‘Tis the Season for 3 Types of Gift-Giving

Gift-giving is a complex human story which can either be inspired by the expectation of reciprocity or pure unselfishness.  Various religions deem giving as holy, a liberating act taking you out of the self and into the larger context of humanity.  And if you feel lonely and…

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Thanksgiving Is The Optimum Time To De-Stress

Many mental health experts write that Thanksgiving can be a stressful holiday.  However, I am happy to be the bearer of good tidings: Thanksgiving provides a terrific opportunity to manage stress and in fact, set the tone for the rest of the season: A reasonable happiness with…

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Celebrate Halloween to De-Stress From Your Scary Reality

It’s a scary world out there. For example, it’s the first year anniversary of the Nor-Easter Hurricane Sandy. Let’s count some of our collective fears: Terrorism, illness and mortality, alien invaders, zombies, vampires, ghosts, science and technology horrors, and any adult or child with a gun who…

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