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Wow, time flies! Here we are at the start of another new year... and what an amazing 2023 it has been!

This month's newsletter has a media roundup as well as a blog on letting go of the old to make way for the new. When we grow and embrace new things, it is sometimes normal to need a little extra rest. The body is adjusting, but so is the mind: The brain actually reorganizes itself during sleep. It's kind of like the way we defragment a hard drive on a computer so that it will run more efficiently. 

Now that you know a little bit about how big changes can sometimes stimulate the need for extra rest, I urge you to give yourself permission to take extra rest and relaxation as we progress into the new year. Sometimes high functioning people need this encouragement, since they often think they are just being lazy--- when the truth is actually that they need extra rest to facilitate all the growth and change they are fostering.

As always, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to hit reply and tell me what your plans are for the new year, or what have been some of your greatest victories or learning lessons from 2023!


Dr. Chloe Carmichael PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist







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7 Things to Let Go of This Year

What if you had made that one career move you’ve always wondered about? Spoken up more at last week’s meeting? Been less critical on that first date? Waited for him to initiate the relationship talk? Like many people, you may be familiar with several nagging what-ifs. It’s time to let them go — now, for 2023. Read the blog.




22 Common Double Standards in Relationships (With Examples)

We all have standards for our relationships and our partners—but what about when they turn into double standards, or rules that only apply to one person and not the other? These unbalanced and unfair standards can be a warning sign that something is wrong in the relationship, and can even make your relationship take a toxic turn further down the line. Continue reading.

How to Behave at Social Parties

Many of us like to go to parties, meeting people and enjoying ourselves, but do you really behave properly in social parties? Do you just go, say hello to others, eat and come back? Many people having a party might see this as rude or selfish. Behaving more politely comes in several steps. Continue reading.

How to Handle a Disengaged Daughter-in-Law

Much has been said over the years about the difficult mother-in-law—but what if the daughter-in-law is the one who sets the tone of contention and friction? If your relationship with your daughter-in-law is difficult and you feel like you're trying to walk through a minefield every time you get together, you're not alone. Fortunately, we’ve got the best tips to help you smooth over your relationship and be civil toward each other for years to come. Continue reading.




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