11 reasons why a friend is not a therapist

Most of us have heard things like, “I don’t need a therapist- that’s what friends are for”, or “Why would I pay someone so I can talk about my problems? I have friends”. You may have said these things yourself. Yes, friends (or family) can be good sources of support, and it’s great we don’tContinue reading “11 reasons why a friend is not a therapist”

Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More

Whatever you celebrate or whether you celebrate, this time of year may be filled with family gatherings, get-togethers with friends, and being a bit busier.  Many of us enjoy the holidays, yet people report a significant amount of stress surrounding them.  Whether it’s trying to do too much, financial concerns about gift buying or takingContinue reading “Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More”

Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More

Whatever you celebrate or whether you celebrate, this time of year may be filled with family gatherings, get-togethers with friends, and being a bit busier.  Many of us enjoy the holidays, yet people report a significant amount of stress surrounding them.  Whether it’s trying to do too much, financial concerns about gift buying or takingContinue reading “Repost: 8 (9) Tips to Enjoy the Holidays More”

“We all want the same things, for pretty much the same reasons”

This is a phrase I use from time to time, whenever I feel myself getting caught up in other people’s emotions or annoyed by their behavior.  I read it in an article on the subject, which essentially talked about having compassion for others- even when it might be hard to do so.  In a timeContinue reading ““We all want the same things, for pretty much the same reasons””

5 Words I Have Come To Hate As A Psychologist

5 Words I Have Come To Hate As A Psychologist Being a psychologist, I sit with people every day and listen to their lives- what makes them happy or sad, what they like or dislike, how they see things, and what they view as the reasons for why things are.  I love hearing about otherContinue reading “5 Words I Have Come To Hate As A Psychologist”

“The easiest thing to do is nothing”.

This is something I say to my clients all the time.  And it’s true.  Here are a few examples: Staying in a relationship you know is bad because it’s easier than leaving. Feeling overweight but not going to the gym- or improving your diet because it’s “too hard”. Not looking for a better job whenContinue reading ““The easiest thing to do is nothing”.”

“I’ll (blank)…as soon as I (blank).”

Complete the statement. How often do you find yourself saying (or thinking) that?  I included blanks because there are so many common examples. “I’ll play with you…as soon as I clean up the kitchen”… “I’ll do my work…as soon as I finish these episodes of Game of Thrones”… “I’ll go to bed…as soon as I finishContinue reading ““I’ll (blank)…as soon as I (blank).””

Getting the Most Out of the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, and by the title I don’t mean how to get the most stuff- but how to get the most enjoyment out of the season.  Many look forward to this time with anticipation, excitement, and good memories, but most of us know that the holidays can leave us feeling disappointed, sad,Continue reading “Getting the Most Out of the Holiday Season”

Don’t hate… compensate!

As a psychologist I work with a lot of people who want to make a change in their lives.  They want to be more outgoing, assertive, or confident…less depressed, anxious, or boring…and so on.  We could probably all benefit from making one change or another. I have found myself lately writing about making changes.  It’s myContinue reading “Don’t hate… compensate!”

Obesity: Education vs fat-shaming, where is the line?

By now many people have seen this PSA by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, depicting a 300 lb, 32-year-old man in the ER with a heart attack.  In it, one of the doctors asks, “How in the hell does that happen?”, at which point you see a graphic rewind of many of the unhealthy choices the manContinue reading “Obesity: Education vs fat-shaming, where is the line?”

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