15 Common Ailments That Are Caused By Stress

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Stress Less, Anxiety Relief|

Did you know that some of the most common ailments are really stress symptoms?

Do you get headaches in the late afternoon for seemingly unknown reasons? Maybe you suffer from insomnia or have a nagging stomachache that just won’t go away.

These are just a few of the common ailments that are caused by stress.

And the reason why your symptoms persist is because you’re not managing the distressing emotions that are the real cause of your stress.

There are many symptoms of stress that turn up as physical ailments and you might be experiencing more than […]

Spring Has Finally Arrived

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Wise Mind Living, Managing Emotions|

It’s 57 degrees and sunny in New York City as I write this, and it feels like spring has finally arrived.

And I feel good—really good! So good that I’m feeling energized and motivated to tackle my to-do list and take on the world.

But I know that sometimes you need more than a sunny day to cheer you up, let alone motivate you. I also know that facing your fears can be an excellent motivator. Really! Facing your fears will also bring joy to your life.

So give it a try. I wrote a blog post for Psychology Today on […]

3 Ways To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Build A Meaningful Career, Wise Mind Living, Acceptance|

Does your emotional intelligence play a role in your happiness and success?

Some experts suggest that it can be even more important than IQ. I’ve found that emotionally intelligent people are successful because they practice a set of strategies that are part of a balanced approach to life that I call Wise Mind Living.

Emotionally intelligent people are confident because they know how to manage their emotions. They also have the ability to perceive, express, and evaluate emotion in themselves and others. They make choices in wise mind, not emotion […]

The Beginners Guide to Mindfulness Meditation

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Live Mindfully, Wise Mind Living, Meditation|

Are you curious about meditation but not sure how to start a mindfulness meditation practice?

Perhaps you’re wondering how to sit still with your thoughts for even just a few minutes. Or when and where to meditate.

Well, I’m here to help you overcome any obstacles with my beginners guide to mindfulness meditation.

One of the best ways to learn mindfulness is by doing a formal Mindfulness of Breath practice. This is one of the simple meditation techniques that I teach all of my patients, and it’s a good place to start for anyone interested in learning […]

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Be Happier, Wise Mind Living, Depression|

Have you been hit by the winter blues?

The fun of the holidays are a distant memory, and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. These days it’s just cold, dark, and dreary.

One in five Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression also known as the winter blues.

Even if you don’t meet the criteria for a diagnosis, most of us experience at least some of the symptoms: fatigue, less desire for socializing, and feeling down or blah.

It’s very important to be mindful about taking care of yourself if […]

4 Skills That Will Deepen Your Relationship

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Improve Your Relationships, Wise Mind Living|

I bet you can relate to wanting to know what relationship skills will help fix a relationship or keep it healthy.

You’re not alone: Relationship issues are one of the most common topics that bring patients to my office.

Whether you just started dating a few weeks ago or have been married for 20 years, the following relationship skills are the key to creating and maintaining a deep emotional connection with the one you love.

Actively Listen

Make a real effort to focus your attention on what your partner is saying. This means that you aren’t thinking about what you’re going to […]

How To Fit A Mindfulness Practice In To Your Busy Schedule

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Live Mindfully, Wise Mind Living, Meditation, Managing Emotions, Anxiety Relief|

I know that many of you would like to start a mindfulness practice but aren’t sure where to begin.

Or you’re wondering how to fit this in to your already busy schedule. I have a solution for you: an informal mindfulness practice!

There are two types of mindfulness practices: formal and informal. Both are key to Wise Mind Living, and you can do both or alternate depending on your schedule.

A formal practice is the version most people imagine when they think of meditation – sitting in a quiet space for about 20-minutes, […]

Why Acceptance Helps You Deal With Stressful Situations

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Stress Less, Wise Mind Living, Acceptance|

Wise Mind Living often comes down to knowing when and how to accept the situation you’re in—which isn’t always easy when you’re dealing with stressful situations.

Usually, the answer is when you can’t do anything to change the situation. As for how, read on.

Pop quiz:
You took the morning off work to wait for the cable guy and there’s only one more minute left in the two-hour window the company promised you. Your home internet access is at stake, not to mention the next episode of your favorite HBO show, so you have to get this repaired today. But you’re […]

The Best Way to Achieve Your Goals

2018-03-22T02:55:39+00:00 By |Build A Meaningful Career, Wise Mind Living, Managing Emotions|

We’re almost two weeks into the New Year—are you on your way to achieve goals or resolutions? (If you’re undecided about making a resolution, read this post.)

Or are you feeling stressed out about how to achieve your goals?

If your stress levels are rising, I think I know why: distressing emotions! This is the most common obstacle everyone faces no matter what goal you’re working toward.

Take a moment and really think about what’s been holding you back. Why haven’t you lost those last few pounds or asked for […]

How to Make Resolutions That Last By Prioritizing Your Values

2018-03-22T02:55:40+00:00 By |Be Happier, Wise Mind Living|

It’s a new year and that means you’re probably thinking about making resolutions.

Or you’re wondering how to keep your New Year’s resolutions. 92% of Americans who make resolutions don’t achieve their goals according to researchers at the University of Scranton.

You might want to lose weight or spend less or get organized—all good options if you consider the downside of change first (you can read more about that here).

But I have a Wise Mind Living […]