1. LET IT BE GOOD!

    I have a contentious complainer that lives inside my head, who is really good at pointing out everything that is “bad” about everything. When my inner critic is the only inner voice I listen to, I feel grumpy, reactive, stuck and judgmental. Sound familiar? It turns out that it’s normal and even adaptive to have a loud inner critic designed to get our attention. An inner critic is a part of …Read More

  2. BIG BOYS DO CRY

    March is Women’s History Month. According to the Women’s History Month website, we are “paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” When I think of women’s history, I also think about how hard women have had to work and fight to gain equality and freedom in our personal lives, and of course politically and profe…Read More

  3. BACK SEAT DRIVER!

    Holidays are supposed to be fun, right? Getting away from it all, to discover a new locale is said to broaden our mind. When you get out of New York City, however, you sometimes find yourself somewhere that necessitates the use of a car. Perhaps nowhere more so than the city of stars, Los Angeles, home to ‘carmageddon’, where residents spend an estimated 4 days of each year stuck in traffic, w…Read More

  4. THANK YOU, DONALD TRUMP

    As shocked, heartbroken and horrified as I was last Wednesday morning at hearing the news that Donald Trump was to be our next president, I also had to quickly find a way to talk about it with my children, my students and my clients. As the week wore on and I sat with many others who were equally as saddened and stunned by the news, an understanding of how to make sense of it all began to emerge. …Read More

  5. NEW YORK: EMBRACE YOUR FEMININE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

    Anyone living in New York would agree this is one of the most fast-paced, aggressive, competitive and impersonal cities in the world. Out on the sidewalk, most of us New Yorkers impatiently swerve quickly in and out of pedestrian traffic, jammed with clueless, camera-wielding tourists, cursing them under our breath. Don’t they realize we are in a rush? Gotta get to my very important meeting/clas…Read More

  6. NEW YORK CITY: CONCRETE JUNGLE OR DIVERSE ECOSYSTEM?

    New York City is one of the most bustling and challenging cities in the world, so it makes sense that many people struggle with navigating life here. I hope to show you in the first of this blog series on living in New York, that what you might think makes living here difficult may also be the key to your own growth and happiness. My work as a therapist at Citron Hennessey Private Therapy centers …Read More

  7. UPGRADE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM

    Last month I proposed a model of change not based on self-improvement, but on rethinking your entire relationship to yourself. Mindfulness, or what I refer to here as stepping off the hamster wheel, is a learned skill that research shows is profoundly effective in reducing stress and worrying, improving memory, focus, and relationship quality, as well as empathy and compassion for self and others.…Read More

  8. SLEEP

    I can’t get no sleep! Who hasn’t had those nights? Where all you want is to sleep, after a hectic and draining day in New York, and as soon as your head hits that pillow, you know that tonight is not going to be one of those nights. Trying not to think about anything only opens the floodgates of everything that not only happened today, but you are sure is going to happen tomorrow. Twelve o’c…Read More

  9. SUNDAY BLUES

    Thank god it’s Friday! A sigh of relief descends over the island of Manhattan. For the next 48 hours, we are free! We can forget about the micro-managing boss, the nagging client, the deadlines, and reports. We are free to sleep late, go to the gym after the sun has risen, and stay up past 10:30. Weekends, I love you so. If only every weekend could be three days long! For me, Friday night is cra…Read More