Author: Linda Esposito

10 Positive Psychology Practices for Boosting Happiness

You can read all the anxiety advice in the world, but none of it matters unless you take action. To feel better you have to ruthlessly focus your efforts on those things that reduce your anxiety, and increase positive emotions, and stop doing the things that keep you down, tense, and awake at night. Today […]

What to Do When Your Anxiety Just Won’t Quit

    “Every time I think my anxiety is gone for good, it comes back worse than before. Can you help me?”   From time to time I get email asking for advice on how to make anxiety go away. For some reason I’m reminded of a rude houseguest, or a family member that lingers […]

A Helpful Guide to Healthy, Thriving Relationships

Healthy, Thriving Relationships is a favorite module within Team Happy. If you’re looking for skills to help you avoid or break unhealthy relationship patterns, you’ve come to the right place! For immediate access to my interview with couples therapist, relationship expert and founder of The Good Therapists, Alison Crosthwait, click here.   Relationships form the […]

Relationship Detox: Letting Go of Unhealthy People

  Nobody is going to take care of your emotional health. Ever. You can get someone to pay your bills, watch your kids, run your company, but nadie is going to stand guard over that precious real estate inside your head. And that’s a good thing. When on your death bed you need clarity. Or […]

Decluttering: Why There is No Magic to Tidying Up

  I got an email recently asking for advice about boundaries. The recipient related how he was feeling depressed and fighting regret after “cleaning house.” The paradox was not lost on me. We’re often reluctant to let go. Yet being weighed down by possessions and people hinders our emotional well-being. Whether it’s a living room […]

Spring Cleaning Your Soul — Motivation

This article is the first in a series for the month of April. We’re spring cleaning at Team Happy, and each Monday will bring a new theme helping you to clear the clutter from your mind, your body, and your physical space. For some, spring cleaning has excitedly begun, while others need a gentle psychological […]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Fun Guide to Getting Better

    Several months ago I wrote an article called The #1 Reason Angry Couples Stay Together that got a lot of people’s attention. It became quite successful and resulted in a lot of big websites copying, pasting and quoting its content. Mostly because pairing two volatile topics like strong emotions and high-conflict couples means […]

Mindfulness for Beginners: Video

  In this short video, we’ll talk about the basics of mindfulness so you can get started. The essentials are covered in a simplified, brief overview. It’s perfect for creating the habits of mindfulness and mediation. In this video we learn: 1. The concept of mindfulness 2. Paying attention on purpose 3. Being immersed in […]

Video: Meditation for Beginners

  “Smile, breathe and go slowly.”~Thích Nhất Hạnh   Perhaps you’ve wanted to mediate to calm your mind but don’t know much about it, or how it helps. If so, you’re not alone. Meditating is deceptively simple, or excruciatingly difficult, depending on who you ask. Common questions include: Do I need training? How do I […]

Anxiety is a Mindfulness Problem

We all get nervous, unfocused and stressed, and for the most part, we all know the common solutions to ease our anxiety. For example, I avoided writing this article in a timely manner by doing a bunch of mindless tasks. Zoning out was meaningless and I knew it, but watching videos of Siberian Husky pups […]

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