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Self-Evaluations & New Year’s Resolutions: Some Final Thoughts

December 31, 2013 2:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  This is the final post in a three-part series on New Year’s Resolutions.  Be sure to read part one on Setting an Effective New Year’s Resolution & Proper End-of-Year Self-Evaluation and part two on Common Mistakes with Self-Evaluations & New Year’s Resolutions.    If our evaluation leaves us feeling negatively about our year, what can we do to avoid getting depressed?... View Article

Five Tips for Dealing with Social Anxiety During the Holidays

November 20, 2013 10:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  The holiday season can be both a blessing and a curse, especially the latter for those suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. I am brought to tears by the stories my patients have shared with me, stories about being the only one missing at family gatherings, missed opportunities with a loved one before they passed, and the myriad consequences people experience by avoiding the holiday... View Article

What’s the worst that could happen?

October 29, 2013 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  One of the most common misconceptions needing clarification in CBT is the belief that challenging one’s thoughts –we call it “Thought Inspection” at Learn To Live—is the same as “Positive Thinking.” The two are very different.   Every day I work with people who have no interest in pretending that the world is perfect, that everything is great. They... View Article