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Was “Into The Wild” Star, Christopher McCandless, Psychotic?

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A Professional Therapists Take on the Subject The clinical indicators are there: Male. Early 20’s. Life stressors. Even more so: Third person references. Pseudonyms. Vague journal entries. Poor hygiene. Drifting and isolating. These are all indicators of first break potential.   So was Christopher Johnson McCandless, protagonist of the book and movie, “Into The Wild,” psychotic?   Many professional therapists…

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A Tale of Two Passions: Spencer’s Story

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“As athletes we spend hours training our physical skills for competition. Our Mental Fitness should be no different.” -Spencer Murray From an early age I knew sports would be a huge part of who I am. Throughout my life I have been involved in baseball, track and field, football, soccer, hockey, golf, tennis, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and many more. And…

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Negative News and Why it Sells

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  Fact: Our brains are hardwired to see and focus on the negative.    Indeed, if you looked under the hood of our thinking, you’d see a 4 to 1 positive to negative thought ratio for most people.   The question is, “Why is this?”   The answer lies in our evolutionary psychology.   Back when our primitive brains were…

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A Brief Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s was one of the most influential periods in American History. Even with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, African Americans would continue to be the victims of racial segregation, disenfranchisement, exploitation, and violence for nearly a century to follow. With the 1896 ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson, justifying “separate…

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Seven Steps to Master Your Emotions

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As a professional therapist, I’ve worked with thousands of people struggling to manage their emotions. In doing so, over the years I’ve developed a simple, seven step approach to understanding and mastering one’s emotions. Even though this is only a brief overview, I wrote this article today for anyone who may be struggling to manage their emotions. I hope this…

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Stop Sitting on the Sidelines of Your Life!

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As a therapist, I hear a lot of people struggling with “imposter syndrome”. Imposter syndrome, for those who may not know, is basically feeling like an imposter in your role at something – like you don’t really belong.   For many this self-limiting feeling of doubt becomes a performance obstacle or worse, a non-starter.  This phenomenon is interesting to be because…

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10 Tips for a Mindset of Leadership

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10 Tips for a Mindset of Leadership    Tip 1: Be a Great Follower Yes, you read that right. Tip number one to successfully living leadership, is to first, and continually, become a great follower.When many professionals talk about the Mindset of Leadership, they often seem to miss a step. That is, most leaders don’t become leaders right out of…

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3 Predictors of Job Satisfaction That Matter Most

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There are three predictors of job satisfaction that matter most: 1. The relationship with one’s immediate supervisor 2. Level of autonomy 3. Feeling valued and appreciated Here’s how to improve each one. 1. Value the strength of the relationship more so than the productivity numbers. If you value the numbers over the relationship, you’ll get neither the numbers or the…

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