Social Psychologist & Personal Advisor
Meet Dr Matt !
Greetings . . .
Let me tell you a little bit about myself:
My experience with people has taught me that each person has special gifts to share with humanity. My talents and personal characteristics include:
I come from a very musical family—seventh child of seven children. I play the piano and guitar. In ancient history, I played the saxophone in the high school band. I love to sing and am not shy about singing solos. Currently, I am the Choir Director at the Church I attend. I have taught Ballroom Dancing at BYU; I am presently teaching a weekly Ballroom Dance Class.
Because I love ballroom dance so much, most every weekend I go dancing for fun! I enjoy watching the television shows: "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance"—I'm writing a Weekly Review of SYTYCD.
I have three sons that have graduated from High School and are all avid and accomplished distance runners at the collegiate level: I got them "into" running, when I signed them up for a 5K Road Race one weekend; I've run dozens of 5K & 10K road races through the years, and even a couple of 26.2 mile marathons—I have the T-shirts to prove it.
My oldest son served a two year Church mission in Moscow, Russia. My second son served a mission in Louisiana; he was living just a few miles south of the famed "french quarter" in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit—he evacuated safely to Baton Rouge. My youngest son is currently preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ on his 2 year mission in Orlando, Florida.
My closest friends tell me that I'm easy going & friendly. I'm a good communicator with a quick wit. I am dependable, I keep commitments; you can count on me to absolutely follow through with my word. I prefer a simple, uncomplicated approach to life. An unfrenzied easy pace where one can savor and smell the roses along the way.
I earned a Ph.D. in Social Psychology & Family Sociology from Brigham Young University. I hold an M.Ed. Degree in Instructional Methods and Curriculum Design, and a B.S. in Sociology. I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist.
In my doctoral program, I conducted a ground-breaking study on Self-Esteem where I successfully differentiated two types of people—arrogant and empathic—both of whom scored High in measures of Self-esteem. Conclusion: Not all High Self-esteem is good Self-esteem. To describe the egocentric variety of High Self-Esteem, I coined the term"Selfish-Esteem." Read about my Doctoral Dissertation.
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Agendas to push, reputations to prove
always on the go . . . busy, hurried, harried.
There is another way to live, there can be calm and flowing ease
where layers of complexity peel away, . . . the pace relaxes.
For there is no other place to be but . . . Here
and no other time to live but . . . Now.
There is nothing more important
than savoring the moment
with the ones we love.
Simple Living means being honest and straight-forward with others.