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The Naked Truth is a blog intended to help us all live more fulfilling lives by confronting our self-deception. No sugar-coating. No coddling. Just the honest reflection of you standing naked in front of a mirror. You can read it here or on Psychology Today.

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I Just Learned that I Have a Terminal Illness: Now What?

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | March 21, 2018

Some of the biggest lies we tell ourselves center around the subject of death. We may avoid thinking about mortality by refusing to write a will. We may have no idea what end of life options our parents or loved ones want when confronted with death because we don’t want to talk about it. And, most of us think that being diagnosed with a terminal illness is simply something that couldn’t happen to me.

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In an Era Dominated by Fake News and Lying, Dr. Cortney S. Warren Launches New ChooseHonesty.com Website

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | January 1, 2018

Lies, lies, lies. Claims of fake news and lying have dominated the media in 2017. In response, Dr. Cortney S. Warren launches the redesign of www.ChooseHonesty.com to provide the public with more relevant and easy-to-find information about how to be more honest with ourselves.

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#VegasStrong

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | October 16, 2017

How do people become mass shooters?  Self-Deception plays a critical role.

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I am NOT an Addict! The intertwined world of self-deception and addiction.

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | September 19, 2017

As addicts, we often try to convince ourselves that we don’t have a problem.  I’m not addicted.  I don’t use that much.  I’m not really hurting anyone, to name a few of the most common deceptive lies.  For those struggling with addiction, self-deception is a constant battle.  

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To Friend or UnFriend Your Ex

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | July 11, 2017

Navigating Social Media Interaction after a Breakup. Twitter. Instagram. Facebook. Snapchat. Tinder. LinkedIn. Social media is everywhere. According to the most recent 2016 Neilsen data, adult Americans spend an average of 25 hours a week using some form of media. In these outlets, we are inundated with celebrity updates, breaking news, and personal messages on a minute-to-minute basis. Including information about our ex.

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Your Right to an Opinion Does Not Make Your Opinion Factual

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | June 19, 2017

When everyone has an opinion, it helps to understand which are more valid. Without question, the political situation in the world during the last year has been one of the most stressful in recent times. It has led all of us to hear more opinions than we can count. Or, care to! Opinions about everything from taxes to abortion. Medical care to religion. Mental health care to race relations. Gender identity to gender-neutral bathroom signs.

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“All my friends are getting married… What about me?!?”

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | May 16, 2017

How to handle wedding season when you’re without a plus-one.

It is wedding season, yet again. The invitations are rolling in and you are without a plus-one.

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Minimizing Anxiety, Honestly

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | April 3, 2017

A guest blog by Jennifer Scott who runs SpiritFinder.org—an organization with the mission of providing accurate and helpful information about mental illness to the public.

Most of us don’t want to admit that we struggle with difficult emotions from time to time. Sadness. Worry. Anxiety. Yet, we so desperately want to be happy all of the time. Sometimes we even flat-out lie to ourselves to stay convinced that we’re content in life. But the truth is that anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health issues affecting people in the world today.

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