Janet Zinn

Janet Zinn is a successful psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.  Janet was a mental health, first-responder post 9/11, and more recently, in the global Covid-19 pandemic. She is an expert in trauma and loss.  She has worked as a consultant for Fortune 100 companies, and has spoken locally and internationally on getting through traumatic events.  Janet incorporates mindfulness, creativity, humor and enduring compassion in her work.  She maintains a weekly blog in getting through difficult times and related topics.  

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Broken Phone, Week Twenty-Five in the No Longer New Abnormal

Broken Phone, Week Twenty-Five in the No Longer New Abnormal
Jun 15, 2024 by Janet Zinn

I was surprised today when I dropped my iPhone and the case cracked that it didn’t create a tailspin in which I cracked a bit, too.  Instead, I was thankful that I gave myself a day with a flexible schedule allowing me to take Lucy and me to the Apple store to have my phone repaired.  I even sat patiently waiting for my turn as Lucy demanded treats since it wasn’t her idea to leave our neighborhood.  Luckily I unknowingly stocked enough treats for the day.  

Old Lady TikTok, Week Twenty-Four in the No Longer New Abnormal

Old Lady TikTok, Week Twenty-Four in the No Longer New Abnormal
Jun 08, 2024 by Janet Zinn
I spent five days this week recording short videos for my new book, In the Time of Coronavirus, Reflecting on the Past to Embrace a Joyful Future.  I am uncomfortable promoting the book.  I am not made for publicity and sales.  They are not my strengths.  But I am willing to move out of my comfort zone (though is life ever really comfortable?) and attempt to promote my book by sharing self-care tips from the paperback.  

Publishing Week, Week Twenty-Three in the No Longer New Abnormal

Publishing Week, Week Twenty-Three in the No Longer New Abnormal
Jun 01, 2024 by Janet Zinn

This Tuesday I become a published author with In the Time of Coronavirus, Reflecting on the Past to Embrace a Joyful Future.  To that end I am doing everything I know to do to promote this book, working to get it into stores, sites and libraries and into readers’ hands.  It is a daunting task.  I am overwhelmed, yet very excited.  

Holiday Weekend in Los Angeles

Holiday Weekend in Los Angeles
May 26, 2024 by Janet Zinn
How could it be that the weather in New York City is better than the weather here in Los Angeles?  This is my second trip in the last few years and it’s also the second time when it’s too chilly to enjoy the “always” good weather of L.A.  As the day goes on the sun warms the streets, not to a perfectly mid-70s day, but at least the temperature rises to the high 60s.  

My First Reading, Week Twenty-One in the No Longer New Abnormal

My First Reading, Week Twenty-One in the No Longer New Abnormal
May 18, 2024 by Janet Zinn

I was nervous.  I had agreed to participate in a Zoom panel which included reading from my pre-published book, In the Time of Coronavirus. but it’s been a long time since I’ve spoken to a group.  As I was practicing, reading the blog post a few times, I noticed my voice sounded like it was stuck in my throat.  I did not think that was a good thing.