Lloyd J. Thomas PhD

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Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D., has 30+ years experience as a Life Coach and Licensed Psychologist. He is available for coaching in any area presented in "Practical Psychology." As your Coach, his only agenda is to assist you in creating the lifestyle you genuinely desire. The initial coaching session is free. Contact him at 970.568.0173 or e-mail DrLloyd@CreatingLeaders.com. Visit the website www.lifecoachtraining.com. To subscribe to his weekly column, Practical Psychology, e-mail your request to: PracticalPsychology-On@lists.webvalence.com and write "subscribe" in the subject line and an "X" in the body. Copyright

Winning Games, Losing Lives

If you only focus on winning, you will probably lose more often than win. We have become a culture preoccupied with "winning." The goal...

Creating Rich Relationships

Our new President-Elect talks a lot about "bringing us together as a nation." That implies that we know how to relate to one another...

Never Enough?

There is never enough time to do what we want. There is never enough money to feel free to live as we desire. No...

The Benefits of Silence

In the August issue of Ode magazine, Tijn Touber wrote, "Being silent means more than just holding your tongue. It means listening for the...

Using Anger Creatively

We usually consider the emotion of anger to be destructive to our psychological health. In recovery from psychological difficulties, however, anger is often a...

Changing your Belief System

Most of my life coaching is oriented toward assisting others to update their belief systems. When we are very young, we form our basic...

Avarice, Compassion and the Scarcity Mindset

Avarice is not only one of the "seven deadly sins," it is also one of the consequences of the mindset of "scarcity." Avarice is...

10 Keys to Happiness

In last month's column, I identified 10 ways to cope with stress in our lives. Now, I will address the thoughts, beliefs and habits...

10 Ways to Cope Creatively with Stress

Recently I wrote in this column that 85 percent of the illnesses for which we seek medical attention are "stress-related." Today, I want to...

Constructive Use of Your Anger

Everyone feels angry sometimes. It is a part of our evolutionary history to become angry. When we humans lived in the jungle, we needed...

Healing from Grief

Yesterday, I learned of the death of a favorite uncle. This column is for his surviving wife, Mary. There is no known medication for...

Becoming Real

On his daily television show, Dr. Phil McGraw likes to challenge his guests to "Get real!" So what does "Get real" really mean? I...

Relieve Depression without Medication

Millions of people try to resolve all problems with drugs, either prescribed, over-the-counter or street drugs. Unfortunately, all drugs have side effects...some serious, some...

Playing: A Missing Ingredient in Schools

I found the following poem on the wall of an examination room in a pediatrician's office: I tried to teach my...

Responsibility! Not Blame. Not Guilt.

"Taking responsibility" is probably the most misunderstood, and misused, psychological concept I know. For most people, being responsible is equated with being blamed. Being...

Change, Giving and Receiving

Everything changes. Everything moves. Nothing is static. Even in death, the molecules of our bodies are in continual motion. Your body is constantly changing,...

Healthy Psychological Principles

I have spent the last 35 years of my professional career helping people to maximize the wellness of their lives. During that time, I...