Publishing her first book, Fulfilled, about how the science of spirituality can lead to a more happy and meaningful life, the New York City psychiatrist sits for a Session.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” -Marianne Williamson

WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL?

My high school English teacher, Ms. White, had a sign on her wall that said, “Do your work as well as you can and be kind.” I never forgot it.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST PET PEEVE?

Superficiality, arrogance, laziness, mean people and people with too many pet peeves.

WHAT DO YOU WEAR THAT MAKES YOU FEEL STRONG?

The color red.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WITH A BROKEN HEART?

The two things that best heal a broken heart are time and space. Practice self-care and self-compassion while you take the time and space you need to allow your heart to heal.

WHAT IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?

My wedding band, alarm clock, vitamin C and the book Creatures of a Day by Irvin Yalom.

WHAT GIVES YOU GOOSEBUMPS?

Uncanny coincidences or synchronicities.

WHAT IS YOUR BAD DAY BACKUP PLAN?

Remembering that “this too shall pass”, figuring out how I can help somebody else and calling a good friend.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?

Living authentically, identifying and living according to your soul correction and connecting to part of something greater than oneself.

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?

Everything becomes clear with time, you can either be right or you can be in a relationship and what is meant for you won’t pass you by.

WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT?

Writing.

WHAT DID YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF LOVE DOING?

Playing soccer and doing brain teasers.

WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB IN A FIRE?

My husband, my 2 cats, Siggie & Bowie, and my passport.

FAVORITE WORD? WHY?

Onomatopoeia…what a fun word!

FAVORITE BOOK? WHY?

Unbearable Lightness is Being by Milan Kundera. I love the brilliance with which Kundera portrays and lightness & heaviness of human nature.

 

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