What Does It Take to Find REAL Happiness?
Dr. Rick Petronella Is it really true that more and more of something (love, sex, fame, drugs, etc.) will make you happy? Unfortunately, if you are not careful, the more pleasure you get the more you will need in the future to continue making you happy. This is referred to as hedonic adaptation. Your brain […]Read More
How to Rekindle Love
Dr. Rick Petronella Valentine’s Day is always a time for us to reflect upon our relationship with our partners. This is when things can begin to improve in our relationships. Will you continue to feel exhausted, burnt out, unmotivated and blah? Or will you be open to giving and receiving more love in your relationship? Or will […]Read More
Cancel Your New Year’s Resolutions
Dr. Rick Petronella Goal-setting is great. We want to better ourselves and our lives. January is a popular time for New Year’s resolutions on our minds and in our sights. The gyms are bursting at the seams. The health food stores have empty shelves. Married couples have a renewed sense of devotion. Family budgets are in place. And, […]Read More
Surviving or Celebrating the Holidays
Dr. Rick Petronella The holiday season can bring mixed emotions for many. For some, it’s their favorite time of year. It’s a time of joy, celebration, family, and warmth. For others, it can bring feelings of sadness and loss. It’s a time of remembering loved ones they have lost, struggles with addiction, financial worry, and other […]Read More
Why Do We Have Negative Thoughts?
Dr. Rick Petronella Even with the benefits of speaking, the tongue has power to destroy. The angry words we mumble under our breath on our way out the door, the words we shout out when someone driving their car cuts us off, those words we hurl when we’re on the defensive— all of them can […]Read More
What We Can Change vs What We Cannot Dr. Rick Petronella The Serenity Prayer is a wonderful prayer of surrender. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr Peace is achieved when we remove the obstacles […]Read More
Rebuilding, Re-Envisioning, and Reengaging Life with a Purpose Dr. Rick Petronella As we navigate back into life emerging from COVID and lockdown, those who have experienced resilience tend to become more balanced, positive, connected, determined, and hopeful. They have lived- and are living- with higher self-awareness. The journey is often not an easy path. There […]Read More
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Dr. Rick Petronella If you ever fear you’ll be discovered as inadequate, here’s how to stop those unwanted fears. Do you ever think, “Someone is going to find out that I’m not as good as they think?” “What if they realize they hired the wrong person?” “I fear it is a matter of time people […]Read More
Good Grief: Overcoming Loss
By: Dr. Rick Petronella For many, this will be the first time in over a year that you feel hope again. If we choose hope and we choose to be even better because of this COVID challenge, then maybe we can recognize that we have grown in strength and character over the past year. Grief is […]Read More
Am I Enough to Love?
By: Dr. Rick Petronella We all want to receive love. But maybe it comes in a form you don’t want – perhaps someone offers romantic love but that’s not what you’re looking for – or it doesn’t come at all. Then there is the heartache and helplessness; you can’t make others love you if they […]Read More