December 18, 2018

Managing holiday expectations

Everyone has a vision of the perfect holiday, but when reality fails to live up to the dream, stress can result. Here are some tips to help you manage your expectations this holiday season: Set realistic expectations. No Christmas, Hanukkah Kwanzaa or other holiday celebration is […]
September 15, 2018

Harnessing willpower to meet educational goals

When it comes to meeting educational goals – whether you’re studying for a math test, writing your dissertation or learning a new language – staying focused can be difficult. If you have a hard time resisting short-term temptations so you can meet long-term goals, you’re […]
August 2, 2018

Dealing with the back-to-school blues?

Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year approaches, they face additional stressors – paying for back-to-school supplies, clothes and possibly tuition. Many parents may also be […]
February 9, 2018

How Your Brain Stops You From Enjoying Motherhood- And How to Fix It

I stood outside my kids’ bedroom door, smiling as I listened to them wrestle and laugh while they were supposed to be putting their pajamas on. During the day, I’d checked off a handful of items on my to-do list, I’d gotten my kids where they […]
October 16, 2016

Helpful and Unhelpful Thinking

A wise Greek philosopher once said, “I have noticed that people are not disturbed so much by things as by their opinions about those things.” (Epictetus) This means that what bothers us, is really our own thoughts, not what happens to us. Our opinions or […]
April 14, 2016

Natural Alternatives to Treating Depression and Stress

Some patients resist taking antidepressant drugs. While we are not opposed to antidepressants, we strongly support our patients’ right to decide their own treatment. What can be done without drugs? The answer is, a great deal can and should be done. And even when you […]