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The Life You Want: It’s Too Perfect

By Jonathan Pishner Did you know it's possible to have a self-image that's too perfect? Well, kind of. You actually have TWO self images. You have the self image of you as you currently are. And you have the self-image of you as you wish to be: your Ideal Image. Most people don't know much [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Life You Want: It’s Too Perfect

Can I Help When My Child is Struggling at College?

  By Laura Walls Recently, I have gotten a lot of referrals for young adults who are struggling at college. This can look very different for each student but what almost all of them have in common is failing classes. They may also be isolated and distant or partying hard and moody. Whatever the case, [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Can I Help When My Child is Struggling at College?

What is Behavioral Addiction?

  By: Jonathan Pishner When I mentioned in passing the other day that I treat video game addiction and porn addiction, the question came up: "Wait, is that a real addiction?" The short answer is yes. The long answer is a little more complicated. Being addicted to a behavior is known as “process addiction” or [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Addiction, Lifestyle|Comments Off on What is Behavioral Addiction?

The Dreaded Holiday To-Do List and How To Fix It

By Jonathan Pishner The time from Thanksgiving to New Year's can be a great time of year. Lots of food, visiting friends and family, parties, travel, gifts, there are all kinds of things to enjoy during the holiday season. Sadly, many people feel upset and stressed during this season. I'd like to point out the [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on The Dreaded Holiday To-Do List and How To Fix It

How to Actually Benefit from Self-Help Books (and Blogs)

by Jonathan Pishner The self-help industry has been booming for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Every year, largely thanks to the internet, more and more self-help material is being produced. Books, blogs, video channels, covering every topic from fighting depression to losing weight to stopping smoking. And some of them are [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on How to Actually Benefit from Self-Help Books (and Blogs)

Pokemon Go: a Rare Chance for Parents to Connect with Gamer Kids

By: Jonathan Pishner Everywhere I go, I see groups of people out, scanning with their phones, looking for Pokemon. It's absolutely incredible how quickly this game has exploded. One of the most amazing things this game has created is the opportunity to connect with others, in an age where we often don't connect well. People [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Pokemon Go: a Rare Chance for Parents to Connect with Gamer Kids

What To Do When You’re Not Allowed to Have Anxiety

by Jonathan Pishner What if there are certain people who “aren't allowed” to have anxiety? What would happen if they struggled with constant stress and couldn't tell anyone? Having to keep anxiety a secret can be very painful. When you think of someone suffering from anxiety, it's easy to picture a certain type of person. [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on What To Do When You’re Not Allowed to Have Anxiety

Treat your spouse better than a stranger

By Jonathan Pishner Yes, the title is written correctly. You should treat your spouse better than a stranger. Obvious, right? On the surface, everyone would agree to this. But in practice, it doesn't always turn out that way. When you have been in a relationship for a long time, you eventually become very comfortable with [...]

By | January 24th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Treat your spouse better than a stranger

Two tips for making a change stick

A lot of people engage in the tradition of making a resolution for improving their life at the beginning of a new year. However, a lot of people have trouble with sticking to their new plan. Since we are a few weeks into the year (the time when people start to struggle with their resolutions), [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Two tips for making a change stick

Three Holiday Tips for Busy Grown-Ups

Three Holiday Tips for Busy Grown-Ups Many of us really enjoyed holidays when we were kids. But the Christmas season can be tough to enjoy as you get older. With work, family, shopping, and everything else, it turns from a happy and enjoyable holiday into a big cluster of stress and obligations. I'd like to [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Three Holiday Tips for Busy Grown-Ups