A conversation with neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett on the counterintuitive ways your mind processes reality—and why understanding that might help you feel a little less anxious. BY CLAY SKIPPER  November 30, 2020   Original Article can be found here: https://www.gq.com/story/lisa-feldman-barrett-interview Your Brain Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Does At the very beginning of her … Read more

Original Article can be found at https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/article/1076/when-helping-doesnt-help  When Helping Doesn’t Help: Why Some Clients May Not Want to Change  By David Burns   March/April 2017 As therapists, we want nothing more than to help people who are suffering—help them feel better as soon as possible and help them, after therapy, live more emotionally satisfying lives. But that usually requires … Read more

11 Mental Tricks to Stop Overthinking Everything Stop worrying and start growing. BY SCOTT MAUTZ, KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND AUTHOR, ‘FIND THE FIRE’ AND ‘MAKE IT MATTER’@SCOTT_MAUTZ Being a leader requires confidence, decisiveness, and quick thinking–none of which are served by overthinking every decision or scenario or worrying about every move you make. There’s a time to think, a time … Read more

How to Avoid Over-Thinking 1. When you feel bogged down and you can’t clear your mind, do something physical or get some exercise. 2. Set a time limit for your “thinking time” then make yourself move on to doing something else. 3. Interrupt the thinking process or distract yourself by diverting your attention onto something very … Read more

That ‘no’ is just somebody’s opinion, and frequently uttered from a frightened and narrow mind. To trust my instincts more – it would certainly have saved me a great deal of bother and heartache. To always be grateful for what you have even when you are feeling at your lowest ebb, there is always something … Read more

This is an interesting blog which appeared on the ReachOut.com website. An good read for bored students this summer.   http://ie.reachout.com/2014/06/03/6-tips-to-surviving-while-broke-this-summer/   Now that school and college is drawing to an end, who’s not looking forward summer? Letting the hazy days drift by sounds idyllic. The reality however can be quite stressful, especially if you’re … Read more

One thing I think I have become know by my clients for is repeating incessantly “think positive”. I do it a lot. And I mean it! Then I read the article posted below and it got me thinking: have I got it wrong? Am I giving poor guidance? Having thought about it I don’t feel … Read more

[This post by Robyn Brennan first appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-ways-reduce-stress-and-live-worry-free-life.html?ref=fbp&n=1] Today, we live in such a fast paced society and there is so much going on around us that is hard not to be stressed out. We have families, friends, taxes, rent and so many other factors we have little control over. When we can, we … Read more

[The original article by Jill Harness appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/15-things-you-need-give-you-want-happy.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=ifyouwanttobehappythesearesomethingyouneedtogiveup&utm_campaign=innerlink] Everyone wants to be happy, but there are certain stubborn behaviors that we all have that can get in the way of our happiness. Back in 2012, World Observer released a list of 15 things to give up if you want to be happy (which has … Read more