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August 20

Life is Hard

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As someone who writes I often jot down ideas. Sometimes I make something of them right away, other times they get buried behind “better” ideas. This post is an idea that was buried. A good while ago I read Simon Rich’s “Sell Out”. (The story was recently made into a film called “An American Pickle” starring Seth Rogen and reminded me of the idea for this post). It’s the story of a man who 100 years ago was preserved alive in pickle brine and is revived to find his only relative is his great-great-grandson, Simon Rich. (I recommend reading the story, it …

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July 19

8 Ways to Stop Thinking

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As most of my readers know, I believe mindfulness and meditation are essential tools to mental health and happiness. As a therapist I recommend it nearly daily, either through suggesting the Acceptance and Commitment Training mindfulness-based technique of defusion, the acronym RAIN (Recognize, Accept, Investigate, and Non-Identify with thoughts and feelings), or simply through discussing the many empirically tested advantages of meditation. As a university instructor I attempt to get students to relate to the material I am teaching and encourage them to be observe their thoughts, to investigate them, to question them, and to be less attached to them.

The responses I …

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June 21

Is Your Personality Congruent?

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I recently finished the book, “The Happiness Hypothesis” by Jonathan Haidt. I loved the book, and highly recommend it. I used his analogy of the logical brain as a rider on the elephant (one’s drives and emotional brain) in my previous post, “How to Control Your Mind”. In this post I address another interesting topic he raised, the three levels of personality and the need for congruence.

Haidt focuses on the work of Dan McAdams who suggests there are three levels to personality, but psychology has largely focused on the basic traits, which are the lowest level (p.142). What psychology has deemed as …

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May 30

How to Control Your Mind

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My latest for PT. Build a better you bruh. Start by reading it here.

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April 30

The Existential Crisis You Are (Or Should Be) Having

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My latest. This shit is existential man. Read it here.

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April 15

What is Your Covid-19 Story?

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My latest for PT. This one’s about the pandemic dude. Make it a legacy bruh. Read it here.

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March 30

The Many Faces of You

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My latest post for PT. This one’s mind-blowing bruh. Read it here.

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February 28

Positive Psychology: From Recovery to Self-Actualization

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This is my latest post for PT. This one has positive personal growth bro. You can read it here.

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January 30

Cheating, Moral Development, and Self-Actualization

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This is my latest post for PT. You can read it here.

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December 30

The Zero Sum Relationship

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This is my latest post for PT. You can read it here.

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