Managing Holiday Stress How do you manage holiday stress? Holidays signify family togetherness. We envision warm, loving, happy people connecting in special ways…except when it is not so warm and fuzzy. What goes wrong? What are your expectations? If you… Read More »Managing Holiday Stress
What Defense Mechanisms Do You Use? What are defense mechanisms? Defense mechanisms are psychological strategies that people tend to use unconsciously to protect themselves from anxiety rising from thoughts or feelings. This type of anxiety is generally unwanted or feels… Read More »What Defense Mechanisms Do You Use?
Article Excerpt: 10 Ways of Showing Compassion 1. START WITH YOURSELF The best way to learn how to be compassionate toward others is through self-acceptance. As they say: you can’t learn to truly love others until you learn to love… Read More »Article Excerpt: 10 Ways of Showing Compassion
Wait ‘til Your Father Gets Home! In the past, “Wait ‘til your father gets home!” was a threat to a misbehaving child. The child was supposed to worry about facing serious punishment when the father returned from work. This adage… Read More »Wait ‘til Your Father Gets Home!
Life is Resuming…Back-to-School Now that life is resuming, you may experience a realm of emotions about going out. As much as you may feeling like leaving your home, simultaneously you may experience ambivalence, apprehension, insecurity. Your children may feel elated… Read More »Life is Resuming…Back-to-School
Recipe for Lasting Love As this love poem reveals, lasting love requires a long list of ingredients. It requires effort, concentration, and time. I am reminded of a quote by Thomas Keller, American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer, “A recipe… Read More »Recipe for Lasting Love
The Importance of Human Connection Imagine looking into a baby’s eyes. You smile, the baby smiles. You laugh, the baby laughs. But what if you just look expressionless with a blank stare? Do you know what the baby does? The… Read More »The Importance of Human Connection