Tag: Happiness

Ditch the Fake Persona and Embrace Your True Self

In order to learn how to be happy and feel content, we must love and accept ourselves. But what ends up happening is that our true identity takes a back seat and our energies go towards creating our public, fake personas. 3 Ways To Get In Touch With Your Authentic Self (That Will Dramatically Improve Your Relationships) […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 30, 2019

A Psychologist’s Guide to Managing Your Anxiety Before, During, and Even After a Job Interview: It’s normal to struggle with anxiety right before a job interview or when starting a new job. But how do you turn down the jitters volume so you can give your best performance? Dr. Sherry Benton, founder and chief science […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 23, 2019

The Power of Gratitude and How It Raises Your Happiness Level: As American Thanksgiving quickly approaches, many of us pause to focus on our blessings in life. But when Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away, will you continue to think about what you have rather than what you don’t have? Studies have demonstrated the power of […]

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3 Simple Steps to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

“Comparison is the death of joy.”Mark Twain “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”Lao Tzu One of the most common and destructive daily habit is to constantly compare your life and yourself to other people and their lives. You compare cars, houses, jobs, shoes, money, […]

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3 Key Ingredients for Mature Love

It’s understandable that we want to know what’s going on. It’s difficult to live with ambiguity and uncertainly. Unfortunately, what we often cling to is the conviction that there’s something wrong with our partner rather than turn the mirror around to explore how we might be contributing to the mess. Here are three key factors […]

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Unmarried Couples Gain in Numbers, but Survey Finds Married Ones May Be Happier

The lingering impacts of the Great Recession have contributed to a boom in the number of unmarried couples who live together, but a new survey from the Pew Research Center has found that those couples tend to be less happy than their married counterparts. The survey results, published online Wednesday, show high public support for […]

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Podcast | Therapy Myths & Misconceptions

In this episode, we talk about some of the common myths surrounding therapy, touch on the different types of therapy and why Jackie loves therapy so much. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the […]

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FOMO or JOMO? Turn the Fear of Missing Out into the Joy of Missing Out 

The manner in which it arrived in my life had little to do with being envious with what I saw on social media, and all the way-cool things others were doing, like traveling to exotic locations, feathering their nests, or meeting celebrities. I travel at my comfort level, decorate my cozy home with eclectic items […]

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How ADHD Can Hamper Sex—And How Both Partners Can Help

Sex also provides us with a pleasurable break from daily mundane tasks—like chores, bills—and complex matters—like parenting, he said. But for many couples where one partner has ADHD, the challenges of the disorder can hamper sex—and their relationship. Interestingly, the challenges that hamper sex don’t really have anything to do with sex. In fact, what […]

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Romantic Relationships Aren’t Meant to Bring Eternal Happiness

We enter into a romantic relationship for many different reasons — love, romance, mutual attraction, fear of loneliness, peer pressure, social expectation, desire for sex, desire for money, we want a family, etc. And underneath all of these reasons, there’s also that deeper one, the more universal one: happiness. We all want to find love […]

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Podcast: Using Music to Spark Your Inner Hero

SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Badass’ Podcast Episode Kelly Orchard is a professional speaker, author and trainer and Licensed Psychotherapist. In addition to more than 30 years in the business of broadcasting, she has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. Kelly specializes in working with businesses […]

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A Vital But Often Overlooked Way to Foster Productivity

All of these are important strategies. And there’s another one—an important one—we tend to forget. When Paula Rizzo was working from home on her first book, Listful Thinking, she found it difficult to write in such a quiet environment. Rizzo, a former television producer, was used to working in a bustling, loud newsroom. She realized […]

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The Productive Hobby Trap

That’s how I thought life was supposed to be lived. I strove for industriousness. My favorite compliment soon became, “You’re so productive.” My grandfather nicknamed me, “The Energizer Bunny.” I didn’t have an off switch. In high school, I joined as many extracurricular clubs as I could. I signed up for college classes. Danced competitively. […]

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