Category Archives for Stress

Tossing and turning…

I can’t sleep, I just toss and turn for hours” is such a common complaint in my office these days.

Thirty five years ago, when I began my private practice, I was working in New York City, and seeing a lot of people in high stress jobs. But curiously, people slept OK.

Now I work in a peaceful rural setting in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, and insomnia or other sleep disturbances are disturbingly common. What’s happening? MORE

Stress, Peace and Falling Leaves…

The autumn leaves are just moving past peak color where I live in the Catskill Mountains. This time of year  has a bittersweet quality as the trees draw their energy in – protecting and conserving it till spring. This year, there is an eerie quality, as every falling leaf, every  drop in temperature, evokes how I felt last fall. MORE