Story – Was she an angel?

Many years ago, Annie’s* great uncle, a furrier in the lower East Side of New York, was busy helping customers in his shop. The end of the day was coming quickly. Although eager for business, he was also eager to …

Gateway Seven: Positive Action, Remember the Notion of a Good Deed

This Gateway is the gateway of positive action, or “Why Not Do A Good Deed, It Can’t Hurt!”

We’re all faced with bouts of discouragement, letdowns and disappointments, and for women, certainly the cycle of life itself has its ups …

Gateway Six: Sharing Our Wisdom, Mentoring and Being Mentored

In Gateway Six you will find how today’s women are luckier than their counterparts in the past. Life offers them opportunities to learn and grow at various stages and in all ages.

As women, we live in a golden age. …

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"Free Conversation Hour"
Please join Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein for a "Free Conversation Hour" about how to get yourself spirtually stimulated. She will share some of her concepts about the "ENCHANTED SELF," and in the process you will get

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Dear Friends,  I don’t know if you realize that there is an ENCHANTED SELF necklace to wear and to remind yourself that you are an enchanted self.  There is!  I am so eager to get women to wear the necklace …

Gateway Five: Coming Home or Going Away, Finding Tribes in Which to Belong – Part Two of Two

In first part we discussed how critical it is to belong to groups as well as how to find groups that meet our needs. In this section we will look at a Case Vignette to give you a good example

Gateway Five: Coming Home or Going Away, Finding Tribes in Which to Belong – Part One

All of us find ourselves automatically belonging to certain groups. There’s the family we’re born into, the family we may have created through marriage, and all sorts of other groups going on in our lives: PTA groups, office colleagues and

Hi again from Dr. Barbara Holstein

This is a great place to communicate.  I am a Positive Psychologist with several self-help books as well as an academic book in my field.  My first book, THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy really got me going.  This was …