Priorities: Goalkeeping is Key

This post explores the necessity of defining priorities when setting goals and making decisions. Decision-making should be done by evaluating highest-priority goals and making choices that move us towards those goals.

Punitiveness: Moral Conviction or Self-Infliction?

This post compares the personality trait of authoritarianism to the schema Punitiveness and offers useful tips for dealing with the schema of Punitiveness.

Sexuality: The Messages We Hold Close

This post describes the benefits of exploring sexual messages by utilizing a sexual experiences time-line. Additionally, this post offers guidance for exploring sexual experiences and messages and the impact that messages can have on individuals.

Solution Focus: Letting the Exception Rule

This post explores Solution Focused Therapy and how to look for a solution by looking at the exceptions to a problem, or by focusing on when the problem does not occur.

Orchids: The Struggle in the Bloom

This post explores the concept of resiliency by considering the fact that an Orchid often blooms by being stimulated by unfavorable conditions. Resiliency often produces growth in individuals, especially when brought about by difficult situations.

Validation and the Walls Before Us

This post explores the impact of not receiving validation from those close to us. This post also includes steps to take to increase likeliness of receiving and giving validation.

Caveman No More: Surviving Modern Day Anxiety

This post explores the origins of the concept of anxiety and how it may be experienced in modern times. This post includes 5 techniques to practice to lessen and control anxious symptoms.

Schema: Don’t Be a Puppet at the Mercy of Your Past

This post defines schema and explores Schema Therapy and the impact of schema and narrative on how we practice owning our stories.

The Youth of a Nation: Sold to the Highest Bidder

This post explores problematic screen usage (PSU) and screen addiction in children and adolescents. This post also provides tips to parents for limiting screen usage by their children. This post interacts with content from the documentary The Social Dilemma and concerns about internet marketing strategies.

Pieces of the Past: How Unprocessed Trauma Leads to Disassociation

This post explores disassociation in relation to previous traumatic experiences and provides theory for reintegrating parts of an individual’s experience in order for healing to occur.

Expectations and Fairness: Can You Tell the Difference?

This post explores the potential to blame others when we are not intentional about differentiating between our own expectations and the perception of unfairness and fairness in actions of others.

%d bloggers like this: