Get to Know These 11 Awesome Advocates!

Thank you to the incomparable Lauren Hayley for the Sunshine Blogger Award – I greatly appreciate it! For this award, there are 11 nominations & 11 questions for nominees to answer. My Nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award: Please be sure to check out these fantastic bloggers. They are all great mental health advocates who show … Read more…

10 Tips to Become a World-Class Listener

For over 20 years I’ve taught graduate students how to provide counseling and psychotherapy to address a wide array of mental health and emotional conditions. I’m quick to tell the students that one of the most important keys to helping people is to become a great listener. Unless you first really listen to someone and gain a … Read more…

Meet 10 Great Mental Health Bloggers!

I was honored to be nominated recently by mental health blogger par excellence Lauren Hayley for the Liebster Award. My first reaction was to say “Thanks Lauren! I greatly appreciate this kind acknowledgement.” My second thought was, “What’s the Liebster Award?” After doing a little internet research, this is what I found: Apparently the Liebster award … Read more…

What Are Your Social Media Values?

As a relative newcomer to social media, I jumped into tweeting and blogging without giving much thought to specific values guiding my work. I just knew I wanted to talk about how to help others improve their mental health and wellness, drawing from my many years of experience as a clinical psychologist. Several months later, … Read more…

10 Simple Things You Need to ‘Get’ for Better Health

We’re all looking for the same things: peace of mind, health, happiness, and contentment. And probably a little more wisdom wouldn’t hurt either. It’s easy to become overwhelmed from the barrage of self-improvement messages from health and wellness experts, such as “sculpt those six-pack abs,” “overhaul your diet,” or “get a new attitude.” While some (but … Read more…

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