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Dr. Hal S. Doctor of Philosophy

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Biography I am Dr. Hal Sommerschield. I have my Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Michigan... Full Bio
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Are Your Eyes Fixed on the Setting Sun or Rising Sun? by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Living in the Now is the place of freedom.  If you want freedom from the past, live in the present!  It is impossible to be free by trying to live in the future.  We onl ... Read on »
Sport's Solution for Marriages by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of the purposes of this blog is to apply sports psychology to problems in everyday living.  Today, I'm going to tell you about a catchy phrase used by the U of M bas ... Read on »
Good Things Will Happen, If by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Remember the story about David and Goliath.  Let me tell you about a modern-day David.  His name is Zack Novak.  He is a guard playing forward for the University of Mich ... Read on »
Coach Beilein And Mental Fitness by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Mental fitness can make us all winners just as it has the Michigan basketball team. Coach Bielien has taken a bunch of freshmen and underclassmen and turned them ... Read on »
Is President Obama a Helicopter President? by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The word helicopter has been used for more than the flying machine.  It is been used to describe parents who hover over their children in order to monitor every aspect o ... Read on »
Are You Prepared for Life without Success? by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What defines you?  Are you defined by your successes, failures or roles in your life?  If you define yourself by your successes, what happens when you are no longer capa ... Read on »
20 Acceptance Quotations by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Acceptance is one of the hardest things to do.  Acceptance will be one of the most powerful and empowering decisions you'll ever make for yourself.  Here are 20 acceptan ... Read on »
Errors in Feeling by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living "I trust my feelings" can be a error.  "My feelings are valid" also could be a wrong.  "I have to be true to my feelings" can also be a mistake.  Why could the above ... Read on »
Do Not Let Your Problems Define You! by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Acceptance!  Getting to the point of accepting weaknesses, problems and the negatives in life is so important but difficult to do.  Usually when we talk about acceptance ... Read on »
The Wake up Choice by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The Wake up Choice is a reframing choice to improve your life by reinterpreting or reframing the problems and symptoms in your life as signals of emptinesss.  N ... Read on »
Que, Sera, Sera by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did you remember the Doris Day classic, Que, Sera, Sera?  Perhaps you remember the the words "whatever will be, will be.  The future is not ours to see---que, sera, sera ... Read on »
Helping Children Learn by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was talking to a woman who has lost the use of one of her arms and hands.  She lamented how difficult it has been to live her life without the use of her arm and hand. ... Read on »
Fear Busting by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What is fear?  According to the dictionary , fear is "a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the fe ... Read on »
New Year; New Choices and a New Life by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Once a year, we celebrate New Year's Day.  In reality, the first of the year is no different than any other day of the year.  The same laws of the universe apply every d ... Read on »
30 Quotations on Faith by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living At this holiday season, it is appropriate to talk about faith.  These quotations will indicate that faith and mental fitness are not inconsistent or antagonistic to each ... Read on »
Faith Triumphed over Doubt-A Relationship Makeover by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living His transformation was unbelievable.  He appeared with his smiling wife and proclaimed that he has faith.  I was in shock.  I could hardly process what he was saying. ... Read on »
Let Us Take Control of Our Lives from the Economy and the Government! by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Obama healthcare, stimulus packages, bailout of large businesses and government organizations, governmental stupidity and inertia, unemployment, bankruptcies, foreclosur ... Read on »
Martina Hingis on Mental Fitness by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind.  This statement was made by Martina Hingis.  Who is Martina Hingis ... Read on »
Thoreau or Mental Fitness by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In three sentences, Henry David Thoreau explained the essence of mental fitness.  Here is the wisdom of Henry David Thoreau: As a single footstep will not make a ... Read on »
Planning to Live to 100? by Dr. Hal S. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you ever thought about how long you're going to live?  I recently read some statistics that suggest I need to expand my horizons and plan to live to be 100.  Are yo ... Read on »