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How To Remember A Loved One

Fall brings up happy memories for so many people with thoughts of back to school and the crispness in the air reminding us of the winter holidays just around the corner. But for many people grieving the loss of a parent, Fall can be a slow slide into the hardest time of the year. Losing [...]

By |2018-10-26T23:22:31+00:00October 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

How to Communicate More Assertively

Many people struggle with assertiveness and asking for what they want. Yet, being straightforward is often a quality those same people revere most in others. If you find you struggle with communication, this article from The Cut has tips on how to begin being more blunt. Our social graces sometimes undermine our ability to be clear [...]

By |2018-01-26T10:47:41+00:00January 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Get the most out of social media

The holidays are rife with opportunities to engage with social media. For many, Instagram and Facebook offer a fun way to share the events of our lives with friends and relatives. But for people who struggle with depression or social isolation, they can also contribute to mental health challenges. In a recent Huffington Post article, [...]

By |2017-12-15T16:15:07+00:00December 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

3 breathing techniques to manage anxiety

We don’t typically notice our breathing unless there is something wrong. But breath can be a powerful tool in its ability to help ground and move us through difficult emotions. Moving the breath with intention around your body can have incredible results, especially if you struggle with anxiety. Below are 3 practices which use the [...]

By |2017-12-01T15:06:26+00:00December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Cultivating Real Gratitude

Holiday season is nearly upon us. Thanksgiving is the first and potentially most contentious holiday, since it was expressly created for the purpose of being thankful. If you struggle emotionally around the holidays, you’re certainly not alone. Giving thanks over food and drinks can be problematic for some, or maybe you are still feeling a [...]

By |2017-11-13T21:08:08+00:00November 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Go to therapy, even when you’re feeling good

If the thought of not using your therapy time as efficiently as your work time makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Many people begin therapy in times of crisis, when problems get to be so large and all-consuming that they need an outlet. Much of those early sessions are spent dissecting an issue, concentrating on [...]

By |2017-11-06T14:29:04+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you experienced trauma?

In the wake of recent events like devastating hurricanes, flooding, and gun violence, you may be feeling the emotional effects of these experiences, or feeling vicariously through the experiences of your loved ones or friends.  These emotions can be confusing and overwhelming, depending on your own personal history and present circumstances. If you’re wondering whether [...]

By |2017-10-23T14:25:41+00:00October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Forest Bathing in NYC: Go outside to improve your mental health

The last days of summer are slowly creeping by. Maybe you’ve been longingly counting your unused Summer Fridays, or are saving your big trip for Labor Day weekend. Whatever the reason you’ve been indoors or unable to leave the city, take this blog post as your excuse to get outside, find some nature and enjoy [...]