All The Psychology

Changing Your Mind: The Right Questions to Ask for Better Mental Health

  When I began my psychotherapy private practice, I could always spot my new clients in the waiting area. I worked in a communal setting similar to WeWork, and shared the lobby with accountants, attorneys and startups. One of the best aspects of meeting a new psychotherapy client was, and is, seeing the hope on […]

When the Same Old Thinking Gets You the Same Old Results

    Ah, a new year, a new you. It’s the promise of finding the right direction from the latest self-help bestseller. The allure of a fitter physique found in your gym’s new strength-training gear. The adrenaline rush as you hit the Sign me up! button for that online training course for busy people on […]

Best Articles: 10 Articles That Can Improve Your Mental Health

  I love anxious people. All frazzled nerves, stressed out thoughts and sleepless nights. I know, it’s not a healthy love, but a relationship I know inside and out.   Like an old married couple, we’ve grown comfortable with one another’s nervous habits and predictable patterns. Best of all, we’ve got each other’s back.   […]

Boundaries: Beginning to Draw The Line for Healthy Relationships

When you feel unhappy, angry or anxious, there’s two behavioral options. One involves introspection: why do I continue feeling this way and what changes do I need to make?)   The other invites escape (how do I stop these feelings NOW!? Think overeating, drugs, or sex with the wrong person). Knowing which road you should […]

Feeling Anxious? Get On The Right Side of Calm With 6 Steps

  Whether your central nervous system is hijacked due to family stress, insomnia, a life transition (or all the above 😂 ), the key to calming down lies in a relaxation routine.   Most knee-jerk, automatic, impulsive reactions which occur while in the throes of an anxiety attack are the result of your brain’s amygdala, […]

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, Remember This…

  “The world is an inherently safe place, where most people possess good-will…” …Which may seem like one helluva pithy platitude on the tragic heels of the latest cold-blooded, senseless massacre. However, this psychological tenet just may save your sanity. Whether I learned this in graduate school or from my clinical mentor — that is […]

Two Powerful Words That Make or Break Relationships

Do you ever feel betrayed by your partner after yet another heated argument, in spite of the fact that you both agreed not to (insert the below-the-belt behavior that fits) criticize, bring up the past, discuss ex’s, yell, scream, accuse, threaten to leave, etc? If so, you are not alone. But, if this pattern doesn’t […]

How to Think Like A Shrink (Even If You Don’t Like Therapy)

  …or therapists, for that matter 😉 . So it’s Sunday morning and I’m trying to think of a compelling psychological topic for the blog and I’m coming up empty: “Three Reasons Your Childhood Matters In Adulthood,” “Why Suicidality Is A Family Problem Which Requires A Family Solution,” “Anxious Adults Raise Anxious Children.” And then […]

Jump Start Your Wellness Journey: 7 Wonderful Mental Health Resources

  Over the past few months, this blog has gained thousands of new readers, and I couldn’t be more thankful or grateful. After all, “There is no health without mental health.” In an effort to offer a more streamlined emotional wellness experience to new and veteran readers, I’ve highlighted some of Wired for Happy’s most […]

Stop, Breathe, Think: A Meditation for Anxiety (Mp3)

  “The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living […]

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