Internet Addiction

Like it or not, the internet is here to stay.  The internet and the “World Wide Web” have definitely changed the way the world works.  The internet is used to correspond with friends, search for information useful to students and businesses, perform on-line banking, order books and other merchandise, track hurricanes, and even to track […]

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

I recently read that Richard Hatch, winner of the first television hit, Survivor, has been indicted on charges of tax evasion, filing a false tax return, and bank fraud.  He reportedly neglected to pay taxes on the $1,000,000 prize he collected after winning Survivor: Borneo in August, 2000.  Mr. Hatch appears to have failed to […]

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 Strange Phobias

A phobia is defined as an uncontrollable, irrational, and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity.  At least, when used in a psychiatric sense.  In biology, for example, an organism could be aerophobic, meaning that it dislikes air.  Many people either suffer from a particular phobia or know someone who does, but psychiatrists […]

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 Tips For Better Time Management

How many times have you taken a book or two or three with you on a trip, only to return home with not one of them read?  We are all horrible at calculating free time.  We start off with high expectations only to become disappointed when confronted by reality. Each week we have the gift […]

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 Building Self-Esteem

The development of a healthy level of self-esteem in our children is perhaps the most important building block for their future success and happiness.  Without it, their talents may not be adequately developed for fear of facing necessary challenges, taking appropriate risks, or having the confidence to stand up for what they believe in.  Success […]

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What Happy People Know

You don’t need a degree in psychology to know when you’re off-track, but sometimes it creeps up on you. It can seem like you wake up one day and realize that things are not right. These are a few of the signs: You don’t want to get out of bed. You have a hard time […]

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