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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