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Alter Your Negative Self Talk
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 01 September 2014 - 0 Comments

All beings engage in self-talk, the habit of vocalizing our thoughts, feelings and actions in order to understand and manage our lives well, act properly, preserve our positive self-regard and gain others’ esteem. Yet, [...]

Dealing with the dread of aging
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 25 August 2014 - 0 Comments

A universal concern shared by most adults is the fear of aging. Today’s culture of youth, beauty, charm and brilliance is mostly relegated to the young. The more brilliant, creative, attractive and promising our [...]

How to fend off regrets
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 18 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Regret, defined as: “a deep sorrow about a loss of a person or situation one wishes might have been otherwise” is one of the most stressful emotions. Often, the regretful individual holds himself responsible [...]

Lessons from past love relationships
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 11 August 2014 - 0 Comments

To quell the pain of an ended love relationship most individuals create a story line in which they fault their former partner’s behavior or nature to be absolved from accountability for this loss and [...]

Managing excessive anxiety
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 06 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Most people experience anxiety when they encounter situations that challenge their level of comfort or competence. Harboring some fears about unfamiliar life challenges is adaptive. Yet, experiencing an ongoing, heightened state of worry, fear [...]

Why we need to forgive our parents
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Many adults carry childhood hurts, pain, shame, inadequacy or doubts about their lovability and worth due to their parents’ treatment, words, attitudes or behaviors. How can adults free themselves from the bonds of these [...]

The ultimate parental sacrifice
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Most parents dedicate themselves to loving, protecting and guiding their children towards maturity and self-sufficiency. The ultimate parental sacrifice is abdicating these responsibilities by sending their unescorted young children on a long and arduous [...]

How to be happily partnered for life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 July 2014 - 0 Comments

  Long-term couples who share a tender connection with each other fascinate most observers. It is expected that time will preserve loving couples’ contentment and ease with each other, but not the original vibrant, [...]