Success means knowing the difference between who we are and what we do

On most mornings, thoughts of work, errands, and chores stir me awake: To Do lists snap me from my slumber and toward a full day's worth of duties and tasks. My mind "goes there" out of habit and a...

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To Change or Not to Change?

Often a person enters into therapy stating that they need to make a change (or changes) in their lives. These desired changes generally fall into the category of adjustments to thoughts, circumstances, and/or behaviors. But first, a distinction needs...

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Can I Trust You with Your Own Opinion?

It's a matter of trust: All of us, at some point, have 1). adopted popular trends 2). joined the opinion bandwagon 3). mimicked the behavior of someone we perceived as better than us as a way to feel "cool." Usually,...

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Why You May Be Falling Behind Rather Than Springing Forward

The New Year is in full swing as spring is on the horizon. A few months back, many of us took to the tradition of challenging ourselves by setting goals for 2018. Whether those resolutions pertained to personal, professional,...

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Performance Pressure

In a culture built on principles of self-determination, perseverance, and competition beginning as early as Manifest Destiny; American society continues to instill the notion of “survival of the fittest.” We are taught that we should excel in school, have...

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Small Steps Toward Positive Change

I believe that the “do one thing differently” technique works for a variety of client concerns. In my experience, this approach has been helpful in decreasing ruminating thoughts and defeating self-talk, improving self-esteem, breaking negative habits, increasing motivation, and...

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How Curiosity Keeps Us Healthy

How Curiosity Keeps Us Healthy I am excited about iPhone X. While this may sound trendy, trite, even off-putting to non-Apple pickers - Let me state the case for my curiosity.... Today's hand-held devices are Smart: We are all within thumb's reach...

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Mentors: Use Wisely

Mentors: Use Wisely Wisely seeking guidance from knowledgeable and kind mentors can build winning self-esteem and predicate impactful careers. I've had the privilege of interacting with a range of noteworthy individuals during my life and career: Mentors whose contributions have helped shape me...

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Training for Emotional Achievement

Training for Emotional Achievement Our lives can be overshadowed by our negative thinking. Endlessly looping about what went wrong, why it went wrong and who's to blame for it going wrong can replace our fun with frustration. Over time and left...

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Creating New Year’s Resolutions That Work

New Year’s Resolutions can serve as effective mapping tools; driving purpose, productivity, and fulfillment. Unfortunately, it's common practice to highjack New Year’s Resolutions and reroute them toward self-involved tests of our emotional worth. Using New Year’s Resolutions to determine self-worth is ironical and...

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