Athletic performance and substance use ___ Guest Post by Nancy B. Irwin, PsyD Retirement is a major life transition for most people, but for the professional athlete, it can be cataclysmic. Most retired athletes have been competitors since childhood. With that in mind, many feel like their entire identity is gone when their professional sports … More After the Ticker Tape Parade
You are like a goldfish in a tank full of water made of words ___ “ Words can only take you so far. You need emotion, actions and present experience to help you to open your eyes to who you can become.” Your brain is a word machine. Your mind thinks in pictures, it is … More Are Your Words Getting in the Way of Your Life?
Your diagnosis does not have to define you ___ Fight. It’s what we do. We come into the world screaming and we often leave the planet still screaming and thrashing. Darwin called it the Survival Instinct, really it is just our innate sense of fighting against decline or suffering. We come into the world screaming and we … More How do You Accept Your Depression Without Surrendering to it?
Choose Your Questions and You Can Change Your Mind ___ Your high might be from drugs, alcohol, sex, exercise, shopping, food, work, being mistake free (perfect), religion, or some other obsession. For me, my high is from the drug of compulsive eating of cookies, chips and chocolate behind closed doors with no one watching. I get high from compulsive … More Addiction: Who Are You Without Your High?
My son and I were out for a walk last night and he asked me a question that grabbed me. The question seemed simple, but it tugged at something deep in my soul. “Dad, why do most countries end in An: American, Canadian, European, Indian, African.” I had never thought about that before. ___ The question stopped … More An Earth Shattering Question
What do you want to be when you grow up? Yesterday I was asked by my daughter whether I dreamed about becoming a Psychologist when I was her age? I told her that when I was her age, I dreamed of becoming an inventor, creating new things out of throwaway boxes and junk. So far, … More My life as a Chooseologist
Business cards are stupid and they may be ruining your life. Go ahead, ask your card the following equation: 100000000000 (100 Billion) x 118 = ? Bet your card draws a blank, just check the back of your card… What do the numbers mean? The first number – 100 Billion. No, it is … More Why Your Business Cards May be Ruining Your Life
Yesterday I was asked by my 10 year old daughter if my dream is to be a Psychologist. I answered that I can remember when I was 18, I told a complete stranger that I wanted to become a Shrink when I grow up. Well, I’m not there yet. “Do you need to have a title … More Life-ology?