Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
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Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW
Are you that “yes person” who can barely pronounce no? Are you glued to the treadmill of overcommitment? The secret to setting boundaries is matching your yeses to your values.
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Is your quest for excellence turning into obsessive self-criticism? Talking back to your perfectionism can help you resist the bait of our always-on, never enough culture.
Are you considering pursuing a degree in psychology? Here's what you need to know.
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Life's storms do not automatically equal ruin. Avoiding these thinking vices can help you launch positive emotion cycles, known as upward spirals.
Do you constantly feel awkward? Here's how to talk back to your negative inner critic.
Are you getting freaked out about feeling freaked out? A few adjustments can go a long way.
Here's how to get the right help for your anxiety and depression.
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Are you experiencing change fatigue? Learn the secrets of what mentally agile people do to keep from getting swallowed by the chaos of today.
A new study affirms that the pressure to be perfect is doing a number on today’s students. Here's what we can do about it.
Is mindfulness just a fad? Research shows that we need it and it works.
Is your brain overwhelmed by a never-ending holiday checklist? Research shows that rethinking your way to merry and bright should go straight to the top of your list.
Are college students really as “needy” as people say? Research shows that the word on the street is off-mark. Our narrow definitions of resilience can end up disrupting it.
Have you ever faced "choice anxiety"--fretting over decisions, setting unrealistic expectations, and blaming yourself for "failing"? Research shows us how choose a better way.
What if a culture of hiding-and-not-seeking is putting our students at risk? Ending the game by making it safe for students to come out of hiding on our campuses can go a long way.
Do bubble wrap and special snowflake myths distract us from the realities today's students face? A biopsychosocial lens can help us find ways to cultivate agility and resilience.
Does your inner critic get the best of you? Your best move might be to fire your obnoxious voice of unreason, and rehire a more rational, compassionate guide.
Do you ever feel like you're stuck on the dark side? Help isn't far away.
Is the hype of Halloween wearing you out already? Take a time travel back to the Halloween's of yesteryear, before the age of Pinterest and lactose intolerance.
Are you a perpetual people pleaser? Our performance driven culture can leave us depleted, requiring us to rethink our obsession with perfectionism in favor of self-compassion.
Guns, lack of services, and insular, extreme dogma are indeed dangerous. Could Orlando be the collective smelling salt we need to change antiquated beliefs, policies and practices?
Are work-life demands eating away at you? Talking about balance won't do us any good without collective action for better conditions so we avoid being crushed by work spillover.
Do you feel like there's no way out of anxiety? It may be time to rethink disruptive habits and mindsets.
Do you have all the right moves for Valentine's Day? Before you take out your wallet, find out how three simple words can save you more than just a few bucks. Hint: Not I love you.
Are the rants of your kids wearing you out? Learn the difference between raw and pervasive emotions to help you provide the supportive reality checks they need to build resilience.
Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, is a behavioral science professor, clinician, and the author of Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking and Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress.