Since it’s that time of year … the spooky season, I thought I’d republish my post on how best to face your fears. Fears are like annoying relatives. You can’t avoid them forever, and ignoring them won’t make them go away. Come Thanksgiving, they’ll plop down right next to you and ask to borrow your fork.…

In the spirit of halloween, I thought you’d all appreciate some vampire talk. In her new book, “Emotional Freedom,” UCLA psychiatrist Judith Orloff identifies five kinds of vampires that are lurking around and can zap our energy if we’re not careful. Here is an excerpt adapted from her book. Emotional vampires are lurking everywhere and…

I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. Many of them are published in my book, “The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit.”…

Brian Vaszily wrote an interesting post on the website, Intent.com, called “How to Stop Difficult People from Zapping Your Energy and Happiness.” He suggests you pick something to EMULATE from your nemesis. Say what???? He writes: Instead of focusing on their disagreeable qualities and actions, that is, for each person on your list shift your perspective…

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