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5 Tips for Dealing with Depression

5 Tips for Dealing with Depression By Dr. Foojan Zeine, Psychotherapist, Speaker, Author, and Host of “Inner Voice” Depression is on the rise. 300 million people around the world have depression, according to the World Health Organization. 16.2 million adults in the United States—equaling 6.7 percent of all adults in the country—have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. A survey done by Pew Research Center, found that most U.S. teens see Anxiety and Depression as a major problem among their peers. Another report released by the BlueRead More

Anger is Destructive in an Intimate Relationship

Anger is Destructive in an Intimate Relationship 6 Tips to Express Anger in a Healthy Way By  Dr. Foojan Zeine, Psychotherapist, Speaker, Author, and Host of “Inner Voice” on KMET1490AM & ABC Radio Anger is an important emotion. It is an emotion that needs to be taken seriously. Like all emotions has an urgent message for us to listen to.  The structure of an intimate relationship or a marriage allows many opportunities for anger / resentment / agitation / frustration to manifest and show up, since it is a structureRead More

Am I ready to be a parent?

Ask most parents about their first few months of child rearing, and you’ll likely hear the same stories. They’ll talk about sleepless nights and painful deliveries. There will be tales of messy homes and even messier schedules. It will include leagues of harrowing narratives that end only when the youngsters move away to college — and even that’s unlikely to put a stop to the madness these days. Future mom and dad feet with little baby shoes on the floor. Happy young family awaiting baby, love and happiness, new lifeRead More

Your Mother’s Impact on Your Relationships – Eharmony Blog

Today’s guest blog is from Dr. Foojan Zeine, who I was lucky enough to meet recently when she visited us in the eHarmony offices. Her new book Life Reset is truly transformational. Below she shares her insight about the parental impact on one’s life. Enjoy. By Dr. Foojan Zeine It’s no secret that our relationship with our mother forms a huge part of our identity. After all, we begin life in her womb, so there is an attachment there that begins even before our attachment with our father. From infancy,Read More

A Practice to Help You Break Up with Your Bad Body Image Once and for All

Coming face-to-face with your Self can be one of the most difficult and critical steps in your journey to true self-awareness. Beliefs and feelings about yourself can be really persistent, often deeply ingrained in the psyche since childhood. Inviting these old beliefs in and bringing awareness to them, however, plays a pivotal role in releasing the kind of patterns that hold you down and keep you stuck. This is a close-up look at you—that only you can take. Really Look at Yourself The first step? Get a mirror and reallyRead More

The S.M.A.R.T. Way To Be Successful In Every Aspect Of Your Life

What does success mean to you? The word “success” is thrown around in many realms of life, and yes, it’s the one we strive toward, aim for, fight for, and define ourselves with. In the dictionary, it’s defined as “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame. The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The attainment of popularity or profit. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.” Success has two components — a subjective sense of feeling successful or being a success and aRead More

How To Keep Your Suspicions About Cheating From Eating You Alive

Don’t give in to toxic resentments. A woman named Lisa was desperate to know if her husband was cheating. She told me he comes home late and sometimes stays away for days at a time without calling. When she calls him, he angrily tells her not to bother him. She found a box of 12 condoms in his car — and 2 of the wrappers had been opened and were now empty. Even with what seems like such clear evidence, he denies all accusations and can offer a justification forRead More

The question I mostly get asked is “what makes an intimate relationship work?”

Let’s first define what we mean when we say “Intimate relationship”. Many people think it is the sum of 2 people who are in love and committed together. I would argue that an intimate relationship is not the sum of the two, but the sum of the interactions between the two. We all come with some sort of fantasy and expectation into our relationships and when our fantasies crash and our expectations not fulfilled, with a sense of an entitlement, we demand to be given what is our god givenRead More

How to effectively manage your time?

It seems that it is getting harder and harder to manage our time every day. With our life becoming a big social media, smart phones and apps that are constantly interrupting us to tell us about the latest news, and texts coming from every one that we know while expecting to be answered immediately, it is harder to prioritize our tasks during the day. Yet, it is one of the most important factors of our life to be able to manage our time or it will undermine our success. WhatRead More

How can I get myself to move forward ?

Many of us have had hardships in the past. May it be events that have happened to us, the way our parents have treated us, intimate relationships that did not work, friends or lovers who have betrayed us, etc… It seems that there is an inquiry about “why” it happened? “why” they did it to me? Regardless of how many times we try to answer these questions we fall short of the answers. There is a secret wish to go back and change the events of the past and beRead More