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Expectation

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

It's Time to Enjoy Life: The Enjoy Life Community Program

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Years ago I was the President of the Port Jefferson Station / Terryville Civic Association. During my time as an officer, our organization functioned...

'I'm Going to Die Soon'

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"I'm going to die soon." Yesterday I spoke with a relative who said this to me. Not, thankfully, because she has any particular health reason for th...

Expect and Accept

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

He acts six. He is two. Most of the time, I forget he is two. Nacho has a composed nature that is, for lack of a better word, old! He isn't wiggly and silly, nor is he easily distractible or apt to bark. He does not strain toward or away from cats, birds, or other dogs most of the time.

Expectation

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"This is going to be hard" "This is going to 'suck'" "I'm going to have a terrible time" "I'm dreading going to work" Sound familiar? When we a...

Blindness, STOY Family, and Creating a Common Ground

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

My training class at Guiding Eyes ranges from ages seventeen to above seventy. We are from the United States and Canada. There is national representation from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest.

Chasing Perfection

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

There is a time and place for the pursuit of perfection. We must embrace it and not be mastered by it. We must help our students and ourselves find the balance that will yield achievement and acceptance simultaneously.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Love and Need: What's the Difference?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In a long-term relationship in which one partner becomes chronically ill, the other person tends for the loved one in spite of having few of his own needs met. In the absence of love, a partner is more likely to abandon his mate.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

Boys (and Girls) in Chairs: What's Love Gotta Do With It?

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about love. I am what I like to refer to as a hopeless bromantic (just a guy looking for another guy looking for ...

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

How To Suggest Your Way To Success

Polly Campbell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We are exposed to so many thoughts, ideas, beliefs, influences. When we take charge of our experience and choose those that actually help us, those that actually empower, motivate, engage, enliven, and inspire us, good things are bound to happen.

The Gifts of Giving

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The greatest strength that we possess does not come from money, from fame, from influence, from glory, or from any of the trappings of power that most of us spend vast amounts of time and energy pursuing.

How To Get Exactly What You Want Out Of Life

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

The only things holding us back are our repetitive thoughts of doubt and negativity which, with some determination, can completely turn around into repetitive thoughts of possibility, in which we have sole creative control.

Reduce Stress: Upgrade Expectations to Agreements

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

Take a moment now to ponder your definition of a fact. How do you accept something as a fact? Do you take time to verify (through first-hand experience) a fact before you accept a fact to be true? How often do you check facts?

Faith, Fact and Fiction: Three Expectation Extravaganza Superstars

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

As the season soaks or shrivels expectations, hopes blossom into blessed bliss or dissolve due to daily duress. With seasons officially changing, we enter into a unique 10 days where expectations rapidly climax or crash, awash in faiths, facts or fictions.

From Dreams to Dollars... Says Who?

Nancy Colier | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We are constantly wishing for some larger entity that will reward us when we are good and punish us when we are bad. We so want to believe that some one, some thing, is in charge of us, and if we play by the rules it will all work out and we will get everything we want.

The LeBron Narrative and the Psychology of Sports Fans

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Sam Sommers

However, take a more careful look at the past few seasons of LeBron. On paper, at least, he has actually done a lot of the things we claim we want our sports heroes to do.

How Do Placebos Relieve Pain?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists and doctors have been studying placebos for more than half a century. These inert "sugar pills" remain highly controversial, yet they are widely used in clinical treatment today -- especially in the area of pain management.

Advent: What's In The Box?

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Never mind it's based entirely on fantasy. But the pleasure of anticipation must outweigh the disappointment of reality, or else we wouldn't keep doing it, right?