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Do We Even Know What The Word ‘Happiness’ Means Anymore?

Do We Even Know What The Word ‘Happiness’ Means Anymore?

For most of my life, I was guilty of chasing happiness too. But after about five years doing a deep dive into some of this literature on happiness, I realized that our culture’s gold standard definition of “happy” doesn’t match up to the history and research.

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How to Stop Being An Over-Thinker

How to Stop Being An Over-Thinker

Frequently, my clients talk to me about how they overthink many problems or over-analyze a situation. People do this because they engage in something that I call “preemptive coping.”

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6 Techniques to Achieve Sustainable Life Satisfaction

6 Techniques to Achieve Sustainable Life Satisfaction

As a clinical psychologist, my mission is to help people realize the kind of life satisfaction and inherent lovability that’s dependent on no one but themselves to sustain it. I know this is possible because it’s a theory that I have researched and developed from...

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Embracing the Beauty of Flaws

Embracing the Beauty of Flaws

“How come the world doesn’t see things through my eyes?” These are astute words on a painting that has been hanging in my office for the last 15 years (penned by a, then, 17-year-old beautiful, artistic client of mine). Those words resonated deeply with me and made me...

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An Inside Look Into a Psychologist’s Self-Care Routine

An Inside Look Into a Psychologist’s Self-Care Routine

I’m often asked about what my personal self-care routine is for maintaining my mental health. I’m happy to share, although, I encourage you to develop a self-care routine that is unique to you. It’s essential for people to live with their own authenticity and I don’t...

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3 Small Daily Changes to Boost Your Self-Confidence

3 Small Daily Changes to Boost Your Self-Confidence

In my practice, lack of self-confidence is a significant issue. A lot of people come to me because they have low self-confidence and are disappointed with themselves and their behavior. If a lack of self-confidence is something you struggle with, I want to give you some tasks that should help reduce your feelings of low self-confidence.

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Self-Reinforcement: The Key to Life Satisfaction

Self-Reinforcement: The Key to Life Satisfaction

One of the greatest problems I see in my patients is they’ve lost the ability to believe that they can accomplish their goals. Then, gradually, they have let go of their goals altogether, leaving them feeling aimless and unproductive. Without a sense of effectiveness...

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How to Feel Better About the Decisions You Make

How to Feel Better About the Decisions You Make

A lot of my clients really struggle with how to become better at making decisions. Many people delegate decision making to other people in their lives because they don’t want to to take responsibility for a decision that results in a ends negative outcome.

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