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Cultivate Your Relationship Like a Garden
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 25 January 2015 - 0 Comments

Anyone who has ever attempted to grow a plant in a pot or in the ground knows the basic steps needed to enable a plant to survive and thrive. You first select a good [...]

How to Stay Sane in a Violent World
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 January 2015 - 0 Comments

The daily viewing of local and world news is a habit of many people. Yet, some of the sights, scenes, human cruelty and viciousness recently seen on the screen makes many people wonder about [...]

Is a Conflict Free Marriage Possible?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 12 January 2015 - 0 Comments

The key to creating an ongoing harmonious relationship with a life-partner has intrigued ordinary individuals and researchers alike. Many couples wonder whether it is even possible to modify their innately programmed nature to accommodate [...]

How to Best Respond to Compliments in Social Settings
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 05 January 2015 - 0 Comments

Though all humans are deeply enriched by the affirmations, validations and appreciations of others, many individuals do not respond well to compliments. They may discount the validation and inadvertently also diminish the compliment giver. [...]

Is your partner a cautious type?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 31 December 2014 - 0 Comments

Understanding your partner’s personality leads to compassion and love. Through knowing your mate’s psychological makeup, you can become a more supportive and caring partner. The criticism of his or her ways evaporates when you [...]

The Joys and Pains of Flirting
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 29 December 2014 - 0 Comments

Flirting is a tantalizing shared behavior between two individuals who are attracted to each other. It is the dance of playful actions and words that are used to convey emotional and physical interest and [...]

Altruism is a Win-Win Formula
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 December 2014 - 0 Comments

The Holiday Greetings often include wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year. It is as if those physical and emotional states are bestowed upon us rather than enabled, in part, by our own [...]

‘Tis the Season for Compassion
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 22 December 2014 - 0 Comments

During the Holiday season we are more emphatically encouraged to open our hearts and generously help those in need. Interestingly enough, those appeals can elicit both compassion and distress, only one of which motivates [...]