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Alexa Lovell – One Year After a Devastating Accident, Surviving Setbacks and Diving into the Details

Alexa (Overbay) Lovell survived a near-fatal accident a little over one year ago. She dives into the details of what the past year has been like, including recovery setbacks, unrealistic expectations, continued frustrations, the reality of potential addiction to pain medications, what the future looks like regarding having children, and much more.  Find all the …

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Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on Modeling Healthy Relationships, Trust, ADHD, Narcissism, and EFT vs. Differentiation

Tony welcomes Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife back to The Virtual Couch for the 5th time! They discuss a variety of topics, including ADHD, the challenge of helping couples envision a version of a relationship they haven’t seen modeled or experienced, narcissism and emotional immaturity, and how to help a spouse “lean in” when they see their …

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What if I Don’t Like Marshmallows? Revisiting the “Marshmallow Test” and other Pop-psychology “Myths”

Does smiling make you happier? Can you truly predict the long-term success of an adult based on their love, or lack thereof, of marshmallows in their youth? Is depression always linked to a chemical imbalance in the brain? Tony takes a look at 8 popular psychology studies and concepts and shares the latest research on …

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Habit, Addict or Unconscious Response? The Latest Research on Why We Do What We Do!

Did you know that more than 40 percent of everything you do is habitual? Are you addicted to your phone or social media? Or are you simply responding to a well-worn neurological cue/reward pattern? Tony discusses the latest in habit research from the article “How to Conquer Your Primitive Brain” by Adam Piore. https://apple.news/A9pURuj3OQL-UNnUw6bnn9A Find …

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McKinley Overbay – When Your Moment of Insane Courage Leads to Big Change…and a Little Bit of Throw Up

Virtual Couch favorite and Tony’s daughter, McKinley “Mackie” Overbay, joins the podcast to talk about some big changes happening in her life and how she has been able to do difficult, scary things despite having “all of the emotions.” You can follow Mackie on Instagram @beautybymackie and mention the Virtual Couch Podcast for $10 off …

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“Are You A Narcissist?” Tony Interviewed on Michaela Renee Johnson’s “Be You Find Happy” Podcast

Tony is the interviewee on Michaela Renee Johnson’s “Be You Find Happy” podcast. From the show notes on Michaela’s episode, “Ha, got your attention. If you’re asking yourself that you’re probably not, but you might be in a relationship with someone who is “less emotionally mature.” It seems narcissism is on the rise but is …

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