This Popular Book Lauded by Oprah Perpetuates Domestic Abuse. It’s Gotta Go

… why is it even still around? There’s a book from the 80’s called Getting the Love You Want. It’s been making the rounds on the “self-help circuit” and is championed by Oprah (Ref). But the book is counterintuitive to mental well-being. In fact, it’s negatively impactful to mental and emotional well-being and forwards outdatedContinue reading “This Popular Book Lauded by Oprah Perpetuates Domestic Abuse. It’s Gotta Go”

All-or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and How to Overcome It

When you think in all-or-nothing terms, you don’t acknowledge the complexity of life. This wreaks havoc on mental and emotional well-being. You may think things will “never” get better. And when you think in those terms, things feel heavy. You then unknowingly look for negative things to confirm your thoughts. The next thing you knowContinue reading “All-or-Nothing Thinking: What It Is and How to Overcome It”

15 Cognitive Distortions, Why They Suck and How to Fix Them

Cognitive distortions and well-being clash. They’re like George W. Bush at a press conference and a Middle Eastern gentleman with a shoe. They just don’t work. So when we think in cognitive distortions, we undermine our mental and emotional well-being. Thankfully, we have the power to fix our mindset and get rid of the distortions.Continue reading “15 Cognitive Distortions, Why They Suck and How to Fix Them”