5 Ways Your Body Screams “Stress!”

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Stress is one of those plagues that we’ll never escape from in life. Whether a small annoyance such as a unplanned detour in our day, or a large disruption, such as a financial or major health issue, we’ll always experience something that upsets and worries us.    The trouble with stress is that it brings… Read more »

Cultivating Your Relationships in Difficult Times

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Sometimes I think of relationships as a garden—they require nurturing and TLC. Life has its ups and downs but during tough times (such as we’ve been experiencing the last number of months), more concerted effort is required to ensure our relationships stay strong and nurturing. Here are 6 ways to endure trying times and have… Read more »

3 Easy Steps to Shift Your Mindset and Embrace Change

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Whether we like it or not, change is all around us, especially in our current environment, considering all that we’ve been faced with in 2020. While just sticking our heads in the sand, waiting for all this to pass, then returning to “normal”—and meanwhile being consumed with worry, fear, and stress—would seem easiest, I’m  taking… Read more »

5 Key Pre-Pandemic Habits I’m Changing For Good

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We are currently in a “new normal” as it has been called. No question but that I’m missing—or really craving—hugging my family who live out of state, meeting my friends for tea or dinner, or even seeing my patients in my office. What are you missing from the “old normal” in the new normal? When… Read more »

Zoom Doom

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Something strange happened the other day. I had been using zoom for calls and webinars for most of the day while continuing physical distancing at home here in New York City. Suddenly, my phone rang—a friend was calling to check in and say hello. I was thrilled. Finally… an opportunity to turn off the computer and relax.  … Read more »

Have You Been Called “Too Sensitive”?

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If you’re too sensitive, then join the club—the HSP club. In fact, I’m a card-carrying member myself, along with many of my clients and 20-30 percent of the general population. Short for Highly Sensitive Person, being HSP is truly a double-edged sword. When I was growing up, my mother would say, “Oh, you’re just so sensitive”… Read more »

2020 Is All About Rats

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You probably have heard it’s the year of “insert animal name here” before, and maybe you aren’t sure where that comes from. Well, in the Chinese tradition, each year is represented by one of twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The people born in any particular… Read more »

Delete These 2020 Resolutions Now

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Happy 2020! A new year is here, and around this time, we really start thinking about our wellness. Your wanting to take care of yourself is fantastic, but some of the resolutions you’ve decided on might need a few tweaks. Let’s explore a few common resolutions and how to make them work for you. Keep… Read more »

What I’m NOT Going to Do This Holiday Season

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My email inbox is overflowing with lists of best gifts, recipes, and holiday deals. Having to focus on all that’s trying to grab my attention feels pretty overwhelming right about now! And when I think of the holiday season straight through to New Year’s, I can easily slip into that whirlpool of building tension and too… Read more »