How My Blended Family Is Showing Up for Eachother

I keep saying everything is day by day.  Just days ago, I posted a piece about how my ex-husband and I had to make the difficult decision that one home is better than two. We decided for the health of everyone that my apartment would be kid corona quarantine for the foreseeable future.  Well, it is a new day andRead more ⟶

Five Things You Can Do to Manage Your Coronavirus Stress and Anxiety

COVID-19 is disrupting American life in unprecedented ways — inciting a wave of anxiety across the country. Even before the pandemic reached a tipping point last week, more than a third of adults surveyed said that coronavirus was having a negative impact on their mental health. More than half were worried about losing their jobsRead more ⟶

Seeing The Deeper Lessons of Coronavirus

While it’s difficult to write about a situation that is highly fluid, I do believe that certain themes are emerging with respect to Coronavirus that carry important messages for the future. First, regarding mitigation and prevention of spread, it is clear that this is a task that must involve everyone.  My passion with respect toRead more ⟶

3 Ways Organizations Are Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Across the globe, the coronavirus instills a sense of uncertainty: How long is this going to last? What happens if I get sick? Are my loved ones in danger? These fears create new challenges for not only for individuals, but for organizations as well. In response, many organizations — from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companiesRead more ⟶

How to Break the Habit of Touching Your Face — and Keep Coronavirus at Bay

I am a great habit breaker. For years as a child psychiatrist, I have treated trichotillomania, a condition where people pull out the hair on the eyebrows or scalp. I have a great understanding on how to break bad habits. I also commonly treat children and adults who skin pick and bite their nails andRead more ⟶

Simple Ways to Make Personal Connections With Others

Close friendships are incredibly valuable, allowing us to form deep connections with a select few people who act as our core support system. But we shouldn’t underestimate the friends and professional ties outside our inner circle, either. A recent New York Times piece made a great case for cultivating casual, low-stakes friendships. Research has shownRead more ⟶

The Benefits of Getting Out of the Office With Your Co-Workers

We spend a lot of time with the people we work with, whether we’re collaborating on projects, meeting about goals, or running into each other around the office — and getting along with them is important. Research shows that forming meaningful work relationships can increase our happiness, boost our productivity, and even help us findRead more ⟶

How Going Outside Can Lower Stress and Boost Creativity

Whether you’re consumed by stress or in need of a creativity boost, one of the most effective ways to get out of your own head is through a change of scenery (it’s a popular saying for good reason!). Spending time outdoors, in particular, can have an incredible impact on the body and mind: A 2019Read more ⟶