3 Things to Avoid on a First Date

Going on a first date can be nerve racking. There are so many questions that can lead to anxiety. What to wear? Where to go? How do you split the bill? With so many unanswered questions dates can take an awkward turn that can end a new relationship dead in its tracks. Here are three things to avoid ... [Read More]

7 Ways to Cultivate your Creativity

Spring has finally sprung in New York City! After the overcast skies, heavy sweaters and stagnancy of winter, this season of color, vibrancy and growth never fails to stir my creative spirit. From a scientific perspective, creativity can be understood as the ability to come up with something ... [Read More]

5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety Before a Stressful Event

Sweaty palms, increased heart rate, racing thoughts, negative self-talk, and nervous tics...We've all been there.  These are just some of the common reactions we have right before a stressful event.  It can seem like we have no control over the anxiety, which typically leaves us feeling powerless ... [Read More]

5 Ways for Coping with Grief and Loss

The loss of a loved one, a relationship or even a job can have a significant and devastating impact on our lives. When we experience loss, we can expect to be faced with a number of symptoms including shock, sadness, guilt, anger, fear and physical symptoms. It is important to get support from ... [Read More]

3 Steps to Finding a Relationship

Dating and looking for a relationship can be a difficult and daunting experience. The nature of dating sites and apps promise you will find the partner of your dreams and make it seem simple. But the truth about the search is that most of us are not taught how to seek out the relationship we want. ... [Read More]

Surfing yourself into a Stupor? 5 signs of Internet Addiction

Time spent online can be productive and enjoyable. You may use the Internet extensively for your job, or, like me, rely on social networking sites to keep in touch with loved ones overseas. But what if you find yourself checking Twitter as soon as you wake up in the morning, scrolling through your ... [Read More]

How to Give Constructive Criticism

We have all been in a situation where we want to give a friend, a colleague or a partner constructive criticism but feel uneasy confronting them. What if they reject or dismiss it? What if they view it as an attack? What if it comes out all wrong and we end up arguing? These are common thoughts when ... [Read More]

Setting Goals in 2016

Happy new year!  The beginning of a new year can bring with it feelings of hope, excitement and renewal.  Indeed, ‘tis the season for old endings, new beginnings, and new year’s resolutions.  This blog is designed to offer you a new perspective on new beginnings by presenting you with ways to set ... [Read More]

Feeling SAD? 7 Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

As a Brit, you’d think I’d be used to gloomy weather. But having spent several years living in sunny Los Angeles, I have to admit - I’m nervous about the upcoming winter. Because exposure to sunlight plays a crucial role in emotional balance, the shorter, darker days of January and February are when ... [Read More]

10 Ways to Moderate Your Drinking

Alcohol may be a part of your everyday life.  You may drink socially or even enjoy a drink after a long day of work. But it is important to pay attention to your consumption habits as sometimes drinking can become problematic. If you feel like your drinking leads to risky behavior or cause issues ... [Read More]