An Effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tool to Help You Stop Emotional Eating

-Karina Melvin, MSc, MA                   We are all familiar with the term “emotional eating” and it’s the number one reason why people eat when they are not hungry. I’m going to share an effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tool which will help you address the triggers that leadContinue reading “An Effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tool to Help You Stop Emotional Eating”

Building a Romantic Connection

By Aaron Karmin When you form a connection with your partner, it means there is an implied understanding of values, a common frame of reference, a series of shared experiences, and a sense that you are both on the same page. These connections form the bonds that foster trust and promote intimacy. Having a connectionContinue reading “Building a Romantic Connection”

Think You’re a Good Listener? Prove it

-Holly Brown, LMFT Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and this week I had the pleasure of attending Rosh Hashanah services and hearing a sermon on the value of listening. As a therapist, I listen for a living. But in my personal life, sometimes I can be a little lax. I imagine that’s trueContinue reading “Think You’re a Good Listener? Prove it”

To Be Average Is to Be Happy: A Lesson from the Danes

-Lindsay Dupuis Ah, Denmark: the little Scandinavian country that is home to tall, beautiful blondes, tastefully designed homes, students who get paid to go to university — and some of the world’s happiest people. For a country that seems to have it all, the Danes have an unusual way of remaining humble about their good fortune.Continue reading “To Be Average Is to Be Happy: A Lesson from the Danes”

How to treat Perfectionism in young people, and what causes it.

-Joseph Sacks, LCSW A perfectionist is someone who deep down inside feels terrible about himself and tries to redeem himself from that poor self-image by achieving a perfect performance or by accomplishing truly amazing things. He feels that if he can finally get things just right, then and only then will he be a worthwhileContinue reading “How to treat Perfectionism in young people, and what causes it.”

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

-James Gaines Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension. But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my mind, trying to either surreptitiouslyContinue reading “This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.”

Emotional Impact after Quitting Fitbit

-Rick Nauert, PhD Researchers are learning that personal tracking tools — technologies that meticulously count our daily steps, map our runs, account for each purchase — fall in and out of favor in users’ lives. This finding is significant because many believe self-engagement is critical to improve personal health and reduce overall health care costs.Continue reading “Emotional Impact after Quitting Fitbit”