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A special note of gratitude to all of you who continue to make Wired for Happy an inspirational and insightful place to share mental health tips. We still have a long way to go toward ending the stigma of mental illness, but I assure you each time you practice healthy mental health habits, you’re doing […]

52 Important Mental Health Questions To Ask Yourself As 2016 Draws To A Close

1. What were the best experiences you had this year? 2. When were you the most happy? 3. What people, situations or events caused you to feel sad or depressed? 4. What were the most important things you made happen this year? 5. Did any activities lead to new relationships, partnerships or opportunities? 6. What […]

The Worst Kind of Anxiety (and what to do about it)

Imagine you’re going about your day, a bit frazzled—because let’s face it, you’ve always been anxiety sensitive—when you suddenly fear that you’ll contaminate your family with an incurable disease if you touch them. Or you’re driving to work and out of the blue you have a panic attack on the freeway. You hastily pull to […]

The Emotion Nobody Wants to Talk About

    There’s no definitive childhood lesson on how to handle anger. Sure, there’s parents to teach us the basics of social and emotional development, teachers who warn us not to be mean, and hot heads around us who modeled how not be be. But when it comes to the mechanics of anger, the majority […]

Common Reasons We Go to Therapy

Learning to trust ourselves to solve our own problems is one of our greatest gifts to ourselves. And it’s the essence of therapy, really. Having a supportive, non-judgmental guide is great, and all, but during our darkest days we have to figure out life for ourselves. Because when it comes to mental health, we all […]

Happiness and Habits: Make Small Changes, Get Big Results

 Would you celebrate a job promotion with Trader Joe’s Two-buck Chuck, when you could afford a mid-range Cabernet? Probably not. However, forgetting you’re no longer a broke college student would make it easy to mindlessly support this headache-inducing habit. The same principle applies to your mental health. Constantly digesting toxic  words, feelings and reactions takes […]

The Top 100 Mental Health Resources Online

Honoring mental health for all, I offer my voice to #StopSuicide. As a psychotherapist, I proudly wave my professional flag to support the cause. And the struggle is real… Besides treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and anger management, et cetera, mental health clinicians provide adjunct resources to support the therapeutic relationship outside the 50-minute […]

9 Happiness Habits to Live By

In recent years, the science of happiness has expanded globally. Partly as a result, of research, and also because I’m a psychotherapist, I named my blog, Wired for Happy. The intent is to convey that happiness is largely achieved by practicing healthy habits daily. And you can rewire your mood template by paying close attention […]

When Anger and Anxiety Are In Bed Together

“Anger, in general, is healthy. Just like sadness or happiness, it’s a normal emotion. Where people get into trouble is when anger becomes a behavior that is physically, verbally or emotionally inappropriate.” —Carole D. Stovall As a psychotherapist it’s sometimes difficult to convey the connection between anger and anxiety in my sleep-deprived, nervous clients. That’s […]

Goal Setting: Write it down, make it happen, change your life

Research shows that nearly 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February. Despite the best of intentions, most of us fall short. If you’re missing out, it may be time to challenge yourself in a different way. There’s goal setting and then there’s big, lofty goal setting—as in completing 100 repetitions […]

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