Dr Karen Ruskin & Joy Lim Nakrin discuss Winter Blues

If you are experiencing a shift in your mood over the past few weeks, you are not alone. January in particular is a common time for experiencing the winter blues. Why? Tips? I invite you to watch my latest segment on NBC Boston’s NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin where I discuss this topic. For on demand viewing: Beat The Winter Blues.

For more of my insights and tips on a wide variety of topics, tune in to my bi-weekly lively mental health segment on NECN. Or, watch on demand: Dr. Ruskin’s mental health analysis & tips on NECN.

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Do you have a goal and would like to achieve that goal? Whether it is a goal for the New Year, or any time of year, I shared live-on-air this morning during my bi-weekly mental health segment on NBC Boston’s NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, the top 3 reasons why New Year’s Resolutions commonly fail. I also provided 7 practical tips to find success in sticking with your goal AKA New Year’s Resolutions. If you missed it live, here is the link for viewing on demand: Success in Achieving Your New Year Resolution.

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Holiday Stress

by Dr. Karen Ruskin on December 19, 2018

Dr Karen Ruskin discusses holiday stress on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin

The holiday season and feeling stressed goes hand-in-hand for far too many. Why? During my bi-weekly mental health segment on NBC Boston’s NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, I shared the top 4 holiday stressors, along with concrete coping tips. Additionally, my book ’10 Seconds To Mental Health’ was mentioned on air. In this book I provide 200+ inspirational and motivational quotes to live a life of mental health (personally, in relationships, in one’s family life, and in one’s professional life). If you missed our segment live-on-air, here is the link for viewing on demand: Holiday Stress.

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Joy Lim Nakrin & Dr Karen Ruskin

The week immediately following Thanksgiving often presents an uptick in the human emotional response with a wide range of emotions. This is the topic I discussed this morning live-on-air during my bi-weekly mental health segment on NBC Boston’s NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin. Why does the holiday season evoke a range of emotions? Are there tips for one’s self and how to help loved ones experience the best version of mental health this holiday season? This is the focus during my segment. If you missed it live, you are invited for viewing on demand: Handling Emotions Post Thanksgiving.

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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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Parenting Millennials

by Dr. Karen Ruskin on October 12, 2018

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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