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9 Good Decisions You’ve Waited Too Long to Make

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

As much as the world changes, some things stay the same. It is still best to be kind to others, to have an open mind, learn from mistakes of the past, work for what you believe in, and make the most of the things you have. Nine things that can be added to the list of good things that will likely remain good include being actively present in the moment, paying attention to every situation, and devoting yourself entirely to the present and the people sharing it with you. Another good decision is to leave the past behind. Clinging to the past holds people back from moving forward.

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5 Early Warning Signs He’s too Controlling

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Distinguishing between control and concern in the dating world can be difficult for people who grew up with controlling or abusive parents, as well as for people with a history of love addiction. An easy way to differentiate between the two is to consider the trigger that sets off extreme reactions. Concern will usually be sparked by something serious, where as innocent or small situations can bring out extreme reactions from a partner that is controlling. Some early warning signs of controlling behavior include constant text messages, insistence on doing everything together, keeping a partner all to themselves with no friends or family allowed, being easily offended by small mistakes, and control over wardrobe.

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15 Gifts You Can Give Yourself for Free

Friday, December 7th, 2012

“The best things in life aren’t things,” Marc, of MarcandAngel.com begins this article. Whether or not they are things, Marc does confirm that the best things are indeed free in this list of things to consider giving oneself instead of spending money. Topping the list of the best free things to give yourself is the freedom to be unapologetically you. This involves accepting yourself and all of your flaws and saving the energy it takes to try and pretend to be like everyone else. Then, you can give yourself uninhibited imagination, recognizing that the world is constantly changing and there may be truth to another phrase: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

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Dr. Gottman’s 5 Tips for Filling Your Holiday Season with Romance

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

As the stressful holiday season begins, Dr. Gottman gives 5 tips to avoid neglecting your relationship and keeping the season romantic as cooking, cleaning, in-laws, and gift shopping take increasing priority. One way is to make a point of giving love. A partner can be shown love with just a thoughtful gesture and an expensive gift, such as a jar full of scraps of paper with your partner’s good qualities written on them. Another good tip is to nurture appreciation by noticing all of the things your partner is doing and thanking him. Successful couples maintain a 5:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions and gestures of appreciation count as the former.

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Meet His 5 Needs and Transform Your Relationship

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

It is not uncommon for a man’s behavior to leave his partner confused or frustrated, concluding that his behavior was irrational. It’s possible that the confusing or cold behavior was driven by irrational subconscious responses, but knowing that does not provide much comfort. Fortunately, it’s possible to use that emotional wiring to deepen a relationship rather than be left cold by it. Five basic needs that men have in their subconscious are: words of affirmation, reassurance and praise; a sense of being respected; a sense of being listened to; sexual and nonsexual affection; physical contact; and intimacy. By endeavoring to meet those five needs, a partner can become a powerful source of positive feelings.

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7 Ways to Relieve Stress in Under an Hour

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Oprah.com shares seven quick ways to relieve stress as the busy holiday season begins, starting with the simple act of chewing a stick of gum. Researchers in Australia and England found that gum chewers felt less anxious and had 18% less cortisol in their saliva during stressful situations than other people. Dr. Andrew Scholey, the director of the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology and Swinburne University also commented that chewing increases blood to the brain, which can distract from stressors and make people more alert. A study at University College London also found that people who drank four servings of black tea a day for six weeks also showed lower levels of cortisol during stressful events.

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From Addict to Entrepreneur: How I Overcame My Greatest Obstacle

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

There are plenty of stories of young entrepreneurs who manage to sell their new technology to a big company to become successful. It is rarer to hear from the other side of the spectrum, from those without Ivy-league educations and those who have made poor decisions in their young life, those who have struggled with addiction and tarnished records because of their past, and how they manage to become successful as well. It is for this reason that Per Wickstrom writes in to the Huffington Post: to share a story of someone who struggled with addiction for over twenty years and not only managed to eventually overcome it, but to also become successful.

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Managing Stress in a Tough Economy

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

According to the American Psychological Association’s 2011 Stress in America Survey, 80% of Americans living on the East Coast identify money as a source of significant amounts of stress in their daily lives. While there are a number of other significant stressors, personal finance remains one of the most common concerns since money dictates many important parts of our lives, from where we live and where we’re educated to the clothes that we wear. Worries about money can also have a significant effect on our lives, affecting our relationships and both our physical and mental health.

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Perfectionism and Creative Thinking

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Martha Stewart attributes her success to the fact that she is a perfectionist and has said that perfectionism can be both profitable and admirable when creating any kind of artistic content. This is a trait other successful artists also share, from actress Michelle Pfeiffer to Barbra Streisand to director James Cameron. While exact attention to detail and perfectionism can certainly contribute to the pursuit of excellence, however, there is an understood need to temper the drive for perfection. Perfectionism, unchecked, can lead to dampening the creative drive as it can create fear of being a fraud when perfection can’t be achieved and prohibit experimentation by making people wary of investing time into “wrong” paths.

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7 Habits That are Making You Miserable

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

There are a handful of habits and activities that can continue to make a person unhappy as they move through life without necessarily raising any red flags on their own. By putting a stop to these bad habits, life can at least be improved by the knowledge that the mistakes being made are new mistakes. The first habit under fire is the habit of sticking exclusively with what you already know. It is possible to hold onto core values while at the same time opening up to new ideas and experiences. Even just entertaining new ideas can spike growth. The second bad habit is neglecting a balance between activity and rest.

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