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

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed — Part I

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – It’s a fact: Lack of effective communication is a leading cause of divorce and the breakdown of relationships between parents and children, as well as between employees and their employers. There is no doubt that communication can make or break fulfilling relationships, but changing how we relate to one another [...]

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed — Part I2022-09-08T08:48:25-04:00

Our Love Affair With Pets

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – In an economy that has been reeling in double-digit unemployment and unending home foreclosures, the last thing you would expect is that last year we spent a collective $50 billion on our pets. Even more surprising, this figure represents an $8 billion increase in the past three years during one [...]

Our Love Affair With Pets2022-08-31T22:22:03-04:00

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

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed – Part III

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD - In my previous reports, we have shared the importance of communication and the importance fulfilling relationships have to our health and well-being. In the first two installments of this article (Part I and Part II), we also discussed the first few steps of a transformative model of communication skills, termed Behavioral Engagement [...]

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed – Part III2022-08-18T21:13:50-04:00

Overcoming Loneliness

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, says of overcoming loneliness, “The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I have come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common and important obstacle [to happiness].” We have all experienced loneliness in our lives. We know that it is an experience that [...]

Overcoming Loneliness2022-08-18T21:14:49-04:00

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

Facebook And An Unhealthy Workplace

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – When most of us think of an unhealthy work environment, we think “sick building syndrome,” difficult staff members or the classic “boss from hell.” Recently, after attending a conference populated by a number of staffing agency directors, I received an insight into the latest unhealthy work issue that is getting the attention [...]

Facebook And An Unhealthy Workplace2022-08-11T21:54:21-04:00

Genes And Behavior

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – During the summer, my apple trees, with their sweet droppings all about the orchard, support an enormous population of fruit flies. Apart from being occasionally annoying and making a bit of noise, these insects would not be a topic to capture one’s attention. At least, I never thought so, until [...]

Genes And Behavior2022-08-02T21:42:35-04:00


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