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 […]

Getting to know Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist

Positive Psychology Expert Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is the originator of The Enchanted Self(R). She has been a positive psychologist in private practice and licensed in the states of New Jersey and Massachusetts since 1981. She is currently in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein. The magic […]

Being in the NOW-How Sweet That Can Be!

A few days ago I lost my sense of smell.  Suddenly, in the middle of a violent head cold it was gone.  I realized that not only was I miserable but I couldn’t smell a thing, not even Vick’s.  Some of that was good news.  Wow, the kitty litter box seemed so clean-no aroma at […]

An Indian Elder Knows What Is Real. Do You?

Another psychologist and analyst passed this along to me.  Here are a few lines from a poem written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, May 1994.  She didn’t seem to need much from our world.  But I can say that we sure need a lot of help from her world! It doesn’t interest me what you do […]

Live Like a Star-Hiring Your Own Paparazzi

This morning on the NBC Early Morning Show there was a segment on how people are hiring their own Paparazzi to hastle them as they come out of a restaurant or elsewhere. It makes them feel like a star. This is a strange commentary on human psychology! Why not feel like a star because you […]

Talking about Anne Frank’s Diary

It is over 50 years since Anne Frank kept her diary in hiding!  What a contrast to the freedom that most of us live in.  I am fascinated my girl’s diaries.  Obviously, as my latest book is a girl’s diary, The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything).  I’m sharing with you […]