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Resiliency in stress-inducing times
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 21 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Our technological era has bestowed upon us the privilege of receiving verbal and visual information from throughout the world with exceptional speed. This privilege has also exposed us to profoundly disturbing images of human [...]

How to refresh your loving connection
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 15 September 2014 - 0 Comments

The common myth that love inevitably fades over time is only true for those who allow their love connection to stagnate. Keeping your love alive is not a gift, a miracle or a blissfully [...]

Helping a mate make lifestyle changes
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 08 September 2014 - 0 Comments

It is heartwarming when partners share lifestyle preferences. Yet, most pairs have differences in their tastes, wishes, habits, choices and conduct. Some of which may distress their mates. How can these differences be handled [...]

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 [...]