiday Stress

    While the holidays are something many of us look forward to and enjoy, they are also a source of increased stress and anxiety. The challenges of managing time, family obligations, expectations, and money are all heightened under the hopes and pressures of celebrating the season. …

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  • Shame Resilience: Why We Need It and How to Develop It

    My summer reading including a book by one of my favorite authors, shame researcher Brene Brown titled “Daring Greatly.” It was one of those books that was so inspiring and helpful, I wanted to recommend it to everyone I know. What follows is a summary …

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  • Learning to Love Yourself

    Valentine’s Day (or “single-awareness day” as my clever sister used to joke) is a time when the concept of love is on everybody’s mind, single or coupled. This over-focus on romantic love can lead us to overlook the most important form of love: self-love. Perhaps …

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  • How To Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Many of us make resolutions this time of year. Some estimates say more than 40%, in fact. But our chances of keeping them is discouraging: University of Scranton research suggests that only 8% actually reach the goals they set for themselves. This tells us at …

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  • Finding Meaning In the Holidays

    This blog post is written for people who celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas, or for those who want to learn more about these holidays. Please know that I sincerely respect people of all faiths as well as non-believers, and that I honor each person’s choice to …

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