Joy Lim Nakrin & Dr Karen Ruskin

Why is it so common to experience family conflict when families get together over the holidays? With thanksgiving coming up, now is the time to consider the why, and to learn some practical tips to manage one’s emotions to ward off stress reaction. During my bi-weekly mental health segment on NBC Boston’s NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, this is the topic we tackled today. If you missed it live on air, here is the link for viewing on demand: Conflict Management this Thanksgiving.

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Joy Lim Nakrin & Dr Karen Ruskin

Here in Massachusetts where I am based as a Psychotherapist, there is a joyous Parade to be held tomorrow due to the Red Sox big win. Also tomorrow is Halloween. Both events seem wonderful, positive and fun for the many. Yet there are also many who experience a negative reaction to these seemingly positive external events. Why?

During my bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, today’s segment I explained the key reasons why happy events trigger negative reaction for some. Additionally I provided tips for when external events trigger an internal emotional experience. If you missed this live interview, provided is the link for on demand viewing: External events trigger internal reaction.

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Dr Karen Ruskin, Joy Lim Nakrin

A new study from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave estimates parents are providing $500 billion annually for their millennial offspring. This week’s installment during my bi-wkly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakim I discussed the importance of launching one’s millennials and being supportive vs. fully providing for them as though they are children, rather than treating them as the adults that they are. Additionally I provided parenting tips for helping develop independent kids at all ages and stages. If you missed this interview on-air-live, I invite you to view it on demand: Parenting Millennials.

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As a participant in the movie: Clinton Inc., I am pleased to announce: Friday, October 19, 2018, the movie releases to buy or rent on the platforms: Amazon, Apple’s iTunes, Dish, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft’s XBOX, Steam, and Walmart’s VUDU.

Movie Synopsis: The true story of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s political alliance, business partnership, and unique marriage. This non-partisan documentary goes behind closed doors to reveal the making of an American dynasty. Based on the New York Times bestseller, biographers, close confidants, political insiders from the left, right and center and an expert in marriage and relationship dynamics (that’s me), answer key questions, 
 “How does the Clinton marriage work? Are Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton guided by love, ambition, charity or greed?” [click to continue…]

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Joy Lim Nakrin & Dr Karen Ruskin

Brett Kavanaugh coverage is dominating headlines. Many sexual assault survivors describe how Christine Ford’s testimony stirred their own emotions about past trauma. Why? On the other end, many feel Kavanaugh and his family are being unfairly targeted. Why are there differing opinions? How do people with such differing views work through this? [click to continue…]

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When it comes to relationships, one’s mental health absolutely impacts how one interacts with others. Whether dating, in marriage, one’s children, one’s parents, one’s friends and/or colleagues, all relationships are effected when one is feeling unwell mentally and emotionally. The choices we make, how we communicate, how we interact, how we interpret others interactions with us – all aspects of relationship dynamics, all highly effected by one’s mental health and wellness. Just as when in a relationship, if the relationship is toxic, and/or if one is just not feeling happy or fulfilled in the relationship, that too effects one’s individual mental health. It was super fun to be the featured relationship expert in DatingNews.com in their most recent article, along with their spotlighting my bi-weekly mental health segment on NBC Boston’s NECN. Here is the article published in DatingNews.com for your reading pleasure: Analysis of the dating scene from a Mental Health professional.

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Dr Oz Show with thought leaders Dr Karen Ruskin, Charlamagne, Sophia Nelson, DeVon Franklin

As a mental health professional it is truly an honor to be considered a thought leader by The Dr. Oz Show, and as such appear on a panel of fellow thought leaders, each from a different area of expertise, for the program’s Fall 2018 season premiere. We, the panel, watched the exclusive interview between celebrity Roseanne Barr and Dr. Oz. Then, the panel met together with Dr. Oz where he asked us questions about the interview, and we openly shared our perspectives. In this blog I share 4 videos of the panel’s discussion that did not air on TV. Topics include: mental health, taking ownership, personal growth, and forgiveness. I hope you find it informative. [click to continue…]

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Joy Lim Nakrin, Dr. Karen Ruskin

Trauma reaction personality style and coping tips in times of tragedy was today’s topic during my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with Joy Lim Nakrin.

If you missed this live interview in response to the Merrimack Explosions, you are invited to view it on demand: Trauma & Tragedy – Tips.

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Dr Oz, DeVon Franklin, Sophia Nelson, Charlamagne, Dr Karen Ruskin

To kick off The Dr. Oz Show’s season premiere Fall 2018 is quite the honor for me, as I participated in a panel where we discussed mental health, unity and forgiveness beyond race, in reaction to Roseanne Barr’s sit down with Dr. Oz where she discussed her controversial tweet in an exclusive interview. This is a meaningful and important topic. [click to continue…]

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Nature vs. Nurture, the age old debate and important discussion as to what influences us as humans. When it comes to formal educational attainment and success, it is my strong opinion that this is not an either/or debate. As a psychotherapist working with individuals of all ages, families and couples, it is quite clear to me that the subject of nature vs. nurture is rather: nature AND nurture effects who we are. Thus, a both/and scenario not an either/or debate.

Joy Lim Nakrin & Dr. Karen Ruskin

During my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin where I provide analysis and tips on timely topics that viewers want to learn about, it is this most recent episode that the topic of nature vs. nurture and educational attainment was discussed. If you missed my live interview where we discuss a new study in ‘Nature Genetics’ revealing genes as predictor for educational attainment, my analysis, perspective and tips for parents and kids, I invite you to view it on demand: Nature vs. Nurture: educational attainment.

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