Author Archives: Joanne J. Wendt, Ph.D.

8 Dating Turnoffs Men Over 50 Should Stop Doing

By Lisa Copeland

Here’s a heads up for the post 50 single men out there… We ladies are so excited when you choose us as the “girl” you want to meet. Hours before our date with you, we are worrying whether you’ll like us. Our bedroom floor is littered with clothes as we look for just the perfect outfit to impress you. We do our best to look good, hoping the two of us click. Then the date happens and sometimes we’re bewildered by who we meet.

1. Gentlemen, please dress like you care about yourself. You don’t have to wear a suit to impress us but it would be nice if you didn’t wear your baggiest jeans and a stained shirt. You may be losing weight but there are a zillion discount stores out there that will gladly sell you a nice pair of jeans and a polo style shirt for less than $50.

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This Simple Task Could Make You More Resilient

By Sarah Newman, MA When we’re anxious our bodies undergo changes to prepare for a fight-or-flight situation. It’s an evolutionary response. Picture the moment a deer hears the snap of a twig nearby. The deer’s heart rate goes up, breathing becomes shallow, and the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol are released. Some people recover physically… Continue Reading

Networking for Introverts: 4 Secrets to Meet New People

By Melody Wilding, L.C.S.W. Networking can be, at times, awkward and even produce anxiety. The thought of reaching out to people you don’t know to build potential business relationships can seem daunting. How do those “super connector” social butterflies carry themselves with such confidence while others stammer and stutter? As it turns out, there’s a… Continue Reading

5 Tips for Highly Sensitive People in Navigating Overwhelm

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. When you’re a highly sensitive person, you have a rich and complex inner life. And you tend to get overwhelmed — more so than non-sensitive people. You might get overwhelmed by bright lights, loud noises, strong smells, coarse fabrics and big crowds. You might feel frazzled when someone is watching you… Continue Reading