Welcome to The Padded Room,
a Psychology & Performance Blog

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.

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Finding Sage Wisdom in the Seemingly Superficial

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In the spring of 2012, my mother was dying. She knew it. She looked death right in the eyes. Never one to like untucked corners, my mom was determined to “say it all” before she met her maker. In the last four months of her life, she was constantly calling me in the...

The Psychology of Secrecy

The Psychology of Secrecy

Secrecy is the thug that does the dirty work for shame. Where we have secrets, there is always shame. They are partners in crime. What’s more? Shame is a time traveler— it moves through families, cultures, systems, and organizations. It shapes us down deep where...

Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents

Why My Advice Isn’t Even Worth Two Cents

Advice is a trap, set by the unconscious to act out our patterns from the past. There, I said it. And here’s the thing: anyone can give advice. You need no qualifications whatsoever. Honestly, all it takes is an opinion and the gumption to say it out loud. People...

A Labor of Love & The Achievement of Death

A Labor of Love & The Achievement of Death

My sister’s voice was kind but serious. Pressured. “Mom’s taken a bad turn.” “Do I need to come home?” “Yes.” “Ok.” I had known it was coming. The week before she died, I went to the beach near my house and begged the universe to take her quickly. I had started to...

I Got Censored

I Got Censored

A week or so ago, I posted an innocuous quote about slander on my Instagram feed. It was quickly labeled as "false information" by "independent fact checkers" and censored— hidden away because it was apparently so threatening. Here's what the quote was: In reality, I...

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