7 Signs of Histrionic Personality Disorder

By Eric Perry, PhD-c “The world cannot be the mirror to your soul.” ~MakeItUltra™ I was recently asked to explain histrionic personality disorder also known as HPD. Histrionic personality disorder is a psychological disorder that can affect both men and women. A person wth HPD will have an insatiable need to be the center of attention. It is as though they have a hole in their soul. They often are described as drama queens and display outlandish dramatic behavior to getRead more

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

By Eric Perry, PhD-c Audio version | 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. We must acknowledge thatRead more

4 Signs of Maladaptive Daydreaming

By Eric Perry, PhD-c Audio version | 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 into a world of imaginationRead more

How to Overcome a Poverty Mindset

By Eric Perry, 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 least 1.1Read more

Fair Fighting Rules for Relationships

By Eric Perry, PhD-c “An eye for an eye will only make the world blind” ~Mahatma Gandhi Arguments and relationships go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, arguments are not as sweet as jelly and don’t go over as smooth as peanut butter. When we argue with our loved ones, it is important to remember that it’s not necessary to deliver a knock out blow. Think of the argument as a heart to heart conversation and notRead more

How To Spot Deception

By Eric Perry, PhD-c Audio version | 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 a malicious lie, everyone liesRead more

3 Steps to Create a Self-Care Plan

By Eric Perry, PhD-c Audio version | 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 or in other familial capacities.Read more

How to Get Help When You’re On a Budget

By Eric Perry, 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 Group therapyRead more

The 5 Stages of Grief & Loss

By Eric Perry, PhD-c “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.” ~Kristina McMorris The cycle of life is both beautiful and heartbreaking. From the moment of our birth we share a common destiny with the rest of the world. The mortality that connects us makes life that much more remarkable. Knowing that death awaits us and our loved ones may be a haunting and difficult thought to bear. Truly, one of the most difficultRead more

Technology… Are You Addicted?

By Eric Perry, PhD-c “True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” ~Seneca We live in a world where most of our life essentials are one click away. Food, clothing, companionship, entertainment, and even sex can be attained by just a click. More and more we are giving our vital life energy to electronic devices. Look around. I am quite sure you will see what is becoming a familiar norm. The bent head, focused-non-blinking stare,Read more