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Preventing Burnout as an Entrepreneur

“As an entrepreneur, the absolute avoidance of stress is an impossibility. It is similar to conducting a one-man band, with the business owner having the sole responsibility for keeping all aspects of the machine running at once. One important aspect overlooked, and the whole orchestration can end up out of sync. The magnitude of such responsibility can spur us on toward greatness, but it can also result in severe burnout.” says Dr. Jeff Nalin to Home Business Mag.

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23 Tips for How to Cheer Someone Up

“Losing ourselves in a pleasurable activity has a calming effect, which strengthens our sense of well-being and feelings of self-worth,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin, founder and executive director of the Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center.

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Strategies For Coping With Entrepreneurial Stress And Burnout

"A good business plan provides the best start, but avoiding excessive stress and burnout is what will sustain you over the long haul." Dr. Jeff Nalin in Young Upstarts.

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Avoid Clinical Entrepreneurial Syndrome

"As enthusiastic as you may be about keeping the business afloat, it’s a fact that humans have a limited amount of resources available. When the demands upon us begin to exceed the energy levels that we have, we experience stress." Dr. Jeff Nalin in 360 Magazine.

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The Health Benefits of Cuddling

"When our bodies are subjected to chronic stress — whether physical, emotional, or nutritional — over prolonged periods of time, they become a target for chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease,” Dr. Jeff Nalin, PsyD, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder and executive director at Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center, tells SheKnows.

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How to Help a Child Cope With Grief

We can’t protect our children from experiencing grief,” Jeff Nalin, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, tells SheKnows. “but we can equip them with coping tools and strategies to help them handle loss, now and well into the future.”

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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Suicide

“Ignoring the red flags is dangerous because most of the time, those who committed suicide had, in fact, mentioned their plans or feelings to someone beforehand.” Dr. Jeff Nalin tells Reader's Digest.

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The Powerful Lesson We Can Teach Our Daughters About Failure — And How to Teach It Effectively

“Whatever the problem, whether it’s an argument with a friend or a missed school assignment deadline, parents should take a step back and allow their child to deal with the challenge and search for a solution,” suggests Dr. Jeff Nalin to SheKnows.

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What Parents Should Know about Their Child’s Quest to Find Their Birth Parents

“In today’s age, an increasing number of adoptions are somewhat open, meaning there’s some level of communication between the child and birth parent(s),” Dr. Jeff Nalin tells Parentology.

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Dealing with Disappointment? Here's How to Stay Positive

“It's important for us to transform these toxic thought patterns into positive ones. Instead, we should tell ourselves things like, ‘I am deserving, and with some perseverance I will find the solution,’ or ‘My efforts will lead to success.’ Shifting our mind-set will help us build resilience and drive us toward positive action.” Dr. Jeff Nalin in PureWow.

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How to Let Go of the Past When You Just Can't Stop Dwelling

“It’s natural to become reclusive, but while this may feel comforting at times, it will only slow down the healing process. Instead, seek support from a trusted friend, family member or counselor.” Dr. Jeff Nalin in PureWow.

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7 Signs Your Child Is Adjusting Well To School, According To Experts

"When a child is settling in well at school, he or she tends to be motivated, upbeat, and expresses excitement about the next school day," Dr. Jeff Nalin says. "Children adjusting well exude confidence and often act independently, needing no coaxing to get ready for school."

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How to stop your people-pleasing behavior from limiting your success

“While genuinely caring for others is an admirable trait, people-pleasing goes one step further, resulting in behaviors that may be detrimental to both our mental and physical health,” Dr. Jeff Nalin in Fast Company.

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How To Give Your Partner More Space Without Losing Them, According To Experts

"When we over-text our partners, we can stifle them and also interrupt their work or personal time, creating a feeling of being smothered." Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle.

