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Cultivating a healthy self-esteem throughout life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 14 May 2018 - 0 Comments

From a very early age we learn that pleasing others is wise and a well-rewarded behavior. When our parents affirm our actions, attitude and manners, we feel safer and liked. One of the most elated statements [...]

Using harmony in resolving couple conflicts
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 May 2018 - 0 Comments

As children, we are taught that making errors, occasionally behaving unkindly, feeling competitive and sometimes even being physically aggressive toward siblings or other children may be a product of natural emotions that must not [...]

Ingredients for a lifetime of marital love
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 30 April 2018 - 0 Comments

Given the high rate of divorce, some people assume that a lifetime of love is a hope but seldom a reality. Interestingly enough, this assumption is incorrect. The reality is that, indeed, about fifty [...]

How to calm a chronic complainer
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 April 2018 - 0 Comments

All individuals are physically, emotionally and psychologically different from one another. Though many traits may be shared, the exact psychological makeup of any two people, including twins, is unique and special to each individual. We vary [...]

Curb Your Tendency to Complain
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 09 April 2018 - 0 Comments

From infancy, most children learn that complaining about being hungry, a sibling’s unkindness, crying about having pain, screaming when they feel unfairly treated, wanting attention from a busy parent, being hungry or thirsty, will [...]

Asking for Help in Times of Need
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 04 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Aside from physical and emotional wellbeing, financial stability is perhaps the third most important aspect in one’s emotional and physical security. Though money does not “buy happiness” or assure interpersonal harmony or lasting love, [...]

Our New Year’s Resolutions
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 10 January 2018 - 0 Comments

On this New Year Day let us make a different type of New Year Resolutions. Instead of attempting to improve ourselves in one way or another such as: Be kinder to others, more patient [...]

Finding pleasure with each other during the Holidays
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 18 December 2017 - 0 Comments

During the winter holidays, we choose to decorate the inside and outside of our homes as a show of communal celebratory mood that enhances the beauty of our homes and elevates the mutual joy [...]