More on Twenty Ways To Get and Stay Happy,28757,1631176,00.html Here is the link to the original article I was quoted in, in TIME on the web by Coco Masters. I hope you enjoy it!  Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share this on sphinn Share with Stumblers Tweet about […]

20 Ways to Stay Happy!

I was quoted in a great list of 20 ways to stay happy: Learn to scan your memory bank for your strengths, talents, passions, interests, practical coping skills, and earlier potential — whether it’s actualized or not. Scanning this memory bank and gleaning material that can be used to reinvent yourself to be happier is […]

Recipe for Happiness-Dreaming of Department Stores

Dreaming of Department Stores    by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein I would like to share a childhood dream of my own that came true, and how it sparked many wonderful enchanted memories! A few years agp we took a short vacation break that included three nights in London. But where to stay? My husband mentioned […]

Nancy Drew movie coming soon-June 15th!

Nancy Drew is a great gal.  She is pretty and smart and she knows exactly what she is doing.  She has a boyfriend but she never lets him boss her around.  She wears pretty clothes but is not a show off.  She is too busy solving MYSTERIES!  What a great way to live as a […]

Giving Names to Our Happy Times

Rabbi Pliskin in one of his messages suggests giving names to our positive states of being so we can remember them more easily later.  I think this is a great idea.  In fact, that is the main reason that I came up with the title, THE ENCHANTED SELF, so women would begin to recognize when […]

Wisdom Overheard

Overheard "You shouldn’t say any of the dumb things that make people sad." This is a wonderful simple Recipe For Happiness.  So many times we are thoughtless and say ‘dumb’ remarks that just hurt someone for no good reason.  Sometimes we think we are giving useful feedback but we aren’t.  Sometimes we just can’t control […]

Miracle Stories

I love miracle stories! As a positive psychologist I am always encouraging my clients, and others to look at the glass as half full. I heard this story today: A religious Jewish man sat on a plane next to a non-religious Jewish man and offered him some Kosher food. The other man said "No, I […]

Romantic Lockets are the Hot Spring Accessory!

I was reading in Woman’s World for 4/17/07 how Romantic lockets are the hot spring accessory.  "They’re so trendy worn with everything from a T-shirt to a flirty dress to an evening gown…."  The article also mentions how you can keep loved ones close to your heart with lockets that open for pictures. This is […]