The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

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 May 5, 2019

Tara
 Nov 28, 2018
Amazing! So to the point, effective and supported with real examples. Can one be done on tips to beat FOMO and tips on how not to be jealous in relationships? Also get her book if you get a chance. It's awesome too. Please keep up the great work. 😁

Rebecca Y.
 Jul 23, 2018
This is a great podcast with very useful advice on a variety of topics that you can implement to improve your mental health or to better understand and care about others. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen really conveys compassion in her voice and she has an immediate uplifting affect on me. I also recommend you listen to the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast "The Nutrition Diva" for another pleasant and helpful female voice.

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Jade Wu takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

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314 - Ghosts in Your Bedroom?—It's Probably Sleep Paralysis
00:14:44
Sleep paralysis is a freaky phenomenon that has inspired ghost stories and alien abduction conspiracies. Fortunately, there's a scientific explanation for why it happens, and also ways to prevent it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/what-is-sleep-paralysis https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Oct 16, 2020
254 - Why Negative Emotions Aren't All Bad
00:16:25
Wouldn’t it be nice if our brains let us be happy and calm all the time? The science of emotions tells us that negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness are actually healthy and useful. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/negative-emotions-not-bad https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Oct 09, 2020
313 - How to Deal with Mean Sarcasm
00:11:45
Sarcastic people can be hilarious, but when their barbs are pointed at you, they can be annoying or even hurtful. How should you respond? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-deal-with-sarcastic-people https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Oct 02, 2020
312 - How to Reduce Money Anxiety—Compassionate Advice from a Finance Pro
00:23:30
Worried about bills? Not sure if you're saving enough? Feeling uncertain about your financial future? Many are worried about their personal finances. We talked to Money Girl Laura Adams for advice on how to reduce your money anxiety by setting the right priorities and knowing some insider tips. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/money-anxiety https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Sep 25, 2020
311 - How Being Less Defensive About Racism Will Help You Grow
00:16:44
Becoming an antiracist starts with an important first step—losing our defenses. Confronting the implicit biases we all have means getting uncomfortable ... and it's the only way to grow. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-be-less-defensive-about-racism https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Sep 18, 2020
310 - 4 Buffers Against the Toxic Effects of Racism
00:15:31
Racist encounters are stressful and detrimental to Black and African American mental health. It shouldn't be Black people's burden to right these wrongs—it's everyone's job to be anti-racist. But until there is equity, here are some tools to protect against the toxic effects of racism on your mental health. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/coping-with-racism https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Sep 11, 2020
309 - How Does Racism Affect Black Mental Health?
00:19:05
You may be surprised by how many ways racism impacts mental health, from the way trauma is transmitted from parents to kids, to how racism affects the way people see themselves, to its impact on the very building blocks of the mental healthcare system. Today we take an unflinching look at racism and how it affects Black and African American people's mental health. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/racism-black-mental-health https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Sep 04, 2020
308 - Doomscrolling- Through 2020? Here's How to Stop
00:12:10
The screen casts an eerie glow on your face. You can't tear your eyes away from the bad news. You feel depressed and angry, but you can't stop scrolling. Why do we do this to ourselves, and how can we stop? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/self-care/stop-doomscrolling https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Aug 28, 2020
307 - How to Master Your Fear of Death
00:15:39
Do you fall into existential dread when you're reminded that you'll die someday? You may be surprised by the factors that subtly (or not so subtly) change our attitudes toward death. We may even be able to control some of them to master our fear. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/master-fear-death https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Aug 21, 2020
306 - Postpartum Mental Health Issues We Don't Talk About
00:21:36
There's more to postpartum mental health than "baby blues." These lesser-known challenges may not get as much attention as postpartum depression, but they're no less real to new moms who experience them. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/womens-health/postpartum-mental-health-issues https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Aug 14, 2020
305 - 6 Ways to Survive Survivor Guilt
00:14:05
When tragedy befalls those around us but leaves us unscathed, some of us feel guilty. Here's how to understand and cope with survivor guilt. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/6-ways-to-survive-survivor-guilt https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Aug 07, 2020
304 - Feeling Out of Sorts? Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Might Help
00:16:24
Are you getting your needs met? The classic Maslow's hierarchy can help you understand why you might be feeling unfulfilled and what to do about it. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/maslows-hierarchy-needs https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jul 31, 2020
303 - Pain Is Inevitable—Here's How to Make Suffering Optional
00:15:12
Pain and suffering aren't the same. You can ease suffering by gently peeling back layers of worry, regret, complaint, and unhelpful story-telling to get to the pain inside. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/pain-vs-suffering https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jul 24, 2020
302 - Chemtrails, Aliens, and Illuminati—The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
00:15:03
Does your otherwise sensible friend believe "chemtrails" are part of a sinister government plot? The psychology behind believing in conspiracy theories is fascinating. Some may even have biological causes. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/psychology-conspiracy-theories https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jul 17, 2020
301 - How to Stop Enabling and Start Helping
00:15:59
When a loved one is in crisis, many kind, generous people enable their destructive behavior without even knowing it. Here's how to recognize enabling and correct it by mixing empathy, compassion, and healthy boundaries. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/stop-enabling-start-helping https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jul 10, 2020
253 - How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?
00:14:46
Do you really need eight hours of sleep each night to thrive? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the eight-hour sleep rule and offers three ways to find the best sleep for you.

