August 31, 2017

Perhaps you've heard about the value of imagining success - the idea that, if you "practice" something, then you're more likely to be successful at it. For example, if you imagine yourself running that half marathon and finishing, then you're more likely to actually DO...

August 22, 2017

The age-old question, "What makes people truly happy?" has been around for as long as anyone can remember. And, it's a question that's stumped many a philosopher, much less a psychologist! But, it seems research has come to the rescue, and we may finally understand wha...

August 19, 2017

You may have heard about the importance of the "developmental" years (around ages 5-12) and wondered what they mean. What are we "developing" exactly?!

Turns out, these years are when we develop our basic "theories" about the world - Is the world safe or scary? Are peop...

August 5, 2017

As a therapist, I notice a lot of recurring themes in my office. And, one seems to be popping up more and more lately: The idea that we're supposed be perfect/do things perfectly or else we're failures. Failing, it seems, isn't an option these days, and the fear of fai...

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