“Sorry Syndrome”: Do You Apologize for the Rain?

When someone steps on my foot, I am the first to say, “I’m sorry.” I apologize for the weather, for terrible traffic, the long line at CVS and dozen of other undesirable situations that...

Don’t Let A Single Story Define You: Rewriting Your Past

When I was in training to become a psychiatrist, an old-school mastermind in the field asked the class what I thought was an obvious question: “What do you think the point of therapy is?” Eager beaver...

How to Overcome the “What the hell?” Effect

Does every day begin with the best intentions? You wake up early, eat a healthy breakfast, and plan on a healthy lunch, working out after work and a light dinner. But then life happens. Your boss...

Is Binge-Watching your Favorite TV Show Making You Depressed?

If getting into bed for a marathon session of House of Cards sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday, think again. It may seem like harmless fun but research suggests otherwise. A...

Does Appearance Matter?

It was junior year of high school when I discovered the boy I had a crush on had a crush on someone else. Heartbroken, I took to my bed. I wore one of those...

The Science-Backed Power of Clothes

When I was a little girl, I loved playing dress-up. It didn’t take much. A red napkin magically became a superhero’s cape, and I became Wonder Woman. A red, white and blue leotard transformed...