Blog Category - Psychology

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

January 15, 2017 in Psychology

By Dr. Jennifer Richardson - - Every year we get swept into the excitement of the potential a new year can bring. All the changes we want to make in life somehow get shelved until this annual turning point—New Year’s Day. If you long to make changes in your life but find that you never follow through with your lofty January goals, I’d like you to consider a new way of implementing change. Let’s look at three common New Year’s Resolutions, how they usually fail, and what you can do to make them actually succeed.

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Could Your Older Loved One Be Addicted To Their Prescription Medications?

February 27, 2016 in Psychology

Could Your Older Loved One Be Addicted To Their Prescription Medications? By Dr. Chris Berrios When you think of drug addiction, seniors are not the first age group that comes to mind. Even for medical providers, older adults do not fit the picture of a drug abuser. So more often than not, providers don’t suspect an addiction problem and may give seniors easy access to prescription drugs. Over time, it is possible to develop a tolerance to certain drugs and require more of that drug to achieve the same effect. Many seniors take a large number of prescription medications. In most cases, prescriptions improve the lives of elderly people - from lowering blood pressure to easing chronic pain. However, due to many different factors (multiple doctors, cognitive impairments, lack of family supervision, multiple medical conditions, frailty, and many more) seniors can develop a dependency on their prescription medications.

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Adjusting Your Lens

June 14, 2016 in Psychology

by Dr. Jenn Tickal - - Are you often finding yourself thinking thoughts such as “I have to be right all the time or else I am a failure?” or “I did a good job… I guess I just got lucky?” Sometimes our thoughts can play a key role in how we interpret events, our emotions, and even our behaviors. Understanding these often “automatic” thought patterns can be an important piece that allows us to look at the lens through which we view the world. If you find your lens is a bit “Eeyorish,” then maybe it is time to start looking at things a bit more objectively. Here are some tips to help transform those thoughts from stifling to inspiring.

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