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What to do on a first date

Posted by on November 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What to do on a first date

Like many men and women that come to me they ask where is he/she.  Why haven’t I found them yet? They talk about lack of commitment and catching people in lies. They talk about bad first dates that never lead to a second date.  They dismiss New York City as a place of whining self-involved players.  The odd thing is I have never lived in this city, have you?  When I dated I didn’t fall in love every time, but I did not find all these callous people.  So, what is the difference? There is a simple and wonderful way to go out on first dates.  If...

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Planning how to crush it

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planning how to crush it

How to crush it You hear this all the time be disruptive – just do it- be epic How do you do it?  Crickets.  I’m all for a good cheerleading session when I’m at a game.  But when it comes down to being successful I want practical hands on solutions.   Crushing it is a three-step process creating, planning and doing Manifesting You need to dream to be able to create.  But thinking big is only the first step The Wrong Way Don’t sit there stewing in a pot of want.  Just wanting something doesn’t bring it to you.  You can sit in your...

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Undead Phone Heads

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in Anxiety, Depression, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Undead Phone Heads

There is an epidemic in this country and it is ruining lives.It causes depression, anxiety and loneliness. It’s your phone. That obsessive item that never leaves your hand and more importantly your mind. But there is a way out of the nightmare. First let’s check if your one of the undead. You see them everywhere bent over their phones. They appear in fetal position in the subways, they crash into you on the sidewalk and into each other. They never look up to apologize or acknowledge the living in any way. They get panic attacks if you don’t...

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Why you shouldn’t have a work wife/husband

Posted by on April 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why you shouldn’t have a work wife/husband

I met with a client who was continually distracted by the going ons of two colleagues who sat near her. It was daily whisperings, giggles and flirtations. They were a pair referred to affectionately and not so affectionately as Mr. and Mrs. A work wife and a work husband. They were both about the same age. He was unremarkable and she was blonde and willowy. Though it isn’t fair to say he was unremarkable. He is getting married in three months. At first it looked innocent and fun. Work can be boring and they giggled the day away. There was...

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How do you know what your ideal job is?

Posted by on April 28, 2017 in Anxiety, Depression, Stress | 0 comments

How do you know what your ideal job is?

What would an ideal job be like? And more importantly what is it? There is a lot of hype out there about finding the ideal job. The current view is you simply must have a driving passion that consumes you. If you don’t have this overarching passion you will be a loser. There are numerous career tests to tell you what that ideal job is and it almost guarantees you will be successful. Do what you love and the money will follow. I don’t believe this. It’s not passion it’s something else. I watched a woman come into a job announcing that she “on...

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How to talk to an IMPOSSIBLE person

Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Depression | 0 comments

How to talk to an IMPOSSIBLE person

You know the anxious feeling you get when you know that you have to talk to that impossible person in your life? My boss, spouse, mother-in-law best friend sometimes they can be completely impossible! And yet you have to talk to them and it is draining and they never listen. It feels overwhelming and you think about all the things you want to say. But somehow the person never stops talking! So, you interrupt or shut down and that doesn’t give you what you want either. You just want to have a conversation. I’m going to give you a...

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What kind of therapy is right for me?

Posted by on December 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What kind of therapy is right for me?

Ever wonder what kind of therapy would be the best suited to you? The following is a table of client personality traits that guide a therapist in choosing the kind of therapy that would work for the client TYPE OF THERAPY SELECTIVE PATIENT VARIABLES Adapted from: Novalis PN, Rojcewicz SJ, Peele R. Clinical Manual of Supportive Psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1993. PSYCHODYNAMIC Chronic sense of emptiness and underestimation of self worth Loss or long separation in childhood Conflicts in past relationships...

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Finding Hope when you feel despair

Posted by on December 8, 2016 in Anxiety, Depression, Stress | 0 comments

Finding Hope when you feel despair

People are experiencing a lot of stress, anxiety and depression. Some events are reasonably characterized as “awful” and it doesn’t help to say it’s not so bad when the answer back is a resounding YES! What you need is a place to share it (misery Loves Company).  To begin to solve a problem you need validation either from yourself or someone else. Most of us are not built to process extreme distress, shock, or suffering with pure reason. What I mean by process it is you need to first let the feeling happen. ...

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A prescription for rage and anxiety

Posted by on November 26, 2016 in Anxiety, Depression | 0 comments

A prescription for rage and anxiety

“I felt myself change but I couldn’t stop it and really I didn’t want to. I screamed and cursed.  Rage is when you have too much anger” Raging is an emergency alternative; when talking doesn’t do it when holding it in doesn’t do it when walking away doesn’t do it when you can’t relax when no one get it.   When it happens, you may not be aware of what you are doing and saying.  Severe sadness and irritation are signs that your personal goals are being blocked and you think that these...

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A Fast Checklist for Anxiety

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Anxiety, Stress, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Fast Checklist for Anxiety

Here is a list of the 4 main forms of anxiety that too many people suffer with. It is important to recognize anxiety symptoms and get help. Take the anxiety test if you suffer from any of the following: Social Anxiety Disorder SAD, Generalized Anxiety and Panic Attacks Social Anxiety Disorder SAD • Fear that you are being judged • Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself in front of others • Concern that you’ll offend someone • Intense fear of being, interacting or talking with strangers • Fear that others will notice that...

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