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Are friendships at work necessary?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 23 February 2015 - 0 Comments

Most people view their work environment as a place to perform their skills, earn an income and deepen their self-regard as capable, successful and productive workers. Though the way one approaches his/her work does [...]

Developing Tolerance for Others’ Viewpoints
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 February 2015 - 0 Comments

The strong divergent views people hold about life, decision-making or conduct that serve them well go astray when they are used to judge and discount others who live differently. How can we live by [...]

What does unconditional love mean?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 09 February 2015 - 0 Comments

Some people profess to their mates and even recite to others their unconditional love and appreciation for their beloved. What does this appealing declaration truly mean and how does it impact the partner and [...]

How to Deal with an Acting-Out Teenager
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 02 February 2015 - 0 Comments

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and challenging tasks in life. It endows us with the privilege and responsibility of helping our youngster evolve into the best being he/she can become [...]

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. [...]