Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Sustaining Peak Performance During COVID-19

Has the current situation with COVID-19 left you feeling off your game and maybe a bit overwhelmed? As a consultant for the Flow Research Collective, I was recently asked to join my fellow psychologists Drs. Rachel Barbanel-Fried and Brent Hogarth along with Rian...

How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

How to Perform Psychologically in the Face of Fear

This is game day, good people. This is what we have trained for—though you might not have known it consciously. After all, let’s recall how little of our brain activity is actually conscious; only five percent, a paltry amount. You probably originally found me for...

The Buck Stops Here: The Power of No

The Buck Stops Here: The Power of No

Yes, is nice. It moves things along. It collaborates. It pleases. Yes is a smile and a wink. But No is bold. It’s decisive. No takes on the status quo. The buck stops here. And No carries burdens and pressures that Yes couldn’t possibly comprehend because it’s just so...

The Power of the Unconscious: The Mind Tricks Radio Podcast Episode

The Power of the Unconscious: The Mind Tricks Radio Podcast Episode

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...

Being a Patient: Lessons From the Other Side of the Couch

Being a Patient: Lessons From the Other Side of the Couch

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...

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,...

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