Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Saturday, February 26, 2022

My New Article: "The Benefits of Letting Someone Be Wrong"

My new article for Psychology Today is one that most people will be able to relate to. The need to be right or to prove another wrong is often tempting in close social interactions, but it's important to reflect on this.

Check out my article here! 

Friday, February 25, 2022

How Grateful Are You?

The practice of writing daily gratitude list can lead to a host of benefits. As psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach says, "Anything you practice regularly gets stronger." This means that being disciplined about this practice on a regular basis will reinforce your ability to feel positive and appreciate what you have rather than focus on what you don't have.

Coping Tip: Try making a gratitude list each day for a week and see, at the end of the week, if this practice makes you feel any different!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Why Narcissists Hate to Feel Indebted to Anyone

Check out this article I wrote for Psychology Today about narcissists. This is a very complex and confusing personality type, but understanding it better makes it easier to understand and navigate!

Article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/insight-is-2020/202003/why-narcissists-hate-feel-indebted-anyone

Thursday, April 16, 2020

New on TV: Little Fires Everywhere

On Hulu TV, you can check out the new series, Little Fires Everywhere, based on the bestselling novel. If you like a gritty character drama, this is a show for you. Kerry Washington shows what an amazing actress she is. The looks on her face throughout the show are priceless, steeped in anger, resentment and even disgust. I highly recommend this show!

Coping Tips for Covid-19: Staying at Home and Staying Sane!

Try any or all of these tips for the best possible coping during this unusual period.I wish you all the very best!

o   Exercise – at home or virtual.

o   Get organized – closets, rooms, garages – is one of the most effective ways to increase a sense of control, distracting yourself from negative thoughts and feelings.

o   Work on professional or school work, which will catapult you closer toward reaching your professional or academic goals.

o   Cook something special or indulgent for yourself or those you live with, which nurtures you and also gives you something concrete to focus on.

o   Use what mental health professionals call “positive self-talk.” When negative thoughts or feelings get triggered, recite a simple mantra to yourself. Examples: “This sucks now, but this isn’t permanent and things will get better soon;” “All I can do is focus on what I can control.” “I know that making good choices is what will help me achieve my goals later.”

Sunday, March 15, 2020

My New Article for "Psychology Today:" Why Narcissists Hate to Feel Indebted to Anyone

Let's be brutally honest: Narcissism is an extremely confusing personality to understand. If you have a narcissist in your life - a co-worker, partner, friend or family member - understanding what they say and do is kind of like watching a firetruck, sirens blaring, rush past you in a rainstorm. The only sane reaction is to say, "Hold on, what?"

I've written extensively about narcissism in my career because this personality type continues to confuse and upset so many people. The point: The more educated you get about this highly unique personality type, the less frustrated any narcissist can make you feel.

Check out my new article here and my hope is that it makes handling any narcissist in your life a little easier.