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Dealing With Mood Swings

June 18th, 2013

Mood swings can be a normal part of one’s life. One day we may feel on top of the world and later in the same day we can feel lethargic and beaten down or overcome with anxiety. And these normal mood swings may be due to an endless number of causes, just some of which are the side effects of medication, hormone imbalance, birth control pills, caffeine, PMS, pregnancy, dehydration and very often, the everyday stresses of one’s life..

However at times these mood swings can

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The Four Ducks

June 18th, 2013

For the past several years my wife and I have gone to a park, not far from our house several times a week. We have literally thought of it as “our park”. It is a beautiful park with trees, plants and a beautiful lake. And in the lake there are literally thousands ducks, swans, geese and all manner of birds. About a year ago we noticed 4 special looking ducks just hanging together. They always seemed to be around whenever

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The Gift of Appreciation

March 5th, 2013

Appreciation is a feeling that when expressed can often create joy or warmth in another.  As described in Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Appreciation: a sensitive awareness; a recognition of aesthetic values; an expression of admiration, approval or gratitude. A genuinely meant “Thank You” can have the same emotional impact as “Feeling Appreciated”.
Appreciation is a powerful (and often unused) tool for bonding with others.  The truth is we all yearn to be appreciated.  In my practice as a therapist over many years, I’ve realized that one of

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The Human Brain, A Most Amazing Search Engine

March 5th, 2013

I have often have gone to my computer curious about a question or needing some specific information.   Through the miracle of Google I pressed a button, and within a second, I have the information that I wanted or at the least I’m told that it isn’t available.
What a miracle, that much of the information generated by humanity over the last several thousand years seems suddenly available at the touch of a button…..and quickly.  I’m older than I used to be and I have noticed that

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To Be There For Another

December 7th, 2012

Once in a while there may be people in our lives who more than anything else, simply need someone to be present for them; to share in their fears and their suffering. Lost in their own pain, they may yearn to be listened to in a truly empathetic fashion; to be truly heard and to feel less alone.
There may be also times of joy, when they miss the company of another, someone with whom to share the happy events of our life.  We are social

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On Positivity

December 7th, 2012

Over the last several years I have written much in my Newsletter about the value of being positive. I cannot say enough about the value choosing to be positive whenever possible, and at times it may be difficult.  Positivity is defined in Wikipedia is a good, affirmative, or constructive quality or attribute : take your weaknesses and translate them into positives. To manage your way out of recession, accentuate the positive.

I would like to quote a section out of book entitled The Happiness Report,

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Change the Channel

August 27th, 2012

How often have you slipped into what I would call a “funk”. This is a very “down place” for which there is no immediate explanation. We all do cycle through a variety of moods in our lives, but this “funk” can literally “flatten us” and can put any form of happiness on pause. It can feel at times like a temporary depression as one’s mood spirals down. Perhaps it may be time to “Change the Channel”
I am not referring to changing the

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Put On the Armor

August 27th, 2012

Definition of Armor☹Wikipedia
A person’s emotional, social, or other defenses: his armor of self-confidence.
Perhaps one of the most important qualities required for success in our society is self-esteem However this quality can become quite fragile at times, especially if one is assaulted verbally by another, be it your boss, your mate, or anyone else. This means when you suspect such an assault may be forthcoming, you need to literally “put on your psychological armor”. This means there is no need to acknowledge or react

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Spend Each Minute Carefully

January 27th, 2012

Have you ever noticed that as one gets older that whoever or whatever is in charge of the clocks and calendars seem to make time pass at an increasingly rapid rate.
I remember as a young schoolboy, the summers seemed to last forever.  Today, summers seem to be gone almost before I even noticed that they have begun.
What I have recognized as I get older is that we do not get an infinite number of minutes with which to live our lives.  I have come to

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Forgiveness

September 14th, 2011

A Way to Peace
I was speaking to a woman recently, and she mentioned to me that she is unable to “hold a grudge”.  She said if she really tries, she is able to hold a grudge for, at the most, one day.  What a gift I thought.  What a wonderful way to find peace in one’s life.  It seems that forgiveness will most likely never be an issue with her since, at the very most, one day after a “difficult event” any emotional energy connected

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