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Jul 03, 2020
300 - How to Stop Feeling Inadequate
00:12:22
Every human feels inadequate sometimes. Whether the whispers of “You’re not good enough” come from someone in your life or from inside your own head, these seven tips will help you feel more self-assured. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-stop-feeling-inadequate https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jun 26, 2020
299 - Are You Dissociating? Here's What to Do
00:11:34
Do you dissociate? Probably. Is that a problem? It depends. Here’s how to tell, and three tips to help you stay rooted in the here and now. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/are-you-dissociating https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jun 19, 2020
298 - It's Okay (And Even Useful) to Be Angry
00:14:10
You may believe that anger is something to be suppressed, but science and psychology tell a different story. Feeling anger is not only acceptable, but it can be a motivating force for good. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/anger-is-okay https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jun 12, 2020
297 - Are You Rational or Emotional? Wise Mind Requires Both
00:12:09
Is it better to be rational or emotional? Psychologists (and Albert Einstein) believe that true wisdom requires you to tap into both. Discover how your wise mind integrates emotion and reason, and learn how to activate it in your daily life.  Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/wise-mind https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Jun 05, 2020
296 - How To Live a Meaningful Life (Hint: It's About Values)
00:15:39
If goals are points on a map, values are the North Star that guides you and gives your life meaning. Learn the values that drive you, and make a plan to act on them, using these four steps. Read the transcript. Check out all of the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/meaningful-life-values https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
May 29, 2020
295 - 5 Nefarious Gaslighting Examples and How to Respond
00:16:41
Gaslighting is a form of emotional manipulation that makes you question your sanity. Have you experienced these five examples of gaslighting behavior? Here's how to respond. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/signs-of-gaslighting https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
May 22, 2020
295 - 5 Nefarious Gaslighting Examples and How to Respond
00:16:41
Gaslighting is a form of emotional manipulation that makes you question your sanity. Have you experienced these five examples of gaslighting behavior? Here's how to respond. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/signs-of-gaslighting https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
May 22, 2020
294 - Why "Positive Vibes Only" Won't Make You Emotionally Strong
00:33:15
Think positive! Just get over it! Avoid toxic negativity! Can we really manipulate our emotions like that? Harvard psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Susan David explains emotional agility, a revolutionary way of approaching difficult emotions. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/emotional-agility https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
May 15, 2020
293 - Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 8 Simple Remedies
00:12:10
Ever find yourself frantically scrolling through your to-do list thinking, "What next?" When you're overwhelmed, your brain blows a fuse. Savvy Psychologist offers eight simple tips to help you reset your mental circuit breaker. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/overwhelmed-8-remedies https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/QDTModernMentor https://twitter.com/QDTModernMentor
May 08, 2020
292 - How to Handle Grief and Loss
00:12:28
Mix profound sadness, shock, and anger with relief, fear, guilt, and any number of other emotions, and you have the difficult and messy experience of grief. Here are nine important things to know about navigating loss. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-handle-grief-and-loss https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
May 01, 2020
291 - Want to Sleep During Quarantine? Do It Like an Astronaut!
00:11:01
Quarantined at home? Sleep starting to go off-track? Learn how to sleep well during prolonged isolation from professionals who would know first hand—astronauts. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/sleep-astronaut https://quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Apr 24, 2020
290 - 5 Steps to Overcoming Nightmares
00:12:35
Falling, being chased, teeth falling out … nightmares can seriously ruin a good night’s sleep. Savvy Psychologist shares five easy ways to beat nightmares and reclaim a good night's rest. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/overcome-nightmares https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Apr 17, 2020
289 - Compassionate Advice for Coping with Infertility
00:28:33
Infertility can be heartbreaking, isolating, and demoralizing. Mighty Mommy’s Cheryl Butler shares compassionate insights and practical tips from her five-year infertility journey. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/coping-with-infertility | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Apr 10, 2020
288 - 3 Ways to Overcome Insecure Attachment in Relationships
00:12:56
If you struggle in intimate relationships, you may have an insecure attachment style. The good news is that you can overcome it with openness, hard work, and support. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/overcome-insecure-attachment | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Apr 03, 2020
288 - 3 Ways to Overcome Insecure Attachment in Relationships
00:12:56
If you struggle in intimate relationships, you may have an insecure attachment style. The good news is that you can overcome it with openness, hard work, and support. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/overcome-insecure-attachment | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Apr 03, 2020
287 - 4 Ways Your Attachment Style Affects Your Relationships
00:10:42
Intimacy. Jealousy. Commitment. Sexual fulfillment. Here's how all these important pieces of close relationships are affected by your attachment style. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/4-ways-attachment-style | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Mar 27, 2020
286 - How to Stay Calm During the Coronavirus Crisis
00:11:08
The daily onslaught of coronavirus information can be overwhelming. Dr. Jade Wu offers four sage tips for staying calm and protecting your mental health during the crisis. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/mental-health/coronavirus https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Mar 20, 2020
285 - Which of These Four Attachment Styles Is Yours?
00:14:19
Your attachment style is formed early in life, and now it affects your adult relationships. Do you see yourself in one of these attachment style profiles? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/relationships/dating/your-attachment-style | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Mar 13, 2020
284 - Can Mindfulness Ease Childbirth Pain? A Neuroscientist Says Yes
00:26:47
Is mindfulness helpful for women and their partners during childbirth? We talk with neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center about the transformative practice of mindful body scan meditation.  Read the transcript here. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows here. And join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links below:  https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/mindfulness-childbirth-emiliana-simon-thomas https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://www.twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Mar 06, 2020
283 - Sleep Hygiene Doesn't Cure Insomnia—Do This Instead
00:16:14
Sleep hygiene is so bad at treating insomnia that it's used as the placebo in clinical sleep trials. Before you buy darker blackout curtains, try these expert tips. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/sleep-hygiene-insomnia | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Feb 28, 2020
282 - How to Recognize and Avoid Common Thinking Traps - Part 2
00:09:49
Emotional reasoning, catastrophizing, and "shoulds" can keep you stuck and unhappy. There's a reason these common mental snares are called "thinking traps!" TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/thinking-traps-part-2 | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Feb 21, 2020
281 - How to Avoid Common Thinking Traps - Part 1
00:10:48
Your clever brain can work overtime building worst-case scenarios. Here's how to recognize and avoid common thinking traps so you don't get stuck.

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Feb 14, 2020
280 - Why Oxytocin Is Incredible and How to Get More of It
00:11:40
Oxytocin has been dubbed the “love hormone” for good reason. Here are some cool facts about this amazing hormone and ways to help your brain to release more of it. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/oxytocin | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Feb 07, 2020
279 - 5 Surprising Facts About Rejection Sensitivity
00:11:49
Rejection stings for everyone, but for highly rejection-sensitive people, it can be a real showstopper. Here are five things you may not know. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/rejection-sensitivity-facts | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Jan 31, 2020
278 - Struggling to Make Good Decisions? It's Time to Trust Yourself
00:13:50
What should you do when you're faced with a big decision? Whether you’re considering a career change, contemplating the future of your relationship, or otherwise about to take a leap, know that you can trust yourself. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/make-good-decisions | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Jan 24, 2020
277 - Family Estrangement—Why Families Cut Ties and How to Mend Them
00:15:03
Family estrangement is painful and isolating. What are the reasons that family members cut each other off? How can we cope with or prevent broken family ties? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/family-estrangement | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Jan 17, 2020
276 - 4 Psychology Hacks to Help You Stick to Your Goals
00:10:06
Facing the perennial cycle of setting goals, getting pumped, and then falling off the wagon? These four hacks that will help you rock your goals instead of abandoning them. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/psychology-hacks-goals | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Jan 10, 2020
275 - 3 Mini Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do Without Meditating
00:14:22
Don’t have time to meditate every day? Here are 3 mini mindfulness exercises you can do in five minutes or even five seconds. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/mindfulness-without-meditating | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Jan 03, 2020
274 - How Do Your Emotions Affect Your Moral Compass?
00:16:35
Would you sacrifice one person to save five? What if you had to cause harm with your own hands? Your answer may depend on the emotions you're feeling. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/emotions-morals | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

 

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Dec 27, 2019
273 - Pregnancy Anxiety? Here's How to Keep Calm and Carry On
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Pregnancy is a time of overwhelming emotions. Anxiety is normal! Use these four indispensable tips to keep calm so you can enjoy this magical time. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/pregnancy-anxiety | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist | Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Dec 20, 2019
272 - How to Harness Light to Defeat the Winter Blues
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The winter blues can sap your energy, disrupt your sleep, and destroy your concentration, but there's a simple key to defeating it—light.

