Wait for others to catch onto your ideas. I work with gifted adults in my private practice as a psychologist. We frequently discuss the characteristics that gifted adults share when we begin to work together. They benefit from exploring how their giftedness makes them different, and how these … [Read more...] about Gifted adults in the workplace: Slow down to communicate effectively
Some things are unforgivable. A client arrived at my office one morning singing the song, "Ding Dong. The Witch is Dead," a song from the Wizard of Oz. She told me that her mother-in-law had died two weeks before and that she had attended the funeral. And then she smiled and said that the song … [Read more...] about You don’t have to forgive someone that harmed you
I remember hearing that students that graduated number one in their high school classes had trouble succeeding at university. … [Read more...] about Gifted students often under perform at university
If you have a problem with cocaine, you may be stuck in flight mode. Most of us have heard about fight or flight. There’s a good chance you may be familiar with the term, stuck in fight mode, which describes when someone is constantly angry, and quite possibly in rage. “Stuck in flight mode” is … [Read more...] about Problem with cocaine? Stuck in flight mode?
Don't neglect your physical health. I tell my clients that push themselves too hard that they must take care of their bodies. Most people might think this is the purview of physicians and physiotherapists, but I was trained to work in an interdisciplinary fashion, learning from other professionals … [Read more...] about Burnout: You must take better care of yourself
You don't have to suffer. There's a lot you can do. Women in my private practice as a psychologist sometimes talk about experiencing hot flashes during perimenopause and menopause. Their collective wisdom has led to the creation of these 27 tips to help you better manage hot flashes. … [Read more...] about How to manage hot flashes
In attachment cry, you turn to the nearest human being and say, “See me! Hear me! Save me!” Many of the clients I work with as a psychologist have experienced developmental trauma, meaning neglect and abuse as children. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about Fight, flight, freeze or submit: Adult … [Read more...] about Attachment cry: When fight or flight have failed.
Say no to another drink with these simple tips. I often discuss ways to refuse a drink with clients in my private practice as a psychologist. Many tell me the pressure to accept a drink, or to continue drinking, can be enormous. Especially if they are at a work event and don’t want to appear weak, … [Read more...] about 25 ways to refuse a drink
I worked with a middle-aged woman, named Brittany, that was experiencing chronic headaches and neck pain, as well as sensitivity to both light and sound, almost two years after receiving a concussion in a motor vehicle accident. … [Read more...] about After a concussion: Overcoming sensitivity to light and sound
I’ve met several young associates that work at private law firms. They sometimes contact me because they are in burnout. I ask them if they are billing their hours accurately on client files. After a bit of discussion, they often realize they are not, and that this inaccuracy is contributing to … [Read more...] about Lawyer in burnout? Record your billable hours accurately