Dr. Mike has hosted several hit television series, served as a go-to expert in relationships, brain health, addiction and mental illness, and can currently be heard weekly on Hay House Radio’s The Dr. Mike Show. Dr. Mike is featured in the articles below.
Your phone lights up with a text just as your partner is asking your opinion on something. After trying to give both requests your attention simultaneously, you go back to what you were doing. You were just about to send an important email about something. What was it? Oh gosh, I hope it comes back to me. I think I was about to do something important.Read more on Mindbodygreen.com
In order to change the behavior of constantly rushing, first you need to be mindful of when you are most likely to rush, says A.J. Marsden, PhD, a psychology professor at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. Ask yourself: “Are you more likely to rush during your morning routine, during boring or routine tasks, or before your workouts? Knowing when you have a tendency to rush will help you pinpoint the reasons for your rushing.” This will help you avoid creating emergencies for yourself, which leads us to her second suggestion.Read more on rd.com
If you’re a TV junkie, abandoning your TV—or merely turning it off—is asking the impossible. But hear us out: Giving the screen a rest can make your happier, richer, and slimmer. Just don’t expect anything to happen right off the bat. In fact, it’s normal to take a few steps forward before you take a few steps back. “You may be used to turning on the TV when you get home to entertain yourself, but TV rarely helps us experience the true joy of life,” says Mike Dow, PhD, psychotherapist and author of Healing the Broken Brain.Read more on rd.com
My daughter just turned 2, and she’s the most incredible thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s so cliché, but the minute my daughter was placed in my arms I just instinctively knew that we were in this together and I was going to do whatever I could to provide her with the best of everything. But, turns out that wanting to give her the best was an anxiety trigger. Even as she thrived, I couldn’t help but obsess and stress over everything she was—and was not—doing: Were the noises she made in her sleep normal? Was the rocker she loved hanging out in destined to give her a flat head? Was the straw sippy cup going to delay her speech? And then the biggest one: Was she eating enough?Read more on Shape.com
Even if you’re feeling pissed at your friend/boyfriend/roommate for leaving you with a sink full of dirty dishes or forgetting to empty the litter box, resist the urge to send that text you know won’t actually improve the situation, says Mike Dow, Psy.D., psychotherapist and author of Healing the Broken Brain. There are selfish reasons to take the high road: “If you text back (aggressively or passiveRead more on Shape.com.com