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Dec 13, 2019
271 - 3 Anxiety-Related Disorders You Might Not Know About
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Some psychological disorders fly under the radar, but their no less real for the people who suffer from them. Here are three anxiety-related disorders you may not have heard of.

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Dec 06, 2019
270 - 5 Ways to Quiet Your Mind for Sleep
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Sometimes our minds just won’t turn off when it's time for bed. Here are five ways to work with, instead of against, your busy brain and get some sleep.

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Nov 29, 2019
269 - How to Help Someone with Hoarding Disorder
00:37:02
Hoarding disorder is a real experience that goes beyond the sensational scenes on TV shows like Hoarders. What are the risks associated with hoarding, and how can you help a loved one with this disorder? Savvy Psychologist chatted with hoarding expert Elaine Birchall to find out more.

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Nov 22, 2019
268 - Why Is Cyberbullying So Damaging and How Can You Cope?
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Bullying is not new, but the Internet has raised this dangerous game to a new level. Why is cyberbullying so insidious, and how can you cope with it?

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Nov 15, 2019
267 - Does Hypnosis Work? Here's What Science Says
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Is hypnosis for real or just a lot of hocus pocus? Here's a detailed look at the science behind how hypnosis works, and what it can (and can't) do.

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Nov 08, 2019
266 - 3 Easy Ways to Cool Down in an Emotional Crisis
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Anger, despair, sadness—strong feelings can be hard to cope with. When your mind's a hot mess, your body holds the key to taming your emotional crisis.

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Nov 01, 2019
266 - 3 Easy Ways to Cool Down in an Emotional Crisis
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Anger, despair, sadness—strong feelings can be hard to cope with. When your mind's a hot mess, your body holds the key to taming your emotional crisis.

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Nov 01, 2019
265 - 4 Things Never to Say or Do When Someone Has Anxiety
00:16:07
Helping someone with anxiety is surprisingly tricky, even if you have the best of intentions. Here are four things to avoid saying or doing if you want to be a supportive friend.

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Oct 25, 2019
264 - 3 Symptoms of Childhood Trauma We Don't Talk About
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Complex childhood trauma is insidious and lingers in the body and mind. Here are three little-known long-term consequences.

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Oct 18, 2019
263 - How to Politely Tune Out the Office Chatterbox
00:13:21
Is the office chatterbox driving you to distraction? It's possible to set boundaries and stick to them without being awkward or rude.

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Oct 11, 2019
262 - 4 Surprising Ways Depression Affects Your Body
00:15:08
Depression may be a mental illness, but your body feels it, too—in your gut, under your skin, and even through your eyes.

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Oct 04, 2019
261 - Does Social Media Cause Depression? It's Complicated
00:13:24
Does social media use negatively affect mental health? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the research on how social media is—and isn't—related to depression.

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Sep 27, 2019
260 - 4 Must-Do’s for College Mental Health
00:14:52
One-third of college freshmen report experiencing mental health problems. Here's how to take some pressure off so you can not only survive but thrive in college.

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Sep 20, 2019
259 - 5 Ways to Help Someone Struggling With Suicidal Thoughts
00:21:28
Someone you love is wrestling with suicidal thoughts. What do you do? Dr. Jade Wu's frank and empathetic advice will guide you.

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Sep 13, 2019
258 - Is ASMR real?
00:15:20
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is all the rage lately. Is it real? Is there something special about people who have it? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu explores the science behind this fascinating new phenomenon and provides tips for trying it yourself.

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Sep 06, 2019
257 - 4 Therapist Secrets to Being a Great Listener
00:16:32
Have you been told that you’re a good listener? Or is this something you’d like to work on? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu shares therapists’ top 4 secrets to great listening that will make you a better friend.

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Aug 30, 2019
256 - How To Survive as a Night Owl in a 9-to-5 world
00:15:40
Living as a night owl in a lark's world could be damaging your health. Here are three tips (backed by science) for thriving among the day dwellers.

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Aug 23, 2019
255 - How to Be Assertive Without Being A Jerk
00:15:23
Are you assertive? Or do you hold your tongue because you don’t want to seem “pushy” or “dramatic?” Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu talks about what assertiveness is (and isn’t), and offers a fool-proof formula for asserting yourself while maintaining relationships.

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Aug 16, 2019
254 - Why Negative Emotions Aren’t All Bad
00:16:25
Wouldn’t it be nice if our brains let us be happy and calm all the time? The science of emotions tells us that negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness are actually healthy and useful.

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Aug 09, 2019
252 - The Best-Kept Psychological Secrets
00:26:22
Ta-da! At long last, meet your new Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Jade Wu, and say farewell to your founding host, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen. This week, the two hosts exchange thoughts on the biggest challenges and best-kept secrets in psychology today (and throw in their thoughts on pizza and chickens).

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Jul 25, 2019
251 - Savvy Psychologist’s Top 5 Psychological Takeaways
00:11:33
Dun-dun-dun-DUN! After 5 years, 250 episodes, 14 million downloads, one book, and lots of corny jokes, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen presents her top 5 takeaways from researching, writing, and hosting the show.

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Jul 19, 2019
108 SP Can Love Actually Last?
00:10:37
Can love last? Or does love inevitably settle in, hang around in a stained t-shirt, and get a little too comfortable? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen looks at the many permutations of love, including everlasting love, which, it turns out, doesn’t just happen in fairytales. 

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Jul 11, 2019
250 - Special Episode 250: The Science Behind the Wisdom of the Ages
00:13:15
Ta-da! It’s episode 250! In celebration, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers a deep dive into the science behind three of our most common truisms. Also, be sure to listen to the end for an important announcement!

