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God is in the Details?

God is in the Details?

I know, I know, it’s been awhile—way too long since my last blog. Too many distractions? Maybe just one, maybe two. Okay, I’ve been a little preoccupied with the details...
Movies R Us – 4 Shows and Why they Matter

Movies R Us – 4 Shows and Why they Matter

  I’m interested mostly in how movies regard therapy and who are the best celluloid shrinks. It’s my personal pet peeve that movies and TV shows highlight the worst of...
Painting and Playing Board Games Releases Oxytocin

Painting and Playing Board Games Releases Oxytocin

Oxytocin has been nicknamed the “love hormone” because it is typically associated with good feelings and emotions. That is an oversimplified description of this hormone that also acts as a...
The Emotional Costs of Poor Planning

The Emotional Costs of Poor Planning

It’s often said that people with ADHD tend to have an impaired ability to plan ahead. This is, of course, absolutely correct. But it’s also a little clinical just to...

Jussie Smollett and Trump Derangement Syndrome

I was watching The View on ABC this week, and there was a heated discussion on the recent attack surrounding Jussie Smollett, which was primarily rooted in a discussion on race,...
Own Your Contribution

Own Your Contribution

“Life is not about accumulation. It is about contribution.” Stephen Covey’s powerful words resonate on oh so many levels. In the work setting, it’s not about accumulating personal performance accolades; it’s about our...
Today I Love Being That Guy On The Radio

Today I Love Being That Guy On The Radio

Today I love being that guy on the radio and that’s a lucky thing because today is the day that I’ll be finishing up this Sunday’s show recording. I love...
Podcast: What is Schadenfreude?

Podcast: What is Schadenfreude?

We’ve all experienced it – that feeling of smug happiness at another person’s misfortune. From someone slipping on a banana peel to a jerk receiving a dose of instant karma,...
Uber and Lyft:  Know Before You Go

Uber and Lyft: Know Before You Go

Online ride services like Uber and Lyft are a relatively new phenomenon, and I realized just how awkward their informal entry into our culture has been while I was on...
How to have a Healthy Marriage

How to have a Healthy Marriage

Jose and Tina were at it again.  She saw Jose looking at his phone and turning his back to her. Tina thought the worst, “He is texting other women, he...
Therapists Can Be Wrong

Therapists Can Be Wrong

I’m writing this because I know it happens more frequently than everyone would like. Therapists can be wrong. They can make mistakes, even big ones and these mistakes can have ...
The Golden Rule of Normalcy (that NPD detests)

The Golden Rule of Normalcy (that NPD detests)

Well, if that ain’t hypocritical! This blog is called Narcissism meets Normalcy but only three articles have been about normalcy. Oops. My bad. Maybe it’s because I’m not sure what...
Ease Money Stress: 7 Squirrel Saving Ideas

Ease Money Stress: 7 Squirrel Saving Ideas

Ease money stress by learning simple strategies from your backyard friends. Squirrels shrewdly save their treasures during times of abundance so they can draw on them during lean times of...
Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

And did you get what You wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, To feel myself beloved on the earth....