Notions, Expectations, and Mental Health


It’s amazing how something so seemingly insignificant that happens to you when you are a child can have tremendous impact on you as an adult.

Notions, those little traumas created in our childhood that create huge ripples as we become adults, and expectations that fuel our frustration, a powerful combination to say the least.

In this week’s Real Life Podcast, co-hosts Lou and John discuss how notions and expectations affect our mental health.

In this episode we discover:

– How are notions created
– How expectations fuel frustration
– How the combination of notions and expectations sabotage our mental health
– What we can do to safeguard our minds against the devastation these notions can bring

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Our favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, we ask one question. This week, it is this: Do you have a preconceived notion that creates frustration in your life?  Share your answer on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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About Us

louLou Carfizzi holds an Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  Lou has 14 years experience as a therapist working with families, individuals, adolescents, and providing technology based therapeutic solutions and has extensive experience treating a wide variety of disorders and situations through his practice at

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unnamedJohn C. Donahue is a blogger, writer, speaker with a focus on leadership and personal development.  Having spent over 2 decades in occupational ministry and the business world, John shares his insights and experiences providing encouragement, motivation and direction on his blog

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