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New Year

Inspiration: Finding, Building, and Sustaining

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
—William James

Happy 2014One of the most elusive elements of a healthy and creative life is inspiration. How to find yours? Where to look? Or once found, how to keep it?

Some people think they are suddenly inspired. Usually, inspiration is a lifelong process—one we can direct and build on. The New Year is the perfect time to focus on how to create and sustain an inspired life.

Dr. Pollack views inspiration as a key ingredient to balanced living. Her approach to supporting her therapy or life coaching clients in finding and… Continue reading

How to Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time of year for celebration, being with family, and enjoying. Yet, they also tend to be a time of stress for many people in terms of preparation, overindulgence, and cost. The following are five ways to manage your stress through this holiday season.

1. Make time for your family but also for yourself.

If you are a parent, the holidays can be extremely stressful as you prepare for your children’s celebration. However, even if you are single the additional stress of attending holiday parties, family gatherings, and gift buying may seem like more to do.… Continue reading

Do you have anxiety and worry? Maybe you need a Professional Life Coach.

“I have trouble sleeping,” “I can’t relax,” ”I can’t seem to get everything done and feel overwhelmed,” and “I feel like my heart is racing.” These complaints are a result of a life that is out of balance and can easily be rebalanced with the help of a professional life or wellness coach.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, Recession Anxiety Seeps Into Everyday Lives, ”Anxiety, depression and stress are troubling people everywhere, many not suffering significant economic losses, but worrying they will or simply reacting to pervasive uncertainty.”

Worry can be reduced by assessing… Continue reading