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.
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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I have a whole lot of wellness wisdom to share with you in the coming months!
Secrecy is the thug that does the dirty work for shame. Where we have secrets, there is always shame. They are partners in crime.
Advice is a trap, set by the unconscious to act out our patterns from the past.
All the mystery of death faded away after those four days of helping my mom complete her journey. It was the last maternal gift she gave to me.
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.
This post is designed to convince you (once and for all) why psychological flexibility is THE key skill to invest in in 2021.
We talked about the adaptive unconscious, self-sabotaging behavior, attachment patterns, and therapy vs performance coaching.