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On gaining strength and thriving
Ahron Friedberg M.D.
How do you think ahead to retirement?
If you want to be happier, make your inner enemy a friend.
Happiness depends on planning ahead.
To move ahead, we have to look back and forgive ourselves.
Honesty may be the best policy but has its costs.
Each of us has to find his own happiness.
When in doubt, you can always be creative.
Self-worth shouldn’t only be based on what you do.
You have to feel comfortable with your choices.
When you keep trying, it can make a difference.
Sometimes it’s best to keep on keeping on.
You make your own good fortune.
The line between vigilance and vigilantism is hard to draw.
Older age is challenging, but adaptability helps.
Of course, COVID-19 is no joke. But we can't let it become a universal stressor that aggravates every corner of our mental environment.
Essential learning comes through play.
How do we teach our children well?
The past serves as a warning for our times.
A pleasure can be replaced by an even greater satisfaction.
In challenging times, keeping faith requires a leap.
The future is now (or maybe not).
Every challenge can be a learning experience.
When you’re given lemons, make lemonade.
The weight of a virus can be too much to bear.
Adaptability is essential for resilience.
Less can be more.
Resilience involves flexibility and even plasticity.
Having a practice requires a place to practice from.
Art frees us.
The great outdoors offers fresh perspective during a crisis.
Dr. Friedberg practices as a psychodynamic psychiatrist in Manhattan. He is a Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and Editor of the Academy Forum, a leading professional journal.