How to Get Help When You’re On a Budget

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Therapy can be costly. But, there are resources that can help you even if you are on a budget. Mental health professionals are generally people who entered the field of psychology because they wanted to help others. Don’t let your budget stand between you and the help you need, because we won’t. Here are some avenues to try if you are feeling emotionally stuck and financially handicapped, but haven’t reached out for help. 1. Group therapy GroupRead more

5 Signs You Haven’t Fully Healed from Narcissistic Abuse

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c It is common for individuals who experience narcissistic abuse to suffer in silence or not even know that they are being abused. Because narcissists are master manipulators, they can be very difficult to spot. Narcissist abuse syndrome is a term used by mental health professionals to describe individuals who have been victimized to the extent that long-term negative effects may seem insurmountable to the victim. Before we can heal, we must identify the signs tellingRead more

How to Overcome a Poverty Mindset

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c “Poverty is a state of mind.” ~Rahul Gandhi  Do you ever catch yourself passing on joyous opportunities because you feel it will be too expensive? Do you second guess yourself before or after making purchases? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of a poverty mindset. It is important to differentiate between actual poverty and refusing to experience life more abundantly. Research suggests that 80% of the world lives on $10 per day. At leastRead more

5 Amazing Benefits of Classical Music🎼

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Audio version | Click here “Music is the universal language of mankind” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Around my house I am known as the music man. I have the habit of walking around with my iPhone in my pocket playing music on Spotify. I love all music because it makes me feel happy and alive. Research shows that classical music is exceptionally beneficial for your brain and overall health. The way classical music affects the brain is universalRead more

How to Have Healthy Alone Time

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Audio version | Click here “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle When was the last time you had a day to yourself? If you are like most people it was probably a while ago. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded by external stimuli. All of the noise has caused many of us to lose touch with our inner voice. Whether it is five minutes or an hour,Read more

How to Spot the Shy (Covert) Narcissist

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Audio version | Click here “Beware of  false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” ~Matthew 7:15 Don’t be fooled by the title. There is nothing cute or innocent about this stealthy narcissist, also known as the covert narcissist. A covert narcissist is a narcissist who suffers from low self-esteem. He or she is seeking the same glory and power as the classic narcissist, but does not possess theRead more

5 Important Qualities of Leadership

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Audio version | Click here “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams Whether we are trying to lead a country or a household, we must remember it is both a privilege and a challenge to be given an opportunity to lead. Leaders are not born, but molded by the waves of life. Daily life truly is the best classroom and we must treatRead more

5 Easy Steps to Accept Criticism

By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Audio version | Click here “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” ~Dale Carnegie My fiancé can’t stand the way I drive. I, of course, do not agree with her criticism and defend my driving skills as if I am a professional formula one driver. I am not special in regards to accepting criticism. No one likes to be criticized, but it is part ofRead more