Self Improvement'

Attentiveness is an essential life force

Attentiveness is an essential life force

From birth on humans need affirming, kind and responsive reactions from others to survive and thrive. Those who do not receive sufficient emotional and cognitive interactions with caring parents and others, fail to thrive and do [...]

We Need to Matter, not Shatter

We Need to Matter, not Shatter

Physical health requires good nutrition, sunshine and exercise, good relationships, satisfying employment and ongoing validation from those who matter to us. When people are asked, “What makes you happy?” they often respond by identifying an activity [...]

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 [...]

Blind Obedience can be Hazardous

Blind Obedience can be Hazardous

In life, most employed individuals are aware of the chain of command in their organization and understand that they need to abide by their supervisors’ guidance regarding work assignments. They are also fully cognizant of the [...]

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 [...]

The etiquette of borrowing and paying back loans

The etiquette of borrowing and paying back loans

Dealing with outstanding debts is often an emotionally charged issue. Most trustworthy people pay their bills and debts on time and may even pride themselves for being financially responsible beings. They are well-regarded by others compared [...]

How to Cope with the “Winter Blues”

How to Cope with the “Winter Blues”

It is not uncommon for some people to state; “I don’t like winter”. The obvious reasons may be associated with shorter days, less sunshine, limited opportunities for daylight activities, longer evenings or early darkness. All these [...]