We know what President Trump thinks about kneeling during the national anthem. His umpteenth derisive tweet about the NFL came Thursday as he declared, “The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” Inadvertently it raises an unrelated kidding-on-the-square question: Is Trump himself actually able to kneel, […]
Physical and mental health verifiably complement one another, so it should come as no surprise that the key to easing mental anxiety is both restorative and invigorating exercise. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder and affects 18% of adults in the U.S. Psychiatrists recommend various exercises to lessen your anxiety. If you find that you’re still suffering from […]
Spirituality has been making an interesting comeback in recent years, or perhaps an entrée into the mainstream, with a new generation of young gurus and “spirit junkies” making it hip to be spiritual. Many of the lessons draw from religious tradition, yogic philosophy and meditation, and the idea of a greater, or universal, consciousness. One […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox 5 News to talk about Yankee Fever and how it brings New Yorkers together in these difficult times of natural disasters and mass terror.
They may love the president but they sure hate flying commercial. The Trump cabinet is bound by two enduring values: faith in their leader and a pathological aversion to fly commercial. Thursday’s latest disclosures suggest why Washington editors should hire both journalists and air traffic controllers in the uphill battle of proving to a doubting America that the […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox 5 News to talk about why boredom can be actually good for you and your health.
There’s more than one kind of anxiety. Here, experts provide an overview of panic disorder, social anxiety, OCD, and more. Kathleen Mulpeter September 20, 2017 “Anxiety” is often used as a catch-all term for worrisome thoughts. But the reality is, there’s more than one type of anxiety—and each has different symptoms. Identifying the types can be tricky, […]
Some personality traits may interfere with your daily life. Everyone has unique personality traits; some of those traits help them along while others can get them in occasional hot water. For those with a personality disorder, however, a personality trait is so severe that it impairs the person’s ability to fulfill everyday tasks and form […]
By Terri Trespicio Rejections hurts—literally. Research shows an overlap in how our brains respond to rejection and physical pain. Why? Humans have a fundamental need to belong. “We have evolved to be part of a group, part of a tribe,” says psychologist Ben Michaelis, PhD, creator of One Minute Diagnosis, which aims destigmatize mental illness. “Without our tribes […]
Weddings are emotional, high-stress situations for just about everyone. From societal pressure to family drama (not to mention all that money talk!), it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, are getting stressed or nervous from the pressure, or are worried the whole experience may be a little […]