All The Psychology

4 Morning Success Rituals to Start Your Day Off Right

  “As a cook, your station, and its condition, its state of readiness, is an extension of your nervous system. The universe is in order when your station is set. Mise-en-place (a French phrase meaning “putting in place”) is the religion of all good line cooks.” –Chef and best-selling author Anthony Bourdain   As a […]

The True Meaning of the Phrase, “I don’t trust anyone.”

  How would you like to go through life without any meaningful relationships? If you’re constantly stressed because no one “gets” you, you may be on the fast-track. It’s hard when you want to foster deep connections, but trust holds you back. The good news is life doesn’t have to be this way. The bad […]

The Positively Dangerous Trap of Positive Thinking

    “She’s just so damned happy and sweet, watch out or you may get a cavity. Is that smile surgically sewn on her face?” My mom describing the mother of a friend, as we drove to their house for an outing when I was  a teen. Because she was classy like that. I don’t […]

Why a Buddhist Monk Doesn’t Need an App to be Happy & Why You Do

Upon writing this, I am reflecting upon therapy clients who seek help with anxiety. While each has a different story, there are common themes: Experiencing ambivalence about many things Feeling unfulfilled and unfocused Grieving lost hopes and dreams Fear of uncertainty Not enough time   In a joint effort to combat the indecisiveness, racing thoughts, […]

Speed Up Your Thinking to Slow Down Your Life

  Poor anxiety! You just can’t catch a break, can you?   If it’s not one thing, it’s 27 others all coming at you like a freight train.   Think positive; practice mindfulness; don’t look behind you — you’re not going that way; stop being anxious!; do deep-breathing; take five breaths; count to 10; wait […]

22 Calming Quotes for People with Anxiety

    1. “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask […]

22 Quick Tips You Can Do Today to Change Your Anxiety Forever

You can read all the anti-anxiety advice in the world, but none of this matters unless you take action. To feel more relaxed, to sleep soundly at night, and to put energy into what matters, you have to stop wasting time on tasks that don’t matter. By the end of this article, your life could […]

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 […]

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