Unnecessary Protection: How to Deal with Perceived Threats vs. Real Threats

It’s natural to protect ourselves. The world is scary and there are real threats out there. Unfortunately, we spend far…

Let’s Talk About Politics and Religion!

Oh no, here we go! “I know, I can scan this article really quickly to find out what side of…

An Elephant Is Not A Dog: Don’t Try to Be Who You Aren’t

An elephant wanted to go for a ride in his master’s car, so he tried to convince his master that…

The Choking Camper: When the Help We Want Isn’t the Help We Need

Once, a man who was camping woke up early in the morning coughing and shaking violently. He was having a terrible…

Monopolizing the Truth: Live the Advice You Give to Others

Once, a mother came to a counselor and asked him to tell her son to stop eating sugar. The counselor…

The Zapper: Letting Go of the Things That Harm Us

On a special occasion, a young man was given a toy called the “zapper.” The zapper seemed like a fun…

Ask Dr. Conte: How Can I Get a Narcissist to Admit They Have A Problem?

Can you help unaware narcissists who are in denial that they have any psychological or emotional issues?   Great question.…

Learning to Speak the Language:  Abandoning Selfishness for Understanding

Once a girl from a very poor, remote country went to work in America. She learned to speak English, to…