Tag: "Stress"

Nov 20

The Empathy Solution to the Bullying Crisis

Not long ago a patient of mine pleaded with me to find time to see her son in consultation. Marie is a single mom raising two boys, ages 19 and 16. She has been divorced for several years, her alcoholic husband hit her one too many times and she left him when the boys were quite young. Her oldest son Nathan has had a very troubling life, often acting out in school, quite aggressive and extremely ...
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Oct 6

How to be Postive in a Negative World

When I was a young boy my father gave me Norman Vincent Peale’s book The Power of Positive Thinking and told me that after I finished the book I could move a tree if I believed I could. I read parts of the book and was admittingly a bit puzzled. I understood the point about being positive but didn’t quite understand how I could actually make myself think positive and move mountains. The instruction book ...
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The 10 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress
Nov 27

The 10 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

Remember you don’t get a new family for Christmas or Hanukah. Try to work on accepting the people in your life for who they are, not who you want them to be. Last year’s holidays are a good predictor of this year’s, make a mental note and prepare. Plan on something novel in your holiday preparations, break the monotony and establish a new tradition. Express love directly to those you care about beforehand, it will make the mood warmer ...
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