An Enchanted Self Moment in the New York Subways!

I notice the three men on the platform as I wait for an uptown subway. They dressed in a combination of elegance and thrift store. One of them has a pretty expensive leather jacket on. Was it warm enough for …

The Enchanted Self and Magic Potions We Can All Mix That Work Perfectly!

When I talk about magic potions–an expression I use to add drama and fire to our cold winter days–I am really talking about individual mental health formulas designed for each person. These are available in various sizes, shapes and compositions. …

You Never Know What Affect You Will Have On Someone!

I will never forget the following: I was so moved listening to Steve Hartmen on CBS News. He did one of his “Everyone Has a Story” and this lady certainly did. He had gone somewhere in Wisconsin, randomly found a …

I recently found an excerpt from The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy. This section reveals the way that I initially began to reclaim my own Enchanted Self:

My enchanted self was beginning to emerge, unpeeling as an onion is unpeeled, layer by layer. This is important because I think so many of us shy away from our innermost positive feelings perhaps as much as we do from …

How Did THE ENCHANTED SELF Turn into THE TRUTH?

I believe that retrieving positive memories is important to our health and well being. This is one of the dominant themes of my professional teaching. I have come to believe that without a sense that life is pleasant and at …

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 …

SUCCESS is Ninety-nine percent perspiration and one percent inspiration! Dr. Harry A. Becker, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein’s Dad taught her that!

Sometimes kids and adults forget how much resiliency and persistence we can really muster. Life is not always easy, but we can grow as we never give up. I was so lucky. I had a great mentor in my father. …

Even A Banana Can Get Use Through Tough Times!

I love this story that was passed along to me via my daughter.  I think that right now everyone, even those really in touch with their Enchanted Selves (that is their capacity to have positive states of being again and …