Twice a year I embark on a trip to Israel. Generally these trips are planned with speaking events and specific activities, but for the most part they are a time to relax and simply enjoy a country that I consider home.
Having recently returned home from one of these bi-annual trips, I am experiencing the jet-lag, the longing to return, and also I have
When doing an educational psychological evaluation, using an “IQ” test, among other instruments, I look for many aspects of the student’s performance. Among them is always consideration of the child’s willingness or unwillingness to take a chance when unsure. How long, if ever, will it take a child to just announce “I don’t know” when s/he doesn’t? And,
Recently, there has been a wave of body empowerment within mainstream society. I’ve been witness to absolutely wonderful campaigns and ads that promote confidence and self-esteem. There have also been many videos and articles comparing men and women in the fashion industry and the manner in which males and females are portrayed. I’ve seen
Over one hundred years ago, dentistry made its first attempt to help beautify smiles. It was the beginning of the use of ceramics, or porcelain, to help rebuild a broken down tooth. As the years went by, improvements were made in cosmetics, but the strength was still lacking. The restorations were prone to cracking until the 1950’s when a
We often find any excuse to avoid exercising–an essential factor to a healthy lifestyle. “I don’t have the time” or “I am too tired” are too commonly used, whereas phrases such as “I am super excited to go to the gym today” are rare. A positive mindset is very difficult to achieve and could take years of commitment to make sustainable. Enjoying exercise
Over one hundred years ago, dentistry made its first attempt to help beautify smiles. It was the beginning of the use of ceramics, or porcelain, to help rebuild a broken down tooth. As the years went by, improvements were made in cosmetics, but the strength was still lacking. The restorations were prone to cracking until the 1950’s when a metal
StatePoint—Nearly all Americans understand that relaxation time is essential to good health, yet most of us don’t spend nearly enough time unwinding during a typical day or week.
While our society acknowledges that kicking back is indispensable, we don’t seem to be practicing what we preach. Indeed, 99 percent of Americans think relaxation is
There is a phrase we use in the mental health world: it’s “The Whack-A-Mole” phenomenon. This happens when an individual experiences some type of addiction, works through the addiction, and then moves onto another vice. For instance, a man battling substance abuse may experience sobriety but then begin gambling. I was working with a client who at
To quote the wise King Solomon: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”
Back in my days of residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a wise attending doctor from a private practice told me that to truly appreciate pediatrics, you have to practice for a full year to get a taste of everything. Ten years
I was on my way to school in the winter when the snow began to fall. I arrived in Washington Heights and trekked the seven blocks to the Wurzweiler Building, though I was barely able to walk; the snow was falling heavily on the ground and the roads were a slippery mess. By the time I entered the building I was huffing and puffing, sweating from the near mountain
Imagine going to your dentist and having a filling, but without drilling. Imagine having gum surgery, but without cutting or stitches. Imagine having no discomfort after these treatments and being able to resume normal activities right away. All of this could be possible when you have dental treatment with a laser.
Laser is an acronym that stands
Our brains run on glucose. To keep glucose constantly available in the blood requires an elaborate system of checks and balances. Insulin tells the cells of the liver, muscles and fat to take glucose away from the blood. The liver also makes and releases glucose, so when we have a meal, insulin also tells it to stop production.