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College Depression and Anxiety Are Serious — Here's How to Help Yourself or a Friend

“While the college atmosphere often encourages partying, students who do so excessively can be led to high-risk behaviors, mental health problems and depression,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin in Good Housekeeping

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9 Things You May Never Really Know About Your Partner, According To Experts

"Most people protect themselves to some extent unconsciously so they do not readily reveal everything about themselves," Dr. Jeff Nalin, PsyD tells Bustle.

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How Pets Help With Mental Health

"Dependent on the person, animals have been shown to improve mood, help regulate their emotions, assist those who have difficulty bonding with others, and in a more general sense, serve to open up guarded or skeptical people to the idea that therapy can actually be a tool for change" Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle

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7 Things Therapists Want You To Know About Common Causes Of Breakups

"Couples often have different views about how money should be managed and if money is tight, the stress can be overwhelming causing couples to lash out at each other," Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle.

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Why Helping Others Is Good for Your Own Health

Dr. Jeff Nalin notes that there are multiple health benefits to volunteering, including a decrease in blood pressure and the chances of developing a chronic disease, which in turn could potentially help you live longer.

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6 Ways To Mind Your Relationship

"When we interact with our partner, it is similarly important that we do more than just let the words hit our ears.” - Dr. Jeff Nalin tells Hitched Mag that being mindful of your relationship can be an active and passive way to head off any oncoming issues.

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Steering Truckers Away From Mental Health Problems

Long hours behind the wheel, concerns about job security and finances, and a lack of time with family and friends can contribute to mental health issues for truckers.

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Protecting Our Entrepreneurial Minds

The downside to being an entrepreneur is that, when the chips are down, all pressure is on us. Entrepreneurs can often find themselves playing much more than the role of a genius business creator. They can also end up wearing hats such as accountant; secretary; customer service agent; program manager; and product manufacturer. These multiple roles, combined with the stress of needing our creation to shine, can take a toll on our mental and physical health.

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Six things introverts and extroverts can learn from each other

“Each personality type brings something different to the table. Where one is weak, the other is strong. The magic happens when people stop focusing on the disparities, and choose instead to appreciate each other’s innate skills and personality traits,” - Dr. Jeff Nalin

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Why Helping Others Is Good for Your Own Health

“When we connect with a cause that we feel passionate about, we can help make the world a better place while reaping the benefits,” Dr. Jeff Nalin tells SheKnows.

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How to Protect the Mental Health of Truckers

Would you respond to an employment posting which lists, “lack of sleep, poor working conditions, and social isolation” as the job characteristics? If so, you might be prepared to be a long-haul truck driver.

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4 Tips For Protecting Our Entrepreneurial Minds

There is little more exciting than launching our own business. From sharing the first conceptions of the idea with friends; to spending hour upon hour, finishing up that massive business plan; to picking out a name and getting that first business license, the process has a lot in common with pregnancy and childbirth. And, like raising a child, caring for our business-baby is a long term investment.

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12 Ways to Make Hanging With Your Partner's Family Much Less Terrible

"In the early stages, it's important to let your authentic self shine through while being courteous, kind, and thoughtful," - Dr. Jeff Nalin

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18 Self-Care Tips to Start the Year off Right

“Studies have indicated that practicing gratitude has numerous benefits, including optimizing our cardiac health, reducing anxiety and depression, as well as sharpening our brain function and giving us peace of mind,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin to Oprah Magazine.

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How To Feel More Emotionally Resilient Every Day

"Being emotionally or psychologically resilient reflects our ability to cope with life's many stressors, roadblocks, and changes," Dr. Jeff Nalin, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist, tells Bustle.

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9 Things People With High-Functioning Anxiety Do Behind Closed Doors

"Typically, those with high-functioning anxiety have multiple symptoms of chronic anxiety but can carry out their daily functions, often without coming across as anxious to friends, co-workers, and family," Dr. Jeff Nalin, PsyD

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A Clinical Psychologist Weighs in on the Mind Boosting Power of Pets

Jeff Nalin was recently published in The Dogington post where he discusses that in addition to physicians prescribing animal companions for physical conditions, therapists are increasingly recommending that animals be considered as part of a mental and emotional support system.

