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    How to Connect With Strangers

    As much as you might want to connect more with other people, the thought of striking up conversation with a stranger can be daunting ...

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    How to Choose a Therapist

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    How to Use Good Memories to Feel Better

    Relationships are a great comfort and help when we’re going through emotional pain. While just having those connections can feel ...

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    When Compliments Make You Uncomfortable

    A compliment is a gift offered from the heart – but receiving that gift isn’t always easy. For many people, compliments trigger ...

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    Why You Need to Choose Your Friends Wisely

    Our interactions with other people can have an influence on us – even the interactions that seem insignificant in the moment. Something ...

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    This Simple Shift in Thinking May Help You Make Healthy Changes

    If you have ever tried to make healthier lifestyle choices, then you’ve probably learned that you resist change despite the best of ...

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    How to Stop Having Angry Outbursts

    Like an unseen landmine, your anger can seem to explode out of nowhere. Someone says or does something and BAM, you lose it. While it ...

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    How to Keep Going When Life Is Hard

    Sometimes, the obstacles, stresses, and calamities of life can weigh you down, making it difficult to move forward. In these times ...

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    Why You Should Embrace Your Good Qualities

    Do you feel uneasy focusing on your accomplishments? If you do, you are not alone. Like many people, you may shy away from thinking ...

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    How Your Self-Improvement Goals Could Affect Your Relationship

    You’ve decided to make a change – maybe it’s taking off a few inches from your waistline, engaging more enthusiastically in the life you ...


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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.