The Loss of A Mother, My Mother

Some of you know that my mother passed away last November 11th. It is now almost a year. I miss her so much. Sometimes I feel she is right here still with me. One example is when I sit down …

Today I am sharing with you part of a paper I wrote on The Enchanted Self, entitled: Origins of a Positive Psychology for Women: Full Circle A Therapists Recognition of The Enchanted Self in Her Clients as Well as Herself

My search for what I call The Enchanted Self1®began 17 years ago when, after many years in private practice, an urge was building within in me to learn more about how the messages girls receive in childhood about whom they …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein looks at the Enchanted Self’s Third Gateway to Happiness in Reference to girls growing up.

The Enchanted Self’s Third Gateway to Happiness is all about learning to meet our needs, and how to negotiate for ourselves. Often kids certainly know what their needs are better than adults, because everything is less disguised, fresher and closer …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist, Looks at What Makes Women Magical and Happy as Honor Their True Passions

As women we have to honor our true passions.  If we don’t we are unhappy, even depressed.  I’ve talked about this concept for years.   In The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy, I discuss many reasons why we need to

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist Talks About What Makes a Happy Woman

A happy women is content in her life.  She feels much peace of mind and also a healthy level of enthusiasm as she goes through her day.  Of course, she can become upset or angry, just like anyone else.  But

REMEMBERING THE BEST AND LETTING GO OF THE REST

This is a critical component to general well being and a sense of happiness on a daily basis. Most of us have sustained loss and experienced pain. Yes, we’ve been hurt. We’ve been short-changed by opportunities or other people. Sometimes …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist comments: Blessings Make The World Go Round!

Hi Ladies, I hope you are having a beautiful day today. Don’t we all need to! Do you feel better when someone has blessed you? I sure to. It makes me feel cared about in a special way when I …

FIVE EASY STEPS FOR INVOKING YOUR ENHANCEMENT IN MIDLIFE

I am always so excited when I find a true kindred spirit. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling? Daina is one of mine. You will see why when you read her inspiring five easy steps below for living an enchanted life. …