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Venting may feel good in the moment but studies show it often does more harm than good. As a patient bluntly explained to me...

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Science suggests that spending money on experiences and giving to others is money better spent than spending purely on stuff for yourself. Said stuff...

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Does going on vacation stress you out? You are not alone. I have a number of patients who have difficulty winding down. As one...

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While the pursuit of perfection may be noble, the reality of trying to be perfect is thankless. Perfectionism is the enemy of creativity and...

Dirty Dishes Are the New Stress Ball

One study reveals an unexpected yet proven stress-buster: washing the dishes. Getting completely lost in the scrubbing moment — washing mindfully, and focusing only on...

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There is some good news about narcissists.One of the main reasons people come to see me is because of difficulties they are having with...

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