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...
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,...
During this episode, we talked all things social media, as it relates to parenting.
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...
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,...
What do passionate love and cocaine use have in common? Sarah Osteen of Swayed podcast series and I talk about love and its powerful and surprising effects on our brain and decision making.
I know that pain is our ultimate teacher; it’s our spirit guide; it’s a primal mode of conversation with our self. I know that if you keep ignoring it, it will grow louder and louder. I know this comes down to you against you.
I was recently on The Family Brain Podcast discussing my recent essay Failing to Grow: Why Rescuing Your Kids in Not Helpful.
I understand groupthink intimately. In college I became consumed with this topic as it relates to cults, mobs, prison culture and the like.
As my son has matured his relationship with avoidance has mutated, taking on a very different look and feel. Lately, his relationship with avoidance has begun to also feel like a habit; one that he relies on with greater frequency.
I had the pleasure of talking with Megan Gipson, LCSW of The Family Brain Podcast where we discussed neurobiology, brain development, birth order, positive psychology, and many other topics.
It was one of those dreams that felt so real that even while I was dreaming I was trying to figure out the blurry and disorienting line between waking and sleeping. Within the dream I remember telling my dreaming self “this is just a dream.” But I was also in that partial state of wakefulness, where your body is heavy and your mind is foggy.
Anxiety moves in circular motion. Although you are constantly spinning you are never truly gaining traction and moving forward. Perpetual loops of speculation, avoidance, rumination, and worry will hold you hostage to growth and internal contentment.
I knew it was coming. I’d felt a change in his relationship to magical thinking – sensed that he was starting to put the puzzle pieces together in a way in which reason and logic were starting to conquer fantasy.
I was born into a long lineage of gladiators. My father, his father, and the generations that came before them were all gladiators, steeped in the art of brawn, force, and mental toughness.
As a Clinical Psychologist who values an emphasis on insight oriented, mindfulness based psychotherapy I am struck by this type of social media passive aggressive syndrome that has developed over the last 5-10 years and is now reaching epic proportions.