Mind Tricks Blog

Aloha and welcome to Mind Tricks Blog! I hope to share with you a random assortment of interesting and engaging material that falls within the inner and outer limits of psychology. These Blog entries will include:

  • Thought provoking research I’ve encountered in the field of psychology and how it may apply to understanding ourselves and the world around us.
  • Q & A sessions I’ve conducted with psychologists and professionals in the field with really interesting things to say.
  • Reactions to recent MIND TRICKS podcast episodes I’ve recorded.
  • Random musings on psychological topics – really just whatever I find to be interesting and at least tangentially related to the psychological realm.

I hope this Blog provides interesting, informative, and entertaining material for your educational enrichment, and an occasional laugh.

Adult Friendships — An Interview with Dr. Adam Dorsay

I enjoyed a thought-provoking conversation about Adult Friendships with Dr. Adam Dorsay, a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Jose, California where he specializes in working with Silicon Valley's high achieving, high-functioning adults. Dr. Dorsay has...

Unwarranted guilt — An Interview with Dr. Tyler Ralston

I’m excited to announce the first episode of Mind Tricks Radio with Dr. Tyler Ralston, a Clinical Psychologist in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Ralston spoke with me about the cognitive model of guilt, especially as it relates to trauma.  Dr. Ralston is co-author of Treating...

Toxic Shame

I recently stumbled across a favorite book on my bookshelf called Healing the Shame That Binds You, by John Bradshaw. I’ve recommended this book to numerous patients and colleagues in the past to help them better understand the concept of Toxic Shame and how...