Life is Waiting 

Photo Credit: MakeItUltra™ Giverny ~ France “Life is waiting everywhere, the future is flowering everywhere, but we only see a small part of it and step on much of it with our feet.” ~Hermann HesseRead more

How To Spot Deception

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “He who has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.” ~Sigmund Freud In my profession it is important to know if someone is lying to me or more importantly to themselves. Whether it is a small lie or aRead more

Signs of Collective Narcissism 

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “In the final analysis I believe in man in spite of men.” ~Elie Wiesel I recall as a young boy thinking of girls as alien beings inhabiting the same planet but playing by a whole different set of rules. They were seen as the enemy and I was convinced that boys were superior to girls. I recall my sister arguing that boys had cooties and that girlsRead more

How to Recover From a Mistake Using G.R.O.W.T.H.™

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” ~Johnny Cash Mr. Cash was a smart man who brilliantly summed up how we should treat our mistakes.Read more

3 Steps to Create a Self-Care Plan

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” ~Oscar Wilde In one way or another we are all caretakers. Care taking can be found in all aspects of life. Some of us are care takers in the professional sense and work in medical, mental health or other professions where the main responsibility is that of a caretaker. Others are caretakers in their everyday lives as parents orRead more

7 Ways to Uplift Your Mood

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein We all have bad days. Have you ever had the kind of day that makes you think, “What is it all about?” We might start questioning our jobs and even our lives. Pretty soon we find ourselves spiraling into sadness. It is important not to get stuck in a whirlpool of negativity.Read more

4 Signs of Maladaptive Daydreaming

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “I have everything I need in my daydreams. A big home, fast car, money and tons of good friends. I could never have that in my so-called real life so why try?” ~Anonymous Maladaptive day dreaming is a psychological concept that was first introduced in 2002 by Eli Somer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in traumatized patients. Dr. Somer found that patients who suffer early trauma regularly escape intoRead more

The Power of Laughter

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.” ~Unknown 1900 BC The worlds oldest recorded joke dates back to 1900 BC. This joke proves that toilet humor has been around for a very long time along with mankind’s need to laugh. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the serious side of life.Read more

Simple Steps for Eating Mindfully

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Mindful eating means simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh In our fast paced society and ever present need to multi-task, many of us have forgotten the joys of eating. I personally know what it’s like to be so busy I forget to stop and smell the spaghetti :). This was written as a reminder to myself. Here are 5 tips on how toRead more

7 Easy Tips for Living Longer

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” ~Seneca Perhaps like some of you, I have had a few sleepless nights pondering my mortality. I am in love with my life and wish to have as much of it as I possibly can. I believe Seneca had the right idea when he wrote this quote, but I do believe you can liveRead more