Welcome to The Padded Room

This blog is here to serve as your humble companion in your quest for a sense of wellness. In these posts, I’ll share the latest research paired with my psychological insights to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you. 

I’m here to provide you with a science-backed, no bullshit approach to help you achieve long term growth and change. 

Why is it called The Padded Room? Well, first off, I thought it was funny – a sense of humor goes a long way. And, much like the old concept of placing someone in a padded room for safety, I like to think of this as your virtual safe space to help with the jarring realities of life. Here, you’ll find a soft landing for life’s harshest truths.

Please feel free to explore. You can start with my most recent posts or, just below, you’ll find a list of categories that will allow you to sift through my blog based on your interests. 

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Why Intrinsic Motivation Will Take You Further

Why Intrinsic Motivation Will Take You Further

I am sharing another article I have written for Steven Kotler and his newest endeavor, The Flow Research Collective (AKA The Collective). It's an installment in the series Shrink Rap, where psychologists discuss the frontiers of human excellence. Today, I want to...

The Adolescent Experience: The Family Brain Podcast Episode

The Adolescent Experience: The Family Brain Podcast Episode

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Megan Gipson, LCSW on her podcast, The Family Brain. Megan is a long time friend and Georgetown alumni and I feel honored to be invited to talk with her (for the third time!!!). We discussed all things adolescence,...

Blind to Our Blindness: The Power of the Unconscious

Blind to Our Blindness: The Power of the Unconscious

I want you to ponder the items in the list below and identify what they have in common: Steve Jobs, political campaigns, the marketing industry, and cult leaders. What’s the overlap? They are all keenly aware that you are not aware of what you are not aware. In other...

The Keeper of Your Secrets: The Ellis in Wunderland Podcast Episode

The Keeper of Your Secrets: The Ellis in Wunderland Podcast Episode

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Georgia Ellis on her podcast, Ellis in Wunderland. Georgia nicknamed me "The Keeper of Secrets" as we talked about my approach to the doctor-patient relationship. Also in the episode, we discussed neurobiology, leadership,...

In the Tunnel: The Solitude of Excellence

In the Tunnel: The Solitude of Excellence

Today I am sharing another article I have written for Steven Kotler and his newest endeavor, The Flow Research Collective (AKA The Collective). It's an installment in the series Shrink Rap, where psychologists discuss the frontiers of human excellence. As a shrink,...

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