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Of Veggies and CBT

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  We psychologists, and our cousins in related disciplines, are notorious for creating terms that we enjoy but that others struggle to comprehend. One such term is locus of control. It refers to a source of power or influence or, rather, where we perceive the power or influence to be. On a regular bicycle, for example, the locus of control is within... View Article

A Little Backstory on Learn to Live CBT….

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  I am occasionally asked why I would attempt a new project in online CBT, Learn to Live, on top of my already busy professional practice. It’s a good question. The short answer is simple:  because I am deeply concerned about people struggling unnecessarily. The longer version has to do with wait lists, crowded schedules, proven methods, and an uptick... View Article

Of Resolutions and TeamMates

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  A friend of mine makes a resolution every year at about this time. He’s a bit countercultural and so prefers the new school year to the New Year. His newest determined action got me thinking about our resolve as people, in general. Do you remember your most recent resolution? Did you finish the last self-help book you started? Did... View Article

dealing with anxiety, a crowd at a concert

Even Crowd-Pleasers Get Scared

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  When I was a kid, my siblings and I watched a lot of TV, probably too much. Before video killed the radio star, we watched pop bands perform on a show called American Bandstand and others like it (Does Solid Gold ring a bell for anyone?). One of the bands we saw several times was a group of brothers... View Article