Monday, July 28, 2014

How Can We Eliminate Fat Chat Forever?

I’ve wondered about this since I was in eighth grade. I stood in the lunchroom after school waiting for the bus by myself. None of my few friends were on a late bus so I was alone. Carla* sauntered up with Kerri*, who had the same birthday as me. I was wearing my brand new […]

Negative Emotions: Toxic or Healthy?

“Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.” —Carl Jung Experiencing negative emotions is an unavoidable dimension of human life: fear, anger, jealousy/envy, anxiety, depression, insecurity, hopelessness, inadequacy, etc. We all grapple with these feelings at one time or another and on any given day their intensity can be minute, moderate or severe. Either way, […]

The Invisible Line: Finding your voice and setting your boundaries

Boundaries and assertiveness for many people  these words bring upon anxiety, fear and represent a negative task. For many people the ability to stand up for their inner needs and wants can be very difficult. Often times many people I encounter hold many of their emotions and thoughts within themselves. I know especially for the […]

Hope For The Holidays

The holidays can be a very magical and special time for many people around the world but for others the holidays equate stress, anxiety, sadness or anger. This can be for a variety of reasons, familial issues, relationship issues, money issues, health issues the list goes on. For some reason the holiday season is the […]

anger management & the holidays

Shortly after the holidays there is an uptick in people seeking therapy in NYC for anger management. It’s as if many of the feelings we have about family dynamics and relationships lie dormant, like sludge, at the bottom of a calm pond until the holidays burst into our lives like roaring speed-boats stirring up waves […]

Deconstructing Fear

Fear can be a life killer. It really can. I see people struggling with this every day in my therapy practice in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, NYC. And I have no trouble telling my therapy clients that I, too, know what this is like. In fact, it was such experiences in my own life […]

Emotional Mastery

We all know of people who pursue mastery in such things as chess, golf, painting, cooking, musicianship, martial arts and more. But something I’ve been thinking about a lot over the past year is emotional mastery. In fact, I’ve come to believe that the importance of mastering our own emotionality cannot be overestimated; it’s actually […]

Finding Your Sanctuary

Recently, my family and I were fortunate enough to discover The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a place in Colorado in which animals (carnivores like lions, tigers, and bears…oh my!) are rescued, often from misinformed people who attempt to keep such animals as pets. The animals are taken to an amazing facility of over 700 acres, in […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Generational Trauma with Ynanna Djehuty”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Generational Trauma with Ynanna Djehuty (Body Empowerment 78)” originally posted March 18, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. Guest Ynanna Djehuty talks about generational trauma – the ways we carry trauma from our ancestors and heritage, and the ways we pass it […]

Your Daily Practice

What does your daily practice consist of? If you’re like most people, this question leads you to draw a blank. “My daily practice??…what do you mean, like meditation or yoga or something…?” No, not exactly. Those things could very well be part of your daily practice, but what I’m referring to is something more fundamental […]

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