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Expressing Gratitude Nov 21, 2022

It's hard to believe that it's already Thanksgiving! Maybe it's just me, but time seems to be flying by faster and faster this year.

I tend to be non-traditional with holidays. Who I spend them with and how I honor them varies year to year, but Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorites. I...

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Peak Mind Pro: Dealing with Change and Uncertainty Nov 16, 2022

Navigating times of uncertainty and change can be difficult. Here's why and what to do about it.

 

These are uncertain times.

Sure, but aren't they always? 

Whether we're talking recent community or global events or the ever-evolving world of business, life is full of uncertainty and...

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How to Invest in Healthy Relationships Nov 14, 2022

Understanding your relationship bank account and how to keep your balance high can keep your relationships healthy. Be sure to make regular investments into your relationships and minimize withdrawals.

 

Few things matter more in determining the quality of your life than your relationships....

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Don't Let Fear of Rejection Hold You Back Nov 07, 2022

I have some big news to share. Last weekend, I gave my first TEDx talk! 

This has been a long-time personal goal, a true bucket list item. The experience was everything I'd hoped it would be, and I'm incredibly proud of the talk I gave.

I won't lie. I've really enjoyed having people cheer me...

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10 Things You Should Know About Anxiety Oct 31, 2022

Anxiety is a pretty universal experience, and problematic anxiety is the most common mental health concern. It also happens to be the thing I've specialized in for nearly 20 years now. In honor of Halloween, a holiday dedicated to scary things, I'd like to share my Top 10 Things You Need to...

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Willpower Is Overrated Oct 24, 2022

My job as a clinical psychologist comes with many perks - good coping skills, setting my own hours, witnessing others transform and blossom - but one of the true luxuries is that I get to hear the real deal inside scoop. People share with me the pain points they hide from everyone...

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The Importance of Giving the Benefit of the Doubt Oct 17, 2022

A few months ago, I was at a friend's housewarming party. As fully grown adults, we played on the slip n slide, basked in the sun, shared food, and talked. 

I didn't really know most of the other guests. They were part of a big social group my friend had recently connected with. This group...

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Peak Mind Pro: Bridging the Belief System Gap Oct 11, 2022

We are driven by invisible forces. The decisions we make, the actions we take, and our reactions to events are all determined by our beliefs, many of which are subconscious, meaning out of our direct awareness. 

Our beliefs are essentially our minds' operating system for how to be human and...

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Tending Your Mind's Garden: Cultivating the Right Beliefs Oct 10, 2022

I like metaphors. They make complex concepts easy to understand and have a way of just making things click. One I'm chewing on right now is that your mind is a garden with thoughts and beliefs being the plants that grow there. That concept leads to questions like what gets planted and by whom?...

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How to Be More Optimistic Oct 03, 2022

Are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person? 

This is the stereotypical embodiment of optimism versus pessimism, and it highlights just how very differently the same situation can be viewed. As we all know, life is full of ups and downs. How we view those events makes a huge...

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Dare to Do the Impossible Sep 26, 2022

Guess what...

I learned how to drive a motorcycle this week!

This is a big deal.

A really big deal.

Because I'm legally blind. I haven't been able to drive anything in years because of my visual impairment.

So, you see, driving a motorcycle is a huge deal for me because it meant doing the...

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The Path to Big Achievements Is Paved with SMART Goals Sep 19, 2022

It can feel really frustrating or defeating to fail to reach your goals. Sadly, this is something we’ve all run into at one point or another. Behavior change is hard…especially if you don’t have the right skills and know how. Fortunately, there are some strategies you can use...

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