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How do you see the glass? Is it half empty…or…is it half full?

Summer is over, and we are now approaching the last few months of the year, which means we are now entering autumn (and winter is right around the corner).

The goal? A glass half-full of fall!

Cool, crisp air – beautiful yellow, gold, and red leaves gently falling to the ground – the first smell of logs burning in a fireplace – cuddling with someone you care about on a cooler evening – a cozy sweater – pumpkin picking – apple picking – apple cider – the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving-delicious turkey, yams, turkey stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie to fill your stomach, your heart, and your soul.

If you research the meaning of each season, you will find there are websites that point out the positive aspects of the end of a season and the positive aspects of the season ahead. But there are also negative sides to each season that may bring sadness and loneliness for some.

As with most things in life, different people will approach the exact same experience in a different way. Is the glass half full, or is the glass half empty? Research has shown that having a positive attitude helps reduce stress and anxiety and leads to a healthier psychological and physical well-being. Whereas, having a negative attitude can affect you mentally and physically, causing anxiety, stress, and depression.

If you see your glass as half full, you will enjoy and embrace the positives of the fall (and every other) season. You’ll enjoy and be more accepting of the positives, and cope with the negatives. If you see the glass half empty, then you may miss out on the joyful experiences of the positives. We hope that by reminding yourself of all there is to enjoy, celebrate, and be grateful for (despite any negatives), your glass will be half full… or more!

May your glass be overflowing with all the joy and wonder each and every season has to offer!


Coping Quote Corner

This section of E-Cope is dedicated to all the famous, or not-so-famous people who have been quoted all through history and in present times, giving us little tidbits of life that move us, inspire us, and make us ponder about ourselves, our lives, our relationships, or life in general.

Sometimes, it’s just one little sentence that can make us stop and think and give us the wisdom to find ways to cope with whatever life throws our way. Whether these words be serious, or humorous, they have withstood the test of time.

We hope you will find just the right quote to help you cope with whatever you are going through on your journey.

Coping Quotes

“I think that little by little, I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” — Frida Kahlo – Mexican artist

“Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life.” — Fred Rogers – Pioneer in children’s programming

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” — Elizabeth Gilbert – American journalist and writer

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson – American essayist

“Bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery is feeling the fear, the doubt, the insecurity, and deciding that something else is more important.” — Mark Manson – author


Our “What’s New” page is where you’ll find the latest information on our programs, meetings, and events, workshops, news, articles, tips, links to new podcast episodes, and other special items.

For example, you can learn about:

  • The latest “Coping Conversations” podcast, hosted by Dr. Phillips. Want to know who’s the guest celebrity or expert? Click here!
  • Upcoming presentations and special programs.
  • Our free monthly support groups.
  • New courses, books, or materials that can be helpful.
  • Our state-of-the-art biofeedback services. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • Our specialized services for children, adolescents, and families. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • And much, much more…

Here’s what else to be aware of… at the moment:

* Our popular Coping Course…

Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next? Our new free course can help!

  • The course is called, “Newly Diagnosed With A Medical Illness? What To Do Right Now!” and it’s presented by our director, Dr. Phillips.
  • It contains tips and strategies that you can implement to begin the process of helping yourself to move forward.
  • You’ll also learn information about a premium course containing even more tips and strategies.

For information or to sign up for the free mini-course, click here.

* Our helpful Coping Questionnaires…

  • Our free Coping Questionnaires are an easy way to discover more about yourself and what aspects of your life you might like to improve.
  • We currently offer free questionnaires about stress, parenting, and living with illness.

For information about our questionnaires, click here.

* Resources

  • Check out the latest resources (articles, books, questionnaires, and more) on our Resources page

* Special COVID alert!…

  • Despite the ending of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Coping Counselors at the Center for Coping are all continuing to provide telephone and video sessions, in addition to face-to-face appointments.
  • Our Coping Counselors are also available to do free, initial consultations with any new individuals who could benefit from coping strategies during this difficult time.

For information, call us at (516) 822-3131, or email us at info@coping.com

In other news…

* Our Podcast…

We encourage you to listen to Dr. Phillips’ popular podcast, “Coping Conversations.” This podcast, featuring interviews with interesting, informative, and popular celebrities and experts, is based on his long-time radio show, available since 1991! Recent episodes include an archived show with fashion designer Oleg Cassini, two new shows with “The Godfather” actor Gianni Russo, a show with actor Steve Guttenberg, and a solo episode celebrating our 200th episode! Since 2019, the show has been available on most popular podcast apps, including:

Click here for more information about the podcast, including a list of many previously interviewed celebrities and experts.

* Receive, via e-mail, our free, online newsletter, E-Cope…

Click here: read a sample of our newsletter, and sign up to receive regular editions for free. (All e-mail addresses are kept completely confidential. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

* Find the Center for Coping on social media…

Please “follow” us on these pages. We thank you!

* Dr. Phillips’ latest books:

Newly Diagnosed? Now What? 153 Strategies to Help You Take Action and Cope After Your Medical Diagnosis
Coping Press

Coping With Lupus, 4th Edition
Penguin Putnam/Avery

Lupus Q & A: Everything You Need To Know, 3rd Edition” (with Robert Lahita, MD)
Penguin Putnam/Avery

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