Happy Habits of Successful People

Happy Habits of Successful People

Thanksgiving is next week, officially marking the start of the holiday season. But everything is different this year. We’ll be smaller groups gathering, and along with the scent of crisp turkey slow cooking on the oven, is anxiety.  Those of us with school-age...
Recognizing the Impact of Pandemic Fatigue

Recognizing the Impact of Pandemic Fatigue

After the better part of a year spent social distancing, wearing masks, using hand sanitizer throughout the day, quarantining, and the general restlessness to return to normal life, “pandemic fatigue” is becoming the pandemic within a pandemic. How can we distinguish...
The Brain Explained

The Brain Explained

The brain is an amazing thing. Our brains are processing information constantly at warp speed. That’s the energy you are receiving. How you think about and process that information is the energy you communicate. I cite Masuro Emoto’s study of water in my book, Happy...
CYBER BULLYING IN THE REMOTE ENVIRONMENT

CYBER BULLYING IN THE REMOTE ENVIRONMENT

Educators, parents, and schools are adjusting to the new reality of remote learning. While this presents pros and cons across the board, the very real threat of cyber-bullying has been pushed to the backseat, and arranging home schools and learning pods are at the...
Amid Tragedy, America’s Spirit Rises and We Go On

Amid Tragedy, America’s Spirit Rises and We Go On

  First published by New York Newsday, September 18, 2001 The assault on America has left us horrified: the grieving faces, missing-person signs, footage of our imploding towers. E-mailed news of a candlelight vigil spread as quickly as the fired burned up a once...
Isolation and The Brain

Isolation and The Brain

I try to always look through a lens of hope and positivity, and while I can usually find the light, even in the darkest hours, the COVID-imposed isolation can have devastating effects on the brain. The populations that are suffering the most are the elderly, as well...
YOUR HOME OFFICE: Get Serious

YOUR HOME OFFICE: Get Serious

What started as a temporary remedy in response to the pandemic has become a permanent reality for many of us: the home office. If you’re still working at your dining room table on a dining room chair or kitchen stool – stop. You’re not doing yourself any favors. The...
How Remembering Your Dreams Can Help You Problem Solve

How Remembering Your Dreams Can Help You Problem Solve

It started with a recurring nightmare I had while in my third year of college. I would wake up crying and feeling terrified. At the time, my parents were going through a terrible divorce. I was in Boston at school; my younger brother and sister at home in the midst of...
Recognizing Toxicity

Recognizing Toxicity

“Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you. Your arguments and hateful talk can land you in the emergency room or in the morgue. You were not meant to live in a fever of anxiety; screaming yourself hoarse in a frenzy of dreadful,...
The Importance of Being Positive

The Importance of Being Positive

There is a reason that you have been told since you were a child to look at the “bright side”. Being positive-minded affects your brain, your heart, and your health. One of the best psychology journals, Psychology Today wrote about their findings about positivity in...