A Handful of ACEs Part Deux

July 14, 2021

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | July/August 2021 In part one of this article, I painted a frightening picture of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and how detrimental they can be to the individual in the short term and even much later in life. Admittedly, it was a rather depressing … Read More

A Handful of ACEs

May 12, 2021

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | May/June 2021 If you are brave enough to watch the news every day, you are exposed to a Lazy Susan‘s rotation of tragedies, one after another: rapes, life-consuming fires, political crime, murder/homicides, motor vehicle accidents, terrorism and mass shootings. And just in case … Read More

Only The Lonely

March 1, 2021

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | March/April 2021 The last time the world had a pandemic, the Spanish flu, it was literally 100 years ago. Which means that at least half of the population of Venice wasn’t born yet and the rest were toddlers. In other words, we are … Read More

How to Cope Like a Healthy Person | A New Year, A New Beginning.

January 1, 2021

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | January/February 2021 On daylight savings time fallback weekend, I heard an older gentleman at the gym, quip, “Who wants another hour of 2020?” Of course there is no magic at the end of one calendar year and the beginning of a new year. … Read More

Covid 19: Understanding the threat to you and your kids

November 1, 2020

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | November/December 2020 At the time of this writing, it’s been about seven months since Corona went viral, the world closed down and we were all advised to stay home and watch TV until further notice.Much has been said about the toll that the … Read More

COVID 19 | A Plan for Man I Am

September 1, 2020

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | September/October 2020

Is Your Child Consuming Digital Junk Food?

March 1, 2020

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | March/April 2020 There’s a phenomenon sweeping our nation of (mostly) young girls that is as baffling to me as it is addictive to them. It’s called TikTok, and it allows little Caitlyn and Bella to choreograph dance moves to music and then post … Read More

Successful Resolutions Reflect Who You Become

January 1, 2020

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | January/February 2020 Ok, admit it. This is the 463rd consecutive January that you were planning to lose weight and start an exercise regimen. You’ve probably made it as far as February a couple of times and once all the way to June. But … Read More

Not Only the Lonely

November 11, 2014

I was asked to evaluate 90-year-old George, a handsome, distinguished-looking gentleman with a full head of white hair. The hospital nurses thought he might be suicidal because he wondered aloud, “What’s the point of going on?” You see, it had been three years since George’s wife died and, after 62 years of marriage, he was … Read More

The Saboteur

September 25, 2013

As a psychologist, I was fairly sure I knew what characteristics define successful people. Don’t we all? I mean, successful people are confident, ambitious, risk-takers who persevere in the midst of setbacks and challenges. But, just to be sure, I decided to do some research into the characteristics of successful people. What I gleaned from … Read More

The Old Men of Summer

September 25, 2013

An abundance of new research suggests that longevity is not only about good genetics and clean living. Other variables like exercise, meditation, volunteering, and close friendships are also linked to extending your visit here on planet Earth. But more recent findings have revealed that passion — having a cause, purpose or pursuit — can also … Read More

The Social Black Belt

The Social Black Belt

August 23, 2013

“EMPOWERING OUR YOUTH FOR A BETTER FUTURE” Prevention Curriculum Research Summary How many times have you thought, “I wish someone would have told me that before” or “I wish someone would have given me a manual”? Finally, after 80,000 clinical hours, we (Dr. Christopher Cortman and Dr. Harold Shinitzky), have created The Social Black Belt … Read More