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When You “Hit the Wall” and Get Stuck…

You try very hard, but you cannot move forward—you cannot move forward! In 1982, psychologists James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente developed a useful five stages model describing how people change. According to their model, it is normal for people to...

Tomorrow is Another Day

What are the difference between now and tomorrow? What lies between our desires to our fulfillment? What lies between our expectation of ourselves and those around us and having it? This is a process that is either immediate or slow. "Some things are very easy for me...

Relationship with my Smartphone

Most parents that come to my office are very concerned that their children are non-stop roaming the Internet and constantly use modern technologies (computer, Facebook, cell phone, Twitter, Instagram). Being immersed in computerized technology prevents a person from...

I am a failure

Who doesn't want to succeed ?! It makes us feel joy and pleasure and strengthens our self-confidence. There is nothing like the feeling of victory. However, what happen when we fail? Judy, a 36 year-old woman, is married and has three children. Three years ago, she...

On Pain and Suffering

When Ran was 8 years old his father was killed in during a military combat operation. His memories of his father were only from family trips and spending weekends at the pool. However, Ran learned that life moved on. His mother worked and raised him just like the...

30s are not the new 20s

Roe (24) recently graduated from college, but is struggling to find himself and is unemployed. He claims that he mainly cares about earning a lot of money. However, currently, he lives at home and is supported financially by his parents. His father and him constantly...

Why Couples Fight

The article is based on an article I wrote in Hebrew published in Israpost Magazine   "When we first met we had fun, we loved being together, everything was perfect between us, and there were no fights. After we moved in together, we had small disagreements about...

Does Marriage and Happiness Go Hand in Hand?

With the high divorce rate of 1:2-3 couples, it is time to ask if marriage and happiness go hand in hand? Research looked at this question and came up with interesting findings about happy marriage. Tamar and Jacob, married for 9 years, can not communicate without resulting in a fight…

All is not nothing

Do you have worries in you mind of “what if…”?; What if I will be fired  from work, what if I or anyone in my family gets sick. These concerns might  burden so much that you can not enjoy all the good that you have. This is Mark… Mark, married 2, has everything you...

Facebook

Facebook  can be a great media connection eliminates the physical boundaries between people: you can find friends from high school you didn’t see, you can be involved in the life of people you can’t meet. However,  it can also make you very frustrated to see how other...

Performance anxiety

The beginning of the school is an exciting time, but it also means that EXAMS are back as well. For all of us EXAMS = STRESS, but some take it to the extreme where it can became a Performance Anxiety. The following is a translation of an article that I published in...

Perfect child

Is there a "Perfect Child" ?! The following is a translation from Hebrew of an article I published in the IsraPost newspaper  . in which I offer instead of the above, the concept "good enough child”… Good Enough Child Ran, a 16 years old, is a high school student. He...

Who’s Afraid of School?

Have you ever felt abdominal pains, headaches, and dizziness only on school days without any medical illness? If you, you need to check if you have a school anxiety. The following is a translation of an article that I published in the IsraePost newspaper. This is a...

Happy School Year! 

The following is a translation of an article that I published in the IsraPost newspaper. This is an article regarding Performance Anxiety and how to cope with it.   I Will Never Be Able to Pass the Exam! - Performance Anxiety Zoe (15) is a...