DrChloe.com Newsletter | June 2019

June 2019 Newsletter




Greetings!

Summer is officially here! It's a perfect time to relax, and maybe have some nice cold drinks! In case you missed my blog on drinking moderately, click here.

If you're having trouble deciding what to do this summer, maybe my new blog on Decision Making can help! You may also notice an unusual blog topic below on the issue of False Allegations of Sexual Misconduct. Unfortunately, the issue of false allegations seems to be an emergent issue-- I'm not sure if you've ever been accused of something you didn't do, but I'm sure you can imagine it is rough-- so please, if you know anyone who is suffering from that please share the blog with them!

There are TONS of other articles below where I'm quoted on all sorts of relationship topics. Relationships are key to success in life-- both personal AND professional relationships help us achieve our goals, get support when we need it, and enjoy life. Sophisticated linguistic speech (where we use our tongue to make words that significy concepts and ideas rather than just vocalizing tones or sounds to signal events or locations) is one of the unique features that sets us apart as humans. Our ability to converse and "talk things over" helps us to develop our thoughts, solve problems, and learn from others... all of this is possible when we have good relationships. So feel free to browse the articles below on personal and professional relationships to see if they are useful to your particular situation!

Yours,

Dr. Chloe Carmichael PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Chloe on FOX 5 News!


Happy to be back on Fox 5 News re: two separate topics: Decision Fatigue and How Children's Names May Affect Teachers' Perceptions

Latest Blog Articles by Dr. Chloe!

How to Make a Hard Decision

Do you sometimes get stuck on decision making? While it’s great to have options, there is a hidden burden: the responsibility of actually making a choice! Whether you’re trying to choose between two jobs, two romances, or even two vacation destinations, it’s normal to realize that there are great qualities about both options– and this can make it hard to decide. As a clinical psychologist, I can assure you that thinking carefully make sense up to a certain point, but taking too long on any one particular decision can lead to fatigue, frustration, and poor decisions. Thank goodness there is an easy technique to help with decision making!

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False Allegations of Sexual Misconduct: Basics for Young Men and Their Parents

The experience of a false accusation can be devastating to young men, especially if they are up against a legal or academic system that views an allegation as proof of guilt. False allegations can result in everything from expulsion from school, to job loss and legal nightmares– and overwhelming feelings of shame and anger. Moreover, young men and their families may face loneliness or social isolation due to the real or imagined circumstances that their social circle harbors a misguided premise that believing all women is always helpful. The guide below is not intended to be a comprehensive guide.

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Quotes on stress, anxiety, and relationships!



The Official Rules For Having A Successful Summer Fling

One of my quotes:
"Even if intellectually you think you’re okay with a fling, know that it's easier for women to become chemically dependent on someone without even intending to at all."
Read the full article.
So You Cheated On Your Partner — Now What?

One of my quotes:
"Let your partner be part of the process when they can so they can see that you’re committed to fixing your problems."
Read the full article.
Why A Work Husband Is The One Relationship You Need In Your Life

One of my quotes:
"talk to your partner about working on a project together, such as cooking a new recipe each week for six months"
Read the full article.

How to deal with your online shopping addiction at work

One of my quotes:
"When we acquire things, we get a hit of dopamine, which provides a sense of fulfillment."
Read the full article.

Why you need to be picky if you’re single and dating

One of my quotes:
"Focus on qualities that generate and sustain chemistry in the long term, like attentiveness, kindness, generosity, and maturity. Your future married self will thank you."
Read the full article.

What Does an Artist Coach Do?

One of my quotes:
"Artists tend to have a love-hate relationship with whatever it is about themselves that they’re seeking help with... almost superstitiously attached to that sensitivity or vulnerability. They feel that it’s the source of the raw material that gets expressed through their art."
Read the full article.

3 expert tips to keep anxiety from being the third wheel in your relationship

One of my quotes:
"Sometimes people get attached to their anxiety to an almost a superstitious level...They feel like their anxiety is their way of keeping themselves on their toes."
Read the full article.


Dr. Chloe for wikiHow!


How to Have a Successful Blind Date

Many successful couples today meet through blind dates. You might have one of your good friends set you up, or maybe you use a dating app on your smartphone. Blind dates can be stressful because they entail spending quality time with a stranger whom you’re somewhat expected to like. But, if you take steps to make your blind date a success, you might end up with a good friend or a meaningful significant other.
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How to Talk About Poor Employee Performance

Talking to an employee about their poor performance can be a challenge. You may not want to come across as too harsh, but still be firm and clear about your concerns. However, having employees who do not do their job well or add to your business can end up costing you money and work time. Prepare for the talk by making a list of issues about the employee. Then, have the discussion in a private space and keep the conversation honest so the employee understands your concerns. Follow up after the talk to check in the employee’s performance to see if it has improved.
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How to Practice Gratitude

Although it may not always be easy, being thankful for the good things in your life can be a rewarding practice to pick up. Practicing gratitude has been shown to have real health benefits, boosting people's mood and their personal sense of well-being. You can practice gratitude every day by adopting an attitude that is grateful and open. You can also actively practice and share gratitude with others, and with yourself. Practicing gratitude will require only your attention and there are many simple methods that you can use to get started today.
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