DAVINA KEVELSON

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

November 29, 2016

Now that Thanksgiving is over it may be worthwhile to devote a few posts to conflict resolution, however, we can always revisit that idea, and a little time to blow off steam is never a bad thing.

A pertinent issue that is relevant year round is sleep and our reluctance...

November 22, 2016

Politics not your piece of pie this year? 

I laughed out loud reading suggestions by the New York Times of engaging topics to discuss at the Thanksgiving table this year that are not related to politics. Among the list are travel to Mars and whether you should let...

November 18, 2016

I was delighted to find this article, especially after recently blogging about people opting out of Thanksgiving this year due to political divides. If you are choosing to stay, these tools by the New York Times can help you argue your way through it - fairly....

November 18, 2016

I never thought I'd be praising Tinder, but here I go, and even on a few accounts. Tinder is leading the way of inclusivity in allowing users to identify as transgender or gender nonconforming identities. As Liam Stack of the New York Times reports, Tinder is setting a...

November 17, 2016

If the impending Thanksgiving holiday is causing you some anxiety, or making you feel more worry than gratitude, you're not the only one. As the New York Times reports, the recent controversial election is significantly impacting interpersonal relationships, and even c...

November 15, 2016

In preparing for sessions with children, I was humbled and inspired to realize that the skills we develop when we are young, are still incredibly pertinent and meaningful to practice as we grow older. Being mindful to stay kind to ourselves, and to use positive self ta...

November 12, 2016

Yesterday evening, outside the office window, the Empire State Building was lit up in red, white and blue, and today the streets are filled with people taking action to ensure a different tomorrow. From ten stories up the chants are audible, forcing one to stop and tak...

November 11, 2016

In a piece entitled "Her Loss", Lindy West articulates so profoundly the deep pain experienced by many women, who for a moment felt the hope of "the birth of a world in which women's inferiority isn't a given."
 

Lindy West writes, "I cried because I want my daughters t...

November 11, 2016

The importance of controlled breathing cannot be overemphasized and is an immediate way to help calm the nervous system. Regardless of what's going on in one's surrounding environment, practicing controlled breathing is a great way to relieve stress and feel more cente...

November 9, 2016

This rainy Wednesday in New York is a somber day for many, as well as an important day of reflection, in which we can pause and take stock of the various feelings we are experiencing and notice how they are affecting us.

Accepting emotions that surface without rejecting...

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