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Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety
Often when we feel anxious it’s a reflection of negatively biased thinking (called “cognitive distortions”) instead of reality. One such
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Applying Ancient Wisdom
Stoicism is a school of philosophy that was founded in the third century B.C.E. by Zeno of Cyprus. Today, when
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Maximize Your Therapy Sessions
If you want to maximize the benefits of therapy, you should start by asking yourself these 10 questions:  Are you
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Technology’s Impact on Relationships
We tend to associate choice with happiness in westernized societies. Don’t get me wrong — I love living somewhere where
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Attachment Style and Your Relationships
It may not be your fault if you have a tendency to either push or scare people away. The way
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The Holistic Approach to Your Wellbeing
The purpose of this blog is to provide you with some information about popular approaches to holistic health, including acupuncture,
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Wired for Happiness
In past blogs we’ve discussed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), The Cognitive Triangle (the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and actions
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Building and Breaking Habits
In past blogs we’ve encouraged you to “take your M.E.D.S.” (Medication/Meditation, exercise, diet, and sleep) because these are some of
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Loving the Addict in Your Life
“There, but for the grace of God, go I.” If you, like me, have a family member or close friend
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The Five Love Languages
In our Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship blog, we advised you to “nurture your commitment” to your relationship. In this
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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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Coping with 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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