Posts Tagged ‘psychology’

C’mon Let’s Get Happy

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

STREET SHRINK PIC Reaping benefits from the power of positive thinking By Kristine Keller The other day I was walking in Washington Square Park, taking the time to savor the newly bloomed crimson-red tulips, unfettered from worry, when I felt a snap. I looked down and noticed the strap on my new leather sandals torn neatly in half. [&hellip
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Reality Doesn’t Bite

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Kristine-Keller How cognitive distortions can lead to faulty conclusions By Kristine Keller There are times when you’re playing back a situation in your mind and a split screen appears. On one side of the screen there’s reality—the version of events that actually happened. But it’s the second screen we zero in on in high-definition, with surround [&hellip
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What’s Limerence Got to Do With It?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit

Kristine-Keller How a shattered heart could lead to a debilitating aftermath by Kristine Keller These days, when a flame sputters and fades out, we’ve got an armful of friends ready to peel us off the floor with the margarita blender, limes and coconuts. You’ll do the proverbial dance around the blender while Jose Cuervo wafts through [&hellip
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Street Shrink: Weathering the Storm

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Hurricane-sandy-creek How Sandy still affects our psyches.  By Kristine Keller It started out like any other weekend. The downtown streets were chockablock with hipsters sporting ironic T-shirts and enduring long waits for a dinner table at Rubirosa. The pulse of downtown throbbed so loudly I could hear it from my fifth-floor walk-up. And then, a flat [&hellip
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Street Shrink: Kristine Keller explores why the grass always looks better on the other side

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in 8 Million Stories, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

800px-Gras_im_Juni It’s not uncommon for strangers to incite impetuous conversations at any given moment. After all, there are many inscrutable bullet points that warrant discussion from someone who may know more and the desire for conversation becomes ever the most apparent when you begin to unfurl your Sunday newspaper. Like, does anyone have the crossword puzzle [&hellip
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