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Jul 05, 2019
249 - Why Some People Never Apologize
00:10:21
Do you hate apologies that are mostly just defensive arguing? I’m sorry you feel that way. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains why so many people are resistant to apologizing and offers 5 ways to give a heartfelt (and effective!) apology.

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Jun 27, 2019
114 SP How to Conquer Your Fear of Driving
00:11:42
It’s summer! Time for beach trips and mountain escapes, most of which involve the great open road. But for many of us, heading out on the highway feels like an ordeal, not an escape. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers fear of driving and how to kick it to the curb. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/28Norer

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Jun 20, 2019
248 - How to Quit Opioids: A Conversation with Podcast Host Eric Zimmer
00:29:50
Dr. Ellen Hendriksen dives into the history of the opioid abuse epidemic and asks former addict turned podcast host and behavior coach Eric Zimmer for his most vital advice on addiction recovery.

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Jun 14, 2019
126 SP How to Give Up: 7 Tips to Challenge the Sunk Cost Fallacy
00:09:40
Perseverance, especially in the face of adversity, is praised so highly and so often that sometimes we forget there’s another option. This week, by request from listener Sari in Melbourne, Australia, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reminds us that sometimes it’s best to throw in the towel. Plus, how not to feel like a failure when you call it quits.

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Jun 06, 2019
247 - 5 Ways to Challenge Your Perfectionism
00:11:49
A little perfectionism can get you a long way, but too much holds you back like a 300-pound bouncer trying to break up a bar fight. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers 5 ways to challenge the mindset of perfectionism.

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May 31, 2019
246 - How to Stop Worrying
00:13:01
Worrying doesn't prevent things from happening, it just means you suffer twice if they do. Here are three strategies to help you stop worrying.

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May 24, 2019
245 - 3 Secrets to Beat Performance Anxiety
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May 17, 2019
244 - 5 Unofficial Types of Depression
00:12:55
Depression is like a salad. Just like dishes as varied as tuna nicoise, egg salad, and molded Jell-O studded with canned fruit cocktail are all legit salads, the hundreds of possible symptom profiles of depression are all legit depression. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers 5 of the most common faces of depression.

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May 10, 2019
243 - How to Fight Toxic Masculinity
00:12:37
The code of toxic masculinity requires that men are dominant over everyone else, have no needs, show no emotion, and are always #winning. It’s an impossible order that stifles and hurts everyone. The Savvy Psychologist offers 4 ways to chip away at the forces of toxic masculinity. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-fight-toxic-masculinity Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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May 03, 2019
242 - 5 Psychological Secrets of Adulting
00:14:14
Whether your graduation is coming up this spring or twenty years behind you, we all have moments when we wonder if we’re cut out for this adulthood thing. This week, based on the questions of many college seniors over many graduations, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen brings you the 5 biggest gems in the psychological crown of adulting.

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Apr 26, 2019
103 SP How to Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)
00:10:55
It’s one of the smallest, shortest words in the English language, but one of the hardest to say. This week, Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to say no (and maybe not even feel guilty!) Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1TMKXaK

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Apr 19, 2019
241 - What Your Therapist Really Thinks: A Conversation With Lori Gottlieb
00:22:05
Ever wondered what your therapist really thinks? Curious to know if your therapist likes you? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen and bestselling author Lori Gottlieb pull back the curtain on both sides of the couch.

