Category: Health

Strategies for Staying Sane: Achieving Mental Balance

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Molly was described by her friends as a well-developed negative personality. “She’s very good at seeing the dark side of things, but she does not often detect the positive aspects of her experiences,” they observed.…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Reprogramming Your Mind

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• George had been an unhappy and anxious person for most of his adult life. Finally, after many years of silently watching him suffer, his younger sister, Jennie, suggested he seek counseling and disclosed to him…

Strategies for Staying Sane: The Power of Imagery

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Bill and Bob were good friends for many years who met while starting out as entry-level employees at a large corporation.  They both developed an interest in golf and would play together regularly.  Over the…

Strategies for Staying Sane: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Charlene was very hard on herself and often put herself down.  While she’d never dream of verbally abusing or even harshly criticizing others, she nevertheless thought it was perfectly acceptable to treat herself in this…

A Smiley Blog: Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes Here’s a credo to live by: Just say YES. Unless there is a compelling reason, like danger, disregard of others or it’s totally irresponsible, why not just say yes? “Mom, can we make chocolate pudding in the…