Posts Tagged "coping"

A Blizzard of Ideas for Winter Self-Care

Posted on Jan 25, 2016

Well, we sure had a wake-up call – winter is definitely here in New York City! With just over two feet of snow that hit us over the weekend from Winter Storm Jonas, there’s no doubt that we’re well into the season. I hope everyone has had a safe experience during the blizzard, and the same goes for all of your friends and family. What’s a New York City person to do when these sorts of snowstorms get cranking?

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What is “Mindfulness”?

Posted on Oct 5, 2015

We’ve all heard it before: be mindful! Sure, sounds easy enough. But, what exactly does being “mindful” mean? Mindfulness can have broad definitions, but in psychotherapy, it is often defined as a psychological state of awareness of our own experiences. It is an important staple in many different types of therapy, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The key point to remember when it comes to being mindful is that your thoughts and emotions are not fixed, they are free-flowing, and they come and go. Why is this helpful to note?

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Moving Forward: Past to Present

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

One of my favorite phrases is “moving forward.” Life is constantly changing, and it is important for us to change with it, moving from past to present. There is no pause button on the passage of time, which leaves us little choice but to continue moving forward. We need to adjust to the ebbs and flows and inevitable changes that take place in our lives, as swimming against these currents can lead to frustration, distress, pain, and burnout.

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6 Tips: Beating the Winter Blues

Posted on Feb 20, 2015

If wintertime makes you cringe, you’re definitely not alone. Being outside in these freezing temperatures and brutal winds, and risking your life on those dangerous patches of ice, is not exactly the most enjoyable aspect of the season. With that being said, how do you get through the rest of this winter’s chill without letting it compromise your mental health and well-being? Read on for my 6 winter mood-boosting tips…

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