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How to Use the Enneagram for Personal Growth

How to Use the Enneagram for Personal Growth

One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is how to use the Enneagram as a tool in counseling, coaching, and personal growth. It has been incredibly helpful in my own work, and I’d like to lay out a model for how the Enneagram can be integrated into any...
You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

May the Fourth Be With You 🙂 One of my favorite scenes from the Star Wars movies happens when Luke is training with Yoda during The Empire Strikes Back. Luke is training in the Force, and he is struggling. At one point, he fails to move his ship with the Force, and...
Leave Your Cell Phone Plugged In

Leave Your Cell Phone Plugged In

I’ve been getting frustrated with myself lately. Staying at home with the COVID-19 shelter-in-place rules, I have found myself getting more distracted by things like email, checking social media, and reading the news. I find myself reacting to things in my...
Listen To Your Body

Listen To Your Body

One of the people I follow on Twitter posted the following question the other day: “It’s really difficult for me (even when I’m feeling good, like today) to eat anything in the morning. I am just rarely hungry. At all. Tips? Tricks? Skip breakfast and don’t worry?...
Start Small

Start Small

We are getting close to the season of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s that time of year when we begin to think about the changes we want to make in our lives. It’s an exciting, hopeful, and optimistic time. But here’s the hard reality: Most New Year’s Resolutions fail....
3 Keys to Personal Growth

3 Keys to Personal Growth

Today I want to share a 3-part framework that I use to help people who are working toward personal growth. I use this model in my own life, as well as with clients I’m trying to help. The model involves three key areas of focus: (1) freedom, (2) values, (3) action....
7 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

7 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

People come to counseling for a variety of reasons, but the one constant is that they usually want to change something in their lives. Something about their life is not how they want it to be, and they have an idea that it could be different somehow. If you think...
How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

At the end of my junior year of high school, I was 220 pounds. Bottom line: I was fat and out of shape. I didn’t exercise regularly, and I ate whatever I wanted. Fast forward 6 months later, I fixed my diet, I had a regular exercise routine, and I had lost 60 pounds....
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...
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