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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 [...]

Father’s Day, one of our universal, secular holidays is intended to have individuals of all ages formally celebrate their father’s contributions in raising, loving, supporting, teaching and helping mold them into the great beings they have [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]