Eustress: the Stress You Actually Need

  • Oct 25, 2017
  • Posted in: Anxiety

There's a certain degree to which stress can be positive and even an indicator of a healthy and productive lifestyle. Is your new promotion stressing you out? Read on. (iStockphoto) Have you ever seen a bride on her wedding day, a senior about to graduate or a person about to start their first day at a new job? Often, the person can feel restless or on edge and wondering why he or she feels stressed during a happy time. Stress is commo [ + ]

Are You a Defensive Pessimist?

Do you fixate upon potential presentation mishaps to the point where it becomes counterproductive? Read on. (Getty Images) Defensive pessimism is a tendency to think negatively about your current or future situation in order to avoid disappointment and keep yourself focused on areas for improvement. In my clinical practice working with high-functioning clients, I've found that many successful people often exhibit defensive pessimi [ + ]

How to get over a breakup and find love again

Going through a hard breakup? Don't let grief, depression, and/or anxiety get the best of you. Here are some helpful tips for getting through a breakup and finding love again. Can't breathe, can't sleep, can't even think about ever laughing again—you know the feeling. When a relationship falls apart, it can feel like your world is falling apart with it. A breakup can take an otherwise perfectly sane, happy person and turn them into a sad, qu [ + ]

Seven Things You Need To Know To Overcome Networking Nerves

As a clinical psychologist in New York City who works with some of the city’s most professionally motivated and strategic social climbers (most won’t admit it until they’re safely ensconced in a confidential session at my office), it's no surprise that many clients want to brush up on their networking skills. My clients are intelligent, driven people who want to get the best return on investment on the time and effort they spend at networki [ + ]

The CARE System for Difficult World Events

Sep 1, 2016

Coping with terrorism and violence in the news   With all the issues facing our world today, I've had more clients than ever before seeking help to manage stress from things like terrorism, police shootings, or other acts of violence.  I applaud people who are able to recognize this stress and want to face it in a constructive and healthy way.  It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable and share that current events are making you f [ + ]

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