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On The Outside Looking In: My Life As An Outlaw

An Outlaw on the Outskirts of Town We're called misfits and outsiders, rebels and low-lifes. For those who don't know what it's like to be...

Assertiveness and Anxiety: Why It’s Okay to Say No

Why Assertiveness is Difficult A good portion of my clients struggle with saying something that seems so easily and simply expressed: no. That word is...

Overcoming the Fear of Being Disliked: The Necessity of Rebirth

Why Am I So Afraid of Being Disliked? From the time we're young, we're expected to conform. We're born into societies that often place grand...

Unseen Talent: How Our Environments Prevent Us From Shining

“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived...

The Fall of Misogyny: How Feminism Helps Us All

"Bein' a woman, a black woman at that? Shit - in this white man's world, Sometimes we overlook the fact that we be ridin hard...

Fame and Fortune in the Isolated Age of Social Media

"One thing we all adore, something worth dying for, nothing but pain, stuck in this game, searching for fortune and fame" -2Pac Searching for Fame...

Looking Beyond Neediness: Why It’s Okay to Accept Your Need for Love

Fear of Being Needy Most of the clients I see struggle with intimacy; they have what are called attachment difficulties. Some of them are predominately...

The Stigma of Mental Illness: Why We Need to Understand Ourselves

The Effects of Stigma There are few things in the world that bug me more than people calling my patients 'crazy.' Whenever I tell someone...

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