3 Tips to Calm Anxiety

Meditation A 2018 meta-analysis review published in the Journal of Behaviour Research and Therapy shows that meditation alone can decrease the effects of anxiety. Insight Timer is a free app with guided meditations that range from 2 minutes to 60 minutes and beyond. When moments of stress hit, try sitting quietly in a comfortable position, […]

How Paddle Boarding Can Teach Patience and Align Your Chakras

It was a beautiful warm morning on Lake WallenPaupack in Pennsylvania but the lake wasn’t very calm at all. It was a busy Memorial Day weekend and there were people already on their boats and jet ski’s flying around. I didn’t care as I just wanted to be on the water and on my board. As […]

What Defines “Family”?

It’s interesting how sometimes in life you come across stories that seem unreal, unlikely and even impossible in theory; for example, a person dating another person only to find out that this other person is actually their adopted biological sibling given up by the parents years before the other was born. Or, two sets of […]

SAD times in the City

  Winter can be hard on all of us. The dropping temperatures, frigid winds, and snow banks that grow into sidewalk trash magnets. How can something so seemingly random as the latitude of NYC (~41°N) have such a big impact on my mood? Well without delving into the finer points of orbital mechanics, and our […]

Navigating our Emotions during the Holidays

As we approach the various holidays of the season many of us find ourselves confronting some difficult territory ranging from introspective thoughts about the year’s end to inescapable family dynamics. With all that in mind, here are a few suggestions for maintaining your mental health during the season. -Be kind to yourself. It can be […]

What Do Our Dreams Mean?

Psychotherapist in Union Square NYC

When we think about dreaming and interpreting the meaning of dreams, it can be an exciting feeling to tap into that layer of ourselves. There are several tools and guiding principles to analyze the meaning of our dreams. One of the most central ways to approach the meaning of the dreams is by seeing your […]

The Guest House – Rumi

THE GUEST HOUSE  This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest […]