February 15th, 2019

Marie Condo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” is an international best-seller. She has since launched a blog, a consultation service, and even a Netflix show. So how does a book encouraging people to complete chores generate so much success? The answer is simple: many people who tried Kondo’s organizational techniques noticed a boost […]

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January 30th, 2019

Depression affects approximately 20 million Americans today. Much more than simply “feeling sad,” depression is associated with persistent feelings of anxiety, sadness, loss of interest, and hopelessness. While the causes of depression are still being studied, there is an understood link between depression and sleep. As a psychologist in the Hermosa Beach and South Bay […]

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January 15th, 2019

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. More important than any Valentine’s day present, however, is the way you express your love daily. In order to cultivate your love and relationships, it is important to understand the five love languages. The love languages are five ways to express and receive […]

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December 20th, 2018

The holidays tend to be a time for “family and friends,” and it seems that every holiday commercial revolves around this theme. Sometimes it can be tough to face the holiday season if you will be spending it alone. Each person has a different reason for spending the holidays solo. Whether you’ve lost a family […]

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December 15th, 2018

Mornings are the perfect opportunity to start your day right. You have the ability to choose what you want to accomplish from the moment you wake up. The most positive people tend to start their mornings early to be productive and make the most of their day! I challenge you to do the same. Getting […]

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December 1st, 2018

As January draws near, many people start to think about their New Year’s resolution or the goals they want to accomplish for the next year. Unfortunately, within about 4-6 weeks, most people lose sight of their goals because they set too lofty goals, unrealistic goals, or they had no game plan for actually achieving the […]

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November 30th, 2018

My husband and I have always loved traveling and adventures. Though our opportunities to travel became somewhat limited, first by graduate school and then by work obligations, we still made it a priority. We found it wasn’t only something that satisfied our personal desire to see new places and explore unknown terrain, but it also […]

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November 20th, 2018

 Why Do I Feel This Way? With Fall kicking into gear, our focus often turns to holidays and gearing up for the New Year. But what do these shorter days and longer nights actually mean for our mental health? In this blog I examine how the weather can impact our emotional state and overall mental […]

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November 1st, 2018

In today’s complex world, anxiety and depression have become more commonalities than anomalies. It is possible you may have personally struggled with anxiety or depression at some point in your life, but I am almost certain somebody in your life that you care about has suffered from either or both of these issues. It can […]

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October 20th, 2018

One of life’s challenges is focusing our attention on the positives and not the negatives. In its simplest form, it is about seeing the glass half full instead of half empty. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. Nevertheless, it is worth it. Honing in on the good things in our lives and not […]

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