How to Say “No” Without being Rude. 5 Ways!

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  Do you feel like a bad person for saying “no” to others? Is your fear of saying “no” causing you to over-commit yourself and increasing your stress? If this sounds familiar, you need to learn that saying “no” is a healthy option and is an important relationship skill that helps individuals ... [Read More]

5 Easeful Steps to Start Your Own Meditation Practice

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As a yoga teacher, one of the most common questions I receive is how to start a meditation practice.  So many people have heard about the incredible benefits of meditation and the choice to meditate seems easy, but beginning a practice at home is daunting.  The process I recommend below is based on ... [Read More]

How to Keep Calm on a First Date: 5 Easy Tips!

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Ever feel overwhelmed by the jitters before heading out on a first date?  Consider these five simple tips for keeping calm and showing off your best self when you're on the way to meet someone new. 1.  Find your breath.  Checking in with the rhythm of your inhale and exhale is probably the ... [Read More]

The Secret to Gay Dating in NYC

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Nearly ever gay man in New York has had the thought that "everyone has a boyfriend but me!  What's wrong with me?"  The truth is, of course, that there's likely nothing wrong with you, but there is a lot wrong with how people date in NYC.  In New York or elsewhere, a date can so often be a setup ... [Read More]

Four Steps to Combat Shame

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Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are bad, wrong or broken and therefore unworthy of love and belonging. It is a universal emotion that we all share when something we have done or not done could cause disconnection with others. Shame gets its power from ... [Read More]

Neurofeedback for Sleep

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It's important to get good sleep. We used to believe that the brain just shut off during sleep, but that's very far from the truth. Learning is integrated, hormones are produced, toxins are cleared out, and much more, all happen during sleep. Sleep is a primary need I once saw a photograph of ... [Read More]

Choosing the Right Massage Therapist for your Physical Treatments

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Finding the right physical therapist, chiropractor or massage therapist is just as important as finding the right primary care physician or psychotherapist. How your body reacts to touch can have a great impact on your physical and emotional healing. A bad experience with the wrong practitioner can ... [Read More]

How to Find Some Stillness in a Life of Constant Movement

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So we know that everything is movement, right? Everything.  Even what we perceive to be a solid object sitting in stillness is made-up of movement.  If we were to look under a microscope at anything, your hand, a table, the screen you’re reading this on, we’d see a buzz of activity – protons and ... [Read More]

Neurofeedback for Anxiety

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Neurofeedback can be very helpful with: Social Anxiety Generalized Anxiety OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Panic Attacks Phobias All of these, and other forms of anxiety are miserable to have. If you have or have had any of them, you know that all too well. People who are both ... [Read More]

2 Ways to Deal With Ambivalence

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What comes to mind when you think of ambivalence? For many it can have a negative connotation: fence sitting, indecisiveness, confusion, contradiction. It implies you know what you have to do, but you just can’t decide or make up your mind. However, the definition of ambivalence is simpler: it ... [Read More]