Category: happiness

Feeling Your Feelings: What You Need to Know

“No one ever died from their feelings, but millions have died from abusing substances in the name of avoiding their feelings.” —Unknown Avoiding pain is a natural response. Pain is nature’s way of telling us we’re not physically safe. Emotional pain alerts us that something is not going well in our lives, and in order […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind — Setting Healthy Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are the key to emotional well-being. After all, you teach people how to treat you. Check out this short video below from the Calming Your Anxious Mind module via Team Happy, for a recap of the essentials steps to adopting a peaceful mindset, where you manage your anxiety, and not the other way […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind: Overcoming Anger

Anxiety and anger may not seem connected. Anxiety is often associated with fear, and fear is not typically associated with powerful emotions like courage. While it takes courage to stand up to someone and tell them why you’re feeling upset with them, most people would not label anger as a typical symptom of anxiety. After […]

Calming Your Anxious Mind: Holistic Stress Relief

The good news for those of us who are wired to be more anxiety sensitive, is that calm is an inside job. Meaning we can cultivate an emotionally healthy mindset through intentional acts of calm daily. The bad news? We have to work harder at mindfulness, meditation, deep-breathing, and reframing unhealthy thoughts. Have no fear, […]

10 Smart, Simple Self-Care Tips for Solid Mental Health

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”- Robert J. Collier Do you ever get so busy that you neglect to take care of yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us lead busy lives where we’re consumed with taking care of others and accustomed to putting their needs […]

The Mental Health Game — How Do You Play?

On Saturday I was trolling Netflix for a new adventure, because let’s face it — Criminal Minds gets a bit formulaic (as psychologically sound, as it is), when I spotted Training Day. I recalled Denzel Washington’s award-winning, maniacal rogue cop performance and almost clicked through, when I saw 2001. “Hmm, that’s so dated — is […]

Simple Life Lessons to Ease Your Anxious Mind

My second biggest fear as a parent just may come true. Or it may not. As a psychotherapist who counsels parents of angry, anxious and misguided teens, I sometimes worry that my own kid will get lost in the shuffle. When this happens I follow a few steps to check if my worries are based […]

50 New Year’s Aspirations for Better Mental Health

  1. Recognize all the times you got it right. Grab a notepad or create a new document: Make a list of three times you were gracious in the midst of meanness; three times you faced your fears and prevailed; three times you wanted to quit, but kept going. 2. Know that failures contain the […]

How to Be Happy — 10 Research-backed Tips

We all want to be happy. Our search leads us to seek advice from therapists, clergy, best-selling authors, and Buddhist monks. Despite the wealth of available information, two constants remain: One, there is no recipe for happiness. In short, we’re all unique with different biology, childhoods, life experiences and support systems. Two, happiness is a […]

Relaxation Resource for Dealing with Difficult Family Events (Mp3)

Welcome to another relaxation resource to help you navigate the often stressful and treacherous waters that come with the holidays, weddings, family reunions, or just plain ‘ol Sunday dinner with Mom and Dad. Click the button below to jump start your calm, confidence and in control plan for your next, next of kin get-together. Most […]

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