Month

December 2013
According to a Franklin Covey Survey, 35 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions break them by the end of January. Only 23 percent of everyone who makes a resolution do the victory dance at next year’s holiday party. What happens to the 77 percent of us who joined the gym but never went?...
Noted psychiatrist Peter Kramer warns us about romanticizing depression in the same way that tuberculosis was once romanticized—and I wholeheartedly agree; however, as I attempt to climb out from the second most debilitating bout of depression and anxiety in my life, I can’t help but recognize the lessons, or should I even use the word...
George Burns once said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family… in another city.” So that would explain why the holidays are so stressful. Those dear relatives who live in San Francisco suddenly are lingering in front of your refrigerator in Cincinnati, Ohio and you have to figure out a socially acceptable way...
The holidays are a frenzied time when what little patience you had for an annoying person or task is chucked out the window with the fruitcake you got from Uncle Ted. That’s why it might be best to avoid all human beings and stick with your pet because a volume of research says pets can...
Today I have the opportunity to interview Howard Samuels, Psy.D., author of “Alive Again: Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction” on the topic of managing addiction, stress, and anxiety during the holidays. Dr. Samuels is the founder and president of the prestigious The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. He is an internationally renowned recovery expert...
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