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The essence of peer connectedness

The essence of peer connectedness

From childhood on and, throughout all stages of life, humans seek to be in relationships with others and cultivate their “sense of belonging”. The isolated kindergartner may exhibit signs of sadness, self-doubt, unhappiness and even depression, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Siblings Connection Throughout Life

Siblings Connection Throughout Life

The value of sibling relationships is often unrecognized and underappreciated in childhood. Many children, impacted by sibling rivalry, attempt to discredit, diminish and point out their sibling’s faults or fight with each other as a subconscious [...]

Talking to Kids About Sex

Talking to Kids About Sex

The topic of sex is still an uncomfortable subject for most adults, especially for parents who wish to enlighten their kids with proper information and not have them learn it from friends or other unreliable sources. [...]

Managing our Fears About Aging

Managing our Fears About Aging

Our culture is enthusiastic about babies, children, young adults and even middle aged individuals. The awe fades in regard to the aging population and is often tinged by discomfort and even avoidance of seniors. What propels [...]