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10 Highly Effective Ways To Silence Workplace Gossip

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Photo Credit: Eric Dombach / Flickr Imagine you walk into your office and see colleagues chatting but then when they see you, they hush. Or maybe yo...

6 Ways To Stop Stuffing Your Face And Start Dealing With Your Emotions

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Photo image: Clare and Dave If food were a drug, for sure we'd have rehabilitation centers devoted to treating it much like those for drugs and alcoh...

7 Signs You're Suffering from Work Burnout

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Do you find that your work day drags on and on and you just can't seem to motivate yourself to focus and get work done? Maybe you dread going to the o...

My Advice to the Class of '16

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Image credit: m00by (Flickr) So many people worry about and forget that they have control over their outcome and their fate. "What if I can't land a ...

Why People Cheat

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Cheating is pervasive. I've seen it with clients over the years and it is a steady presence in the news cycle. We see it with professional athletes ...

How to Talk to a Friend or Relative After Their Cancer Diagnosis

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Last year a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately this person received treatment and is now doing well. During the anxious peri...

Taming Your Trump Anxiety

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Donald Trump IMAGE: Gage Skidmore "I would never vote for Trump because I'm an immigrant and I don't want to be deported!" I recently overheard t...

Calming Your Tax Filing Anxieties

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Death and taxes are two of the few certainties in life -- and also two of the most worrisome. I've known people to literally become physically sick at...

How Sleep Deficits are Messing Up Your Life and What to do About It

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When thinking about all the things you have on your to-do list and your bucket list, do you tell yourself "I'll get plenty of sleep when I'm dead"? If...

Why We Should Talk to Strangers

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Last week I was walking down a busy Manhattan street. At a crossing while waiting for the walk signal I gently turned to the woman next to me who was...

7 Ways to Say "No" Without Feeling Guilty

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

If people do say no, they usually do it in ineffective ways that come with an excuse. For example, they might say, "I'd like to help but I'm really busy". The problem with this approach is it gives the other person an opportunity to continue to ask. They feel they have an opening. "Since you're busy this week how about next week?"

8 Ways to Stop Work from Interfering with Your Sex Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

If work is getting in the way, here's how to bring the sex back into your life.

10 Reasons You Should Say No to a Job Offer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Jonathan Alpert

For many people who are either searching for a job or recruited and subsequently made an offer, the tendency might be to quickly accept it. After all...

The Best Way to Deal With Criticism

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients deal with fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work people fear criticism from their managers and co...

How to Disarm the Bully at Work in 9 Steps

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to an American Psychological Association (APA) poll, three-quarters of those surveyed list work issues as the source of the most stress in t...

5 Painless Ways to Kick the Caffeine Habit

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Ah, coffee... even the aroma can make people feel satisfied, complete, at peace, and frankly, as though all is right in the world... me included. T...

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Summer is officially here after what for many people was a long and difficult winter. Temperatures are warm at last, sun shining bright, and air condi...

8 Powerful Ways To Make Habits Stick

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients see me because they want to change. There's something in their lives that is so routine, yet so undesirable or unhealthy. Maybe it's a poor diet, dating toxic men or women or laziness. They seek change, yet it eludes them. Most behaviors, good and bad, become automatic or habituated over time. Here are my tips to form healthy habits that stick:

Does Sex Addiction Even Exist?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

In this age of celebrities and politicians coming forward with their claims of sex addiction following a cheating incident, I'm often asked whether se...

Mind Your Body: My Interview With Celebrity Trainer Joel Harper

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As we approach summer and bathing suit season, I see more and more clients who are trying to drop the extra few pounds they may have put on during the...

What Fear Does to Your Body and How to Handle It

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

The first time I was on national TV I felt my heart pounding as if it were going to burst through my chest. I felt myself sitting in the studio with g...

Why We Must Not Fear Depression in the Wake of the Germanwings Tragedy

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

In the wake of the Germanwings crash, questions abound about what happened, what was going through the mind of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, what his motiv...

Facing the Husband-Mother-in-Law Dilemma

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

First, understand that the issue is about you and your husband, not you and his mother. To change how you feel about this situation you must change your thinking. That said, see it as a positive thing that he has a strong relationship and values his mother -- it's not a competition.

Being Single Isn't a Disease So Stop Treating It Like It Is

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weddings
Jonathan Alpert

I tend to think that people are motivated to rid others of singlehood, which is fine. But, society needs to change their view of it. Just as it would be inappropriate to ask married people why they're married, it's probably not the kindest thing to ask someone why they're single, at least with the assumption that something must be wrong with them.

How to Spot and Disarm a Narcissist

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

How often have you met someone new and been won over by their charm? Or maybe you have a friend who always seems to get his or her needs met through you, yet always manages to find a way to make you feel special. Although these scenarios can be taken at face value, they can also be indicative of someone's narcissism at play. Although a small dose of narcissism can actually be healthy, there's a very fine line between what is normal and what is pathological.