All The Psychology

You Can’t Hack Your Inner Self, But You Can Still Be Happy

  Lunchtime conversation last week: Friend: Have you seen this new online program on happiness? I saw it on Good Morning America. It’s pretty cool, and quite similar to your membership site, but there’s no interaction with a therapist or a coach. It’s all digital. Oh, and the design is really tight… Me: Digital happy-making, […]

The 10 Best Things You’re Not Doing for Your Happiness

Despite the best of intentions, most of us go about the business of being happy the wrong way. It’s easy to talk about what changes you’re going to make to increase positive emotions and have healthier relationships, but talking rarely translates into swift actions in the right direction.   There’s two common problems here: 1. […]

The Painful Truth About Happiness

  By the time you finish this article, you will be 240 seconds closer to death.   In fact, with every second that passes, you are nearer to Meeting Your Maker. The thing about life is nobody get’s out of life alive. Dying is inevitable but living is not. The irony is how we avoid […]

3 Ass-Kicking Explanations for Why You’re Still Settling

In my life, I’ve settled many times. I’ve settled to keep the peace, and I’ve settled for peace of mind. The time I finally said ‘fuck it’ to settling has made all the difference.   Half-assing my way through Community Organizations class at the end of grad school because I had the foundation to do […]

The Two Most Important Words Ever

How bad do you want happiness?   If you had to rate your efforts for the past twelve months from 1-10, what’s your number? I honestly think most people reading this think they’re doing the happy hustle, when in reality, they fall way short. There’s many variables for sure, but in the end, happiness (defined […]

Why the Minimalists Shall Inherit the Earth

I used to be a mental hoarder. Every third negative thought, bad memory, and personal slight was filed in the memory bank collecting interest.   I held on tight for two reasons: 1. Occupying mental real estate with negative content meant I wasn’t “cheating happiness.” Translation: Around-the-clock pre-emptive worrying meant life might spare me a […]

Money Won’t Buy You Mental Health (But This Will)

The reason the rich sleep soundly at night, rather than toss and turn at 3:00 a.m. fretting over college tuition, is because they’ve done the financial work.   When you walk the walk, you talk the talk. And talk ain’t cheap.   According to a survey conducted by Wells Fargo, 44 percent of Americans feel […]

The Only Tip You Need This Holiday Season

Do you ever wonder why there’s so many articles on holiday tips?   There’s advice for over-imbibing, over-spending, over-reacting, over-dressing, and over-stepping this, that and every other boundary known to man. The reality is you need just one tip for avoiding holiday stress. That’s right. Whether you dread sister-in-law Sue’s reaction to her Christmas gift, […]

Dealing With Difficult Family Relationships + Wired for Happy’s Birth

  I kept typing bitch, instead of birth…   If you’ve never given birth, I assure you, it sucks. Because my unborn son was eight days late, I had the pleasure of experiencing birth twice — “naturally” for the first 36 hours, and via Emergency C-section because he was running his own program, and his […]

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