Can stress actually interfere with your ability to become pregnant? A new study published on Monday in the journal Human Reproduction suggests it may. Couples were followed for 12 months, and 401 women submitted saliva samples two times during the course of the study. The saliva samples were measured for both cortisol levels and alpha-amylase […]
It can be difficult to know when to move on from something – like a job that isn’t fulfilling or a relationship that might be coming to an end. Here are 5 signs that it’s time to move on (check out the article and the podcast): The article originally published on Psychology Today and the […]
I read a statement recently that went something like this: “Instead of telling young women they can have it all, we should ask what they want and help them figure out how to get it.” Now hear me out, because what comes next is not what some people want to hear. You can’t have it […]
A new study from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business reports that, “feelings of stress may be lowered if they are experienced alongside another person feeling similar emotions.” In short, actually labeling the emotion and saying something about it diffuses the emotion. To illustrate this point, I recently appeared on a national […]
It’s that time of year again. We’re into the New Year, and despite well-intentioned resolutions that started with a blast of gusto and vigor, most of us are already losing steam and making exceptions, or excuses. We’re well on our way back to old habits. Studies have shown that of the over 50% of Americans […]
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Exactly four years ago today I stopped practicing law. I burned out during the last year of my law practice, which involved three visits to the ER, consulting numerous doctors, and experiencing near-daily panic attacks. Rebuilding my life has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but the years since have been some […]