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Apr 12, 2019
240 - The Mindset of Eating Disorders
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239 - Failure to Launch Syndrome
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Mar 29, 2019
238 - How to Fix Dissatisfaction at Work: A Conversation with Adam Grant
00:27:22
Disgruntlement isn’t limited to postal workers. We’ve all felt disillusioned or dissatisfied at work at one time or another. Luckily, there are ways to fix it (besides fantasizing about quitting in a blaze of glory). This week, the Savvy Psychologist talks with bestselling author and organizational psychologist Adam Grant about how to spark a turnaround. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-fix-dissatisfaction-at-work-a-conversation-with-adam-grant Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Mar 22, 2019
141 SP 5 Ways Money May Be Costing Your Humanity
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Mar 15, 2019
237- 5 Reasons to Talk About Trauma
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Mar 08, 2019
236 - 5 Surprising Causes of Burnout
00:10:11
Are you stuck in a job so demoralizing or stressful, you look at Sisyphus and think, “That doesn’t look so bad.” The Savvy Psychologist explains 5 surprising causes of burnout (aka, why you want to quit in a blaze of glory). Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/5-surprising-causes-of-burnout Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 26, 2019
235 - How to Know If You've Met The One
00:11:14
Do birds suddenly appear every time your beloved is near? Do stars fall from the sky every time they walk by? The Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen, shares 6 ways to know if you’ve met the love of your life. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-know-if-youve-met-the-one Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 22, 2019
234 - Getting the Love You Want: Interview with Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt
00:16:41
The the Savvy Psychologist talks to Drs. Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, authors of the classic bestseller for couples, 'Getting the Love You Want,' now celebrating its 30th anniversary. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/getting-the-love-you-want-interview-with-harville-hendrix-and-helen Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 15, 2019
233 - Awe: The Most Incredible Emotion and Its Spectacular Effects
00:14:19
What do the Aurora Borealis, the view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, and Roger Bannister’s sub-four-minute mile have in common? They elicit a feeling of "awe." This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explores 4 grand effects of this unique emotion. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/awe-the-most-incredible-emotion-and-its-spectacular-effects Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 08, 2019
232 - What to Do When Nothing Feels Good
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Imagine feeling blah, but on steroids. Or unmotivated, but supersized. Feeling like nothing is enjoyable (and that nothing matters anyway) is a serious symptom called anhedonia. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers two science-backed ways to beat the capital-B blahs. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/what-to-do-when-nothing-feels-good Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 01, 2019
231 - 7 Strategies to Maximize a Break Without Losing Focus
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Too many of us try to power through the day in the name of productivity. We skip lunch but then burn out by 3:00pm. Or we reward a productive stretch with a “quick break” that morphs into a two-hour social media sinkhole. The Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen helps us maximize our breaks and recharge without losing momentum. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/7-strategies-to-maximize-a-break-without-losing-focus Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jan 25, 2019
230 - How to Disclose a Mental Health Issue
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Mental health and illness is largely invisible. But whether or not to disclose your struggles puts a huge decision on your shoulders. Should you tell your best friend? Your date? Your impatient boss? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen walks you through this tough decision. Read the full transcript at: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-disclose-a-mental-health-issue Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jan 18, 2019
229 - 7 Secrets to a Long-Lasting Relationship
00:13:30
Whether you’re just starting a committed relationship or you’ve got 50 years under your belt, whether your song is "Thinking Out Loud" or "Love Me Tender," whether your next anniversary is paper or diamond, we all need to tend to our relationships. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 science-backed secrets to making a relationship last. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/7-secrets-to-a-lasting-relationship Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jan 11, 2019
228 - How to Be Happy When the World Makes You Depressed
00:09:33
Hold on to your handbasket! Every day, the headlines push our buttons of alarm, despair, and fury all at once. What’s a thinking, feeling human to do, besides invest in a Hunger Games-style bow and arrow? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 tips to be happy in a world that can feel like a Mad Max chase through the headlines. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-be-happy-when-the-world-makes-you-depressed Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jan 04, 2019
175 - 7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People
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Dec 28, 2018
227 - 5 Facts About 'Hangxiety,' or Hangover-Induced Anxiety
00:09:47
Hangovers are bad enough. Mustering the willpower to get a glass of water, let alone make an egg sandwich, can take multiple hours. But now there’s a new symptom in the news: hangxiety, which is exactly what it sounds like—feeling anxious while hungover. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen walks you through 5 things you need to know about hangxiety, including how to avoid it in the first place. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/5-facts-about-hangxiety-or-hangover-induced-anxiety Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Dec 21, 2018
226 - Will Cosmetic Surgery Make Me Happier?
00:10:43
Individuals who undergo cosmetic surgery expect to look better or younger, of course, but they also want to feel different—happier or more confident. But does it work? Whether you think peels are just for bananas or you’ve been under the knife more than a chopped salad, this week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen answers the question: Will cosmetic surgery make me happier? Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/will-cosmetic-surgery-make-me-happier Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Dec 14, 2018
225 - How to Deal With People Who Talk Too Much
00:13:24
Is your cubicle the unofficial office water cooler? Are you tempted to set up shop in the handicapped stall just to close a door and get some work done? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips for when Jeff from accounting stops by to give you the play-by-play of his morning workout. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-deal-with-people-who-talk-too-much Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Dec 07, 2018
224 - How to Stop Feeling Overly Responsible
00:11:01
Forward-thinking companies strive to be socially responsible. Beer commercials exhort us to drink responsibly. And every parent wants their kid to be more responsible. All in all, responsibility is a good thing, right? It is, until it’s not. What to do when you have too much of a good thing? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 signs of over-responsibility, plus 3 ways to overcome it. Read the full transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Nov 30, 2018
223 - 6 Ways to Deal with Nosy Questions
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Nov 23, 2018
222 - Freaked About Climate Change? 7 Ways to Cope
00:12:23
With the release of the UN scientific panel’s report, climate change is looking less like an inconvenient truth and more like a inescapable crisis. Wildfires, superstorms, and typhoons are the first guests to arrive, with food insecurity and vanishing coastal cities to follow. To an individual human, the prospect of such global destruction is totally overwhelming. Is there anything we can do? Is there hope? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to combat climate change despair. Read the full transcript of https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/freaked-about-climate-change-7-ways-to-cope Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Nov 16, 2018
221 - How to Have Great Sex in a Committed Relationship
00:30:39
Is your love language unintelligible? Is the spark in your committed relationship more like a dying ember? Sex advice abounds, but it’s either vague (“Stay curious,” “Grow together”) or just plain weird (“Eat ice cream in bed with the lights off,” “Try a fake British accent.”) Thankfully, there is hope. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks with sex therapist Dr. Stephen Snyder about how to keep the flame burning for years to come (no ice cream or accent necessary). The Savvy Psychologist survey: http://bit.ly/SavvyPsychFeedback Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-have-great-sex-in-a-committed-relationship Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Nov 09, 2018
220 - 3 Tips to Starting a Conversation (and Defusing Awkwardness)
00:10:42
It’s the eternal question: how to start a conversation in a way that’s not creepy (“You have such beautiful lips,”) an overshare (“Ugh, this thong is way too tight,”) or weird (“Do you like ham?”) This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen walks us through how to start a conversation without remarking that your conversation partner looks just like your former cellmate. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/3-tips-to-starting-a-conversation-and-defusing-awkwardness Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Nov 02, 2018
219 - How to Overcome Feelings of Shame
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Oct 26, 2018
218 - 5 Signs You're Too Self-Critical
00:09:21
Are you harder on yourself than 40-grit sandpaper? Do you feel like you’re falling short, no matter how high you’ve climbed? Are you tough as nails on yourself, but soft as mashed potatoes with others? Welcome to the esteemed yet insecure club of the highly self-critical. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 signs it’s time to release the pressure. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/5-signs-youre-too-self-critical Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Oct 19, 2018
217 - How to Deal with Entitled People in 4 Steps
00:10:44
From a child who needs a bribe to make it through an errand to the colleague who expects you to rescue him from his poor planning, entitled individuals are more demanding than The Rock’s workout schedule. Sometimes entitlement sparks national conversation—“I got into Yale”—but more often it’s subtle: a double take and an, “Are you serious?” This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen uncovers 4 more ways to deal with people so pushy you’d think the last lifeboat was almost full. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-deal-with-entitled-people-in-4-steps Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Oct 12, 2018
153 SP 3 Toxic Thinking Habits That Feed Your Insecurity
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Oct 05, 2018
216 - Why 'Getting Away' in Nature Is Good for Your Mental Health
00:09:55
It’s intuitive that getting out in nature is rejuvenating, but why? What is it about going over the river and through the woods that helps us clear our heads? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen dives into why our minds love to go green. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/why-getting-away-in-nature-is-good-for-your-mental-health Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Sep 28, 2018
215 - What Type of Procrastinator Are You?
00:13:41
Like forms of procrastination—binge-watching GLOW, shopping for dog raincoats online, or stalking your middle school friends on social media—procrastinators themselves come in many shapes and sizes. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen profiles 3 classic types of procrastinators and offers 5 ways to change today! (Or tomorrow…) Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/3-types-of-procrastinators-which-one-are-you Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Sep 21, 2018
214 - Self-Improvement vs. Self-Compassion: Finding the Balance
00:07:03
When should you stick to your high standards? And when should you accept yourself as “enough”? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen tackles whether self-improvement and self-compassion can be two great tastes that taste great together, or if they’re more like toothpaste and orange juice. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/self-improvement-vs-self-compassion-finding-the-balance Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Sep 14, 2018
213 - Why Do Victims Go Back to Their Abusers?
00:11:21
Anyone who’s ever tried to help a friend in an abusive relationship has likely uttered the following two words: “Just leave.” But what seems so simple from the outside is much more complicated from the inside. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen dives into why victims of relationship violence return to their abusers, and exactly how abusers manipulate their partners not only into staying, but even defending them. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/why-do-victims-go-back-to-their-abusers Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Sep 07, 2018
212 - The 5 Biggest Myths of Mindfulness
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Aug 31, 2018
083 SP How to Deal with Sarcastic People
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Aug 24, 2018
211 - How to Talk to (and Even Live With) Your Political Opposite
00:25:17
Are your political views getting you unfriended on Facebook? Do you find yourself retreating to your particular bubble, even at the expense of relationships? Well, imagine being married to your political opposite. Now, imagine it actually working. Today’s guest, psychologist Dr. Jeanne Safer, has accomplished just that for 40 years. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen and Dr. Safer discuss political mixing and how to make it work. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-talk-to-and-even-live-with-your-political-opposite Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Aug 17, 2018
210 - Should I Keep Pushing Myself or Rest? 4 Simple Solutions
00:09:08
It happens to everyone. You’re supposed to go out, work out, or otherwise be active, but your energy is lower than a three-watt bulb. Are you actually tired? Or just being lazy or avoidant? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 ways to tell when you should push and when you should rest. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/should-i-keep-pushing-myself-or-rest-4-simple-solutions Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Aug 10, 2018
209 - Shake It Off: 7 Ways to Let Go of Guilt
00:10:14
Sometimes guilt is appropriate: it links us to our moral compass and spurs us to right our wrongs. But too often, guilt crosses the line into inappropriate. It keeps us stuck, ruminating about the past, and, unchecked, can lead to depression. So what should you do if you feel as guilty as a teenage boy with a freshly erased browser history? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to let go of guilt. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/shake-it-off-7-ways-to-let-go-of-guilt Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Aug 03, 2018
208 - Does Revenge Work? Our Minds on Vengeance
00:10:20
Inequality, privilege, and injustice blare from the headlines. When faced with an unjust world, how do you cope? Do you dwell on unfairness? Or do you stay out of the fray? This week, by request from Melissa in San Francisco, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals the surprising truth about how each of us is wired for justice and revenge. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/does-revenge-work-our-minds-on-vengeance Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jul 27, 2018
207 - 5 Ways to Handle Life's Disappointments
00:09:06
We all find our soulmate, are successful in our chosen field, fulfill our dreams, and live happily ever after, right? No so much. Occasionally life is a bed of roses, but often it’s a briar patch. What to do when life inevitably lets you down? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to deal with life’s disappointments. Read the full transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jul 20, 2018
206 - The Hidden Epidemic of Childhood Sexual Abuse of Boys
00:29:23
The #metoo movement has shed much-needed light on sexual assault and harassment. But sexual abuse of another kind remains hidden even today. In the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 6 men was sexually abused as a child, which means that in the U.S. alone, more than 25 million men are survivors, living with and trying to heal from the effects of childhood sexual abuse. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen and comedian Paul Gilmartin discuss the myths shrouding sexual abuse and how survivors can start to heal. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/the-hidden-epidemic-of-childhood-sexual-abuse-of-boys Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jul 13, 2018
205 - Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with These 5 Tips
00:09:59
Comparing yourself to others inevitably leads you to feel bad about yourself. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to stop pining for that greener grass. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/stop-comparing-yourself-to-others-with-these-5-tips Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jul 06, 2018
204 - How To Make Friends as an Adult
00:40:40
Jun 29, 2018
203 - How to Embrace Awkwardness
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Jun 22, 2018
034 SP 7 Myths About Suicide
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Jun 14, 2018
128 SP Are Emotional Support Animals Necessary or Just Glorified Pets?
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Jun 08, 2018
202 - 4 Ways to Heal Your Broken Heart
00:09:12
Heartbreak hurts, plus it affects our judgment. Suddenly, driving by our ex’s house “just to see,” posting overwrought poetry on our blog, and a six-pack nightcap all seem like good ideas. Is there a quicker and healthier way to make it through the heartache? Fear not. This week, by request from listener Thy, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen tackles 4 ways to heal a broken heart.

