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Leadership Development and Knowing the Dark Side

There is a quote I love that opens Hogan Assessment Systems’ Scienceof Personality podcast – “People are the most consequential and dangerous forces on Earth. Personality psychology is about the nature of human nature – it’s about people and wouldn’t that be

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The Invisible War

The war on mental health… literally At a time when our mental health is already being pummeled by the effects of an ongoing pandemic, social injustices being at an all-time high and continued political partisanship, we now are grappling with

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Let Freedom Ring in the Ukraine

Nearly two decades ago, during one of the worst times in my journey, I befriended a group of people in New York City who were a mixture of Polish, Russian and Ukrainian heritage. They became close to me out of

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Team and Leadership Lessons from Geese

Goose Creek Consulting’s name comes from a creek in Northern Virginia that is a tributary of the Potomac River that provides water and life throughout the region. In addition to the metaphor for growth from the Creek, our team has

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Relationships Green Flags for Valentines Day

With Valentine’s Day approaching quickly, we often tend to associate this holiday and its events with the color red – red decorations, icing, and more. In 2019, the Northwest Advocacy Foundation (NAF), a Seattle non-profit on legal assistance to low-income

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Welcome to Our New Website!

We are thrilled to announce our new website at www.goosecreekconsulting.com. The new site is modernized and reflects our values of redefining help through creative solutions, using evidence-based practices and through helping people. While it is not the largest part of

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Coaching the Whole Person: Science of Personality Podcast

We are thrilled to announce our new website at www.goosecreekconsulting.com. The new site is modernized and reflects our values of redefining help through creative solutions, using evidence-based practices and through helping people. While it is not the largest part of

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Why do we make New Year’s resolutions?

Accomplish your New Year’s resolution with some inspiration and a plan! I haven’t come across many people who have succeeded in carrying out their New Year’s resolutions past the first week or two. Of course, we always set out with

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My Rubix Cube and McLean (Hospital)

By Jayson Blair This was reprinted from jaysonblair.blogspot.com I love being home on Saturdays with my family. I enjoy my morning rituals. I enjoy the hikes we tend to take along the Potomac River, the museums we visit and the

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Appointments that Fit into Your Schedule

As people’s lives get busy, it can be difficult to find the time during regular business hours for appointments with your psychiatrist or coach. Which is why Goose Creek Consulting is now offering appointments for both Psychiatry as well as

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

During May, we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, a time where we raise attention to the mental health issues that about one fourth of all Americans will suffer from in their lifetime. Sadly, there is a stigma associated with mental

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Signs You Are Verbally Abused: Part I

This is an engaging article concerning “verbal abuse”, providing an example that helps to clarify when it is in fact occurring. The second part of this article is also available online at Psych Central. Psych Central By MARIE HARTWELL-WALKER, ED.D.

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Observations on Mental Health Epidemiology

By Jayson BlairCertified Life Coach  The Washington Post examines a report from the government called the National Survey on Drug Use and Health that says that we love in an America where mental illness is common and the demand for

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