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Rekindling a Lost Love
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 June 2015 - 0 Comments

It is common for people in midlife to begin reviewing their life-path, assessing their past choices, decisions and actions as a way to better understand and accept their present emotional, vocational, social and interpersonal [...]

Dealing with Internet Addictive Behavior
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 22 June 2015 - 0 Comments

In modern vernacular we frequently label some of our or others’ behaviors as “addictions”. We may refer to exercise, shopping, game playing, reading, working, surfing the Internet or even sun bathing as “addictions”. This [...]

Managing Fights Between Your Young Siblings
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 June 2015 - 0 Comments

Sibling rivalry is a common phenomenon in which brothers and sisters vie for primacy in the eyes of their parents to attain security and wellbeing. Parents find their children’s fights, arguments and hostility needless [...]

Dealing With Adult Separation Anxiety
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 June 2015 - 0 Comments

Separation anxiety in children commonly occurs when a baby or young child is separated from his/her mother, father or other significant attachment figure. The overwhelmed child’s panic reaction and heart-wrenching cries must be understood [...]

Are you feeling needless jealousy? Fight it
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 01 June 2015 - 0 Comments

Jealousy, defined as, “Feeling envious resentment at the success or advantage of another” is not exclusively associated with intimate relationships and is often not borne by facts. It is a very uneasy feeling, prompted [...]

Take the Time to Befriend an Elderly Person
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 25 May 2015 - 0 Comments

Our youth–centered culture promotes beauty, vitality and an energetic, fast-paced lifestyle. The adulation of the young and the beautiful is not new but as our health care improves and we live longer the disparity [...]

Alter Your Negative Self Talk
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 18 May 2015 - 0 Comments

All people talk to themselves. Children often vocalize their inner message as they play, think or sort out their feelings. Adults may not be aware of their self-shaming, but are wise to listen to [...]

Kid With, Not About, Your Mate
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 11 May 2015 - 0 Comments

Some individuals are in a habit of pointing out their mate’s errors, faults and faux pas in the presence of family, friends or even acquaintances. This recounting of a loved one’s foibles is hurtful [...]