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Jun 01, 2018
201 - 4 Myths About Extroversion We're Guilty of Believing
00:08:32
The introvert revolution has revolutionized how we view our personalities. But lifting up introverts has had unintentional side effects for extroverts, too often painting them as mouth-breathing party animals dancing on the bar. Is it true that extroverts have shallow relationships and draw energy from others like a vampire? Not so fast. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen concludes our two-part series by busting 4 myths of extroversion.

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May 25, 2018
200 - The Science Behind 5 Classic Happiness Clichés
00:11:07
To celebrate our 200th episode, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen gives a much needed makeover to 5 pieces of classic happiness advice.

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May 18, 2018
199 - Busting 3 Persistent Myths About Introverts
00:09:47
Some myths about introverts and extroverts stick around longer than gum on a city sidewalk: introverts are people-haters. Extroverts won’t shut up. Introverts are neurotic. Extroverts are shallow. Therefore, in this two-part series, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen dismantles the stereotypes. First up: three myths about introverts.

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May 11, 2018
198 - Why We Procrastinate and 5 Ways to Stop
00:10:58
“I should probably get back to work,” we say, as we scroll through our Facebook page from 2012 or plan our wedding while still single. We all procrastinate, even at times we know better. How to stop? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers reasons we procrastinate, plus how to get back on task (right after this movie trailer on YouTube).

