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.
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I have a whole lot of wellness wisdom to share with you in the coming months!
Every once in a while, you get a chance to be interviewed by one of the greats, an outstretched hand who says, “Come into my arena and shine.” Thank you, Srini Rao of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast for being that person. Thank you for having me in your lair. I hope...
It’s in this arena where psychological flexibility and that appetite for uncertainty really start to matter.
At the close of 2019, I had the honor of sitting down with Dr. Aaron Kaplan of Waikiki Health and exploring the role of the unconscious in our everyday life. Dr. Kaplan has launched a new podcast called Mind Tricks Radio, and it is really worth a listen! Aaron and I...
How can you thrive through periods of struggle in your life?
When I was twenty-two, I went to my PCP with a growing list of symptoms that were concerning to me. I left that appointment with a ninety-day supply of Xanax. When I was twenty-four, I went to a different doctor to discuss a growing pattern of distractibility, loss of...
Hello out there - in this installment of The Padded Room, I've got another podcast interview to share with you. In this one, Erica Leathem is at the helm of Not Another Anxiety Show. Listen in as we discuss a wide range of topics including seasons of change, how...