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Nexting While Walking

Nexting while walking may result in meaningful, hopeful conversations.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Dreaming, Happiness, Parenting by

Looking For Hope

I went looking for hope and found more than I expected.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Parenting, Resilience, Self-Help, Sleep, Suicide, Therapy by

America, You Need Therapy

America, you are in a funk. You need to find one thing that excites you about the future. It can be a reunion with old friends, a sporting event, or some big goal at work. Better yet, pick something that is challenging and really meaningful. Remember h…

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Happiness, Identity, Laughter, Motivation, pessimism, Therapy by

Nexting While Walking

Nexting while walking may result in meaningful, hopeful conversations.

On August 19th, 2013, posted in: Dreaming, Happiness, Parenting by

Looking For Hope

I went looking for hope and found more than I expected.

On April 15th, 2013, posted in: Parenting, Resilience, Self-Help, Sleep, Suicide, Therapy by

America, You Need Therapy

America has an identity crisis. To some, she is a corporation that needs managing. To others, she is an idea that keeps evolving. To me, a psychologist who studies hope, she is a living thing that is down and needs help bouncing back. When you listen c…

America, You Need Therapy

America, you are in a funk. You need to find one thing that excites you about the future. It can be a reunion with old friends, a sporting event, or some big goal at work. Better yet, pick something that is challenging and really meaningful. Remember h…

On January 16th, 2013, posted in: Happiness, Identity, Laughter, Motivation, pessimism, Therapy by

Choose Hope over Fear

On inauguration day, “we gather because we have chosen hope over fear…” This choice between hope and fear requires us to power up our new brain and to override our ancient instincts. Hope is intentional; fear is automatic. Choosing hope is hard work that never lets up. Fear just happens, it runs amok, and we .. read more

On January 20th, 2009, posted in: Uncategorized by ,

Hope: Taking the Blinders Off

Hope and fear are both necessary in modern life, but they operate very, very differently. Fear is associated with signals from one of the oldest parts of our brains, the amygdala. When we experience threat, the amygdala initiates a process that helps generate the physical resources we need to kick ass or make tracks. We .. read more

On January 11th, 2009, posted in: Uncategorized by , ,

Hope is the new fear

Back when we shared the earth with saber tooth tigers and short-faced bears, people lived together in caves and small villages and left the safety of the group only to hunt or gather what we needed. We brought two things with us at all times: fear and hope. Fear was there to keep us safe .. read more

On December 29th, 2008, posted in: Uncategorized by ,