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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 [...]

The Many Benefits of Having Good Friends
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 03 May 2015 - 0 Comments

Being socially connected to others is an instinctual human need in service of our health and wellbeing. It propels us to cultivate social bonds throughout our lives. Though the process of developing and maintaining [...]

How to Deal With Unkind Comments
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 03 May 2015 - 0 Comments

Most people encounter at least some uncomfortable, hurtful or rude responses from others, such as their parents, siblings, friends, strangers, spouses or even their children who may utter insensitive or callous words. Feeling hurt, [...]

The Value of Play in Adult Life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 April 2015 - 0 Comments

The busy life of most adults requires excessive expenditure of focused energy to provide for one’s needs and the wellbeing of the family. Many adults claim that the stress is so acute that it [...]

The Rewards and Hazards of Family Caregiving
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 12 April 2015 - 0 Comments

Though caregivers of loved ones are often viewed with appreciation, respect and admiration for undertaking this difficult task that requires physical and emotional resiliency, they may be unaware of the risks associated with this [...]

Be Truthful for Your Health and Wellbeing
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 06 April 2015 - 0 Comments

Most people are taught to be honest and truthful. Yet, occasionally most people choose not to tell the truth. The reasons for lying are often not malicious. They may be intended to protect one’s [...]

How to Reduce Our Pain and Suffering
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 29 March 2015 - 0 Comments

Most people experience some physical and emotional distress in their lives. These experiences also render many individuals helpless, depressed and feeling victimized. Are there ways to help sufferers reduce their misery and increase their [...]