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Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship
In our last blog we discussed the importance of boundaries to healthy romantic relationships, but boundaries are only one small
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What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like?
There are many stereotypical answers to this question — trust, respect, intimacy, communication, etc. I don’t disagree with any of
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A Review of the Book “The Gift of Imperfection”
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Star Rating (Out of 5):     The book was moving enough to
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A Review of the Book “Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair”
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair by Anne Lamott Star Rating (Out of 5):     Whom this
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Stress
Stress: You’re Doing it Wrong You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know what stress is. In fact,
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Coping with Mass Shootings
Everyone reacts to tragedies in different ways, and sometimes you can be surprised by your own reactions. The purpose of
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Video – Organizing Your Life
Organizing Your Life In this quick video you will learn any easy technique you can do to organize your life.
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Video – Communication Skills
Communication Skills In this video you will learn a few easy steps that you can take to communicate better with
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Online Dating: Everything You Need to Know
Hi everyone! I’m Krista Harper, Smart Talk’s therapist for Georgia and Hawaii, and I am really excited to bring you
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How To Do It Right: Loving Your Body
“Today, I asked my body what she needed, which is a big deal considering my journey of not really asking
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Achieving Work-Life Balance in the Entertainment Business.
As a Los Angeles based Teletherapist I have seen in influx in clients from the Entertainment Business over the past
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Post Holiday Blues
For most of us it’s the first full week back in our regular life after the holiday season. We’ve had
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Safety and Security
Maslow’s second tier on his Hierarchy of Needs is safety and security. Being able to feel safe and secure is
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Physiological Needs
Physiological Needs The first step on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is known as Physiological Needs. This refers to a human’s
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Introduction
There have been many different psychologist in the past century who have tried to explain human behavior and human motivation.
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Pets: Their Importance to our Lives and the Challenges of Travel
If you have pets, then not every member of your family is two-legged; our four-legged family members are a crucial
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Back to School Blues
What is it? Labor day has come and gone, and for most people that means summer is coming to an
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How to Travel with Toddlers
After another summer coming to an end filled with crowded airports, crowded airplanes, and crying human beings (mostly children, sometimes
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How to Find the Right Therapist for You
We all need some extra support at some point in our lives. It could be in the midst of a
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What we Think About Becomes Our Reality
The Tetris Effect is something that Shawn Achor uses in his book “The Happiness Advantage” to describe what influences our
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How to Nurture Yourself in the Midst of New Motherhood
Congratulations! You are a new mom, and you have a brand new little baby. This will be one of the
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Job Crafting
Have you ever looked at someone and thought “wow, he must really love his job” only to find out that
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How a Positive Mindset Impacts Performance
Our brain is an amazing organ. In addition to it’s vital function of keeping us alive, it’s also the predominant
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Happiness
Happiness can be a difficult thing to achieve. We are taught from a young age that we should do things
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Healing From Shame
Healing from shame is a two part process. The first part is to find the sources of your shame. Take
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Sources of Shame
As we continue to explore shame, it’s time to turn towards sources of shame. In other words, it’s time to
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Shame Spirals
As we continue to focus on shame and how it impacts our daily living it is important to take a
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Different Levels of Shame
Shame, like most emotions, is on a continuum. It can vary in level of intensity and how it is perceived.
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Shame versus Guilt
Shame and guilt are emotions that we all feel once in a while. It’s part of the human experience and
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