Paul Schoenfeld

How to cultivate inner peace in the era of COVID, insurrection

Now more than ever, it’s important that we develop and practice relaxation and mindfulness skills that calm our minds and bodies.

How to transform past shame into something positive and healthy

Tips on coping with the shame that we carry around in our hearts and on our sleeves.

A time for reflection and a time to look ahead

As January takes hold, many of us wonder about the year ahead. What will it bring? Will the pandemic finally end, ease or continue to… Continue reading

If we stay strong, we can beat this seemingly endless virus

COVID-19 has created a mental health crisis the likes of which Paul Schoenfeld has never seen. What can we do to take care of ourselves and our families?

Six tips for staying healthy in the New Year

Good health enables you to do the things you want to do and feel good while you’re doing them.

How to celebrate milestone birthdays — with no angst or regrets

To enter a new phase of your life with a positive outlook, put your yardstick away.

Ways to handle drug and alcohol abuse during the holidays

several or more glasses. At family gatherings, dinners out and at home, he often… Continue reading

Some ways to take care of yourself during the 2021 holidays

This is such a busy time of the year! Here are some ways of taking care of yourself during this hectic time. Drink herb tea:… Continue reading

Focus on the positives when giving thanks this season

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Sadly, much of my family lives far away (all on the East Coast), so we don’t spend many… Continue reading

Dr. Paul’s tips on coping with physical change as we grow older

In many instances we cannot rid ourselves of infirmity. But we can learn to accept what we cannot change.

How to speak up confidently to your natural shyness

Here are four tips that can help bashful people improve their social comfort.

Dr. Paul on forging an adult relationship with our adult children

We hope we’ll have a loving relationship with our children when they leave the nest. But there are no guarantees.

Why it’s important to respect each other’s COVID-19 choices

Stay up-to-date with state and local health department recommendations so that you can make informed decisions.

Listen, don’t lecture: How to increase your parenting IQ

It will take time to integrate the skills from Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s books into your parenting toolbox.

Marriage basics: How to resolve your relationship conflicts

The top five sources of conflict in relationships? Sex, money, children, in-laws and household chores.

Dr. Paul on how to bring yourself back into the now

Thinking about the future or the past isn’t bad, but it’s important to be able to shift our attention to the present.

Dr. Paul on the five signs you’ve been a successful parent

If your adult kids are struggling right now — does that mean that you didn’t do a good job? Absolutely not!

Dr. Paul’s thoughts on developing your own parenting philosophy

Read widely, but don’t overlook your own inner wisdom. As Dr. Spock said, you know more than you think you do.

How to cultivate a ‘big mind’ to deal with everyday stresses

Meditation, yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, prayer and breathing practices can help you find inner peace.

Six things to think about as the new school year is starting

Regardless of the growing excitement about going back to school, there also can be mounting anxiety.