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“Attribution Bias Can Kill You” on Psychology Today

By |2020-07-06T19:24:50-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Attribution bias may fool you into thinking that you don't need to wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. You do. In a previous article on attribution bias, I wrote how this cognitive fallacy can cause issues in relationships. When we place significant importance on our most recent memory or an event that has a lot of emotional weight, it [...]

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“How Availability Bias Messes Up Your Relationships” on Psychology Today

By |2020-06-29T21:01:15-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Availability bias can fool us into putting value on the wrong things. Availability bias, or availability heuristic, tells us that the thing we can recall the quickest during an argument or debate, or the memory that had the most impact on us emotionally has the most importance. As you can imagine, it can trip us up [...]

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“5 Ways to Cope with Sudden Unemployment” on Psychology Today

By |2020-06-15T15:13:16-04:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Career, Crisis, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , , , |

The pandemic has taken your job - learn how to maintain your mental health. A second wave of job cuts is predicted to affect close to 6 million workers. While the first wave, during February and March, impacted more front line workers, the second wave will impact more managerial and supervisory workers. While the first wave of job cuts impacted [...]

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“So You’re Stuck at Home with Your Narcissist Parent” on Psychology Today

By |2020-04-07T14:08:36-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Family, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Your narcissist parent can turn a quarantine into a nightmare. You have a narcissist/gaslighter for a parent. Going to work was your reprieve from the narcissist's antics. Work was like a vacation for you. Or maybe you only had to visit your parent on weekends. Even then, you kept the visits short. But now your parent [...]

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“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Right Now” on Psychology Today

By |2020-03-27T12:40:42-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Feeling overwhelmed has become our new normal. You are probably feeling extremely stressed, fatigued, and overwhelmed right now. The good news is that you are completely normal for feeling this way. The bad news is that this has become our new normal. How did we get here, and how do we protect ourselves emotionally? First, the lack of testing and accurate [...]

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“12 Ways to Effectively Parent During Coronavirus (COVID-19)” on Psychology Today

By |2020-03-17T16:47:10-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Children, Health, Parenting, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , |

As a parent, you are probably feeling a variety of emotions right now about the coronavirus pandemic — anxiety, fear,  anger, burnout, confusion, and an overwhelming sense of chaos. We are in the midst of an event that many have not seen in our lifetimes. On top of that, your kids' school has just been canceled for two weeks. You may have [...]

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“Watch Out For These Red Flags On a First Date” on Psychology Today

By |2020-02-20T15:45:19-05:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Dating, Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

We all hope our first dates will go well, but know these red flags so you can get out quickly. If you’re back out in the dating world after a divorce, breakup, or death of your spouse, you are not alone. You may find that a lot has changed since you were single. For example, online [...]

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“Discover 8 Journaling Techniques for Better Mental Health” on Psychology Today

By |2020-01-24T16:08:14-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

Different styles of journaling can help improve your mental health. Ever wondered how you should journal? Learn eight ways that you can use journaling to reduce stress, increase self-reflection, and create a better sense of wellbeing. One of the great things about journaling is there is no "wrong" way to do it. You can even have fun journaling. Journaling is [...]

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“How to Start Journaling for Better Mental Health” on Psychology Today

By |2020-01-24T16:07:40-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

Journaling can be therapeutic for your mind and body. You may have been "assigned" journaling as part of therapy, or thought about journaling on your own. But where do you start? Start with the basics. First, journaling is just a way to record your thoughts and feelings. Second, deciding to journal is a great way to [...]

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“Six Ways to Psychologically Thrive as a Digital Nomad” on Psychology Today

By |2019-10-29T14:39:20-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Career, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

You are untethered to a location. Have internet, can travel. Being able to traverse the world without needing to be in a permanent spot can be freeing — and also a little discombobulating. Here are six ways to stay psychologically healthy while you are on the road. You Can Feel Exhilarated and Homesick at the Same [...]

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