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Psychological Well-being as an Entrepreneur

Dr. Jeff Nalin is published in Home Business Magazine where he speaks about protecting your mental health as an entrepreneur.

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Understanding and Supporting Our Teens’ Emotional Health

Dr. Jeff Nalin is published in Budget Earth where he speaks about having the proper knowledge for supporting your teen's emotional health.

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How To Feel A Little Less Alone During The Holidays

The holidays are about being with your loved ones and celebrating with friends and family. But this time of the year can also be challenging for people who have experienced a recent loss, who aren’t close with their family or who may be going through a divorce or breakup. Simply put, the jolly season can feel incredibly isolating for some.

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Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle

Dr. Nalin is quoted in this article in Bustle about ways that women may experience high-functioning anxiety differently than men.

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Dr. Jeff Nalin Quoted in Shape

"One of the key factors in determining whether you're spending too much time online is checking to see if your behavior interferes with other areas of your life," - Dr. Jeff Nalin discussing using the new screen time tools to cut back on social media.

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Dr. Jeff Nalin in HuffPost

Expert tips for when grief, family issues or distance from loved ones make the holidays unbearable.

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Dr. Jeff Nalin in Ladders

Protecting ourselves from workplace stress: The rule for managing stress is to love yourself, first. Make sure that you are spending a small amount of time, each day, doing something that you enjoy.

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Dr. Jeff Nalin in Bustle

Dr. Nalin of Paradigm Malibu Treatment Center explains, on Bustle, 11 mental health issues that you did not know animals could help with.

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Dr. Jeff Nalin on Two Way Radio

Dr. Nalin of Paradigm explains the connection between the time teens spend online, the activities they do online, and their self-esteem. He also gives powerful advice for parents on how to teach teens healthy and safe use of technology.

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Paradigm in Forbes.com

Dr. Jeff Nalin, clinical director of Paradigm Malibu, was quoted on Forbes.com. In the article, Dr. Nalin explains how important it is to always keep the parents involved, no matter what aspect of the teen’s life.

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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announced its 2016 longlist. Among the list of 20 books is Ruby by Cynthia Bond, Paradigm’s therapeutic writing instructor. Congrats Cynthia!

Paradigm In Variety

“When somebody doesn’t want to give up their phone, they feel like their whole world is imploding,” he says. “These kids use devices as a coping mechanism because they’re feeling crappy about themselves. But you’re sticking a cork in a volcano. At some point it’s going to blow.” Nalin says the focus of the treatment is to help afflicted teens find a healthy balance of screen time. “There’s really no way to be ‘device-free’ anymore,” he says. “You can’t just stick your head in the sand and say, ‘Don’t use the device.’”
- Dr. Jeff Nalin in Variety.com.

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Paradigm in INC.com

"There is a direct correlation between an out of control physical state and a business that is out of control. Entrepreneurs that focus on their bodies are more likely to lead successful companies." - Jeff Nalin featured on INC.com.

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Paradigm on Oprah.com

Paradigm’s therapeutic writing instructor and author of Ruby, Cynthia Bond, opens up about her personal battle with mental illness on Oprah.com and provides hope for others with mental health disorders.

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Paradigm in Men’s Health

In an article on Men’s Health about the pursuit of happiness, Dr. Jeff Nalin asked what he believe creates happiness. Nalin explained, “Having insights into our own emotional material is very important, however, the thing that propels our sense of self forward is sharing those insights with people in an authentic and genuine way. When people do that, they’re showing the world who they are and taking those reactions as information to move the development of identity forward. This is how you develop the sense of being comfortable in your own skin. This is what reduces anxiety. This is what lifts depression. All by enabling you to feel competent in the world.” Read the full article to learn about one particular formula for personal happiness.

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