Tips for Handling Difficult Relationships During the Holidays

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD –  The holidays are upon us. Some say “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Is it? For many of us, the holiday visits back home to family members is something to be dreaded. There is frustration in handling difficult relationships. While we look forward to the pleasure of celebrating [...]

Tips for Handling Difficult Relationships During the Holidays2022-09-14T13:49:04-04:00

Holding In Your Feelings Can Lead To Serious Illness

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – The way we feel — especially when we feel hurt or angry — can cause negative effects on the body because of the neurological and neurochemical connections between mind and body. Holding in your feelings can lead to serious illness. If we experience internalized anger, our nervous and hormone systems [...]

Holding In Your Feelings Can Lead To Serious Illness2022-09-08T09:23:34-04:00

10 Tips For Sustaining Love

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD -  It is not a coincidence that happy couples share many of the same behavioral patterns. Often, we think that being happy means we have fun sharing the same hobbies or doing everything as a couple. While sharing activities enhances relationships, the most important components to successful relationships are found in [...]

10 Tips For Sustaining Love2022-08-26T00:37:50-04:00

The Importance Of Embracing Our Feelings

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD - Feelings — especially when we’re hurt or angry — can have negative effects on the physical body through neurological and neurochemical connections between mind and body. If a person experiences internalized anger, his nervous and hormone systems react, creating neurotransmitter chemicals that can result in harmful side effects that lead [...]

The Importance Of Embracing Our Feelings2022-08-26T00:14:01-04:00

Tune Up Your Relationships

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – Given the ever growing demands of our daily lives, it becomes very easy to overlook the “care and feeding” of our intimate, family and long-term relationships. Relationships have been shown to have a significant impact on our health, happiness and longevity; taking care of them and keeping up on their maintenance are [...]

Tune Up Your Relationships2022-08-11T22:12:48-04:00

The Invaluable Wisdom Of The Fortune Cookie

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – When was the last time you cracked open a fortune cookie? Those little slips of paper filled with uplifting, motivational messages always seem to brighten our days. Their snippets of inspiration, such as “you will be sharing great news with all those you love,” “be patient — success is near” [...]

The Invaluable Wisdom Of The Fortune Cookie2022-08-02T21:26:29-04:00

The Heart’s “L” Energy

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – There is little question that the heart is a muscular pump that transports nutrient-rich blood throughout the body. This function is, however, just a physical aspect of what the heart does and what influences its function. As with all of our organs and systems, the heart is affected by five specific [...]

The Heart’s “L” Energy2022-07-28T09:46:33-04:00

How To Take The First Step To Being Happy

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – With such a strong emphasis on achievement, accumulation and recognition in our society, it can become easy to be discouraged or disappointed with who or what we perceive ourselves to be, especially in how we stack up in the “pecking order” with those around us. Being happy with yourself is a [...]

How To Take The First Step To Being Happy2022-07-20T21:20:12-04:00

Your Health and Your Relationships

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD - Recently, I attended a grief support group for adults who have experienced a significant loss over the past year. All the attendees were at various stages of grief and loss, from a wide range of life-altering experiences. What became clear from listening to the many shared stories was, in the [...]

Your Health and Your Relationships2022-06-16T15:04:55-04:00

Broken Heart? Insight Into The Pain

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD - Last year, a study at the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences examined the connection and possible overlap between physical pain and emotional pain, offering insight into the pain of heart break. This particular study had 62 participants who filled out the “Hurt Feeling Scale,” a self-assessment tool that [...]

Broken Heart? Insight Into The Pain2022-06-08T21:07:51-04:00

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