DrChloe.com Newsletter | September 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

Hello Chloe,

Ah, September... time for that wonderful "back to school" energy! Whether your "school shopping" list includes actual school items, fall clothes, home improvements, or other materials for your special projects this season, check out my new TV appearance and blog on how to shop smart, whether online or in the store. Get the things you need, and steer clear of unwanted clutter or bills.

Also see new articles and quotes on topics like decision making, relationships, and work issues... areas that may seem separate but actually have a lot of overlap if we think about it:)

As always, thank you for reading-- and please feel free to hit "reply" and share your feedback or suggestions for future topics!


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!

Dr. Chloe on FOX5!

Check this Fox5 interview where I offer tips on shopping addiction.

Click to see my latest clip on mindful shopping! Yes, that's right-- mindful shopping. By maintaining awareness of our goals, and learning a few simple tips, you can save thousands in terms of time AND money... while simultaneously INCREASING your sense of pleasure and fulfillment!:)

New Recurring Column in Women's Health:

Check out this Ask Dr. Chloe column on the Women's Health Magazine website where I offer advice on relationships, wellness, stress, and goals. Even though the magazine is called "Women's Health", guys can totally ask questions too! If you'd like to ask a question, please Tweet @drchloe_ and use the hashtag #AskDrChloe. See below for this month's column!

How Do I Stop Overthinking Once And For All?

Can stop, will stop.

Overthinking is like getting a bad pimple—it happens to everyone. Your mom, your sister, your best friend (obviously...you're the first to hear about it!), they're all guilty of it. So before I get started, take solace in knowing that you're not alone in your never-ending "Omg, what if..." thoughts. Especially if you're the high-achiever type (which, duh, you are!), it's human nature to try to analyze people and situations—but sometimes, you have to let that ish go.

Read full article.

Do I Have Unrealistic Expectations In My Relationship?

One word: probably.

When it comes to relationships, there's one magic word that gets an especially bad rap: expectations. But I'm here to tell you that having expectations—a.k.a. preconceived notions about how your relationship should run or your partner should treat you—is a great thing, because it shows you value yourself and have standards. The problem, however, is that oftentimes, your expectations don't match up to those of your significant other—or to things that any average person can or would want to fulfill—landing you in unrealistic territory.

Read full article.

Quotes and tips on dating, relationships,
and decision-making

14 Questions You Should Definitely Ask Before Dating Someone With Kids

One of my quotes:
“As a woman dating a man with kids, you don't always have to assume you're going to come second fiddle to the kids.”

Read the full article.
When To Say 'I Love You'—And The Best Way To Do It For The First Time

One of my quotes:
“Love is a process. It should be a collaborative process of learning together and talking about your feelings deepening gradually and finding that it's happening for you mutually.”

Read the full article.

6 Signs You’re Making the Wrong Decision

One of my quotes:
“We’re less likely to feel secure with our choices when we haven’t resolved our own internal conflicts about them."

Read the full article.

15 Books All Couples Should Read, According To Marriage Therapists

One of my quotes:
"When you start to hear frustration or defensiveness in your partner's voice, gently suggest that you'd like to pause for a moment to really confirm that you totally understand what they're saying and how they're feeling."

Read the full article.

Dr. Chloe for wikiHow!

How to Treat Anxiety Attacks
Your heart is pounding. You imagine the walls are closing in around you. If you are in the middle of an anxiety (or panic) attack, you can use a selection of tools to help you cope. There are some useful strategies to help you resolve the attack and minimize symptoms. However, you should talk to your doctor who can help you find the treatment that is best for you based on your personal medical history.

Read the full article.
How to Impress Your Boss With Your Presentation
Giving a presentation in front of your boss can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Sometimes a raise or promotion might even depend on how well your presentation goes. Using music or sound in your PowerPoint presentation is a good way of livening up your talk. However, this may not be enough or as easy as it sounds. For a truly impressive presentation, you’ll need to take it a step further and consider things like how to dress, how to speak, and how your audience will interpret the content of your presentation. With a little work and planning, you can impress your boss with your presentation.

Read the full article.
How to Take a Relationship Slow
Today, young people can feel pressure to get intimate with their partner before they are ready. If you'd prefer to take your relationship slow, don't worry — you have every reason to. Set reasonable boundaries and communicate your wishes to your partner clearly to control the pace of your relationship. Only take things to the "next level" when you're ready.

Read the full article.

Dr. Chloe's Podcast

After months of preparing and waiting, I am finally ready to kick off my podcast! But, I need your help! I would like to know your opinion for the title of my podcast. Would you be so kind as to let me know what you think by clicking and answering the poll below? Thanks! 🙂

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In case you missed it...

Latest blogs on Mindfulness as a Business Tool, and Decision Making Skills!

Mindfulness: Your Secret Business Weapon As a clinical psychologist and former yoga teacher who works with driven business people, I want to clarify a common myth that mindfulness is mainly about relaxation and “being present”. Relaxation and feeling fully present are certainly positive components of mindfulness practice, but mindfulness can also be used to increase your insight and awareness around one of your most valuable business assets: your thoughts. Continue Reading...

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. Continue Reading...

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