Blog for Better Living

How I Practice What I Preach: A Therapist’s Journey

By: Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. | October 11, 2019

A common misconception is that professional Psychologists “have it all figured out.” As a professional Psychologist, I can say as our little known secret is that we don’t have it all figured out. At least, not always. I may have the training and education, but I am also human. I learned partly from my professional […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement, Trauma

Why is Self-Care So Important?

By: Paul Paris, Ph.D. | April 19, 2019

Forgetting to take care of ourselves, be it physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually, is easy to do. In periods of preoccupation, our increased responsibility or stress often puts our healthy behaviors “on the back burner” while we focus on more pressing matters. Research, in fact, shows that lowering or neglecting care of ourselves decreases stress […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Stress

How to Raise Awareness of our Emotions

By: Haim Shemer, Psy.D. | October 5, 2018

Are you aware of your emotions? Can you identify the emotions that give rise to your feelings of anxiety, disturbance, bad behavior, or other uneasy states of mind? To help us with meanings, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word emotions as: the affective aspect of consciousness a state of feeling a conscious mental reaction, such as […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Grief, Mindfulness, Sleep/Relaxation

Arguments in a Relationship – It Happens!

By: Francine Martinez, Ph.D. | April 13, 2018

“If you want a relationship that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on earth, you need to treat it like it is the most amazing thing on earth.” -Author Unknown All couples argue. It is inevitable when two distinct individuals come together with their own personalities, temperaments, life experiences, and communication styles. Arguments, […]

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Anger, Relationships

Remaining Positive about Ourselves and Our Lives

By: Francine Martinez, Ph.D. | December 8, 2017

“The Good Life is a Process…Not a State of Being.” –Carl Rogers Are the demands of seasonal social gatherings and family getting you down? Are financial pressures or employment piquing your positive perspective? Does it feel like chaos and worry are taking over your life? The practice of Positive Psychology holds the belief that people […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Holidays, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress

Understanding Brain Injury

By: Mike Campbell, Ed.D. | November 17, 2017

Publicized sports injuries have brought the issue of brain injury to public attention.  Whether such injury occurs on a sports field, in our backyards, or afar, understanding brain injury is important for everyone. All brain injuries are unique.  Such injuries can happen at any age and can occur from large scale collisions such as traffic […]

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Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Testing