Want to Have the Strength Of An Olympian? Here’s the secret.
Every four years, I am overcome with Summer Olympic Fever. I love the pageantry of the opening ceremony, the sentimentality of the medal ceremonies, and the amazing focus and dedication of the athletes. I marvel at the power and control they have over their muscles after years of training. However, watching the games this year […]
When Shoes Don’t Bring You Joy
Do you feel like you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop? Even when things are going really well, do you feel like it is too good to be true? You’re not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and […]
I Am Breaking My Own Rule on This One
I have never used this platform to endorse a product but I feel I must take a moment to encourage you see the new Pixar movie, Inside Out. Now, granted I am a member of their target audience and I expected to like the film. But after seeing it, I was really impressed. Without giving […]
Let’s Put the NO in November!
I don’t know about you, but I am totally inspired by the NYC marathon every year. I am not a runner myself, but I volunteered at the finish line for several years. Watching thousands cross the finish line, I think about all the dedicated hours these runners spent in preparation, culminating in achieving this monumental […]
Even an April Fool Knows This!
I’ll never forget what my Social Psychology professor told me the first day of class: Social Psychology proves theories that most of us already know to be true. Once again, a social psychologist, Eli Finkel of Northwestern University, has proven the obvious: Happy Marriages Take Work. Duh! If you’re curious about the backstory of this research, […]
Nobody Says, “Hell Maybe!”
I am really excited and a little nervous. I am about to reconnect with an old friend that I haven’t been able to spend time with for about a year. My friend is yoga. Yes, I am aware how dorky I sound, but give me a chance to explain. For about 15 years, when the […]
I Have a Valentine’s Day Present for YOU!
Traditionally, Valentine’s Day focuses on romantic love, but take a moment to broaden your scope, to include all the types of love in your life: your love for your parents, children, friends, siblings and yourself. Are you really allowing yourself to experience all the love in your life or are you feeling disconnected and disappointed? […]
What Do You Want More Of This Holiday Season?
I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving! You probably have similar holiday tradition as I do. As we sit down to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal, my family and friends take turns expressing their gratitude. People usually acknowledge something intangible for which they are thankful, like their family, their safety from harm, their health, their friends. […]
Are You Ready to Look for the Silver Lining of Sandy’s Dark Clouds?
As I write this I am warm and safe and dry as hurricane Sandy rages outside. I even have electricity, obviously! Watching all of the doomsday predictions on TV has reminded me of an important lesson I learned in graduate school. Crisis intervention was an important part of my training to become a […]
Jonah Hill: An Inspirational Speaker?
Strange as it may sound, I was so impressed by Jonah Hill’s comments in a recent interview that I had to write about it. Hill had achieved what most would consider a high level of success, starring in films like Superbad and Get Him to the Greek. However, his persona as a ” chubby slacker” did not reflect […]