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Diane Lang featured.
As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
Interview: Some See Smartphones As An Addiction, But Can They Also Be A Cure?'- Broadcast April 20, 2017

As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
Interview:
Some See Smartphones As An Addiction, But Can They Also Be A Cure?

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Family law expert Bari Z. Weinberger interviews Certified Psychotherapist Diane Lang on the effects of divorce on children and how mediation can benefit families going through a divorce, as part of the Family Law Jersey Style interview series. Published on Apr 29, 2016

Interview: Family Law Jersey Style interview series - Weinberger Law Group

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Diane Lang featured.
As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
Interview: Tips For A Better Outlook On ‘Blue Monday'- Broadcast January 17, 2016 2:53 PM

As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
Interview: Tips For A Better Outlook On ‘Blue Monday'-

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Diane Lang featured.
As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
"Simple Ways To Help Promote Positive Thinking" - Broadcast January 6, 2016 11:26 PM

As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
"Simple Ways To Help Promote Positive Thinking"

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Diane Lang featured.
As Heard on WSRadio.com "What to do When You Are Feeling S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and other Winter Time Stresses"
November 2015

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Diane Lang featured.
As Seen on "The Sip & Chat Movement 2nd Anniversary Continues!"
November 2015

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Diane Lang as seen on CBS News at 11- New York
"Can Social Media Cause A Fear Of Missing Out?" CBS New York" Broadcast May 2015

As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
"Can Social Media Cause A Fear Of Missing Out? « CBS New York"

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Diane Lang featured.
As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
"New Extremes For Pampered Pets" Broadcast May 2015

As Seen on CBS News at 11- New York
"New Extremes For Pampered Pets"

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Diane Lang Featured
Seen on CBS News at 11, New York
"A Chiseled Chin Could Be The Ticket To Boardroom Success" Broadcast May 2015

Seen on CBS News at 11 "A Chiseled Chin Could Be The Ticket To Boardroom Success"

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'Retraining' Your Brain To Handle Stressful Environments - Diane Lang Interview
in From The Orb > Person Of The Week
by Phil Hall on Tuesday 29 January 2013

PERSON OF THE WEEK: It can be difficult to accentuate the positive when surrounded by the negative. And in the past few years, mortgage bankers experienced a surplus of negative situations that have contributed to difficult and stressful working conditions. But one does not have to fall victim to this toxic situation, according to Diane Lang, adjunct professor in psychology at New Jersey’s Montclair State University and Centenary College and a therapist at the Universal Institute in Livingston, N.J. MortgageOrb spoke with Lang about her strategy of "retraining" the brain to empower the individual who faces a gloomy surrounding.

Q: The notion of "retraining" your brain sounds complicated and a bit scary. Is it, or is this process easier than one might imagine?

Diane Lang: The process might seem scary, but it is really about changing your thoughts that would change your actions. What we think about produces actions and behaviors. So it is really not complicated at all - it is about becoming aware of your thoughts and how you are feeling.

Once you become aware, you can make the necessary changes. We have clients do an exercise called "snap to awareness." The clients wear a rubber band for a day, and every time they have a negative thought or say a negative comment, they snap the rubber band. They keep track of the snaps, and at the end of the day, they can see how negative they are. The awareness is key to changes.

Q: The mortgage banking industry has been the subject of relentlessly negative commentary from many sectors of the media and the federal government. How can the industry handle this high level of negativity and create the proverbial lemonade from such sour lemons?

Diane Lang: It is very hard to work on things you cannot control, and that goes for each person and company. So, instead of focusing on the negative image or reputation that is part of the past, start asking yourself: What can I do now? What can we work on to make people trust us and remove the negativity?

Always work on what you can control. If not, you will remain angry and frustrated.

Q: Does physical exercise play a role in the process of retraining your brain?

Diane Lang: If we are stressed out, anxious and angry, it is very hard to be productive and motivated. So, I suggest walking four times a week at 30 minutes each time. If you can do these simple walking exercises, you will feel less stressed, more motivated and creative.

This amount of walking gives off the same results as an anti-anxiety pill. You reduce your stress hormones while at the same time producing endorphins (the happy chemical) that will make you feel better. Also, taking a break from work allows you time to refresh and refuel.

