Category: Mental Health

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…

A Smiley Blog: Lucky Pennies

Pennies Smiley For our wedding day, friends scattered pennies on the Golden Gate Bridge right at mid-span. Dave the groom walked from the S.F. end and me the bride, walked from the Marin end. We met in the middle (there’s…