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Describing Gratitude

November 7th, 2023 by Janet Chen

The Verywell Mind article by Kendra Cherry (2021), “What Is Gratitude?”, describes gratitude as feelings involving thankfulness and appreciation.  It says that when you experience gratitude, you are appreciative of someone or something and respond to them with generosity, warmth, and kindness. Types of Gratitude The […]

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Fear & Anxiety

October 22nd, 2023 by Janet Chen

The NAMI 2021 article, “Anxiety and Fear:  What’s The Difference?”, considers the similarities and differences between fear and anxiety.   Fear – According to the article, we are constantly gathering information from our 5 senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch).  We use this data to […]

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Suicide Prevention

September 4th, 2023 by Janet Chen

September is national suicide prevention month.  According to the United States Government, Division of Human Services (DHS 2021), suicide is ranked 10th as the leading cause of death for all ages of Americans.  During the month of September, we have a good opportunity to talk openly […]

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Why Don’t People Seek Help for Addiction?

August 7th, 2023 by Janet Chen

In June 2016, Vertava Health published the article, “The 3 Biggest Reasons People Don’t Seek Help for Addiction.”  They state – America is experiencing explosive growth in alcohol and drug addiction.  Approximately 23 million individuals struggle with addiction and only around 10% seek and receive treatment.  […]

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APA Recommends Smart, Sensible Social Media Use for Adolecents

July 8th, 2023 by Janet Chen

In the May 2023 article entitled, “APA Recommends Smart, Sensible Social Media Use for Adolescents,” Evi Arthur provides the following points: Social media in and of itself isn’t beneficial or harmful.  The impact of social media on adolescents depends on individual characteristics, social circumstances, and the […]

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Top Coach Award

June 11th, 2023 by Janet Chen

The experts at Coach Foundation recently selected Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., for their top 20 Executive Coach awards. Coach Foundation says: Steven J. Chen, Ph.D. has a unique blend of skills and experience.  After completing a doctoral degree in psychology, he taught at three different universities […]

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Self-Defeating Behavior

May 13th, 2023 by Janet Chen

Self-defeating behavior.  Erin struggled with feelings of low self-esteem and self-critical thoughts.  She believed other women were better looking and thought she was unattractive.  One reason for this pattern was that Erin thought if she used self-depricating thoughts, if or when others said negative things to her, she would […]

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April 6th, 2023 by Janet Chen

Human beings naturally seek to make sense of situations and make meaning (M&M) in order to navigate life in a meaningful way. Take for example a situation where the VP of Sales has several direct reports.  One of the salespeople is chronically late to work.  Over several […]

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Three Personality States

March 29th, 2023 by Janet Chen

Three “personality states”: the Id, Ego and Superego: Which is best? One model of personality structure includes the Id, Ego and Superego.  Sigmund Freud developed this theory to describe personality functioning.  “The Id is best”, yells the WWE wrestler. “The Superego rules” says Spock as he is calmly […]

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Human Error + System Failure = Financial Catastrophe

February 15th, 2023 by Janet Chen

Human Error + System Failure = Financial Catastrophe Alexander Pope wrote this famous line in his 1711 essay “To err is human, to forgive divine”. There are several ways one can interpret this insightful line . . . here is one perspective: . . . People are potentially one […]

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