This week’s question and answer episode is a tough one: if you’re unhappy with your life, how to do you cope with being around happy people? The answer starts with another question: Are you asking the right question? Confused? Don’t worry, I break it all down. Lots of discussion about depression in this one, so […]
Why do we attract the people we do? How come you can’t seem to find that “nice guy” or “cool chick”? And how come friendships sometimes disappear for no reason at all? Attraction and relationships are much simpler than they sometimes appear. Take a listen to understand how and why.
This week I attempt to keep a questioner from killing his coworker. Okay, not really, but what starts out as a mostly tongue-in-cheek question leads to some serious advice about how to deal with annoying coworkers.
Have we become flakier in recent years? Does it matter? Most would probably say it does, but why? I’ll explain. The video I mention in this episode can be found HERE.
How do you stop yourself from being jealous? Is feeling jealous ever “justified”? What role does jealousy ultimately serve?
Are humans, as Agent Smith says in The Matrix, a virus? This week, I discuss the psychology behind the desire to view humanity as a blight on the world.
This week I swim against the current yet again and explain why everyone should be judging each other (and themselves) all the time. This one, like Episode 7 – Emotions, is another important one, folks.
Have you ever had trouble letting go of a past event? Of course you have, we all have. This week, I delve into some of the possible causes of our tendency to fixate on the trauma of the past. And sometimes, that fixation is deeper than we think it is.
This week I begin to tackle one of the prime psychological motivators we all have: a desire for control. The good news is that it logic behind all of it is really simple.
A listener ask how to prepare for a job interview. I certainly can’t compete with the hundreds of how-to books out there in a 12 minute podcast episode, but here are some key things to keep in mind, which might put your mind at ease and help you approach an interview more rationally.
Back to a topic discussion, this week I’m talking about unearned guilt. It’s one of the main forces of psychological destruction in many people’s lives so it’s incredibly important to understand it. Mentioned in this episode: EMDR Therapy, the Reality Guidance Facebook Page, and the Reality Guidance Twitter account. Please Like and Follow!
It’s a short Q&A episode this week discussing the age-old topic of choosing a job for money vs. enjoyment. Just like all things, it can’t exactly be summarized in a bumper-sticker cliche.
We’re changing it up this week as, rather than answering a question, I talk about one of the fundamental principles upon which much of my life coaching is based: the proper role of emotions in your life. When making decisions, is it ever a good idea to “follow your heart?”
This week’s topic is about self doubt in the face other peoples’ reactions to your decisions. Why does it happen, how to stop the doubt from creeping in and are there times when the doubt is a good thing?
How do you get through the holidays without blowing up at your extended family? A big question whose answer lies mostly in rethinking the nature of family.
It’s moral dilemma time. How do you handle a friend who’s stealing office supplies without adopting the dreaded “snitch” title? This one delves into philosophy a little bit, which is much more important in day-to-day life than most people think.
This week’s podcast is all about family (which I thought was fitting, given the holidays have started up). How does one talk to a father who seems to be depressed? A tough topic but here’s my advice on where to begin.
This week’s question is the age-old young love question of, “Should I put out, sexually, in order to keep a guy around?” While the answer is pretty quick and easy to arrive at, it’s still an interesting topic and in my usual fashion, I dissect as many angles as I can in grappling with it. […]
The first official question for Reality Check is from a college student who feels obligated (due to their parents’ preferences) to continue studying biology despite hating the subject matter. Should they continue on the biology track to avoid rocking the boat or, instead chart a new, potentially riskier, course?
A small introduction describing what Reality Check will be and where the idea came from. Links mentioned – Love Line and my contact form for submitting questions. Any and all feedback is welcome!