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Anger in the Service of Love

Posted by:   |  Jul 11, 2019

Fred Rogers in his great little book The World According to Mister Rogers wrote: “The values we care about the deepest, and the movements within society that support those values, command our love. When those things that we care about so deeply become endangered, we become enraged. And what a healthy thing that is! Without […]...  Read more


Millennials pamper pets not babies

Posted by:   |  Jun 24, 2019

Young generations of Americans are less likely than previous generations to own a car or a home, less likely to be married and more likely to get divorced. Yet, the new generations, particularly the millennials, have a tremendous lead over the baby-boomers in one area: pet ownership. This new generation may be called the “dog-boomers.” […]...  Read more


Emotional Regulation – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Posted by:   |  May 30, 2019

Emotional Regulation is not just stopping action tendencies before you act in a foolish/unproductive/unbeneficial way. It is an integral part of the entire emotional mechanism to include other components of the regulation process. It includes dealing with the object that triggers the emotion (avoiding a car in our path). It includes managing biased appraisal with […]...  Read more


Marriage with a Large Age Difference Between the Spouses

Posted by:   |  May 09, 2019

While there is variation across cultures in the size of the difference in age-gap couples, in western countries romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows and may come with social disapproval. While general research suggests that marriage with a wider the age gap, has a lower chance of success and a lower […]...  Read more


Anger as a Primary and a Secondary Emotion

Posted by:   |  May 07, 2019

Primary emotions are emotions that we feel first, as a first automatic reaction to a situation. For example, if we are threatened, we may feel fear or anger. When we experience lose, we may feel sadness. Primary emotions are unthinking, instinctive responses that we have. We will typically see these in animals also, which confirms […]...  Read more


3 Contemporary Forms of Anger

Posted by:   |  Feb 06, 2019

With the new progress of technological advances as well as social and behavioral trends, the media has developed a tendency to invent new angry “emotional states.” Recently we came across terminology such as ‘road rage’, ‘parking rage’ ‘air rage’ and ‘net rage.’ None of the normal behaviors described are new, nor individuals are changing in […]...  Read more


A Few Words About Courage

Posted by:   |  Jan 24, 2019

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain Most of the time we think of courage as a force that can help us face fearful situations, to bravely run against opposing fire or to act under overwhelming circumstances, to push back, so to speak, against external challenges. But, I believe, […]...  Read more


PERSONALITY VS. CHARACTER

Posted by:   |  Jan 01, 2019

Do you know the distinction between PERSONALITY and CHARACTER? If not, I think it is worth understanding. The word character is from the Old French character and means “imprint on the soul.” The historical meaning of the word personality suggests veneer (covering) and is associated with the Latin word persona, which was a mask worn […]...  Read more


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