when life gives you lemons… hey, free lemons!


Perspective. Outlook. Perception. Is the glass half full or half empty? Consider your answer. It’s a powerful question. Here’s the thing… if you look for something, you are likely to find it. If you view your glass as half full, then it will be. If you view your glass as half empty, so be it.

We’ve all had the experience of waking up on the wrong side of the bed or feeling like we’re wearing our nerves on the outside of our skin. These are precisely the times when it would be most beneficial to pause, breathe and make a choice. “How do I want to go through the rest of my day? How do I want to perceive things? What is my intention?”

I realize that sometimes the glass is truly half empty but we can always grow and learn more about ourselves by moving through those difficult times.

So the next time life gives you lemons, keep ’em! ’cause hey… free lemons!

About Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW, CEDS

Jodi graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY at New Paltz and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. In addition to over a decade of work as an LCSW and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with individuals, families and groups in her private practice, Jodi is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer and created Destructively Fit®, a training that addresses eating disorders within the fitness industry. She is a former director of Day Treatment at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders and a founding member of Metropolitan Psychotherapy and Family Counseling Practice. Jodi also specializes in infertility and has served on the Clinical Advisory Board of Seleni Institute since its inception. Jodi is the creator of a curriculum on eating disorders for the Graduate School of Social Work at New York University and has been teaching this course, as well as guest lecturing in the NYU Post-Master’s Program, since 2007. Jodi actively lectures and teaches students, families and professionals throughout the metropolitan area about the etiology, prevention, treatment, assessment and work with eating disorders. Through psychotherapy and supportive work with adolescents, adults and families, Jodi works to create a secure sense of self, increased self-esteem and a healthy relationship with self and others. She works with an eclectic person-centered approach and tailors her practice techniques to the unique needs of each individual. Please feel free to contact Jodi directly in her Greenwich Village office, 212.529.5811. View all posts by Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW, CEDS

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