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  • Self-Esteem and “Oops” Events
    I had a hero when I was a young girl: Loretta Young. On her 1950s television series, she represented all that was stylish, glamorous, and graceful. Each week, when she glided down those stairs in ...
  • Getting What You Want Out of Life
    Have you wondered why some people are more effective in getting what they want than other people? What are they doing that makes them effective? What distinguishes them from people who walk over others or ...
  • How Do You Get Your Needs Met?
    How do you respond to other people? Do you know the difference between assertion and aggression? Is it ever appropriate to be aggressive or submissive? Which style do you favor? While growing up, we learn ...
  • Make ‘Successful’ Mistakes
    "Successful mistakes." Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it? Can there actually be a link between blunders and success? The answer to this question is a resounding yes! As human beings we err regularly — mistakes ...
  • The Many Faces of Shame
    Shame has many faces. Is that one of them in your mirror? In "Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disguise," Jane Middelton-Moz, a Montpelier, Vt.-based trainer, consultant and community interventionist, lists the following as common features ...
  • The Self-Confidence Formula for Women
    We don't enter the world with it. No one has it all of the time. Talking about it won't help you gain it. I'm referring to self-confidence. We women have particular difficulty developing self-confidence. We ...
  • The Healing Power of Humor
    The Ojibway tribe recognized it. The Old Testament even references the healing properties of humor: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Although our ancestors couldn't explain it scientifically, they knew intuitively that laughter ...
  • Growing Healthy Friendships
    What is a "friend"? Webster's Third Dictionary even appears confused on the subject. The dictionary offers multiple definitions for friend, some of which are contradictory. To me, a friend is someone you hold in high ...
  • Investing in Yourself: Financing a Career Change
    "The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get." Do you remember this poster phrase? It was supposed to be funny! And yet, for more and more working people, it's no longer a joke. Over the ...
  • Chronic Illness, Balance, and the World Wide Web
    Like so many of you, I live with chronic illnesses that have restricted my life. From first-hand experience, I know that, when you become physically ill, you do not also become emotionally or intellectually ill. ...
  • College Activities: Not-So-Incidental Learning
    So, you’re in college or off to college soon. Big question: Are you having fun yet? If the answer is “no,” what I say is this -- get yourself out of the classroom, your nose ...
  • Should I Work with My Spouse?
    MAN SEEKING WIFE/BUSINESS PARTNER Successful businessman seeks life partner to share my entrepreneurial dream. Must believe in me and be supportive of the long hours required of a start-up venture. Nothing is too much for ...
  • What’s So Great about Summer Camp?
    Kids who are fortunate enough to go to summer camp are lucky indeed. Assuming that the program is safe and well run, summer camp can open a whole new world of friendship, interests, skills, and ...
  • Parenting and Sports: Bleacher Buddies
    I'm sitting on a bleacher again. I think I've clocked a million hours since my kids started participating in sports and things artistic. By now I'm a pro at it. I have my book, my ...
  • Adolescence: A Time of Growth and Change
    Adolescence in American and Western European cultures is a time of enormous emotional as well as physical changes. Although each child is an individual and grows and develops in his or her own unique way, ...
  • Single and Dating. . . Again!
    In the immortal words of Neil Sedaka, "breaking up is hard to do." But it isn't the hardest thing to do. Finding yourself newly single after an extended romantic relationship and facing that awful question ...
  • Finding, and Keeping, a Healthy Life Balance
    It's always the same story. A woman comes into my office feeling like she is having a "nervous breakdown" or as though her relationship is "on the rocks." The problem is rarely that serious and ...
  • Getting Along with Your College Roommate
    She was a nightmare! My first roommate and I could not have been more different had some sort of incompatibility test matched us. To her, the floor was a substitute for a closet, studies were ...
  • The Vicious Cycle of Adult ADD, Shame and Compulsive Sexuality
    Brian is an investment banker in his early forties. In graduate school, he first began to visit prostitutes, spend money on phone sex, masturbate compulsively and spend as much as five to 10 hours a ...
  • Psychosocial Treatments for Schizophrenia
    Antipsychotic drugs have proven to be crucial in relieving the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia — hallucinations, delusions, and incoherence — but are not consistent in relieving the behavioral symptoms of the disorder. Even when patients ...
  • Adult Dating: From Attraction to Commitment (Part 1)
    Hooking Up Attraction can get going rather quickly, often in the first contact, and often in a "split second." Contact is made and then lost and then reestablished. Eyes meet briefly; smiles are exchanged, as are ...
  • Making Conversation: A Skill, Not an Art
    Do cocktail parties strike terror in your heart? If so, you are not alone. Although the ability to converse with others comes naturally to some, it is a skill that most of us must develop. Many ...
  • Keeping You Without Losing Him
    We had it all figured out back in the '70s: If it weren't for societal influences, men and women would be just alike, right? Wrong. Over time, scientific studies have revealed that men and women ...
  • Celebrating June: How to Enjoy Your Children’s End-of-Year Events
    Only another parent will understand. Every year I have the same June fantasy: The whole town assembles at the local football stadium. The ancient public address system wheezes to life. An animated voice fills the ...
  • You’re on the Phone Again? Helping Children Learn Relationship Skills
    One parent writes: My daughter spends all day with a friend. She no sooner gets home than she is on the phone or online to the same friend! For hours! What can they possibly have ...

 

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