Offstage Struggle: The Shocking Link Between Comedy & Mental Health

The art of Comedy has been around for decades and provides happiness to listeners all across the world. Whether it is stand-up, through movies or television, or even today’s growing trend of podcasts, comedy is a way to relieve the stressors of everyday life and lighten up our personal troubles while enhancing interpersonal relationships. Comedy […]

Get Your Brain in Balance: 9 At-Home Tricks for Immediate Results

Chronic stress takes a high toll on mental health. It affects your brain structure and function in an up-close-and-personal way. It accelerates brain aging, depletes beneficial neurotransmitters, blows up the size of your “fear center”, and halts the production of new brain cells while killing good ones already there. The positive news is that there […]

Positivity starts with YOU!

There is a lot to be said about the connection between our mental and physical health. The way we think influences what we think about and if it is positive or negative. For example, if I continually think that my day is going to be awful, it most likely is because I have already convinced […]

Ten Common Signs of ADHD in Children

Commonly perceived as a disorder that affects only hyperactive children, ADHD can be difficult to diagnose. Many children go their entire lives without receiving an official ADHD diagnosis because they appeared to be extremely intelligent, or someone failed to recognize the child was experiencing its symptoms. Regardless of the reason the child did not receive […]

Turn It Off, and Find Calm

As our brains receive information, neural pathways are created, a vast storehouse of connections that with use, become stronger and more available to the efficiency-driven brain. When more negative than positive information and experiences consume our reality, the brain—in its automatic, efficient way—connects to more negative pathways, however old they may be. We can feel […]

Opioid Crisis. What can we do?

Watching statistics on the rise of opioid overdoses, and feeling the heartbreak and helplessness, many of us feel compelled to ask, “What can we do?” Recently I had conversations with professionals who have a lot of experience in the field of addiction: Dr. Lantie Jorandby, Board Certified Psychiatrist, and fellowship at Yale in addiction psychiatry, […]