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6 01, 2017

BLOG (JANUARY): Happy New Year!

By |2021-01-28T04:43:28-05:00January 6, 2017|Grit, Wellness & Weight Loss|

It’s that time of year when people reflect and set “new goals” or “New Year’s resolutions” for themselves. As you can imagine, it is easy to make New Year’s resolutions, but much more difficult to complete them. When I reflect on the goals that I have been able to maintain or the goals my patients have been able to achieve, the following three strategies were most effective. 1. Make it Positive. The best way to accomplish a goal is to operate from a place of “yes” rather than from a place of “no.” To see how this is true, try [...]

31 07, 2016

July Blog: Facing Your Fears and Learning Along the Way

By |2021-01-28T04:47:13-05:00July 31, 2016|Grit, Resilience, Wellness & Weight Loss|

“It was great…, it was hard!” Katie Ledecky, age 6 I fell off the bike. It happened. My greatest fear had occurred. However, instead of being the disaster I had created in my head, it was freeing. But wait, let’s travel back a little earlier in the day for some context. I had decided for my last day of my spa vacation, that instead of getting another massage, I would challenge myself with some mountain biking (yes, I know some of you are thinking – she is crazy). I signed up for the beginner class, feeling both confident and apprehensive: [...]

17 01, 2016

BLOG (January) May the Force of “Social Support” Be with You

By |2016-01-17T10:40:25-05:00January 17, 2016|Anxiety, Children/Adolescents, Parenting, Resilience, Wellness & Weight Loss|

I recently saw the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you are in the 1 percent of people who haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend you see it, and DON’T READ FURTHER because serious spoilers will be revealed in this blog. However, for those of you who have seen it, I was wondering if you gave any thought to R2D2’s miraculous awakening? R2D2 is seen in a coma-like state midway throughout the movie, presumably because he misses his master, Luke Skywalker. So the question is, why did R2D2 wake up and, more importantly, how was he able to [...]

10 01, 2016

VIDEO: It’s Not About Willpower- Make It A Habit: Creating New Year’s Resolutions that Stick is now available online

By |2016-01-10T11:51:36-05:00January 10, 2016|Wellness & Weight Loss|

Great News! If you missed my "It's Not About Willpower Make It a Habit" workshop that I gave at the Scarsdale library on Jan 5th it is now available online on SPTV. If you want ways to improve the likelihood of sticking to your New Year's Resolutions, tune in to https://www.scarsdalepublictv.com/uncategorized/its-not-about-willpower-make-it-a-habit/ Also, email me at drcarenfeldman@msn.com, if you would like a copy of the power point. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year. :) Caren

12 12, 2015

DECEMBER BLOG- Creating Lasting Changes Without Using a Magic Wand – New Year’s Resolutions that Stick!

By |2015-12-12T21:16:34-05:00December 12, 2015|Children/Adolescents, Parenting, Wellness & Weight Loss|

It’s that time again when people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. The real question is how can you make effective and long lasting resolutions? Often I see children and adults who desire change, but when faced with making this change, they fall back into old habits. On a personal level, I have experienced “wanting” to change, but not being able to do so. But about three years ago, I made a change in my life that in the past I struggled with. Specifically, in the past I had tried to lose weight, but I just couldn’t. However, this time, [...]

8 11, 2015

BLOG (November) – Welcome the Burn

By |2015-11-08T06:22:24-05:00November 8, 2015|Anxiety, Children/Adolescents, Wellness & Weight Loss|

“Welcome the Burn”- Harry Otto, Fitness Instructor at Lifetime Athletic Health Club In my last blog, I discussed the challenges of being a “lighthouse parent”. To review, lighthouse parenting as described by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg in his book, Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust: The Lighthouse Parenting Strategy allows children to ride the waves, while providing guidance so they don’t crash into the rocks. This style differs from helicopter parents who are constantly hovering anxiously overhead, or snowplow parents who would remove the rocks from the ocean. I think we all can agree that [...]

7 09, 2015

BLOG (September): Keep the Good Feelings of Summer Alive, Year Round

By |2015-09-07T21:53:04-04:00September 7, 2015|Children/Adolescents, Wellness & Weight Loss|

“Hello.” It is such a simple word, yet so powerful. I recently experienced the power of “hello” while at Lake George. If anyone has ever been to Lake George, it is all about the lake and boating. I grew up on the water and have warm memories of boating with my family. For those of you who are less familiar with boating etiquette, it is boating protocol to say, “hello.” For little kids, adults, people on big boats, or small boats - when you see another boat or a person on land you say, “hello”, and give a big wave. [...]

17 05, 2015

VIDEO: Part 3 in the Wellness Series at the Scarsdale Library: “Helping Decrease Stress and Worry In Our Children and Our Own Lives” is now available online.

By |2015-05-17T11:50:11-04:00May 17, 2015|Anxiety, Children/Adolescents, Wellness & Weight Loss|

Great News! If you missed my "Helping Decrease Stress and Worry In Our Children and Our Own Lives" that I gave at the Scarsdale library in May it is now available online on SPTV.   https://www.scarsdalepublictv.com/video/wellness-workshop-helping-decrease-stress-and-worry-in-our-children-and-our-own-lives/