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Entries by Arlene Schneider

FORGOTTEN SKILLS DURING THE PANDEMIC

This weekend I met a friend for lunch at a restaurant outside of my neighborhood. The traffic was heavy, and I was trying to make a left-hand turn. My view was obstructed, and I saw a car coming but it seemed far away. Apparently, it just seemed that way because as I made the …

They’re Home!

Your young adult is home from college, or your high school or middle school student has just completed finals, STARR tests, and most importantly finished a year of, well, you know.
Just the fact that they made it is a huge success.
Lets’s talk about not only how to end the school year of masks, virtual …

WHEN ALL OF YOUR PEEVES ARE PETTED

I was finally getting around to scheduling my dermatologist appointment that had been delayed due to the pandemic restrictions. Surprisingly, I received my confirmation email the day before the appointment with a different time than I had requested. I called, and the receptionist offered an appointment 15 minutes later than the new time, but …

YOU GET WHAT YOU TOLERATE

This past year, the pandemic has certainly taught many of us about social distancing and physical boundaries. Judging from what I see in grocery stores and restaurants, we have become pretty good at it!

 

But how skilled are we at enforcing emotional boundaries?

 

Saying no to a boss who expects us to answer emails 24/7 or …

HOW’S YOUR COLLEGE STUDENT COPING?

This past year has been difficult for almost all students. Now the end of a very difficult semester is coming to an end. In my practice, I see many students facing the grim realities of the effects of virtual studies.

Many students are experiencing anxiety and low self-worth due to the hardships of not being …

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Part 2

In the last newsletter, I introduced this topic and I loved your feedback about how this resonated with you! Generally, most of the self-aware and insightful readers of this newsletter admitted that they really don’t give significant thought to this question. Indeed, people think about what they want to be, but not who.
The truth …

PIVOT!

I think it was in late October when I first felt a weird sensation in my leg. I made an appointment with my orthopedist, and he assured me everything was fine. I continued to run, but one day I had a most bizarre and painful, but not entirely unpleasant experience.
You may have heard people …

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Part 1

What I’d like you to think about today is WHO you want to be.

This question does not focus on what we want to do or achieve.  This question is a deeper dive into yourself. Who do you want to be while you are achieving your goals? Who do you want to be as a person?

In our pursuit to achieve goals or milestones, we tend to lose sight of who we are or who we have become.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

It’s possible that by this time, your college students have returned home for the semester and will remain home until near the end of January. Thanks to COVID_19, the semester break is longer than the typical winter holiday, so let’s talk about how to make this break a peaceful transition. First of all, realize that …

THE MYSTERIES OF SELF SABOTAGING BEHAVIOR

Mallory is an up and coming social media public relations professional. She works hard, is reliable, and receives positive evaluations from her supervisors. She is on the fast track to promotion, yet in her first coaching session, she cried and talked about her exhaustion and confusion about her future. As she continued, Mallory revealed …