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What’s Wrong With Me?

You come home from work for 5th time this week later than you anticipated. Your husband isn’t happy about it, per usual. You expect that he will be angry and sarcastically apologize first thing when you walk in the door. This almost immediately leads to yet another argument. You feel defeated and wonder if things[…]

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What’s In A Name? Understanding Your Identity

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man Identity is a tricky thing. Some people spend their whole lives looking for it. Others seek out every opportunity to avoid it, not wanting to be locked into a particular set of standards or rules. Regardless, the search to understand your[…]

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You’ve Been Meditating Wrong

What do you think of when you think of meditation? Images likely come to mind of Yoga poses or sitting with your legs crossed listening to the sound of running water. Whatever your motivation traditional and stereotypical forms of meditation are perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with them. That being said, if your goal[…]

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Accept Your Suffering

It’s just like any standard Saturday afternoon. Well, at least a standard Saturday afternoon for you. You’ve gotten dressed for the day and are about to head out. You start crying. Why? Because even though you hadn’t been focusing on it for a few minutes, your momentary relief is quickly severed as you resume thinking[…]

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Manage Your Emotions, Change Your Life

When you think of people who need to learn how to better control their emotions, some stereotypes may come to mind. Flashes quickly pass of people who have a drug addiction, are suicidal, or need anger management. It may be easier to see how people who go from 0 to 100% at the smallest provocation[…]

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Accept Your Pain

Feeling overwhelmed with the amount or intensity of physical pain you are experiencing? Often times physical pain ultimately causes us equally persistent and extreme emotional pain and suffering. While it may seem counter intuitive or impossible, practicing acceptance of physical and emotional pain is possible and can reduce overall suffering. Check out my latest guest[…]

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Using Radical Acceptance to Manage Emotions

Feeling stuck in negativity or like you can’t break free from being frustrated about something? Sometimes we have to accept the reality of a situation before we can be empowered to change it. This is called radical acceptance. Learn more about this amazing therapeutic coping skill in the guest blog post I wrote for one[…]

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Angry, Depressed, or Anxious? Mindfulness Can Help

Finding it difficult to manage your anxiety, depression, or anger? Mindfulness offers a variety of tools and concrete skills you can learn that empower you to manage your emotions more effectively. Never heard of Mindfulness? Heard of it and interested in learning more? Check out my latest guest blog post w/ one of the amazing[…]

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Why You Shouldn’t Just “Get Over It”

Before you decide to just “get over” something, make sure to take time to identify your feelings and cope with them effectively. I explore this idea in my latest guest blog post with one of the fabulous group practice’s I work for, Christine Fernandez & Associates. http://www.drchristinenyc.com/get-over-it/