mental health

Lucas Wolfe: My (Not So) Perfect Life

Along with some other health care professionals and concerned citizens, I am working on a new Mental Wellness Initiative for the Ridgewood Y. The Y’s service area is huge, so not only are we designing this to reach far beyond the boundaries of one town, the information is applicable to all of us. Understandably, so […]

An Herbal Remedy for Anxiety

Anxiety is on the rise. I blame cell phones and social media — so does just about anyone else who has given it some thought.. Since it looks like these two stress-boosting phenomenons are going no where, we have to adjust around them. As a physician, I am obligated to say the best way to reduce […]

Social Media Strike for Teen Suicide Prevention

Disclaimer: This project is my daughter’s service project with her Confirmation group, and I am one of the leaders of that group. From March 15th through March 21st, take a break from social media in support of a great cause. Also Read: Teen Suicide Peaks in Spring: Know the Signs The increase in social media use […]

Challenge Yourself to an Escape Room!

I’m sure by now you have all heard about these “escape rooms” that originally started in big cities, but all of a sudden have taken the suburbs by storm. At first I was nervous, worrying that there would be no windows, no ventilation and that I would have claustrophobia and eventually suffocate. But, then I […]

Is Willpower a Renewable Resource?

Halloween just ended, Thanksgiving, the Holidays and colder, darker days are just around the corner - Do you have the willpower for what lies ahead?

How I Cope with The Misery of Monday Mornings

I’m not a fan of Monday mornings. Every Sunday evening after a glorious weekend of family time and sleeping in, I get what I call the “Sunday Night Blues.” It dates back to my single days when I used to have a summer share in Fire Island. As we’d board the ferry on Friday evenings after work, […]

Today I’m Thinking About Wellness

Is it a word we really need?

What’s Your Mantra?

by Natalie Golub I decided this would be the year, I would try to be more mindful.  I mean, breathe, think more clearly, and realize that my words and actions can directly effect myself and how I make others feel.  Who doesn’t find themselves stressed out during the day, wondering how you can take a breath and maybe […]

Helping Soldiers in their greatest time of need.

A soldier’s greatest time of need can be when they return home. Every day 22+ Veterans and 1 Active Duty Soldier take their own lives. Burdened with the stigma associated with mental health issues and the military “shame” surrounding PTS (Post Traumatic Stress), they instead turn to suicide as their only option to relieve suffering. […]