From buying a home to taking a year off work to travel the world, we’ve all got a big-ticket financial goal or two we’d love to check off our bucket lists. But try to map out your path to that 20-percent down payment or $30,000 savings account balance, and it can get overwhelming—fast. Fortunately, there’s […]
On a typical Tuesday night, the only thing I want to do after a grueling day taking care of two toddlers is burn, lift and tone during my biweekly $28 Pure Barre class. Instead, on a Tuesday night last April, I found myself unhappily sitting in the no-frills Spin room at my regular gym near […]
We’ve all been there — accidentally alienated a new coworker with a bad joke, underwhelmed the new boss by botching our first assignment, or had a client we didn’t just click with. The trouble is that initial impressions are hard to shake. In a psychological phenomenon known as the “fundamental attribution error,” humans are […]
May is Mental Health Awareness month. Dr. Ben Michaelis joins “Women’s Health” Editor-in-Chief Amy Keller Laird to discuss mental health with the goal of breaking taboos by putting real faces to medical diagnoses, opening up the dialogue, sparking change and ultimately stopping the stigma associated with mental illnesses.
Dr. Ben Michaelis shares advice on career success in Inceptia’s 2016 Great Advice for Grads. [Read more]
When I was a kid, we were rarely asked why we did this or that, or what we thought or felt about anything. This is not to knock our parents, who loved us dearly but felt that they didn’t need to have many heart-to-heart discussions with a 7-year-old. Then parenting began to change. “In the […]
We’re all prone to forgetful moments, some more than others. People can be absent-minded despite not having any underlying neurological issues or conditions such as depression. In otherwise healthy people, stress can play a big role in tiring the mind out. “If I am running late to work, my baby is crying, and the phone […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis provides tips on how to stop trying to avoid stress and, instead, utilize it in intelligent ways. “The tighter we hold onto things and try to control them, oftentimes the more difficult it is to have influence over them.” -Dr. Ben Michaelis Talking Points: Stress is inevitable, so stop trying to avoid […]
Have you been in a bit of a funk lately? Having a hard time trying to shake it? Dr. Ben Michaelis reveals some easy ways to break out of it and find your groove.