An Open Letter to the Community

Dear Friends and Community; The last week has been difficult; as I’m sure it’s been for all of you. I know it’s been painful for my clients. Some of you may know that as part of my community service, I’m the director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics. The...

Acceptance: Greasing the Path to Growth and Happiness

The perpetual questions I hear my clients struggle with are: how do I change? And why is change so difficult? These questions actually give us the clue: wanting to “change” implies dissatisfaction with and judgment of ourselves – who we are or where we are in life....

How to be Resilient During Election Season

The election campaign is stressful – be proactive to handle it It may not appear to create an uptick in your level of stress, but the election season presents its own challenge to your well-being. Uncertainty and danger are key ingredients in the need to be on...

Recovery, Neuroplasticity, and the Path to Resilience

I met Dr. Stephen Sideroff by divine accident. In Palm Springs, CA, for a quick solo getaway, I was feeling particularly disheartened about my wellness path. I had devoted the past two years to prioritizing my physical, mental, and emotional health, and yet there were...