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May 04, 2018
197 - How to Hold Back Tears (Plus Two Big Myths About Crying)
00:10:26
From a wet diaper to a skinned knee to a broken heart, our reasons for crying evolve as we grow. But as adults, sometimes the waterworks start for no apparent reason, or in an inconvenient place (during a work meeting, anyone?) This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen questions everything we know about crying, reveals why we sometimes burst into tears at seemingly random times, and offers 3 ways to stop. Except maybe while reading The Velveteen Rabbit. There, you’re on your own. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-hold-back-tears-and-not-cry Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Apr 27, 2018
196 - How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Mental Illness
00:18:19
As a family member, encouraging a loved one to seek mental health treatment is one of the thinnest tightropes we can walk. The stakes are high, the subject is touchy, and years of stressful family dynamics inevitably come into play. What to do? This week, by request from an anonymous listener, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen gets some great advice from mental health advocate Gabe Howard about a family member’s role in a loved one’s mental health recovery. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-help-a-loved-one-suffering-from-mental-illness Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Apr 20, 2018
195 - 5 Ways to Forgive People (Even Those Who Don’t Apologize)
00:14:09
Studies show people who forgive have less depression, use less medicine, have more energy, and are more satisfied with life. All that sounds appealing, but forgiveness can be hard, especially when a transgressor doesn’t apologize. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen weighs in on how to let go of old hurts. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/5-ways-to-forgive-people-even-those-who-don-t-apologize Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Apr 13, 2018
136 Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?
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Apr 06, 2018
194 - 5 Graceful Ways to Stop Getting Defensive
00:12:16
What do a medieval fortress, a balled-up porcupine, and a lymphocyte have in common? They’re all pros at getting defensive. If your defensiveness gives a linebacker a run for his money, you’re in luck. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips to hear feedback while keeping your cool. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-stop-getting-defensive Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Mar 30, 2018
193 - The Flip Side of Social Awkwardness (It's OK to Cringe!)
00:16:56
Sometimes it feels like the awkwardness of middle school just never wears off. But maybe there’s a silver lining? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks with psychologist Dr. Ty Tashiro about the flip side of social awkwardness, plus how parents can help their awkward children. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/the-flip-side-of-social-awkwardness-its-ok-to-cringe Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Mar 22, 2018
192 - What to Do (and Not Do) When You Feel Insecure
00:11:48
Whatever you call it—self-doubt, insecurity, inadequacy—it’s a universal phenomenon. We can all relate to feeling as insecure as a newly-launched cryptocurrency. Luckily, there is lots we can do. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers how to feel better about yourself in the moment (plus what NOT to do). Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/what-to-do-and-not-do-when-you-feel-insecure Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: http://bitly.com/2lWZV4n Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Mar 16, 2018
191 - 5 Ways Technology is Making Us Anxious
00:10:33
Some is vital, but too much and it can take over your life. What am I talking about? Carbs? Money? Tupperware? (Not that last one? Okay, maybe that’s just me.) How about technology? Technology is essential, but it’s also making us—especially younger generations—more anxious. But how exactly? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen weighs in on 5 ways technology feeds anxiety. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/ways-technology-is-making-us-anxious Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: http://bitly.com/2lWZV4n Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Mar 09, 2018
190 - The Best Social Anxiety Hacks for Any Occasion
00:11:31
Socially anxious moments are universal: we’ve all felt that self-conscious urge to hide. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen shares her top 3 social anxiety hacks to help you feel comfortable and confident. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/the-best-social-anxiety-hacks-for-any-occasion?page=1 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: http://bitly.com/2lWZV4n FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Mar 01, 2018
189 - How We're Doing Introversion Wrong with Sophia Dembling
00:14:44
There’s never been a better time to be an introvert. But sometimes introverts miss the mark, push introversion too far, and end up feeling isolated. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks with acclaimed author and self-described professional introvert Sophia Dembling about the ways we get introversion wrong and how to get it right. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-were-doing-introversion-wrong-with-sophia-dembling Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://bit.ly/2lWZV4n FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 23, 2018
188 - How to Beat Stage Fright with Dr. Noa Kageyama
00:20:21
Leave stage fright, jitters, and nerves behind! Learn how to get focused, keep your cool, and perform at your best. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks performance hacks at their best with Juilliard performance psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-beat-stage-fright-with-psychologist-dr-noa-kageyama Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://bit.ly/2lWZV4n FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 16, 2018
187 - Why We Choose Ill-Matched Romantic Partners (And How to Stop)
00:13:05
Why do we choose people who are so wrong for us? And more importantly, how can we stop? This week, we're exploring what to do when your 'partner picker' is broken. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/relationships/romance/why-we-choose-ill-matched-romantic-partners-and-how-to-stop Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Feb 09, 2018
090 SP How to Stop Caring What Other People Think
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Feb 02, 2018
186 - How to Stop Feeling Inadequate
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Jan 26, 2018
185 - How to Recognize 5 Tactics of Gaslighting
00:09:59
Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that goes beyond invalidation to make you question your sanity. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 5 tactics of gaslighters. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/signs-of-gaslighting Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Jan 19, 2018
184 - How to Stop Abandoning Projects and Follow Through
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Jan 12, 2018
183 - Busting the Myths of Meditation with Dan Harris
00:39:44
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks to award-winning journalist and news anchor Dan Harris to bust the myths that stop you from meditating, plus gets a little coaching along the way. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/busting-the-myths-of-meditation-with-dan-harris Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Jan 04, 2018
127 SP 5 Ways to Get Motivated When You're in a Funk
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Dec 29, 2017
182 - 4 Simple Reasons Resolutions Fail (and Why Yours Won't)
00:08:51
The start of a new year is a time of optimism and ambition, with gung-ho promises to make this year the best, healthiest, or happiest ever. But after a few weeks, most of us are using that new bosu ball to help reach the donuts at the back of the kitchen cabinet. How to keep your resolution on track through February and beyond? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen busts 4 of the most common resolution roadblocks. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/4-reasons-new-years-resolutions-fail Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Dec 22, 2017
181 - 5 Body Hacks to Instantly Calm Overwhelming Emotion
00:09:38
No one walks through life with a perpetual Peaceful Easy Feeling. Some days, you feel less like Sweet Emotion and more like Everybody Hurts at maximum volume. Let's breaks the glass on 5 body hacks that pull the plug on overwhelming emotion. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/body-hacks-to-calm-overwhelming-emotion Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Dec 15, 2017
180 - Embracing Masculine Vulnerability: A Q&A with Lewis Howes
00:18:37
Savvy Psychologist and author Lewis Howes discuss masculine vulnerability: why it can be both terrifying but necessary. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/masculine-vulnerability-with-lewis-howes Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Dec 08, 2017
179 - 5 Tricks to Handle Passive Aggressive People
00:08:40
Tired of being on the receiving end of insults followed with “jk!”? Sick of finding ostensibly polite but obviously angry notes from your roommate? This week, by request from Steve in Boston, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen helps you deal with the passive aggressive people in your life. Because, after all, you’re not passive aggressive...unlike some people you know. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-handle-passive-aggressive-people Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Dec 01, 2017
047 SP How to Deal With Difficult Family on Thanksgiving
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Nov 24, 2017
596 - Why Businesses Are Called Houses. Why We Call It "Black Friday."
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Nov 23, 2017
178 - How to (Try to) Not Take Things Personally
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Nov 17, 2017
177 - 6 Ways to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person
00:13:06
Google “introversion” and you’ll come up with an alphabet soup of acronyms: INTJ, INFP, ISTJ, and many more. But another acronym went mainstream way before the interweb was littered with “16 Personality Type” quizzes: HSP. Fifteen to twenty percent of people identify as a Highly Sensitive Person. This week, for everyone who is an HSP or loves an HSP, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen details 7 ways to thrive. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/highly-sensitive-person-tips Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Nov 10, 2017
176 - Why We Fall for Con Artists (and How to Be Con-Proof)
00:17:04
Maria Konnikova joins Savvy Psychologist to discuss the psychology of the con, how to make yourself less vulnerable, and why there's a perfect con out there for each of us. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/why-we-fall-for-con-artists Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Nov 03, 2017
174 - Sexual Harassment: 4 Psychological Traits of Perpetrators
00:14:00
From Clarence Thomas to basically all of Uber to Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment is as rampant as it is repugnant. We wonder, what are they thinking? How could anyone do that? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen examines the psychology of sexual harassment. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/psychology-of-sexual-harassment Improve your life with actionable tips from all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Pre-order Ellen's forthcoming book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety at: EllenHendriksen.com

