Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

A few facts to keep in mind:

1. Whenever we are faced with a sudden crisis and we break out of our routine for survival purposes we are going to soon feel exhausted. Some people feel supercharged at first, but …

Dr. Holstein talks about ‘Staying Upbeat in a Down Economy’ on www.mainstreet.com on Jan. 29, 2009

Four Great Personal Accomplishments That can come out of conquering worry about Financial Loss!

I’ve been talking about the 7 Pointers to remember if you are dealing with anxiety and worry around financial loss, be it  job loss,  loss of home and/or retirement funds.  In my last post I talked about the first three …

Worrying about Financial Loss? Seven Pointers to Still Sleep at Night and Be Happy

Lots of people are worried in today’s economy.  Some are faced with actual loss of jobs and/or houses, or retirements, while others are trembling about what might happen.  None of this makes for restful sleep or an upbeat demeanor, nor …

Magic Potions We All Need This Time of Year

As winter descends we begin to feel the chill of shorter days and less sunlight. For many of us, less hours of light combined with colder temperatures results in us feel less light emotionally. For some of us, who actually …

Fantasy Vacations – Our Need for Replenishment

Recently, in a women’s therapy group that I run, the desire for fun and a change of pace over took me. I suggested that we deviate from some of our typical work and instead go around the room imagining a …

Was She an Angel?

Welcome to a world where happiness is a possible mental and emotional state at least a good part of the time.  Welcome to the Enchanted Self Positive Psychology Concepts where I teach you how to generate a life worth living …

Becoming an Enchanted Self

How do we obtain a life worth living?  How do we overcome adversity?  How can we experience positive emotions?  How do we stay in good mental health?  These are serious questions and to briefly answer them would be unfair to …