Podcast #3 My Experience with Group Therapy This week, I share my experience with Group Therapy, a method of psychotherapy that involves not just you and a psychologist, but you and an entire group of people sharing thoughts, feelings, and similar problems. 1. I will explain what group therapy is 2. I will tell you how I personally got involved with group therapy 3. I…

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Do you want to know a secret? A secret to gaining the life and control over your life that you want for yourself? The secret is this: It’s not going to happen with you sitting at your computer browsing Reddit. My Own Experiences with Expanding Comfort Zones Now, you might think I am talking conceptually, when you yourself need real, actionable advice. But it is…

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With the introduction of the internet, many websites have revolutionized our lives. For those with shyness or social anxiety, the best website that has been invented is Meetup.com. Meetup.com is a website that let’s people organize social groups and events, usually around common interests or activities. Popular interests or activities found on Meetup.com include: technology interest entrepreneurship hiking foodies (people who enjoy trying and critiquing new…

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Have you ever added a new person on Facebook and felt proud? Like you’re achieving something? Like you’re actually a social person with a large social network? Here’s a truth: your Facebook friend count is meaningless. Facebook friends don’t count as real friends. And you want real friend. Before Facebook existed, people had friends. Real friends. And that count is what you should be focused on….

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It’s Friday. You hear your classmates or coworkers talking about what they’re going to do this weekend. You can’t help but eavesdrop. You hear about their exciting plans. And then you think about your own: you have none. That night, you’re home alone. You’ve got no one to keep you company. No one to call. No one to text. Maybe you decide to call your…

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Fear and anxieties are negative emotions that have a very strong influence on our behaviors. They keep us safe, but sometimes, they can hinder us. I met a man who grew up in South Korea after the Korean War. Today, South Korea is a wealthy country with a tremendous human capital and electronics industries. Back after the war however, South Korea was in ruins and…

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In this first in a series called “Ask Ronnie J,” I am going to answer questions passed my way. “I find myself feeling stuck at parties talking to some people. I try to be polite, smile, and pretend to enjoy the conversation, but they keep talking. How can I get out of a conversation with someone who I don’t want to talk to anymore?”  You’ve been reading books…

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This is a talk. An important one. It’s probably something that might come across in a talk with a mental health professional when going through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The greatest struggle of those with social issues, and these include deep shyness, social anxiety, social anxiety disorder, social ineptitude, general lack of social skills and impaired development, is that you have a very low self-image. You…

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