I am every woman who serves our country on the front lines of trauma who goes through puberty awkward ashamed and framed by mother nature who feels stigmatized or satirized as latter-day hysterics made to think it is all in our heads and you are every woman who gives birth to a
Love is a construct that has been the subject of (and muse for) many artistic, poetic and philosophical gestures since humanity existed, almost like a preoccupation. Yet, what is it about love that elicits such a universal outpouring of sentiment? What IS this love that permeates our
Wellness Lovers, Most of us have been trained to think that yes and no are completely opposite constructs. The former usually has positive connotation, and the latter, negative. When we are told NO, by a partner, family member, boss, or even our higher power, most of us feel reje
Once upon a time, during my postdoc, I became intrigued by the notion of personal narratives. As a psychologist, I always knew that obtaining at least some sense of one’s history is important to contextualize current difficulty. But this understanding felt different. This was a realiz
Hillel says, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I?” Pirkei Avot 1:14 This adage has always resonated with me. What I appreciate most about it is the suggestion that our healthy existence on this earth is about BALANCE. A
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”-Semisonic I went to the park today, the same park where I do my best writing, which means I try to traverse it often! Today, however, it felt different. I noticed that throughout the entire summer I had never seen so many peo
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.