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Making Change

By Jenika | June 10, 2020 |

It has been a few months since we’ve spoken, but I’ve been thinking about you.  Lots to say, but I’m here because I’ve realized my blog has contributed to a problem.  I want to talk about it and share how I’ll be fixing it. Psychology often puts a magnifying glass on individual people.  In college…

The Most Dangerous Place To Get Stuck When You Want To Change [Video + Transcript]

By Jenika | March 10, 2020 |

This was part of a tiny video series sent to my email list – an experiment in conversing via video!  Here’s the recording + transcript.  Other recordings coming. Have you ever heard the saying, “If you think you can’t, you’re right”? Thinking “I can’t do that” is never fun, but it’s not the worst place…

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A Tool for When Inspirational Quotes Stop Working

By Jenika | February 25, 2020 |

When I took therapy classes in grad school, I expected the professors to be more…I don’t know…touchy-feely? Inspirational? It wasn’t like that at all. Most of them were extremely matter of fact. And I soon realized why – the point of most therapy methods isn’t to teach you what to think or feel. It’s to…

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This Might Be Why You’re Working And Not Getting Anywhere

By Jenika | February 11, 2020 |

I was sitting in my kitchen two days ago, hands around a warm mug, staring into space, when out of nowhere, an idea for a novel dropped into my head. (You know how ideas can do that, I bet.) The bizarre thing is, I’ve never wanted to write a novel. I don’t even read many…