What to Keep and What to Leave Behind
As the end of quarantine approaches, you may be wondering how your life will change when this is all over.Read more.
Working From Home
While some of us were working from home before the “shelter in place” order, most of us were used toRead more.
Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety
Often when we feel anxious it’s a reflection of negatively biased thinking (called “cognitive distortions”) instead of reality. One suchRead more.
Applying Ancient Wisdom
Stoicism is a school of philosophy that was founded in the third century B.C.E. by Zeno of Cyprus. Today, whenRead more.
Maximize Your Therapy Sessions
If you want to maximize the benefits of therapy, you should start by asking yourself these 10 questions: Are youRead more.
Technology’s Impact on Relationships
We tend to associate choice with happiness in westernized societies. Don’t get me wrong — I love living somewhere whereRead more.
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,Read more.
Wired for Happiness
In past blogs we’ve discussed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), The Cognitive Triangle (the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and actionsRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 friendRead more.
The Five Love Languages
In our Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship blog, we advised you to “nurture your commitment” to your relationship. In thisRead more.
Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship
In our last blog we discussed the importance of boundaries to healthy romantic relationships, but boundaries are only one smallRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 toRead more.
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 thisRead more.
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,Read more.
Coping with Mass Shootings
Everyone reacts to tragedies in different ways, and sometimes you can be surprised by your own reactions. The purpose ofRead more.
Video – Organizing Your Life
Organizing Your Life In this quick video you will learn any easy technique you can do to organize your life.Read more.
Video – Communication Skills
Communication Skills In this video you will learn a few easy steps that you can take to communicate better withRead more.
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 youRead more.
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 askingRead more.
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 pastRead more.
Post Holiday Blues
For most of us it’s the first full week back in our regular life after the holiday season. We’ve hadRead more.
Why Smart Talk Is a Great Option for Military Members and Their Families
Being a member of the military or part of a military family introduces a wide array of challenges into yourRead more.
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 isRead more.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Physiological Needs
The first step on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is known as Physiological Needs. This refers to a human’s basic needsRead more.
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.Read more.