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    Stop Focusing on Your Flaws

    Do you tend to see evidence of your inadequacies and flaws wherever you look? If you do, your brain is projecting those perceptions ...

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    Social Media Could Be Making Your Loneliness Worse

    Social media allows us to connect 24/7 with an unlimited number of people. Yet, this form of “connection” is leaving many people as ...

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    Taking a Closer Look at Your Relationship With Your Phone

    Who do you choose to interact with most? For many of us, the answer is not a person, but rather their phone. As with any relationship ...

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    Stressed? Spending Time With Animals Might Help

    If you’ve ever pet a soft animal like a dog, cat, or bunny when you’re upset, you probably know first-hand how calming animals can be ...

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    The Good News About Getting Older

    Getting older can be scary. But what many people fail to realize is that it also often brings greater happiness and general satisfaction ...

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    Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Happy

    When I meet with couples for therapy, one of the best predictors of how well the therapy will progress is the way they talk about their ...

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    How to Stop Going in Circles

    There are times when we seem to have lost our way – when we feel like we’re going nowhere or just moving in circles. How do you get back on ...

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    Your Phone May Be Impacting Your Relationships More Than You Think

    There’s no denying that smartphones help us connect with each other – but they can also keep us from being truly connected. A new study ...

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    What to Do When You Have Conflicting Feelings

    You’re not sure whether you really feel sad about your friend moving, or excited by the prospect of visiting her at her new home in Hawaii. ...

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    What a Hug Can Say to You

    While hugs will never make it onto the list of “official” therapies, they can be powerfully healing ... but only if they feel right. Hugs ...


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  • Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Dr. Becker-Phelps is a well-respected psychologist, who is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, speaker and writer. She is the author of the book Insecure in Love.