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Hope you are enjoying this amazing weather (seriously cannot believe it's February!). I know the Valentine's Day graphic is a lil outdated since this email is actually going out 10 days past Valentine's Day-- but just in case you are still thinking about Valentine's Day, please do check out my blog on the topic here!

Even if you're waaaay past Valentine's Day, hopefully you will still find other helpful info below-- there are great links on decision-making, to stress-management, dating, emotions, and everything in between. In case you didn't know, my focus as a psychologist is on what's known as "high functioning people". That means many of my articles/quotes/links/etc are geared towards people who are QUITE able to manage their lives in a basic sense, but are interested in stimulation to grow and reach even greater heights of personal and professional fulfillment... so hopefully at least ONE link below will help you do that.

Thank you so much for letting me pop into your inbox once-per-month. I really enjoy the chance to connect!


Dr. Chloe Carmichael PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

PS If you love the newsletter or see an article you think would help a friend, please feel free to forward this to them-- it's an easy way to show someone you're thinking of them, and of course I always appreciate the chance to share with people who want fresh ideas!





How often do you spend time with your friends and family? Do you consider time with them as just for fun or do you see it as more than that? In this video, Dr. Chloe explains the big role your social support system plays in terms of your self-care.




Dr. Chloe shares the easy technique to help with decision making on her Vlog below! Watch it now!

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How to Make 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! Read full blog here!

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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You're Stressed

One of my quotes:

"Psychologists have a lot of training around stressors, as well as a deep understanding of the way a person's cognitive and personality styles might factor into the best approach to help that particular person manage stress."

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14 Therapist-Approved Tips for Finding a Therapist You Can Trust

One of my quotes:

"Every session should lead you to organization, preparedness, energy, and wellness; if the person’s physical environment doesn’t communicate those things, I would be cautious of that."

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Dating An Older Man? Here's Exactly What To Expect

One of my quotes:

"Even if you were dating someone your own age, you wouldn't want to assume they had the same trajectory for their life as you did."

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How to Understand Your Emotions

Emotions are always with us. You might feel happiness when you laugh with a close friend or fear when you approach a growling dog. But there’s more to emotions than just the subjective experience of them. You can also learn how to understand your emotions. In recent years, scientists have increased our knowledge about the nature of emotions—about how different emotions came into existence, how emotions guide our behavior, and how different emotions impact our bodies and minds. Learning to understand your emotions is a fascinating endeavor that can help enhance your control over both your feelings and actions.

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How to Succeed at Work when You Have Social Anxiety

Fear of public speaking is the most common phobia. However, social anxiety can go far beyond giving a speech. Social anxiety involves an extreme fear of social situations in which you may be concerned about others judging you or about you making a fool of yourself. People with social anxiety may be affected by the condition throughout all aspects of their lives, or only in certain situations, like at work. Regardless, social anxiety can be crippling to your career, preventing you from building relationships at work, speaking up for yourself, or sharing your ideas. You can keep social anxiety under control at work by learning to manage common anxiety-provoking interactions, practicing relaxation techniques, and getting professional treatment.

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How to Know if You Still Love Someone

In relationships, there often comes a time when, for whatever reason, you’re forced to reexamine your feelings. Perhaps you’re in a long-term relationship and you think your feelings may have changed, or faded away. Maybe you’ve already parted ways with a partner, but are doubting your decision. Do you still love them? Love isn’t always a black and white affair, and it can be difficult to decipher your feelings when you’re stuck in a gray area.

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