Arlene B. Englander

Licensed Psychotherapist, LCSW, MBA, PA

Love Your Food – Yet Stop Overeating: Yes, You Can!

A Psychotherapist Reflects…

Cut Yourself Slack!- to Get and Stay Slim

The gifted actress, Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”, “Heat”, etc.)  spoke in a recent interview of her life-long struggles with weight, and reflecting on her youth said, “In my twenties I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it. When I was a 6 or an 8, I wanted to be a 2 or a 4.” It’s sad…
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“Big Brother” Raises Big Questions

In “Big Brother”, Lionel Shriver’s latest, much-noted novel, Pandora, the middle of three siblings, invites her older brother, Edison, to her home for what she expects will be a two-month stay. What she doesn’t know upon departing for the airport, however, is that since she’s last seen him Edison has become morbidly obese. Her journey…
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Preventing Party Anxiety

Tomorrow night is New Year’s Eve and for many of us that means parties. If parties are sometimes stressful for you, I hope these words will be helpful… Preventing Party Anxiety Do you ever feel anxious when about to attend a party? If so, you’re not alone. While we aren’t referring to clinical anxiety –…
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Help for Holiday Stress

For the past few postings I may have appeared to have strayed from the original intent of this blog. My writing has dealt with the tragedy atNewtown and my concerns about how we and our country need to change.  But as I write this I’m wondering, is that so far afield from what all of us,…
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The New Post-Newtown Mentality

There’s a new post-Newtown mentality – a consensus that our country is troubled – but varied viewpoints as to what “the answer” might be. As a two-time survivor of violence, a licensed psychotherapist and someone who has effected positive change in the past (spearheading a movement to eradicate Joe Camel, for instance) I have some…
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