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3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

People seek help for all sorts of problems. But at a basic level, most people who seek help are unhappy or feeling bad about something in their life. They want to figure out a way to live a life that is more satisfying and meaningful. In this blog post, I want to talk...
3 Keys to Living a Good Life

3 Keys to Living a Good Life

Everyone wants to live a good life and be happy. But so many of us struggle. We wrestle with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, just to name a few. What are some of the key principles to keep in mind when trying to craft the life you really want? Here are...
John Wick and the Importance of “Doing You”

John Wick and the Importance of “Doing You”

The latest John Wick film comes out this weekend. I love all the John Wick movies. One thing I love about the films is they don’t try to be something they aren’t. They are action films, period. The John Wick movies know what they are trying to accomplish,...
How to Find the Want Underneath Your Problem

How to Find the Want Underneath Your Problem

Author Jim Dethmer writes that any issue we are dealing with in our life actually reflects a want. And all of our issues and wants boil down to three core wants—(1) security, (2) approval, and (3) control. Security Security is the most basic want, because it has to do...
3 Key Lessons from the Samurai

3 Key Lessons from the Samurai

One of my favorite films is The Last Samurai, which tells the story of a great war between (1) the Samurai, the ancient guardians of the empire of Japan and (2) a New Order that was trying to change the course of the country. The Samurai were great warriors that...
6 Steps to Transform Your Life

6 Steps to Transform Your Life

One of the things I’m most passionate about in life is transformation. I love to see people tackle their problems and make huge changes in their life. That’s why I became a psychologist in the first place. I love to help people reach their goals, whether it is a...
Life is a Game of Inches

Life is a Game of Inches

I’m a huge Chicago Bears fan. So, you can imagine my dismay when the Bears lost their playoff game against the Eagles when Cody Parkey’s field goal hit the goalpost—TWICE. If the kick was just a few inches to the right, it would have been good, and Parkey would have...
How the Person Who Annoys You is Actually a Gift

How the Person Who Annoys You is Actually a Gift

We each have people in our lives who annoy us. Maybe it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker. Maybe it’s your spouse or kids. When someone annoys me, my initial reaction is to get angry or distance myself from the person. This is natural—it doesn’t feel good to be...
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