Tory’s claim to fame was her strong work ethic and infectious laughter. Raising her two children single-handedly and running her freelance event planning business, Tory made it look easy. She refused to complain and somehow managed to get whatever support she needed. More recently Tory … Read more
Certain reminders or pictures can sometimes go right to the core of an emotional trigger. Every year I get a postcard from our local synagogue reminding me of the day my mother died. It’s a day that is forever etched in my heart and soul. … Read more
What happens when you lose a good friend? Friends are the people that we let in to the inner sanctum. They make our lives sweeter during the good and difficult times. Friends are our supports and reality testers. There can be challenges but we rely … Read more
After all of those years of carpooling, extracurricular activities, sports events, trekking to school meetings, assorted lessons and weekly playdates, Michelle’s kiddies were launched. First college and now they both found jobs in New York City—two hundred miles away. She planned getaways to the big … Read more
I’d like to tell you a story about a woman I worked with whom I’ll call Ellen. When Ellen was 45 years old her father died of traumatic injuries suffered in a hideous car accident. Her mother was in the car but only sustained minor … Read more
When the last child is about to leave home—or he or she has already moved you—you might experience some mixed emotions. ‘Empty nest syndrome’ isn’t a clinical diagnosis, but it does indicate that the parents or guardians are significantly impacted by feelings of loss and … Read more
Click to watch and learn about juggling the multiple demands of caregiving and how to utilize tools for self-help in the Dr. Randy Kamen series “Strategies to Spark Your Week.” Enjoy and share!
Anxiety and depression are the hallmark feelings that bring people into therapy. They typically mask deeper emotions that we wish to avoid or dare not feel, such as anger, shame, fear, vulnerability or guilt. Panic attacks can also mask strong emotional symptoms AND they can also be misread as being a heart attack. What important to note is that heart attacks are the number one cause of death in women in the United State—so always check it out when you experience symptoms
People often see me because of their struggles with stress that can show itself as anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration, or guilt. Guilt is a big problem for so many of us juggling work, family, and self-care and these competing demands often feel daunting. It’s impossible to feel good about it all at once.
The holiday season is a time of joy and a time of stress. The pressure to be exuberant amidst winter’s darkness often leads to a feeling of disconnect for many. This year is especially difficult, as Hurricane Sandy came hurling to the Northeast region leaving … Read more