Category Archives: Stress

Runaway Brain

Are you a chronic worrier?  Do you obsess about things?  Or, does your mind seem to always be stuck in the past? When any of us experiences high stress (eg., an illness, a death, intense work pressure), our sense of well being is often temporarily hijacked … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions you make in a given day?  Wonder why you sometimes end up making really poor decisions when you are shopping?  Wish you could make better decisions when you go out to … Continue reading

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Stress and IVF Outcome

Many people who seek psychological services for infertility ask me whether I think there is a connection between stress level and ability to get pregnant with IVF.  If you look at the current research on this topic, the answer is that we … Continue reading

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Mind Chatter

Do you ever wish you could turn off that constant chattering in your head?  Isn’t it annoying when it keeps you awake at night or interferes with your self-confidence?  I attended a conference recently that got me thinking in more detail … Continue reading

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7 ± 2

Did you know that we can only hold 7±2 pieces of information in our short-term memory?  Yet, in our technology-driven world, we are bombarded with information from all over the place.  We’re also encouraged to “multitask” to be more efficient.  Everything I have … Continue reading

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Vacations

With summer approaching, I’m starting to think of vacation plans.  As a clinician, part of what allows me to stay enthusiastic about my work year after year is making sure I take time off on a regular basis.  Since I have … Continue reading

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