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...
The Yin and Yang of COVID

The Yin and Yang of COVID

This has been a terrible, awful and seemingly never-ending pandemic. I have personally lost a few of my close friends to this virus and I was not even able to attend their funerals. I have seen my family maybe three times since March. I get very irritated when my...
MANAGING STRESS FOR RETURNING TO THE OFFICE

MANAGING STRESS FOR RETURNING TO THE OFFICE

MANAGING STRESS FOR RETURNING TO THE OFFICE Many of us are returning to work as quarantine restrictions loosen. While some are happy to get out of the house, some are equally stressed about returning to the office. *Nearly 70% of 1,000 workers surveyed said that...
Easy COVID De-Stressing Techniques

Easy COVID De-Stressing Techniques

“Breathing to relax is easy. You already know how to do it.“ Maureen Cronin The self-quarantine imposed by COVID-19 has left many of us stressed out. For those of us working from home, you may think you’re in a more relaxed atmosphere, but the truth is, you’re not....
YOGA in the Time of COVID-19

YOGA in the Time of COVID-19

The spiritual meaning of namaste is that “the divine in me respectfully recognizes the divine in you.” Namaste invokes the feeling of spiritual oneness of heart and mind, with the person one is greeting.  In Hinduism, it means “I bow to the divine in you”....
It’s About Time

It’s About Time

First published in New York Newsday I am not famous or beautiful. I am not adored and desired by men and women around the world. I was raised in Rockville Centre by parents who worked tirelessly to provide for my siblings and I. But as a 20-something woman beginning...
You Say Facebook,  I Say Facadebook

You Say Facebook, I Say Facadebook

  First printed in New York Newsday, February 7, 2016. The Facebook Inc. logo is displayed at the company’s office in Manhattan. Credit: Bloomberg News I first used Facebook in 2008 to reconnect with people from my past. My college sorority sisters and I...
We Should All Take a Lesson from Melissa McCarthy

We Should All Take a Lesson from Melissa McCarthy

First published in New York Newsday For those of us who don’t exactly embrace our bodies, and frankly, I don’t know any women that do, I’d like to give a strong shout out to Melissa McCarthy. She’s funny. She’s self-deprecating. She’s pretty. She has dimples. She’s...
Leader of the Band

Leader of the Band

First published in New York Newsday My Dad loved the beach. We would drive to Long Beach from Rockville Centre in the summers, the little triangle window of the car open to let the cigarette smoke out while we waited for WABC to play one of our favorite songs. There...