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The Power of Labeling Feelings

By Lesley Alderman, LMSW

One of my favorite household gizmos is my P-Touch label maker. Organizing my papers in file folders and putting labels on the folders helps me to feel organized and calm.

Labeling feelings can have a similar soothing effect.

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Five Daily Habits of People Who Age Well

By Julia Samton

We occasionally come across an individual who embraces the aging process and maintains their physical health and a positive attitude across their lifespan. Is it magic or luck that allows those lucky few to continually hit their prime and surpass it? Thankfully, science has suggested some accessible habits that deliver a drink from the foutain of youth.

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The Phones We Love Too Much

By Lesley Alderman

We love our phones. And for good reason: they do so many useful things. But phone love can go too far — so far that it can interfere with human love — old fashioned face-to-face intimacy with that living and breathing being you call your partner, spouse, lover or significant other.

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The Neuroscience of Compassion

By Julia Samton

As a practicing psychiatrist, I am often asked if I see an uptick of anxiety when the political world experiences upheaval. My answer is, without hesitation, yes. The overall culture of negativity and uncertainty has affected many Americans in insidious ways. We can look to neuroscience to understand how these modern day triggers dismantle a rational mind.

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The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

By Lesley Alderman

Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of five. Repeat four times.
Congratulations. You’ve just calmed your nervous system. Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.

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The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Deal with Them

By Julia Samton

We all have our ways of dealing with conflict in our relationships, but the rules change in the workplace. We cannot simply avoid a hostile boss. It would be inappropriate to motivate an unproductive employee with an ice cream cone. When confronted with personality quirks in the office, we need to maintain composure and act according to best practices.

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How To Use Your Brain to Control Your Mind

By Julia Samton

Knowledge of the functions of the two hemispheres and the importance of integration can help you tackle challenging interpersonal dynamics and finesse even the most difficult interactions.

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Conquering Negative Thinking

By Lesley Alderman

All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger and react quickly in a crisis. But constant negativity can also get in the way of happiness, add to our stress and worry level and ultimately damage our health.

READ MORE ON NYTIMES.COM

Five Daily Habits of People Who Age Well

By Julia Samton

We occasionally come across an individual who embraces the aging process and maintains their physical health and a positive attitude across their lifespan. Is it magic or luck that allows those lucky few to continually hit their prime and surpass it? Thankfully, science has suggested some accessible habits that deliver a drink from the foutain of youth.

READ MORE ON INC.COM

The Phones We Love Too Much

By Lesley Alderman

We love our phones. And for good reason: they do so many useful things. But phone love can go too far — so far that it can interfere with human love — old fashioned face-to-face intimacy with that living and breathing being you call your partner, spouse, lover or significant other.

READ MORE ON NYTIMES.COM

The Neuroscience of Compassion

By Julia Samton

As a practicing psychiatrist, I am often asked if I see an uptick of anxiety when the political world experiences upheaval. My answer is, without hesitation, yes. The overall culture of negativity and uncertainty has affected many Americans in insidious ways. We can look to neuroscience to understand how these modern day triggers dismantle a rational mind.

READ MORE ON INC.COM

The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

By Lesley Alderman

Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of five. Repeat four times.
Congratulations. You’ve just calmed your nervous system. Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.

READ MORE ON NYTIMES.COM

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Deal with Them

By Julia Samton

We all have our ways of dealing with conflict in our relationships, but the rules change in the workplace. We cannot simply avoid a hostile boss. It would be inappropriate to motivate an unproductive employee with an ice cream cone. When confronted with personality quirks in the office, we need to maintain composure and act according to best practices.

READ MORE ON INC.COM

How To Use Your Brain to Control Your Mind

By Julia Samton

Knowledge of the functions of the two hemispheres and the importance of integration can help you tackle challenging interpersonal dynamics and finesse even the most difficult interactions.

READ MORE ON INC.COM

Conquering Negative Thinking

By Lesley Alderman

All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger and react quickly in a crisis. But constant negativity can also get in the way of happiness, add to our stress and worry level and ultimately damage our health.

READ MORE ON NYTIMES.COM