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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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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THINK Your way to Effective Communication

It has been written: “there are no sure things in life,” however, my experiences as both a psychotherapist and career counselor have taught me one foolproof exception to this adage: Effective communication must include an awareness of self and others. Whether...

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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" 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" culture, failure is a scary concept. Some act on...

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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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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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