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Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Regaining Resilience: 7 Methods To Become Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is […]

Picky Eating vs. An Eating Disorder: What's The Difference?

There’s only one thing more confusing than men, and that’s healthy eating (kidding, sort of). You have to be disciplined, but not too disciplined. In control, but flexible. When you ditch processed grub for cleaner eats, the blacklist of foods you refuse to nosh on turns into a scroll — and that’s when the questions kick in. […]

Here's How To Talk To A Child About A Death In The Family

What you should never say to a grieving child   Back when I worked for international disaster relief missions, I heard some incredibly insensitive remarks directed towards grieving children. For instance, I once heard a first responder say, within earshot of children who had lost a loved one, “Well, it could have been a lot […]

Dr. Ben Michaelis: 'Your Next Big Thing' for the New Year (Q&A)

Today, Hartford Books Examiner rings in the New Year with Dr. Ben Michaelis. A clinical psychologist who helps patients achieve mental health and well-being through creativity, Dr. Michaelis is a graduate of Columbia and New York Universities. He has been in private practice in Manhattan since 2004. Dr. Michaelis’s writing has been published in both academic and popular […]