Do You Show the Real You?

Do You Show the Real You?

Some people behave exactly the same way whether they are speaking with a boss, a child, a cashier at the local store, or a total stranger. Others are chameleons who cultivate different personae at work, home, and in social situations. Adaptation is healthy, but so is authenticity. Do you know who the "real you" is, and if so, do you let him or her out regularly?

When My Patients Discovered I Did Stand-Up

My secret life as a therapist-comedian.

Masks of Sanity

Detecting disguised personality disorders

Who Is George Clooney, Really?

The elusive actor is more than meets the eye.

You 2.0

There is one realm you have control over: Your own head.

How to Know When an Online Liar Is Lying

Four clues to decipher the language of lies.

Forging a Soul of Iron

How an overweight chain-smoker discovered the secret of transformation

Role Playing: Is it Good for You?

I had a horror of role playing...and then I tried it myself.

The False Face of Our Social Media Persona

Fundamental pitfalls of social media relationships

Freudian Slip Cartoon -- That's What She Said

A cartoon about the game of Life: do you choose food or love?

Effective Listening & Aphorisms

Effective listening relies on nonverbal communication and aphorisms.

3 Tips to Survive the Holidays

Norman Rockwell was wrong - nobody's family looks like that

Do You Feel Like You Need to Go through the Bad to Get to the Good?

Don't try to hide your real feelings...for chocolate. We can see you, you know.

I'm No Longer Attracted To You

Have you been hit by an Attraction Flip-Flop?

Why We Hide Emotional Pain

Strong people won't let themselves cry, right?

Why Am I Such An Insecure Friend?

Being unable to say "NO" is common among people who lack self-confidence.

Stopping the People-Pleasing Habit

How to change your "yeses" to NO and reclaim your time...and life.

Can Trauma or Angst Heal in One Session?

Couchless psychotherapy with long-lasting results.

From Online Dating to Job Interviews: Controlling your Image

First impressions are lasting impressions, so make them your best

3 Steps to Unlock the Power of Bad Feelings

Face your true feelings to uncover the real you.

Women Having Ecstatic Experiences

What was "Fire in the Temple"?

The Face Behind the Screen

The Cloak of Anonymity

Predicting behavior: The case of the missing militant

Wanted fugitive reinvented himself while hiding for 43 years.

The "I Feel Like a Child" Syndrome

Do you sometimes feel as though you're really a child inside?

The Power to Be Vulnerable (Part 1 of 3)

It's common to use anger to deny feelings of vulnerability.

How "Universal" Are You?—Or, To What Degree Do You Epitomize All Humanity?

Why it's so hard to grasp someone else's experience.

When to Say “No” or “Not Now”

Setting skillful boundaries is an act of self-protection and self-compassion.

Do You Dare to Be Bad?

You can get unstuck creatively by saying "Hi" to your shadow.

Turn it up to 11 and Celebrate National Metal Day

Metalheads take back the number that marks them as morons.

Even More Than Single Life, This Is About Authenticity and Choice

Live the life that is most meaningful to you.

We Are All Worthy

We exist, therefore we are worthy.

21 Quotes on Authenticity

Enjoy some quotes on authenticity.