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Understandings of Self, Awareness, and Mental Health in an Ever-Changing World
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on May 24, 2023
Navigating an "empty nest" can be difficult, but also a time of opportunity.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on April 16, 2023
Intimate relationships can be wonderful, but feeling we know someone so well can lead to assumptions, inaccurate interpretations, resentments, strife, and boredom.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on March 13, 2023
Healthy, fulfilling relationships can take many paths, but often people aren't aware that they can choose what they want.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on February 24, 2023
There are probably as many reasons why people choose not to have children as there are people, but here are some common reasons why people make that choice.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on January 28, 2023
Everyone benefits from employees who feel cared for and feel like they are a part of something.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on December 10, 2022
Cultivating gratitude can have tremendous psychological and life benefits. Here are some practical methods for doing so.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on November 22, 2022
Just because old patterns, ways of being, traditions, and cultural norms exist doesn’t mean we have to follow them.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on October 8, 2022
There are measurable health benefits to having an open heart and a clear mind.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on September 18, 2022
It isn’t easy to inhabit a role uniquely. There is often a great deal of pressure to do things “the way they’ve always been done.”
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on August 28, 2022
The series "I Am A Killer" can only scratch the surface of a murder. But it is a surface worth scratching if we want to create a society with fewer victims.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on July 25, 2022
Having a biracial or multiracial child as a white parent entails responsibility, above and beyond having a child in general. This post is a good place to start.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on June 13, 2022
There aren’t any manuals out there titled “How to Help People Through a Lethal, Global Pandemic That You, Yourself, Are Surviving.” I learned a lot.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on April 21, 2022
Differences can be navigated—if there is a way to meet in the middle, move forward with compassion, or find connection in spite of the distance.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on March 4, 2022
Much of the anxiety we experience today—setting aside true, reality-based concerns—is not adaptive and is even maladaptive. Here's how to cope with it better.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on January 26, 2022
While we may think of an exciting choice as fully about gain, even the most joyful choices we make can involve giving something up.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on December 16, 2021
How do we shift our relationship with time into a more healthy one?
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on November 24, 2021
Maybe agreement is not necessarily the goal. Maybe the goal is that we can live together and learn from each other and creatively come up with something different.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on October 26, 2021
Regardless of their presenting problem, couples ultimately need help with communication, kindness, and appreciation.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on September 30, 2021
When their marriages fail to validate their masculinity, some men seek an outside partner as a workaround.
Samantha Stein Psy.D. on September 17, 2021
The onus is on us when we are challenged by who people are—not to reject them, but to expand our capacity to love.