Category: happiness

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 […]

How to Rewire Your Brain for Health and Happiness

  When was the last time you got caught up in a frenzy of motivation and promised yourself that this time, yes—no holds barred, you were going to break free from anxiety or depression, or lose weight, or benchpress 250, or find healthy relationships, or get your dream job, or see a shrink? Most of […]

4 Simple Exercises for Anxiety Relief

Ever feel like you need a mental health tuneup, but not the whole check-up? You’re not ready to call your therapist, but you feel yourself slipping… Maybe your sleep is disturbed, your worries too intense, or you snap at your kids when you’re stressed. There’s a time and a place for deep psychological work to […]

How Hope Helps You Heal

    One of my primary roles as a psychotherapist is infusing hope in my clients, especially at the onset of the therapeutic journey. This is due in part, because people often wait until a psychological crisis to seek psychotherapy. The beauty of reaching out and asking for help is the inherent good will within—no […]

3 Simple Reasons for Why You’re Still Anxious

Nobody is born calm. And life gets messy from that first breath on. If you’re fortunate enough to be raised by stable, loving parents, you may grow up with heightened expectations about how life should be, which could cause you to fall short in the thick skin category. And if your parents were Fly-Off-the-Handle Harry […]

3 Easy Breathing Exercises to Calm an Anxious Mind

A secret to feeling relaxed also happens to be one of the simplest techniques for improving mental health. In fact, you’re doing it right now. But are you doing it right? Whether you have occasional worries or full-blown anxiety attacks, deep-breathing is a must-have for optimal physical health and emotional well-being. Why is deep-breathing so […]

Setting Goals: Less Stress, More Joy

Nothing like the New Year and a clean slate to refresh, rejuvenate and recharge. Talk about unleashing a new you. But there’s a catch—becoming a different person, or a better version of you doesn’t come by wishing. Like the euphoria that comes with having a baby or getting a puppy for Christmas, it’s easy to […]

Wired for Happy’s Most Popular Posts

    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, […]

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 […]

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