How to cope with Quarantined Life? As enforced orders take place to ensure our health safety from the deadly Covid – 19, it is not uncommon to respond with fear and worry as we struggle to regulate our fight/flight responses which are triggered automatically. The primitive parts of our brain (otherwise known as the reptilian… Read More Effects of a Quarantined Life and Coping Skills
People Pleasers Unite! (But Only If It Works for You and You Don’t Mind Very Much) What does People Pleasing mean? Our friends at Merriam-Webster define people pleaser (peepul pleezur) as “a person who has an emotional need to please others often at the expense of his or her own needs or desires.” The underlying… Read More People Pleasers Unite!
How can Coronavirus affect Los Angeles? If you have a bed and a home to sleep in tonight, be grateful. In Los Angeles County, California 58,936 people were homeless as of 2019, up 12% from the prior year. That staggering number represents a wide range of people, including: 6% who are homeless as a result… Read More Homeless and Ill in LA : California Braces for Coronavirus Impact
We’re all suckers when it comes to love. It is the main theme of our lives; it motivates our behaviors (for better or worse) and drives us toward one another, sometimes inexplicably and without our cognitive permission. You see him across the room. Your eyes lock. Immediately, you know this is the guy you have… Read More Stages of Love: From Flames to Embers
How to Recognize and Defuse the Self-Sabotage Bomb All of us want to succeed, right? Yah, of course we do. Success is part of our survival as individuals and as a species. But is there a small part of us that emerges from time to time that undermines our efforts and sets us up for… Read More The Self-Sabotage Bomb