Grit, for lack of a better word, is good: Putting the research into practice, by Dr. Nathan McClelland

There’s no debate that we live in an age where more and more options for after-school activities and areas for specialization exist.  Budding rock climber? Sure – http://brooklynboulders.com/brooklyn/; the next Steve Jobs? Try this – https://coderdojo.com/.  Possibilities are endless, but also potentially overwhelming, and it’s impossible to try it all. So what do we tell…

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Selective Mutism, By Dr. Carly Orenstein

The month of September is difficult for many children- the fear of a new classroom, new classmates, and a routine of long school days and homework after the summer make many dread the month. In September, many students are shy with their new teachers. But what happens when this initial shyness does not dissipate at…

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Calm Your Mind in 60 Seconds by Toby Dauber, LCSW

Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder and former director of the stress reduction clinic at University of Massachusetts, helped bring mindfulness mediation into mainstream medicine and has skillfully demonstrated the improvements and positive outcome that people adopt when they practice mindfulness.   For quite a while, I have made a commitment to take the time to put daily…

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Thoughts on Leadership, by Dr. Kenneth Freundlich

“It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favour of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.” H. L. Mencken As someone who is interested in the psychology of leadership, I find politics fascinating.  More accurately, I find politicians fascinating and as…

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Weight loss without dieting, by Dr. Joanne Van Nest

If you’re not satisfied with your body image, you’re not alone. Research indicates that 90% of females (girls and women) and 75% of males (boys and men) are dissatisfied with their weight. With Memorial Day and bathing suit season approaching, many people get increasingly anxious about losing weight. Often, they resort to drastic diets promising…

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