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Category: Emotional Issues

Handling Stress for the Busy Man, in a New York Minute

June is National Men’s Health Month—which aims to increase awareness of preventable health problems and diseases in men and boys. We as practitioners would like to recognize all the hardworking guys around us, and call to attention the importance of their self-care. For the New York man, stress is an inherent part of life, and […]

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Eat Your Way to Happiness!

Washing down a bacon cheeseburger with a chocolate milkshake can be fun sometimes, don’t get us wrong. But what happens when you feed your body unhealthy things all the time? It responds, and we’re not just talking about a little weight gain here or there (some people are immune to that with their hollow thighs […]

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Treating the Sexual Side Effects of Medication with Chinese medicine

Sexual desire and function are common concerns for our patients at the YinOva Center. In our experience, the causes of sexual dysfunction for both men and women can be caused by biological factors (age, constitution, etc.) or can be the result of prescription medication use. Thankfully, the latter can be very treatable.

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Finding Health During Loss

My mom passed away on January 23rd, 2016; it was a day before her fortieth wedding anniversary and five days before her sixtieth birthday.

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The Year of the Rooster

Congratulations! If you are reading this, it means that you made it through the Year of the Monkey, which for many people was a bit of a rollercoaster. As I said in my interview with Well+Good last year, monkey years have specific challenges that require us to deal with a volatile and changing landscape. We certainly experienced […]

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Gearing Up For Family Gatherings When You Are Coping With Infertility

The days are shorter and darker. Store fronts slowly transform into sparkly and seemingly mocking displays of joy and good tidings. Emails and phones buzz as family gatherings are organized. The end of another calendar year begins to draw near. It is the holiday season. A time of year filled with emotion; for many those […]

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Work-Life Balance

Balance is not created solely from physical habits and actions. Wellness is not simply an act of attending your weekly yoga sessions and eating your greens. Sure, maintaining an active lifestyle and eating a balanced diet are steps that you can take to feel more wholesome and well, but wellness and balance embody something deeper […]

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Our Sweet Escape: Part 1

Sugar certainly seems to be a hot topic at the moment. From movies like Fed Up to Alec Baldwin’s “war on sugar,” we’ve been noticing more of a dialogue about what we are putting in our bodies. And, to be honest, talking about processed/refined sugars really seems like a conversation worth having. 

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How to Forgive (and Why You Should)

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” – Gandhi 

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Anxiety and Depression

Almost everyone has experienced depression at some point in their lives. It is an appropriate response when life has become too burdensome and those burdens feel overwhelming. Likewise most of us have been anxious. We’ve felt fear around a new situation or second-guessed our ability to meet a challenge.  It is normal to have transient […]

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A New Support Group Cycle with Nell

I have always loved fall. I look forward to it each year, not because it draws us closer to another frigid New York winter (let us hope not as brutal as our last), but because it so often feels, for me, to be an opportunity to start anew and afresh, with an open mind and […]

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Emotional Resiliency

My eyes darted to the phone sitting in my hand. It pulsed with aliveness, calling my attention. I knew that on the other side of the phone lay a friendly, calming voice that always knew how to ease me. On this side, me and my life-long anxiety trapped together in a room. 

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