If you can walk outside in nature, you will get a boost of creativity. Nature calms us and allows us to be refreshed and to see things in a new perspective. Exercise and being outside in nature is a positive.

Q: Is it possible for a person to embrace positive change while surrounded by toxic, negative people and environments?

Diane Lang: Moods and emotions are contagious. We suggest that clients do an emotional detox and remove the "toxic" people from their lives. If you can break up with them, then do it. If you can break off a relationship and you haven't, then you need to ask yourself: what need of mine is it fitting?

If you cannot break off a toxic relationship, then set up boundaries and limitations so you can remain mentally healthy. An example would be saying no to a toxic person when he or she is asking for unreasonable things. Learn to say no!

Also, realize that people's negative behaviors have nothing to do with you. We need to realize that and not take it so personally. It is not an attack on us; it is the other person's problems. If we can realize that, we can feel less stress.

Again, we cannot change others, so if we continue to try to change the toxic people, we are setting ourselves up for failure. So, remember that you can change how you react.

Another option when surrounded by toxic people is to send them love. Some people see it as white light, but by sending positive energy or love, you're keeping yourself calm and not letting the toxic persons energy ruin your day.

But if the environment becomes too toxic and it is affecting your daily happiness and productivity, it might be time to look for a new job.

Read more on The Orb

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News 8 - WTNH.com Diane Lang Feature
Procrastination Coach from Diane Lang
Published: Friday, January 25th, 2013

(WTNH) -- Diane Lang, a Positive Living Expert, was here to discuss the 5 steps for reaching your goals.  Make this New Year all about creating a New You and living your best life in 2013.

Procrastination Coach from Diane Lang

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News 8 - WTNH.com Diane Lang Feature
Kara's Cure: Positive Psychologist Diane Lang
Published : December 17, 2012

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Israel National Radio - Diane Lang Feature
Goldstein on Gelt - Why is Money a Cause of Tension in the Home? interview - Diane Lang
Published on December 2012

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Therapist, educator, and life coach Diane Lang returns to the Goldstein on Gelt show to share her insights on stress and money. Why is money such a cause of tension in the home? And does it really need to be? According to Diane, positive psychology and optimism are important skills that can turn your life around. Listen to her interview on this week’s show to find out how to develop them.

"Goldstein on Gelt" is a global investment and financial planning radio show designed to educate and entertain its listeners with financial strategies and investment tips. Investment advisor Douglas Goldstein hosts the weekly show and is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd., www.profile-financial.com. Click here to listen to the interview. 

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News 8 - WTNH.com Diane Lang Feature
Tips for Happiness from Diane Lang
Published : Sunday, Nov  25, 2012

(WTNH) -- Looking at the glass half full -- it can be difficult at times but it doesn't have to be. Giving advice on how to live our happiest life is positive living expert Diane Lang. Her "Seven Happiness Tips":
• Happiness is a Choice
• Being in a Committed Relationship is very important
• The older we get the happier we get
• Let it be, Have Faith
• Be Social
• Are you intellectualizing too much?
• Break free from your Past

Tips for Happiness from Diane Lang

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Israel National Radio - Diane Lang Feature
Goldstein on Gelt - What Working Moms Need to Know - interview - Diane Lang
Published on Oct 23, 2012

Therapist, Educator and Life Coach Diane Lang has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally. A therapist and educator of Positive Psychology, she has seen that it can provide a strong foundation for finding great happiness and is gratified that it is becoming a mainstream method of treatment.
"Goldstein on Gelt" is a global investment and financial planning radio show designed to educate and entertain its listeners with financial strategies and investment tips. Investment advisor Douglas Goldstein hosts the weekly show and is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd., www.profile-financial.com. Click here to listen to the interview. 

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FoxNews.com - Diane Lang Feature
How to Teach Your Child About Bullying
By Julie Revelant |  August 08, 2012

Every parent knows that bullying is a bigger problem than ever, with 41 percent of school staff  reporting that they see it happening once a week or more frequently, according to a recent study by the National Education Association. What’s even more shocking is that experts are starting to see bullying as early as kindergarten when kids make fun of other children or form cliques.  Read more at FoxNew.com

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Hamlet Hub - Diane Lang Interview
5 Keys to being a Happy Parent, and Why Your Kids Will Thank you for it Later
By Sally Allen |  July 3, 2012

For some of us more than others, happiness can be elusive. In the plate dropped unceremoniously, we see a lost dinner rather than a moment of comic relief. A traffic jam is lost time rather than time gained with the self, or the kids or the spouse.
“Choose happiness,” I’m always telling my son when he is inclined to see a mishap where I wish he would see an opportunity. But to what extent is this possible? And am I providing a model for a happiness-centered approach to life?  Read more on HamletHub.com.

