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I’m Robert, a licensed clinical psychologist based in Southern California, and author of the bestselling Hardcore Self Help book series. I also host a weekly podcast where I address reader questions and interview others in the mental health field.

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Episode 96: Moving, Tolerating Insecurity, Anxiety Procrastination

Episode 96: Moving, Tolerating Insecurity, Anxiety Procrastination

Hello, friends! I’m back from my paternity leave. Thank you for the support, the great feedback, and the patience during my absence. Excited to be back at it. Some exciting stuff coming up in the coming months including some really awesome guests. Look forward to that.

This episode is a question and answer episode with questions from my private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group. If you aren’t a member yet, request access here!

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February 15, 2018 1

5 Reasons Why You Should Journal (And How to Start) + a FREE Journal Page

5 Reasons Why You Should Journal (And How to Start) + a FREE Journal Page

From Benjamin Franklin to Tim Ferriss, so many of the world’s most amazingly productive and successful people in the past and present have advocated for using a journal. Coincidence? I think not. There are research-proven benefits to journaling as well as countless personal tales of how using a journal has helped to increase productivity, happiness, and creativity. I’m sure this isn’t news to you. Most people understand that journaling is beneficial, so why haven’t you started? In this article, I want to give you my view on why you should journal and a simple printable to get you started journaling today.

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February 13, 2018 5

Should I Major in Psychology?

Should I Major in Psychology?

This post started off as an email from a reader out there who is considering a major in psychology. She had questions about what you can do with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, whether you need an advanced degree in psychology, and whether it would be smart to double major. I break down each question one by one, so enjoy! If you are in a similar position and have more questions for me, leave a comment!

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February 9, 2018 1

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