Today’s episode is all about – you guessed it – gratitude! I don’t usually get into the whole “do the contrived action on the holiday” thing (just ask my wife about Valentine’s Day). I almost released a typical episode (part 1 of my upcoming EHR review series!) but figured that out of all years to jump on the gratitude bandwagon, this was the one. For many folks, this has been an absolutely devastating year. People lost their family members, their businesses, and in some cases their lives. I am fortunate to have all of those things intact at this point, along with many other things, but I have a tendency to forget about that and dwell on the things that aren’t going well. Research would suggest that a gratitude practice is one simple thing that can help us stay positive and experience happiness.
This episode is meant to honor all of us and the struggles of the year while also taking a little time to recognize what’s still going well. My hope is that you may also take a little time to reflect on even the smallest things that might be rays of light right now.
Here’s my list (in no particular order and in no way comprehensive):
- The ability to work remotely and record outside in decent weather
- An objectively large amount of privilege
- Healthy kids and parents
- The PPP loan
- Not having to score the WIAT-4 essay anymore
- An amazing staff that has weathered a crazy year
- The opportunity to grow and expand into a local pediatric practice
- A Facebook community that is growing by the week, and growing safer for people to post vulnerable questions
- Stellar co-moderators
- My virtual assistant who handles podcast publishing
- A coach who continues to help me work on controlling the ONLY thing I can truly control in a chaotic world: my own reactions and choices
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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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