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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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“How The Dunning-Kruger Effect Deludes Us” on Psychology Today

By |2019-10-09T06:51:59-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

When I posted a podcast episode on imposter syndrome on social media, a follower brought up a good question. What's the name for the opposite behavior of imposter syndrome—when someone thinks they know more than they actually do? There is really a name for it. It's called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. The Dunning-Kruger Effect is a cognitive [...]

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“Facing Empty Nest Syndrome: How to cope so life feels full again” on Psychology Today

By |2019-08-19T20:12:31-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Parenting, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , |

You raised your child to be independent, but still, it can feel like such as loss when your child moves out on their own. Empty nest syndrome is a very real feeling of grief and loss, including feelings of loneliness and shifting of your sense of purpose. It most frequently happens when your children go off [...]

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“Rebuilding After a Gaslighting/Narcissist Relationship” on Psychology Today

By |2019-07-16T18:37:09-04:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Gaslighting, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , |

Life in the aftermath of a gaslighting or narcissistic relationship can be a struggle. You may have left the relationship with wounds to your heart and your self-esteem. If the gaslighter/narcissist left you for someone else, you may be feeling rage and betrayal. You may also be pretty mean to yourself, blaming yourself for things that [...]

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“Gaslighters Tell You Other People Think You’re Crazy Too” on Psychology Today

By |2019-07-03T15:24:15-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Gaslighting, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , |

A common tactic of gaslighters/narcissists is to falsely claim that they have others that verify their criticisms of you. Several clients have reported to me that their gaslighting/narcissistic partners would make comments like the following: "Everyone knows you're crazy." "My entire family thinks you're crazy." "Everyone is disappointed in you." "Your family knows what you're like. [...]

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