Awareness: Using your Senses not your Stories

I avidly observe dogs because they are present-tense creatures. I find their instinctual logic both useful and inspirational for my own sense of awareness. Sure, dogs occasionally bark, cower or growl but these are behaviors bourne out of real-time...

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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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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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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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The F Word – Overcoming the fear of FAILURE

The F Word - Overcoming the fear of FAILURE The "F Word" The "F Word" I am referring to is not the expletive uttered under our breaths in heavy traffic but, rather, to another F Bomb: FAILURE In our "success at all costs"...

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Telling the Truth About Lying

As lying becomes commonplace in Social Media, a clear conversation is needed about how lying affects our emotional wellbeing. Bending experiences into Instagrammed smiles or exaggerated Facebook passages, many skew personal data. As a result, we've become a culture of false...

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Resolutions: Mapping Goals for Willpower and Success

Resolutions: Mapping Goals for Willpower and Success Most of us set goals, yet the vast majorities neglect to pack the willpower generating maps needed to productively navigate these resolutions. Using past habits to create present successes is not an effective goal...

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How to shed your emotional baggage through a balanced life diet

How to shed your emotional baggage through a balanced life diet My New Pal Many of us have "smart" phones: Devices that (with only a bit of our assistance) are capable of just about anything. My iPhone in hand, I step into...

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Living forward while appreciating where you’ve been

  Living forward while appreciating where you've been By: Phillip McCulley, LMFT This is by far the hardest article I've written in the 2½ years I've been with The Mental Gym. The topic: Living Forward and how it applies to me. Saying Goodbye It's been an...

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