How to Set Goals and Achieve Them

  So you’ve been trying to reach your goal for a while now... Maybe it’s to lose a few pounds, or not to single handedly keep your local bakery in business, or maybe it’s to work out a few minutes every day... Whatever it is, does it often feel like you’re on a hamster wheel to nowhere? That the harder you try, the further away the goal appears? If so, it’s because you haven’t yet heard of this one simple technique. You see, CONFIDENCE plays a big big role in Read more [...]

I’m sorry…

My dear friend, I owe you an apology. When you joined talk-doctor, you expected to hear from me often. And I’m sorry I’ve been in hiatus for the past year. As we all do, I too have many excuses. But none of them feel as honest as a simple but heartfelt “sorry” does. On the positive side, I am back (with a bang) for good. You will hear from me often in the upcoming months (and years) as I share more personal stories and professional tips on many topics in mental health. As you Read more [...]

7 Powerful Ways to Feel More Connected

What is the one thing that we all yearn for even more than money or health?  To connect and belong. Whether you are the life of the party, or an introvert with a few chosen close friends, the need to feel connected is a huge part of what makes us human. So essential in fact, even new born babies come into the world instinctively knowing how to bond. And yet, modern life is all about speed over quality. We substitute superficial routines in place of true connection, meanwhile loneliness Read more [...]

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Here’s a Tip: Forgive Yourself More!

Do you often start things and don’t complete them? Do you put off things until the last moment, leading to anxiety and regret? Have you been stumped by your innate motivation for some areas of your life and not others? Not to worry. We all procrastinate -- sometimes. The problem is when this habit becomes so chronic and frequent, that it actually stops you from finishing your work on time, or keeping up your promises to friends and loved ones. That’s when it gets to really Read more [...]

What You Will and What You Won’t depends on What You Want.

Do you often wonder why your diets never seem to stick or why every year you make, and then break, that same one New Year’s resolution? Welcome to my world. I’ve struggled with procrastination for a long time and many of you often ask me for tips on how to overcome the nasty P word, and so am always on the look out for real research based hacks to get around it. While on that quest last week, I stumbled onto a book that uses actual research to tell you why many of us get caught in Read more [...]