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Asking for Help in Times of Need
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 04 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Aside from physical and emotional wellbeing, financial stability is perhaps the third most important aspect in one’s emotional and physical security. Though money does not “buy happiness” or assure interpersonal harmony or lasting love, [...]

Our New Year’s Resolutions
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 10 January 2018 - 0 Comments

On this New Year Day let us make a different type of New Year Resolutions. Instead of attempting to improve ourselves in one way or another such as: Be kinder to others, more patient [...]

Finding pleasure with each other during the Holidays
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 18 December 2017 - 0 Comments

During the winter holidays, we choose to decorate the inside and outside of our homes as a show of communal celebratory mood that enhances the beauty of our homes and elevates the mutual joy [...]

How to Help Seniors in Decision Making
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 12 November 2017 - 0 Comments

Last week’s column titled, “Reduce your gullibility to scams” described the process by which physiologically, Seniors are more susceptible to being more easily scammed than younger people due to a damage to their frontal [...]

Reduce Your Gullibility to Scams
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 06 November 2017 - 0 Comments

How does vulnerability increase in the older generation allowing some Seniors to become pray to scams that they may have been immune to in their earlier years? According to a report by the Center [...]

How to Keep Your Promises
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 15 October 2017 - 0 Comments

Modern society holds individuals to their words and expects promises to be honored as per the agreement between the parties. The content of the contract between individuals, groups, employers and employees or between a [...]

Move lovingly from disagreement to compromise
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 03 October 2017 - 0 Comments

The emotional arousal of arguing with another individual about any topic often increases both parties’ heart rate, fear, insistence level and competitiveness in attempting to persuade the other to change his/her position about a [...]

Are You Feeling Easily Insulted?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 18 September 2017 - 0 Comments

Being complimented and well-thought of evokes positive reactions, a pleasant physiological feeling and often a smile and a positive response. The affirming view of others, helps one feel accepted, respected and valued. Conversely, feeling [...]