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The New Directions For Life Podcast

Sep 13, 2020

In this episode, I attempt to tackle a very common question: How can we motivate change in others (especially those we are concerned about and close to)? As a professional counselor, this is a question I have continually sought an answer to myself… after all, this is the goal of counseling, right? Unfortunately, while...


Jun 30, 2020

In this episode, after talking for a bit too long about some of my own reasons for the lengthy podcast absence, I finally respond to two listener emails (approx. 25 minutes in). With the first, I offer my thoughts on improving self-esteem. With the second, I share my opinions on what to consider after...


Mar 27, 2020

In this episode, I discuss the current coronavirus pandemic as it relates to the Stages of Grief. I discuss the possible psychological implications related to this pandemic and attempt to describe how closely psychological processes can mirror other physiological/biological processes, as I anticipate these two worlds...


Mar 7, 2020

In this episode, I offer a response to Dr. Jordan’s recent hospitalization and benzodiazepine addiction. This is NOT an episode where I pile-on Dr. Peterson; instead, I see his circumstances as an incredible opportunity for him and others to examine his current philosophy and possibly update it—leading to...


Feb 16, 2020

In this episode, I invite my wife to help answer a common question (and recent listener email): “What is my role in helping my partner heal their wounds from the past?” My wife previously left a relationship of 10-years, in part, because her partner refused to acknowledge his psychological troubles and/or the...