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How to Stay Sane During Pandemic Holidays

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Nov 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM
How to Stay Sane During Pandemic Holidays

Tips and tools for making the most out of this holiday season!

The holidays are a time for celebration and togetherness, but they can also be a time of increased stress. This holiday season, we are dealing with extra challenges, as COVID issues may prevent many of us from celebrating together in our normal way.

How to Survive the Holiday Season With Your Family

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Nov 17, 2021 2:53:00 PM
How to Survive the Holiday Season With Your Family

The holiday season is here, and while this can be a wonderful and joyous time it can also come with plenty of stress.  If you’re lucky enough that your entire family is full of nothing but warmth and kindness (or at least courtesy), then you may not even need to read this blog- congratulations!  However, many people who enjoy a larger extended family find there may be one person in the mix who maybe is “more difficult”.  Even if you really love the person (in fact, sometimes especially if you really love the person), even minor conflicts can seem stressful.  For many people, family dynamics can contribute to anxiety about holiday gatherings… but the beauty of this type of stress is that it can be planned for. Family pattern stressors are, by nature, predictable stressors allow us to fill our tool belts with the necessary items for managing holiday interactions before any difficulties are met.

Don’t Feel Chemistry With Nice Guys? Here’s How to Change That!

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Sep 7, 2021 12:00:00 AM
Don’t Feel Chemistry With Nice Guys? Here’s How to Change That!

Have you ever felt frustrated that you seem to get hopelessly “head over heels” for unavailable men, yet find yourself hopelessly impervious to the advances of nice guys who are genuinely available and ready for a serious relationship?  Would you like to change this pattern so you can finally start enjoying a great relationship and quit wasting time with men who play hot-and-cold with your emotions?  Keep reading to see how the science of psychology can come to your rescue!

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Sep 6, 2021 2:59:44 PM
How To Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection

Dr. Chloe talking about REJECTION SENSITIVITY and how to handle your fear of rejection.

 

 

Every one of us has our fair share of rejections; some may handle it pretty well, but some people who have a high level of nervousness struggle to overcome it.

Part 2: How to Deal with Toxic People

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Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD Jan 18, 2021 11:59:27 AM
Part 2: How to Deal with Toxic People

In Part 1 of this blog series on toxic people, I outlined how to see when you may have a toxic person in your life.  If you think you may have one, please know that you have the power to set boundaries for your own wellbeing!  To keep it simple, you can use the acronym TOXIC to remember a list of options you might consider.