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How to manage ruminating thoughts

How to manage ruminating thoughts

When people feel regret, sadness, loss or disappointment about events in their lives, some review their prior actions to determine their contribution or lack thereof in causing the above emotions. Though self-evaluation is a valuable undertaking, [...]

Managing Elders’ Anxiety

Managing Elders’ Anxiety

If you are an adult with aging parents or grandparents, sixty-five years or older, you are aware of the challenges that age may pose. Though many seniors today are still very active, dynamic, mentally fit and [...]

The Impact of Optimism and Pessimism in Life

The Impact of Optimism and Pessimism in Life

One’s reaction and sustained attitude about life events is often labeled as either optimistic, neutral, or pessimistic. Optimists project a positive outcome even in face of difficult situations, while pessimists presume negative outcomes even in neutral [...]

Improve Your Communication With Your Beloved

Improve Your Communication With Your Beloved

Many couples come to therapy to improve their communication difficulties. They state that they are able to converse, but do not feel heard, understood, supported, encouraged, or empathized with by their mate often enough. To this [...]

Fear of the Unfamiliar

Fear of the Unfamiliar

Many people consider themselves very accepting of others, unperturbed by the looks, language, customs, wardrobe or behaviors of those who act or appear to be different than they are. Yet, when they encounter “the other” they [...]

Happiness is a By-Product of Generosity

Happiness is a By-Product of Generosity

Today is Christmas Day – a precious holiday celebrated throughout the world by millions of people. The anticipatory excitement about this wonderful day of celebration including family get-togethers, sharing meals and joy with family and friends [...]

Prejudice and Hatred Cause Loss for All

Prejudice and Hatred Cause Loss for All

It is very perplexing that by now humans have not eradicated prejudice, discrimination and hatred of “others” whom they discount and belittle just for being different. We develop stereotypical images about those who are unlike us [...]

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Many couples who come for therapy to improve their relationship subsequent to frequent fights, arguments and mutual frustrations wish that the therapist will side with their individual view and guide their mate in becoming more agreeable [...]