The Power of Positive Visualization

By Dr. Perry, PhD “Logic will get you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere.” ~Albert Einstein In my professional life, I recommend to my patients that they practice a bit of time travel. I ask them to imagine traveling into the future and to make positive visualizations about the time to come. They can imagine whatever they wish, but it must be positive. By focusing  our minds on positivity, we can learn to quiet the internal negativeRead more

How to Assess the Quality of Your Life

By Dr. Perry, PhD “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~Marcus Aurelius I am at a place in my life where I am able to slow down and momentarily pause. After a year and a half, I have completed my dissertation and am less than a month away from officially becoming a doctor of clinical psychology. Every now and then it is important to stop to appreciate and reflectRead more

3 Steps to Create a Self-Care Plan

By Dr. Perry, PhD 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 Recover From a Mistake Using G.R.O.W.T.H.™

By Dr. Perry, PhD 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

7 Ways to Uplift Your Mood

By Dr. Perry, PhD Audio version | 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. Always keep moving forwardRead more

5 Amazing Benefits of Classical Music🎼

By Dr. Perry, PhD 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 universal regardlessRead more

The Power of Laughter

By Dr. Perry, PhD Audio version | 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. We have 24 hourRead more

5 Easy Tips to Stay Motivated

By Dr. Perry, PhD Audio version | Click here “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” ~ Zig Ziglar 1. Reflect on your progress It always feels good to reflect on how far we have come. We can easily get caught up looking to the future only to base our happiness on finishing the next big project. Do we really want to wait until we have completed a goal to feel good about ourselves? Take a moment to reflect on theRead more

Accepting Your Mortality

By Dr. Perry, PhD “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” ~Khalil Gibran It is Autumn in California. The time of year when green leaves turn brown, gold and begin to gently fall upon the ground. Nature preparing for the dormant period that lies ahead begins to scale back in preparation for winter. It is the perfect backdrop for the celebration known as, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). ThisRead more

5 Habits of Happy People

By Dr. Perry, PhD “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” ~Dr. Robert Anthony 1. Spend money on experience, not things Happy people tend to spend money on experience more than on things. Of course, there are daily necessities that we need in order to function. But, at the end of the day, it is the quality of our moments that bring us the most joy. If we focus on the next “thing,” a new sport jacket,Read more