Dr. Sheila Forman
health, fitness, and beauty
Dr. Sheila Forman, a former practicing attorney, has PhD in psychology, and is a one of the first qualified Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB EAT) Instructors in the world. Often characterized as having the mind of a lawyer and the heart of a therapist, Dr. Sheila has devoted over twenty years to helping people address weight and food issues by focusing on the emotional aspects of overeating.
Our global pandemic is bad news no matter how you look at it. Not only have we as a nation experienced unimaginable hardship, loss and an economic recession, we are also in the middle of a mental health crisis. 4 out of every 10 adults in the US have reported psychological issues including anxiety, depression and substance abuse since the pandemic began.
These detrimental psychological effects impact our physical health, relationships and overall life satisfaction. It is vital that we take action to restore our psychological well-being.
Limit the amount of news you hear every day. Being informed is important, but too much information can damage one’s mood and sense of safety.
Engage in self-care. The mind-body connection is undeniable, so take care of yourself with
A healthy diet
Find time to relax and have some fun – board games, charades and movie marathons are good medicine.
Connect with others via ZOOM, FaceTime, and outdoor activities. Avoid isolation as much as possible.
Develop resiliency which is the ability to adapt when faced with adversity by accepting the current situation, knowing that it is temporary Keeping things in perspective by counting your blessings.
Remaining optimistic. There is always something to look forward.
Get help. Talk with a psychologist about what you are feeling. Tele-therapy is widely available. Make use of it.
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