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Social Media Likes – How Posting Online Hooks Us Through Variable Reinforcement

You know the feeling. You’ve posted a picture, a video, or some thoughts on social media, and now it’s out there, awaiting feedback and commentary from others. You’re vulnerably waiting for likes. You might start to get a little anxious as the clock ticks on without a response. And then, there it is, your firstContinue reading Social Media Likes – How Posting Online Hooks Us Through Variable Reinforcement

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Coping with Grief

Love sorrow. She is yours now, and you must take care of what has been given.  -Mary Oliver In the midst of loss, life can feel unbearable. Whether it’s the death of a family member, friend, or beloved pet; or the loss of a relationship, job, or dream; grieving the death, end, or closure toContinue reading Coping with Grief

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Legal Drinking

Do Lawyers Drink More than Other Professionals? Over the course of 15 years of working with individuals who struggle with alcohol use disorders, I’ve heard plenty of stories of attorneys entertaining clients for hours on end, of bottles of hard liquor tucked away into desk drawers at the firm, and work cultures that normalize excessiveContinue reading Legal Drinking

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Permission for the New Year

For many, the New Year is filled with cocktails and celebrations, hope and possibility, and family and friends. For others, the holiday might be difficult, potentially fraught with anxiety and regret. Part of the challenge that some of us experience might result from the expectations we typically attach to the new year – expectations ofContinue reading Permission for the New Year