Posts in the ‘Life Skills’ Category

8 Benefits of Being a Nice Person

Growing up, we are taught to be “nice”. Turns out that being a nice person is not only beneficial to others but to ourselves as well. A recent study was conducted with over 1.9 million participants, the results of the study indicate that being “nice” or as we in the field of psychology “agreeable” has

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again! Time to set some goals and come up with some new year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. It is common in my practice to assist patients in setting goals for themselves. It can be a very helpful tool for making positive changes in your life and improving in areas

Mental Resiliency

Resiliency is defined as “the ability of a person to adjust to or recover readily from illness, adversity, and/or major life changes (according to Webster’s Dictionary).  Mental resiliency has been studied for decades and the research has indicated that some people are more mentally resilient than others. The article below not only describes more about

Multiple Suicides in Collegiate Student-Athletes

It saddens me deeply to hear of several recent suicides of collegiate athletes.  There is a great deal of pressure put on collegiate student-athletes and often times there is not enough support provided to them to assist them in dealing with this pressure.  In a recent conversation with a colleague who is employed at a

What to Know About Telehealth Therapy

Telehealth therapy became the norm during the pandemic and has really changed the field of psychology. Now most therapists offer telehealth, and it has been shown to be effective. Just like with face-to-face therapy, your confidentiality and privacy should be maintained. Telehealth can make this a little more challenging, but it is important to make

The One Thing That Warren Buffet Says That You Should Invest In

Warren Buffet is one of the wealthiest, successful people in the world and in this article, he is giving his advice on what he believes is the one investment that will produce a lifetime of returns.   You will be vey interested to see what he has to say! Read the article below to find

8 Habits That Are Killing Your Motivation

We all struggle with motivation at times.  There are many different reasons that we lack motivation but motivation is so important for us to function at work, school, home/family life, etc. There certainly are common reasons that we lack motivation and this article goes over them as well how to build and maintain motivation.

How Does the Tone of Your Voice Impact Communication???

I often hear, both in my person and professional life, that it is not what the person said but how the person said it that is upsetting to the other person. Specifically, the tone in which the person says it is what others find to be most upsetting. Well, as it turns out, the research suggests that

What Makes a Great Leader???

I often hear people debate whether someone is born to lead or if it can be learned. I believe that in order to be a good leader, you have to possess several different skills and skills can be learned. You might ask yourself, what are those skills it takes to be a good leader? The

Athletes and Motherhood

These two websites were recently brought to my attention, and I found them to be very interesting.  It made me realize that I have never had a client who was a professional athlete but also a mother.  Is that a coincidence?  I had never really thought about that until now.  Turns out there are very


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February 2023
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