Fish Out of Water Syndrome

Earlier in my life, I lived in Mexico for a few years. Being a “fish out of water” in a new culture is an amazing experience. It is challenging, stressful, and hard work. But it’s rewarding too. Every day, every relationship, every interaction is an opportunity for learning and growth. I remember at one point, […]

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Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf

This week’s article is adapted from The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Dr. Jim Afremow.  Dr. Jim Afremow is a sports psychology specialist, a licensed professional counselor, and provides individual and group mental training services across the globe to athletes in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, […]

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The Benefits of Mindlessness

I’ve been saying that mindfulness will be (or should I now say “is”) the biggest wellness trend of this decade, an opinion I base, in no small part, on the slew of research studies I see linking mindfulness to a variety of beneficial health outcomes.  But a new study that came out recently from Georgetown […]

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And We Rely on Each Other . . . Uh huh!

In a study of adult human development, Harvard psychiatrist George Vaillant once observed 30 adolescents from a group of 456 inner city youths, “whose childhoods were the most barren and the least conducive to continued adult development.” When children get a rough start in life, developmental psychologists predict that problems will follow them into adulthood.  […]

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Finding an Outlet for your Negative Energy

by Tali Shenfield, PhD, CPsych Dr. Tali Shenfield is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Richmond Hill Psychology Center. In this article Dr. Shenfield speaks from personal experience, practicing yoga and meditation for over 10 years. When she has free time from psychological assessments and psychotherapy, Dr. Shenfield also enjoys writing articles for her psychology […]

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