This blog post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. I feel extraordinary heartbroken at the news of the shooting death of at least 49 human beings who came together in a place they felt safe; a place whose four walls bore witness to love without its shackles. The Pulse nightcl
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.org If we were able to prove that individuals suffering from PTSD are experiencing reversible neurological changes, would that help to alleviate any taboo associated with trauma, so sufferers are able to get the treatment they need?
In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, and in response to the tragedy in Orlando, I offer five ways to help us help our children and ourselves in times of trauma. Give Yourself Permission to Feel Many Emotions at Different Times: One of the core concepts of mindfulness meditation is
This blog post originally appeared on About Meditation. I want to bust a myth associated with what it truly means to “practice mindfulness.” And I want to share some tips about how to bring mindfulness into your life. I have found that the most common misconception about mindfulness m
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.Org Imagine being poked by a thermal probe that heats a small area of your skin to 120.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Ouch. Now imagine trying mindfulness meditation, and having that probe touch your skin again. Painful, you’d think. Not as
This blog post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Less might sometimes be more, but two brains are most definitely better than one! How extraordinary then that research continues to confirm a second brain that resides in our guts. Yes, our gut has its own neural network, the
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.Org The brain is the grand conductor of the symphony of our selves. The brain leads mind and body, and the brain heeds mind and body. The brain plays a role in every thought, feeling, and body sensation we experience. That includes every t
This blog post originally appeared on Mindful.Org Running half-marathons barefoot in the snow. Climbing mountains while wearing only shorts. Standing in a cylinder filled with 700 kilograms of ice cubes. Self-proclaimed “Iceman” Wim Hof, claims that he can do all of these things by in
I am so grateful that my review regarding the mechanisms behind mindfulness’s positive impact upon psychological well-being was recently published by Dove Medical Press (with a video included!) The following blog post is based off that review. Let’s Thrive! – Dr. Wo
I’ve been writing recently about the profound connection between the brain and our gut! Most of my writing was intellectual, sometimes metaphorical, maybe a bit poetic, and also humbly instructional (i.e., the way mindful eating fosters health vis a vis this connection). Today,
Dr. Wolkin graduated with highest honors from Queens College, City University of New York. She then earned a PhD in Psychology, with a behavioral health emphasis, from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. Subsequently, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Harvard Medical School.