Seem to have more of everything (money, success, friends, possessions) than you
Appear better at their job than you
Whatever the specifics, it’s actually not all that unusual to have feelings of jealousy – particularly at work as we spend so much time with our co-workers. But what can you do to tame the green monster?
Check out my recent article over at Health eCareers for ideas about to 1) decipher why exactly you’re having jealous feelings 2) what to do about them.
In my last post I wrote about how to determine if you (or someone else) is using alcohol in a problematic way. In this post, I would like to talk about options for treatment. Because there are a lot.
We all know about AA, and 30 day residential programs, but there are so many more options available as well. In a recent article over at Health eCareers, I outline several of the most common treatment options, including: detox, inpatient, intensive outpatient and medically-assisted treatment. I also talk about individual psychotherapy, which is often an important part of a treatment plan:
In my practice, I often work with folks struggling with addiction. If you would like to talk more about how individual psychotherapy can help with sobriety, please give me a call at 303-828-3080.
Looking for a new job? That process can be exhausting! And overwhelming. And exciting. And exhausting again. So much has changed about the job search process in recent years: on-line job boards and resumes, computerized personality assessments, LinkedIn!
For others, this season of the year elicits a reaction more like this:
Or if you’re like me, the impending holidays have you doing this:
Whatever your reaction, the last quarter of the year likely brings up some “stuff” for you:
Sadness over things, people and relationships you’ve lost
Frustration over things you cannot have
Gratitude for the people, things and relationships you do have
Sense of anxiety over the crowds, noise and busy-ness that can accompany this time of year
Feelings of loneliness over the lack of busy-ness this time of year
You get the idea
It can be helpful to talk about these things with a psychologist. Friends and family are great, but sometimes we need an impartial ear to listen. To make an appointment, call 303-828-3080 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re well into the school year, so those first-day-of-school jitters and nerves have likely subsided. But in case some still remains, here are some tips I wrote about managing school anxiety over at Produce for Kids:
I don’t care who you are, where you stand, what you believe or who you are voting for, the political news has been overwhelming. Last week I spoke to the folks over at Self Magazine for some ideas about how to cope with the hourly onslaught of news (and talking about news, and more talking about news) that we’ve all been trying to deal with. Here’s the entire article:
Here’s one of my tips:
There are a bunch of others, too. Including some helpful links on how to do progressive muscle relaxation, where to go to find a good laugh, and where to turn if you need to talk to a professional.
Join the club! It seems like arguments over screen time are part of the new normal for American families. In my series “Ask the Psychologist” over at Produce for Kids, I wrote about this very topic a few weeks ago. Check it out: