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A Brand New Way of Working with Me:

I recently sent a survey out to my community to get a better sense of what people are struggling with and how I can help. It turned out to be a really valuable exercise because the same themes kept popping up over and over again. Some of the greatest desires for growth and support that I heard were around: Managing stress, anxiety, and/or burnout Owning your worth around money and…

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Why Addressing Mental Health Alone Will Never Solve America’s Gun Problem  

Well, none of us saw this coming, did we? That a bunch of high school students would become the super heroes we’ve all been waiting for. The Parkland, Florida school shooting has been so dominant in the news lately that this article can go without a preamble – but I will tell you that it’s been inspiring for me to see the NRA on its heels like never before. It…

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018…

It’s been a quiet year for me, publicly. I’ve done very little writing or speaking. I’ve spent most of 2017 privately learning, watching, and studying. It’s been a hard year in some ways, and I know I’m not alone. Truthfully, something really changed for me when Donald Trump was elected. There was a feeling of somehow falling through the looking glass, and I haven’t been able to shake it –…

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If You Fall into a Ditch – Don’t Decorate It [video interview]

I have something really special for you here – an interview with my buddy Kirsten Johnson. Kirsten is a life coach, author, and video blogger – and her personal story of recovery is incredibly inspiring. I guarantee that, no matter what you’re going through, Kirsten’s story will show you that human beings are capable of profound, life-altering CHANGE. I’m super excited to share this interview with you. Want the nutshell version?…

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Narcissism, Authoritarianism, and America’s 45th president

I recently sat down with Dr. Craig Malkin, a fellow psychologist who specializes in narcissistic personality disorder and who wrote a book called Rethinking Narcissism: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists, to talk about the mental health of America’s new commander in chief. Please click on this image to watch the video, and you can read below if you’re curious to learn more: A lot has been said in…

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Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet

Happy 2017! I’m kicking off my first post of the new year with something that I’m REALLY excited to share with you – a Skype interview that I did with my good friend Suzannah Scully. Suzannah is a highly sought-after executive coach and the host of a podcast called The Cosmos in You, where she interviews scientists and experts of various stripes about the nature of consciousness, evidence of life after…

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If you feel like a blue dot in a red state…

Before this election actually occurred, I struggled so much with how or whether to write about it. It’s been an event of enormous personal interest to me, and I think that I just wasn’t sure how much the people who read my writing would care, or find it relevant to my work. If you follow me on social media you may know that I’ve dipped a toe in once or…

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How to Stop Telling Yourself Stories That Hold You Back

In many ways, our emotional lives are nothing more than a collection of stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves. Whether we paint ourselves as victim or victor, bystander or primary actor, our internal worlds are just a collection of narratives about the things that have happened to us and the way that we’ve responded to them. More to the point, how we feel about our lives is a matter…

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How to Make Sense of a Panic Attack

Do you know what a panic attack is? For many people who experience one, it feels like shortness of breath, a racing heart, sweating, shaking, nausea, chest pain, and/or a sense of “depersonalization” – the surreal sense that you’re no longer fully rooted in your body or its surroundings. Sounds like a blast, right? No. Not fun. Beyond the symptoms though, do you know what a panic attack really IS?…

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Why It’s OK To Get Upset About “First World Problems”

If you’re like most people, my guess is that – at least some of the time – you feel a little blue or a little anxious. Maybe you feel more than a little that way. Regardless, figuring out the why can be tough, right? Especially when you’re constantly being told to “think positively,” or to “control your thoughts” so that you can “manifest the best reality” – or to stop complaining about your “first…

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