Monthly Archives: May 2017

Homework for Homework

by Raymond Moody, M.A.

Like most people, I have a range of responsibilities and experience stress from the competing demands of work, school, and home. I sometimes get in the habit of focusing on whatever is most urgent. Sometimes I feel like a firefighter, running from fire (i.e., deadline) to fire. I can only imagine that after a day of putting out real fires a firefighter just wants to come home,  relax, eat some good food, and get some rest because that is how I feel most days.… Read more...

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Drop That Cheesecake!

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Register Now: $20

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Tis’ the season….for managing difficult family members, for multiple office holiday parties, for just one more slice of cheesecake. We often make excuses for over-indulging during the holiday season; however, sometimes, we eat to numb ourselves from uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and boredom. If this scenario sounds familiar, then this lecture is for you! Come learn the triggers of your emotional eating and drinking, and more importantly, effective strategies for overcoming this self-sabotaging behavior.… Read more...

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Holiday Survival Kit

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Register Now: $20

Believe it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching.  A popular holiday song states, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  With all of the planning, shopping, cooking, preparing, decorating, and coping with “difficult” family members, some of us may be skeptical of this lyric.  However, we can work to anticipate and manage the stress and other problematic emotions that may be part of the entire holiday package. Read more...

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Competitive Misery

by Johna Hansen, L.C.S.W.

After arguing with someone the other day, I couldn’t get the song “Anything you can do, I can do better” out of my head.  Some of the lyrics are:

“Anything you can be, I can be greater!
Sooner or later I’m greater than you!

[Annie:] No, you’re not!
[Frank:] Yes, I am!
[Annie:] No, you’re not!
[Frank:] Yes, I am!
[Annie:] No, you’re not!
[Frank:] Yes, I am, Yes, I am!”

I laughed while reviewing these lyrics because just as these lyrics don’t have a resolution, neither did my argument with this person. … Read more...

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Thank You for Riding with the MTA

by Amanda Rosinski, M.A.

In New York City, the public transportation system is heavily relied upon by millions of daily riders. Public transportation can be so helpful, but can also be quite challenging. Recently, I was attempting to ride the train to school so that I could go to my class, but I soon realized that the commute on this particular day was going to be less helpful and more challenging. I waited a few minutes for my train, and then it pulled into the station.… Read more...

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The Joy of Calling Customer Service

by Stephanie Schwartz, M.S. 

Last week I had a technical issue with my laptop. I called the company that I purchased it from and described the problem. I was told that a technical support associate would be able to assist me at their in person help center and made an appointment. However, soon after arriving to the appointment I was told that what I was looking for help with was something that they could not do.… Read more...

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Reason vs. Emotion

by Mark Schiffman, M.S. 

Many of us go around thinking that we would be better off not feeling any emotion – “I should be reasoned and well-thought out and emotion just gets in the way of being rational and productive!”  We try to limit or completely suppress any and all emotions so we can stay “Spock like” in our decision making. The problem is that this conception that reason and emotion are in a battle, dueling for the right to make our decisions is unhelpful and untrue.… Read more...

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Reason vs. Emotion

by Mark Schiffman, M.S. 

Many of us go around thinking that we would be better off not feeling any emotion – “I should be reasoned and well-thought out and emotion just gets in the way of being rational and productive!”  We try to limit or completely suppress any and all emotions so we can stay “Spock like” in our decision making. The problem is that this conception that reason and emotion are in a battle, dueling for the right to make our decisions is unhelpful and untrue.… Read more...

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Deadlines Schmeadlines

by  Megan Sy, M.S.

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” –Douglas Adams
Over the years, I have developed a love-hate relationship with deadlines. For many projects and tasks, deadlines do a good job at motivating me to get moving. In fact, I am often a “precrastinator” and prefer to complete things right away rather than wait. But there are times and certain tasks where I am content to sit idly by and watch the days pass until the deadline is a stone’s throw away.… Read more...
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Stolen Souvlaki

by Rosina Pzena, M.S.

This morning I was really looking forward to bringing leftovers for lunch today. It was going to be great – yummy Greek food, and I didn’t have to prepare anything myself or spend any more money. So you can imagine my shock when I opened the fridge this morning, and my food was gone! I was immediately angry at the idea that someone else in my family was eating MY lunch and I started cursing to myself in the middle of the kitchen at 8amRead more...

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