Coping with Trauma'

Are You Feeling Easily Insulted?

Are You Feeling Easily Insulted?

Being complimented and well-thought of evokes positive reactions, a pleasant physiological feeling and often a smile and a positive response. The affirming view of others, helps one feel accepted, respected and valued. Conversely, feeling de-valued by [...]

Embracing Sadness as Part of Healing

Embracing Sadness as Part of Healing

We live in a culture that considers individuals’ happiness, satisfaction, joy, elation and delight as signs of health and wellbeing. Though these emotions are desirable states that are sought by all, they certainly are not applicable [...]

The Costs of Lonliness

The Costs of Lonliness

Most people are aware of some discomfort during periods in which they are alone or feel lonely. Since aloneness has not been classified as a medical condition, it is rarely considered a physical threat. Yet, multiple [...]

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, [...]

Finding Light During Dark Times

Finding Light During Dark Times

Most people encounter some hard times during their lives, such as loss of a job, relationship rejection, divorce, health concerns, a threatening diagnosis, loss of a loved one, chronic or disabling medical condition, severe injury, financial [...]

The Lifelong Impact of Childhood Trauma

The Lifelong Impact of Childhood Trauma

Most children are raised by good parents who are loving, affirming, protective and delighted by their new role as parents. Yet, some parents who have experienced childhood abuse, neglect, avoidance or insufficient attention in their own [...]

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 [...]

How to Best Manage Life’s Adversities

How to Best Manage Life’s Adversities

Most people have at least a few challenges in life. Whether their afflictions are physical, mental, emotional, social, familial, relational, vocational or personal, they may feel angry, hurt and even victimized by their hardships. Yet, others, [...]