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The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.  Serenity Prayer A while back, a client told me, “I’m not sure if I’m cured.” He said this after having made major changes in his life. He had stopped destructive tendencies and started healthier

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Men's Happiness

Why Modern Man is Unhappy & What He Can Do About It Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we talked about the struggle that our hunter-gatherer brains have in making sense of this modern world. At every turn, there seems to be a shiny object that we have been led to believe will be the silver bullet that brings contentment, but so often we are left with disappointment and

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Men's Happiness

Why Modern Man is Unhappy & What He Can Do About It Part 2

In Part 1, we dove into the predicament in which modern man finds himself. He has played by the rules and the game has let him down. What society has told him would make him happy, in fact has left him disillusioned, disconnected and discontented. So let’s examine what could have gone wrong. We are hunter-gatherers living in a world

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Men's Happiness

Why Modern Man is Unhappy & What He Can Do About It Part 1

Imagine being told your whole life that there is a very specific playbook that, if followed, will bring happiness in the game of life. Nothing to worry about, right? Follow the playbook and you’re good. Well, you follow the playbook to a tee. It takes decades. It’s not easy. It involves sacrifice, but there is gold at the end of

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Finding Purpose

We are All Terminally Human

The wonder of the world, the beauty and the power, the shape of things, their colours, lights, and shades; these I saw. Look ye also while life lasts.  – Inscription on 19th century Scottish tombstone   Imagine if today were your last day alive. You knew your life was going to end today, but you just didn’t know when. At any

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Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety & Redefining Success

Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants. – Maggie Kuhn When it comes to social anxiety, most people enter therapy thinking that they will be “successful” when they no longer feel

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