The Curse of Learned Helplessness

Often in my practice, I meet people who are so transparent about what is wrong with them. Don't get me wrong, they don't come in and tell me their exact diagnosis and the features that are interfering with their daily living. I wish my job was THAT easy! Instead,...

A New Book from Brené Brown coming in August 2015

Brené Brown's next book, Rising Strong, comes out on August 25, 2015. That gives you time to read her other two books. I love how she sees the progression of her work: The Gifts of Imperfection – Be you. Daring Greatly – Be all in. Rising Strong – Fall. Get up. Try...

Happy Easter/Happy Sunday: Why I Am Completely Open About My Faith

I believe in God. There. I said it. There was a time when I wasn't open about my faith. I kept it to myself and it stayed stagnant. Looking back I know it is one of the reasons I have felt a bit of disconnect in my life in the past. I didn't grow in my faith because I...

When FOX 4 Calls – I Come Running

I'm grateful for the relationship I have with FOX 4.  They make it so easy to look smart and they tend to get good shots of my legs.  (Hey, I work hard to keep those legs.)  It helps balance out those days where I can't remember someone's name, I burn toast, and when...

Way Too Young To Have a Heart Attack at The Age of 45

You and I know that there are things we could do to get healthier. Exercise more Eat better Get more sleep Manage stress Last Friday, I had a patient, on her way to my office call me at the last minute to cancel her appointment.  In her message she said she suddenly...

Are You Keeping Your Resolutions?

Did you make a New Year's Resolution for this year? According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology: "People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions." So if you didn't do it yet,...

How To Cope With Disappointment and Live To Tell About It

We all have them.  Disappointments. Today I looked up the definition of the word "Disappointment" and got clear about what it really means. I'm nerdy like that. I like to make sure I really understand what someone is telling me so I look up definitions. Do you do that...

Marital Problems Over the Holidays: Anything is Possible

Anything is possible. That's what I believe. Typically this time of year, many marriages are in trouble. I work more hours in my clinical practice in January than I do in the summer months combined.  I'm sure I'm not the only Psychologist who says that. The reason?...

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