I’m quoted in February’s Cosmopolitan Magazine

I’m quoted in February’s Cosmopolitan Magazine on page159 in the article, When Your Friends Start Having Babies. The quote is “She will appreciate your making the effort to spend time with her and the child…and will likely return the favor by carving a few hours out of her schedule for just the two of you,” […]

The Pleasures of Making Grandma’s Memories My Own

Each season requires special behaviors and activities on our part to optimize for ourselves living a purposeful and happy life. We actually have to practice our positive emotions, just as the champion tennis player practices her swing. We have to try to use our mental capacities as fully as possible, our cognitive capacities for thought, […]

Check out Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein quoted in a major national article on Happiness, On The Edge: The Happiness Craze

On The Edge: The Happiness Craze August 20, 2008 by Linda Formichelli A new wave of books about a timeless topic hope to help you—and their eclectic authors—live a better life. Happiness isn’t a new concept—Aristotle wrote about the topic more than 2,300 years ago and Thomas Jefferson included the “pursuit of happiness” as an […]

I’m Ready to Be a Hip Hop Grannie!

The Olympics are over but my mind is still full of the excitement and thrill of watching the games in China. I’m also still thinking about the Hip Hop Grannies that I saw in one of the portraits of everyday life in China. These gals get together every morning and do everything from oriental forms […]