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Pod Cast - Goldstein on Gelt - Diane Lang
How do you talk to your kids about money?

ReleasedJun 17, 20120

On this week's episode of the Goldstein on Gelt show, therapist, author, and adjunct Professor Diane Lang tells Doug that open communication is the name of the game. Find out how to teach your children the financial facts of life by listening to this great show. “Goldstein on Gelt” is a global investment and financial planning radio show designed to educate and entertain its listeners with financial strategies and investment tips. Investment advisor Douglas Goldstein hosts the weekly show, which can also be heard at www.goldsteinongelt.com,  and is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd., www.profile-financial.com

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HealthBeatRadio.com interview   (.mp3 audio format)
Tips and Techniques on Creating Balance and Living a Happy Lifestyle - HealthBeatRadio.com, December 2010

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Compulsive Shopping video interview  (.mov video format)
Open Forum - ebruTV.com - March 2010

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Role Mommy video interview  (uTube video format)
Mom's Night Out, New Year, New You - Role Mommy Network, January 2009

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HealthRadio.net interview   (.mp3 audio format)
Ask Dr. Desilva: Control Your Anger before It Controls You - HealthRadio.net, Nov 2009

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The Career Clinic® interview - Part 1 -   (.mp3 audio format)
Moms Reentering the Workforce after Staying Home with Children - The Career Clinic®, Oct 28 2009

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The Career Clinic® interview - Part 2 -   (.mp3 audio format)
Mommy Guilt - The Career Clinic®, Oct 28 2009

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The Career Clinic® interview - Part 3 -   (.mp3 audio format)
The Pro's and Con's of Daycare - The Career Clinic®, Oct 28 2009

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The Career Clinic® interview - Part 4 -   (.mp3 audio format)
Dealing with the Gap on Your Resume - The Career Clinic®, Oct 28 2009

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Fox and Friends video interview  (.wmv video format)
Sarah Palin Family Life Under Scutiny - Fox Network, Sept 6 2008

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Fox and Friends video interview  (.wmv video format)
Bullies In School - Fox Network, Sept 6 2008

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Daily Connections video interview   (.wmv video format)
Are You A Workaholic - EBRU Video Network

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MomTalk radio interview (.mp3 audio format)
MetroTV radio interview part 1 (.mp3 audio format)
MetroTV radio interview part 2 (.mp3 audio format)

Media Work
North Jersey Record (North Jersey Media Group)
An interview of Diane Lang by staff writer Teresa M. McAleavy

Maxim Radio (Sirius Satellite Radio)
Guest Expert on why relationships get stale and how to spice it up. Fixing the Seven Year Itch.

The Wayne and Jayne show (KBS Radio in Canada)
Discussion on Mom's going back to work.

The Expat Show (WTBQ 1110AM, ABC affiliate radio)
Show Therapist discussing issues on the stress of moving, fitting in to new communities, depression and living globally.

Metro TV (Channel 26, 35)
Guest Expert on Reality TV and Therapy. Do live sessions work?

Metro TV (Channel 26, 35)
Guest Expert on Teen suicide. Seeing the signs and early prevention.

Self In The City.com (Internet)
Advice column articles. Tips on Spicing up your sex life. How to Break up: Tips for ending your relationship.

Our Prisoner.com (Internet Reality Series)
Show Therapist providing live therapy sessions counseling the main star of the show dealing with identity, insecurity, food issues as well as emotional abuse problems.

Generation X-tinct ( )
Host and guest expert on teen suicide and depression.

Absolute Fitness (Educational Video)
Co-Host discussing the importance of having physical, mental and spiritual balance.

NJ Cares Video (UMDNJ)
Guest Expert on sexual abuse in teens.

Text Media (Educational Video)
Guest Expert on the symptoms and side effects of Internet porn addiction.

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