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Enjoy a hobby for your health and happiness
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 26 June 2017 - 0 Comments

Many people engage in non-vocational activities that render them pleasure, satisfaction, kudos and unique distinction from an early age. Others, feel rejuvenated, relaxed, pleased and invigorated by exercising their newly discovered satisfying talents later [...]

The Power of Gratitude for Parents
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 June 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

How to manage ruminating thoughts
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 15 June 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

Managing Elders’ Anxiety
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 07 June 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Importance of Humor and Laughter in Health
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 26 April 2017 - 0 Comments

Laughing and chuckling at another’s comments or jokes is often perceived as a response to being entertained and enjoying others’ matched ideas. People value being with those who make them laugh and enjoy the [...]

Finding Light During Dark Times
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 17 April 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Lifelong Impact of Childhood Trauma
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 10 April 2017 - 0 Comments

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 [...]

How Can We Become More Accepting of Others?
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 04 April 2017 - 0 Comments

Most people select friends and acquaintances by first encountering them at a mutual gathering such as school, church, work, military service, a club, neighborhood, through friends or at political, social or athletic events, all [...]