Recipe for Learning

5: Make it fun If I’m not having fun, I’m not learning. It’s that simple. This simple recipe for learning found on, run by Alexander Kjerulf. is so true.  We learn best when we are involved and so completely mesmerized by what we are learning that we are truly having fun!  I remember when […]

Recipe for Enchantment

Today I thought it would be helpful to just review some of the ingredients that make up THE ENCHANTED SELF way of living.   Hope you enjoy ‘cooking’ with me, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist. THE ENCHANTED SELF promotes a positive review of your life and encourages life style changes that lead to living a […]

Earth Angels

I saw a sign outside of a school today that went like this: "There are many angels on earth, disguised as children." I think this is a great quote.  One reason I wrote my new book, THE TRUTH, My Secret Diary, I’m Ten, I’m Smart and I Know Everything, is because I believe that children […]

Recipe for Fun

I heard today about a great game that children play.  It is called ‘GiggleBelly’ or ‘Ha-Ha’ and apparently a lot of kids learn it at camp.  You lie on the floor and each person puts her head on the next person’s belly.  Then someone starts by saying, "Ha."  Then the next person says, "Ha-ha."  Then […]

Happiness and Achievement

I saw today on a YOGI teabag :  Every smile is a direct achievement.  So an easy way to achieve success in life is to smile and the payoff is that you will feel happier at the same time!  Another payoff is that you will make others happy.  Let’s all get gold stars!  Dr. Barbara […]