Personal Growth

  • Dr. Jan Anderson
    Empathy 101 for A-Holes:  A Love Story Empathy 101 for A-Holes:  A Love Story

    Empathy 101 for A-Holes:  A Love Story

Empathy 101 for A-Holes:  A Love Story

 

“The reason I’m here is my wife is unhappy with me.  I’m worried about her because I think she’s really depressed.  It’s not like her to lie around all the time.  She’s still taking good care of the kids, but just about everything else has tanked.” 

It wasn’t an unusual way for a counseling session […]

By |October, 17th, 2021|Love & Marriage, Personal Growth, Relationships|Comments Off on Empathy 101 for A-Holes:  A Love Story
  • Therapy Louisville
    Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy. Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.

    Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.

Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.

 

Did you know that memes can deliver a quick jolt of media therapy?

That’s why this month’s blog is a little different.  I’m flipping the script that “Social media is damaging human interaction!” and sharing with you some of my most popular memes.

I think of the memes I create and share regularly on social media as “small moments of visual therapy.” […]

By |June, 24th, 2021|Happiness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.
  • Dr. Jan
    Crushing It in Your Career: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough Crushing It in Your Career: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough

    Crushing It in Your Career: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough

Crushing It in Your Career: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough

You’d think it would be enough to be really smart, talented, hard-working, and determined.

But to land your dream job takes a specific ingredient that’s easy to overlook during the rigors of formal education for that diploma or certification.

 

One of my specialties is working with medical students with plenty of smarts and drive who didn’t match into their chosen […]

By |April, 5th, 2021|Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on Crushing It in Your Career: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough
  • Matching to a Medical Residency: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough Matching to a Medical Residency: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough

    Matching to a Medical Residency: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough

Matching to a Medical Residency: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough

You’d think it would be enough to be really smart, talented, hard-working, and determined. (more…)

By |March, 17th, 2021|Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on Matching to a Medical Residency: When Being Smart Isn’t Enough
  • Dr. Jan Anderson
    How to Ask for Help When You’re a Perfectionist How to Ask for Help When You’re a Perfectionist

    How to Ask for Help When You’re a Perfectionist

How to Ask for Help When You’re a Perfectionist

I’m writing a book. There, I’ve said it. So almost five years into the process, I guess it’s actually going to happen. If my book coach is still speaking to me. (more…)

By |February, 20th, 2021|Personal Growth, Relationships, Success|Comments Off on How to Ask for Help When You’re a Perfectionist
  • Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.   Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  

    Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  

Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  

Is there anyone who hasn’t been triggered by someone about something this year?  A near or flat-out rift with someone in your orbit from an alien value system? (more…)

By |December, 11th, 2020|Personal Growth, Relationships|Comments Off on Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  
  • Louisville Family Therapist
    My Father, Money and Me My Father, Money and Me

    My Father, Money and Me

My Father, Money and Me

Several years ago, the church I attended tried something new.  A member of the congregation, rather than the minister, would deliver the customary offertory message during the Sunday morning contemporary service.  It’s the part of the worship service that involves the opening up of wallets, purses, and checkbooks — and nowadays maybe even an app on your […]

By |June, 11th, 2020|Mindfulness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on My Father, Money and Me
  • Making a decision
    The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

    The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

Dilemmas are different from ordinary problems.  

Problems have solutions.  Dilemmas are more about resolution than solution.  (more…)

By |January, 16th, 2020|Happiness, Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself