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The Impact of Optimism and Pessimism in Life
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 27 February 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Improve Your Communication With Your Beloved
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 21 February 2017 - 0 Comments

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. [...]

Blind Obedience can be Hazardous
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 13 February 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Fear of the Unfamiliar
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 05 February 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Power Couples
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 05 February 2017 - 0 Comments

Since the era of technology, all famous couples are privileged to have greater exposure to all citizens through media, interviews and public events in which ordinary couples’ curiosity about the “secrets” of the ‘rich [...]

The etiquette of borrowing and paying back loans
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 January 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

How to Cope with the “Winter Blues”
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 10 January 2017 - 0 Comments

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. [...]

How to Best Manage Life’s Adversities
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 02 January 2017 - 0 Comments

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. [...]