Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Embarrassment: A Dreadful and Honest Response

Commonly experienced, and unfortunately well remembered, embarrassments happen in relation to other people. They result in feelings of exposure, awkwardness, and regret. Embarrassment usually occurs when we violate a social standard, be it tripping, ...

What Me Worry?: Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense, too frequent, and too unrelenting can d...

Cognitive Biases Make Common Sense Neither

I argued that common sense was vastly over-rated as a tool for making sound judgments and that we need to engage in “reasoned sense” that includes both extensive direct experience and critical thinking. Taking steps that include the informa...

Mind-Body Connections for Coping with Crisis

Mind-Body Connections for Coping with Crisis   The gun violence in Orlando, FL that claimed the lives of 50 people this week, as well as the ongoing epidemic of violent acts on civilians has unsettled many of us. How can we feel safe in the face...

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me   I believe writing this article is similar to writing the directions to solve a Rubik’s cube or giving someone the cheat codes to a complex video game. If you’ve ever used a cheat code or go...

What Are You Doing With Your Biases

We live in a time when our biases, perceptions and stereotypes, as well as their consequences are immediately seen through social media and news outlets. This process makes us aware, but also evokes a lot of emotion in many of us. It is easy to place...

When Your Spouse is Depressed

Dealing with a depressed spouse is not easy. The burden that is carried by one partner often migrates over to the other, and in the end both people may feel depressed and hopeless. According to a study by EAP consultants https://www2.usgs.gov/huma...

Group Therapy for Kids: Try New Alternatives for Summer!

Group Therapy for Kids: Try New Alternatives for Summer! Tamara J. Reeves, Ph.D.   Benefits of Group Therapy For Kids We all know that group therapy for children provides a number of benefits! As a psychologist, I feel it is a helpful additio...

Common Sense is Neither Common nor Sense

Common sense, defined as “sound judgment derived from experience rather than study,” is one of the most revered qualities in America. It evokes images of early and simpler times in which industrious men and women built our country into what...

Your Parents or Partner: Who Are You Married To

  Before I became a couples therapist, I looked at conflicted couples (and my own conflicted relationships) and saw pain, insecurity, desperation, and little hope. Today, I see conflicted couples (and my own marital challenges) as golden opport...

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