Archive for Psychology

The Super Power of a Smile

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

By Joeel A. Rivera, M.Ed. In today’s society, we tend to look for quick fixes to our physical and mental health issues, problems connecting with others, and emotional discomforts. To our disappointment, most of the time we find that what we thought was a quick fix is not truly a fix at all. Therefore, I […]

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A Skeptic’s Perspective on the Law of Attraction

Jul 12, 2012 No Comments

By Joeel A. Rivera, M.Ed. If you are reading this article you probably have heard about the Law of Attraction, which states that you can attract things into your life based on what you think about. When I first became aware of it, many years back, I felt intrigued, excited about the possibilities, and at […]

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Enlightened Relationships: Quality vs. Safe Problems

Nov 29, 2011 No Comments

By Joeel A. Rivera, M.Ed. Let’s face it, no relationship is perfect, and there’s always room for improvement. The relationship that stops growing, evolving, and developing will suffer the consequences: problems. It is important to realize that relationships are a partnership, a team, and cannot be dependent (long term) on one person evolving and improving […]

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The Golden Mean of Happiness

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

At one time or another you or someone you know has said, “I’m just not happy.” We have all heard it; however, we never question the idea of what “happy” truly means to us. When we say we’re unhappy does that mean that we are completely dissatisfied in relationships, unhappy with our jobs, and spiritually […]

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Uplifting Yourself

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

By Rena Greenberg After my article “Your Craving-Free Life” ran in Transformation Magazine, I received a note from a reader, named Susan, who thanked me for the article and asked me to elaborate on the concept, “each of us is born into this world with a wound.” Thanks, Susan! Here’s what I am referring to […]

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Psychology and the Law of Attraction

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

By Natalie Amsden, Publisher of Transformation Magazine Since the popular book and movie The Secret hit the shelves in 2006, the concept of The Law of Attraction (LOA) has spread like wildfire, attracting believers and critics alike. Believers—who call themselves “deliberate creators”—practice the processes of positive thought, affirmative thinking, and visualization, believing that whatever we […]

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Your Relationship With Your Mind

Sep 01, 2011 No Comments

Have you ever finished an argument or conversation, only to realize five or 25 minutes later that you are still having the conversation in your head? Have you ever experienced someone saying something to you that triggers an emotion and you were left wondering where your reaction originated? Why does this happen? Many people seek […]

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Wired for Joy

Sep 01, 2011 No Comments

We all have the ability to create any emotion we want to experience at the flick of a switch. Imagine someone brings you a big, juicy lime. That person cuts into it, and the lime juice squirts onto you. He gives you a piece, and as you bite into it your face puckers as you […]

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Eliminate Childhood Mind Viruses

Aug 01, 2011 No Comments

Every one of us exits childhood with our own unique cocktail of patterns, programming, beliefs, habits, preferences, expectations, and mind viruses. Some of these ingrained pieces of our psyche are positive, such as saying please and thank you, brushing our teeth every day, and, hopefully, believing that education is important. However, we also enter adulthood […]

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The Story of Joy

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

Reflecting on the theme of joyful living led me to an online search of the word joy. I was surprised by the high number of links to consumer spending. While I don’t believe buying things is bad, I do think it would be wise to be more discerning about the corporate marketing messages that bombard […]

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