“All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need.” -The Beatles Many people agree with The Beatles on this one, and with the happiness that love can bring it is no surprise that the pain we feel when a relationship comes to an …Read More
You are probably familiar with the terms “introvert” and “extrovert,” and you may even identify yourself as one or the other, but sometimes people are not aware of the actual meaning of each. Introvert, Extrovert and Ambivert Definitions According to Meyers & Briggs, the terms introversion and extroversion were originally coined by the founder of …Read More
Unchecked Internet Time Can Have Harmful Effects
Feb 17, 2013
Think back to your day. What portion of it did you spend on the Internet? Between social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr and the endless amount of information you can find online, there are plenty of time-fillers on the Internet. Online Communication is Increasing Today it appears that practically everyone uses the …Read More
Video Blog: How Do We Improve Our Relationships?
Dec 20, 2012
In this video blog (see below), I discuss one particular approach that researchers have PROVEN will enhance our relationships. Since most of our happiness resides in our relationships, it’s win-win scenario. Check it out to find out what it is…but know that putting it into practice regularly is THE key experiencing the results.
In the wake of the deeply disturbing events in Connecticut on Friday, many of you may be wondering about the best way to talk to your kids about something so violent and heinous. Many of us are having a difficult enough time making sense of this for ourselves. How much is too much for kids …Read More
Video Blog – Being Right vs. Being Effective
Nov 26, 2012
Hello! I recently did this video blog (see embedded video below) on how we too often focus on being right instead of being effective. This is a lesson I keep have to “re-learn” in my own life, but I do believe I’m getting better over time (I guess my wife would be the best judge!). …Read More
Finding Similarities: A Key to Relationships
Nov 12, 2012
I shot the video blog below just before the November 6 election, so figuring out how to get along better with one another has been on my mind a lot lately. I hope ya’ll find this as helpful as I have!—Dr. Brooks
A Rule of Thumb for Relationships
Nov 9, 2012
I recently shot a new video blog (see below) about a good rule of thumb to use in your social relationships. It’s personally helped me a lot, so I hope that you can get some mileage out of it as well. If you enjoy it, please “like” it and share with others!
Foundations of Happiness – Video Blog
Nov 2, 2012
It only took me a couple of years to finally getting around to this, but I’ve started a video blog here at the ApaCenter. Here’s one of my first ones on the Foundations of Happiness. I hope you enjoy it – there will be many more to come in the future!—Dr. Brooks
Self-Compassion: Be Good to Ourselves
Oct 28, 2012
In my previous blog, I discussed how it is important to refrain from harshly judging others. What about ourselves? I often find that we can be much more critical of ourselves than we are of other people. How many times have you done something…well, let’s just say “not too wise”…and you said to yourself (aloud …Read More