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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Coping During COVID-19: The Family Brain Podcast Episode

Coping During COVID-19: The Family Brain Podcast Episode

I recently joined host Megan Gipson on her podcast, The Family Brain, once again. This time, our conversation centered around coping strategies during the pandemic and beyond. You can listen to the full episode here.  I hope it provides some comfort and guidance for...

Welcome Home: A Love Letter to Hawaii

Welcome Home: A Love Letter to Hawaii

For nearly all of my life, I have been searching for a place to call home. My family fell apart when I was still just a teenager. It was all of a sudden and yet, I know now, it was one painful pin prick at a time. Decades of decay finally snapped. In an instant,...

The Flip Side of Fear: Adaptation and its Discontents

The Flip Side of Fear: Adaptation and its Discontents

Dr. RBF and I hosted the third in our series of House Calls this week; this time looking at the Flip Side of Fear.     In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: The Psychology of Uncertainty Leadership in Times of Crisis We had a great time...

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