Blog

The following are some blogs that cover timely topics that might be of interest. Feel free to chose what interests you.

Resolutions II – Meditation

In the last post, we talked about practicing mindfulness as a way to help you better achieve your NY’s resolutions. Let me say at the outset that meditation is not for everyone. There are other ways that are just as good.  ...

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More Successful NY Resolutions

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year, again.  If you’ve had trouble reaching your New Year’s resolutions in the past (and who hasn’t), here are two suggestions that some other people have found helpful. ...

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Hope – Not Just for Christmas

Do you know that feeling that many of people get at Christmas – sometimes even if you don’t celebrate the holiday?  The one where you feel looser, more free?  Certain celebrations tend to bring that feeling out more ...

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Vote and Ease Your Stress!

Stressed out?  Yep!  Headaches and irritability?  You betcha!  This election cycle has been a major stress-inducer for everyone, more than any other election that I can remember.  So what to do?  I saw an article the other d...

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The Damage Being Done

The separation of immigrant children from their families, as well as the indefinite detention of families with their children, subjects both groups to potential long-term, and in some cases, irreversible damage. Our ability to t...

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Just Get Help

By now you’ve read the multiple stories about the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Boudain, and the CDC’s report of the 30% plus rise in suicides in the US since 1999. It doesn’t matter what others think, wheth...

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In Memoriam: Santa Fe High School

With profound sadness and dismay, we extend out heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families, friends, and classmates of the 10 students that were killed, and the 13 students who were injured on Friday, May 18th, 2018 in the...

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Time….

“Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” Ray Cummings, 1922, “The Girl in the Golden Atom”...

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Yes! This School Rage Has Legs!

Congress refuses to pass gun control.  The FBI failed to follow up a tip about Cruz.  35 times the local police were called to Cruz’s home.  The Department of Children and Families closed Nikolas Cruz’s case, st...

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In Memoriam:Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families, friends, and classmates of the 17 students that were killed or injured yesterday, Valentines Day, February 14th, 2018.  We also share our concern for their classmate...

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Happy New Year

May the warmth and spirit of the season be with you throughout the New Year. Happy New Year!...

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The Benefits of Sharing

A Harvard Business School study, published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies in April 2011, recently covered on NPR,  found that giving to others increased one’s own life satisfaction.  When participants were gi...

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Grief and The Holidays

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 12/12 @ 4pmET, 1pmPT, David Kessler, internationally known expert on grief, will be giving a free webinar on “Grief and the Holidays”.  He has treated many celebrities, coauthored books with Elizabe...

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Our Demons

Recently seen on a bumper sticker: Sometimes I wrestle with my demons;  sometimes we just snuggle....

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Surviving the Holidays

Most people love holiday time, but for many – too many- it’s also a time of worry, anxiety, stress, and inner turmoil.  Enter, the visit with the family. How do we get through this without compromising ourselves too m...

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Happy Thanksgiving

This is the holiday that everyone seems to like best – no commercialism, no hype, no frantic gift shopping. Share with those you love, and with those who have no one on this day.  Celebrate the favorite holiday of the year ...

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A Deeper Look at the Sutherland Springs Shooting

The shooting deaths in Sutherland Springs forces us to grapple with the needless tragedy of it all.  As more information has surfaced, we have learned that the shooter, Devin P. Kelley had a long history of assaultive behavior th...

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In Memoriam: First Baptist Church Victims, Sutherland Springs, Texas

We mourn the loss of the 26 victims killed by Devin P. Kelley on November 5th, while worshipping at Sunday services at First Baptist Church.  Let us all remember and honor those victims and their families....

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The Severe Neglect In Blackstone

The incident in mid-September, in Blackstone, Massachusetts was one that horrified everyone, including the neighbors who lived in the town. Four children were removed from the home, a 13-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy, a 3-year-...

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Domestic Abuse

With all of the recent media coverage of domestic violence and abuse, specifically involving the NFL, one of the most frequent questions is: “Why doesn’t she leave him?”. The answer is more appropriate for a longer article, ...

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My Client Stories Section!

With the launch of my new website I will now also be writing my Client Stories! I hope you will find these articles helpful and maybe relate to them. The names used are not actual people, but rather an illustrated story of my...

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Robin Williams – In Memoriam

The suicide of Robin Williams hit all of us pretty hard. We saw the entertainer side of him, but most of us weren’t aware of how much pain he was in, and the dark place that he lived in. We saw instead the man who made us laugh ...

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Boston Strong

April 15th, 2013 was the day Boston, my home town, lost it’s innocence.  It was a day that most people described as being “surreal”, or like “watching a movie”.  The shock of being blindsided by death in such a celebra...

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Newtown, Connecticut – In Memoriam

“Our hearts are broken.” – President Obama, 12/15/12 Let us remember the innocent children and adults who were tragically killed in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. And as Obama said, let us “hug our children a l...

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