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Oct 20, 2017
173 - 5 Unique Ways to Be More Patient and Less Annoyed
00:10:36
They say patience is a virtue. But sometimes we wish leaving us alone would be a bigger virtue. Or not asking stupid questions. Or paying attention the first time we explain things. You get the point. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers up 5 ways to fatten up that quickly-thinning patience. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-be-more-patient-and-less-annoyed Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Oct 13, 2017
172 - How to Trust People Again: 8 Easy Steps
00:11:43
Are you tired of feeling lonely because you can’t trust anyone? Are you trying to keep yourself safe but just end up feeling isolated? Rebuilding your faith in humanity is a long road, but it can be done. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 8 ways to rebuild your trust in people. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-trust-people-again Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Oct 06, 2017
171 - 6 Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissist
00:09:34
Narcissists are like the sun—they make everyone orbit around them. But what happens when someone pathologically vain and egotistical also happens to be your mom or dad? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen unpacks 6 signs you were raised by a narcissist. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/6-signs-you-were-raised-by-a-narcissist Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Sep 29, 2017
170 - How to Handle a Toxic Family Member
00:08:46
Toxic co-worker? Steer clear. Toxic friend? Time for a breakup. But what if the toxic person in question is perched firmly in your family tree? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to put a little (or a lot) of space between you and a toxic family member. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-handle-a-toxic-family-member Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Sep 22, 2017
169 - Screen Time for Kids: 3 Questions You Should Be Asking
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Sep 15, 2017
168 SP 5 Easy Ways to Help Your Anxious Child (and Your Anxious Self)
00:11:14
From bullies to math tests to things that go bump in the night, life is full of things for kids to worry about. And especially at stressful transition times--back to school, the holidays, heading to summer camp--worry can eat away at kids’ comfort and confidence. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips to soothe your kids’ worries. (And guess what? They work just as well for grownups!) Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11836 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Sep 08, 2017
118 SP What Is Mindfulness, and Should You Try It?
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Aug 31, 2017
167 SP Facing Your 4 Most Common Fears of Death
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Aug 25, 2017
166 SP The 2 Biggest Questions You Have About Death
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Aug 18, 2017
165 SP How to Have Great Luck
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Aug 11, 2017
164 SP How to Listen to Your Gut and Make the Right Decision Every Time
00:09:49
Aug 04, 2017
163 SP How to Be an Amazing Listener
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Jul 28, 2017
162 SP Why Can't I Focus?
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Jul 21, 2017
161 SP How to Deal with Judgment and Haters
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Jul 14, 2017
067 SP 4 Tips to Face Your Fears
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Jul 07, 2017
160 SP How to Ease Travel Anxiety
00:09:54
Ah, summer: the crash of waves, the crackling of a bonfire, the sand between your toes...and, well, between everything else, too. But is a vacation truly a break if you’re anxious about getting there, getting back, and everything in the middle? As you unwind this summer, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen puts to rest 4 common travel anxieties.

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Jun 30, 2017
159 SP 9 Hidden Signs of Perfectionism
00:11:09
Are you a perfectionist? Most perfectionists don’t identify with the label. But Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 9 signs that might make you come out of the (perfectly organized) perfectionist closet.

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Jun 23, 2017
158 SP Kid Fears in Adults: The Dark and Other Phobias
00:09:04
As kids, most of us were afraid of dogs, clowns, or things that go bump in the night. But for a lot of us, childhood fears never wore off. And that isn’t just inconvenient, it’s potentially embarrassing. Thankfully, phobias are some of the easiest fears to vanquish. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen shows you how. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2tLTDDU Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Jun 16, 2017
157 SP Kid Fears in Adults: Separation Anxiety
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The term “separation anxiety” usually conjures the image of a tearful toddler, or worse, a whimpering dog, but millions of grown-ups live with separation anxiety, too. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen begins a two-part series on kid fears in grown-ups. First up, one of the most common adult fears no one ever talks about: separation anxiety. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2rav3vv Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Jun 09, 2017
156 SP Why We Choke Under Pressure—Plus How to Stop
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Jun 02, 2017
155 SP 5 Ways to Rebuild Broken Trust
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May 26, 2017
154 SP 4 Ways to Deal with Entitled People
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May 19, 2017
077 SP How to Tell If Someone Is Lying
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“Your message must have gone to my spam folder.” “No, those pants are totally cute on you.” “The check’s in the mail.” White lies may be a necessary social lubricant, but big whoppers cost us time and trust. How to tell if you’re being taken for a ride? This week, by request from listener Nasser from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 7 ways to spot a liar. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1NIn8uj

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May 05, 2017
152 SP 6 Effective Ways to Prepare for Your Big Moment
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Apr 28, 2017
151 SP 7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Control
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Apr 21, 2017
293 - Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 8 Simple Remedies
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Apr 14, 2017
305 - 6 Ways to Survive Survivor Guilt
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Apr 07, 2017
148 SP 7 Signs It's Time to Let Go of a Friendship
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Mar 31, 2017
147 SP How to Achieve More by Doing Less: A Conversation with Tiffany Dufu
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Mar 23, 2017
146 SP Is Complaining Good or Bad For You?
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Mar 17, 2017
145 The Link Between Disorder and Genius: An Interview with Dr. Gail Saltz
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Mar 10, 2017
144 SP 5 Self-Care Tips for Today's Political Climate
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Mar 03, 2017
143 SP How to Deal with News Overload
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Feb 24, 2017
048 SP 6 Ways to Deal with Panic Attacks
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Your heart races, you feel lightheaded, your sweat glands work overtime - is this the end? Nope, it's a panic attack. The Savvy Psychologist has 6 ways to fight this disabling disorder. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1vFA0ej

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Feb 16, 2017
142 SP Why Money Doesn't Equal Happiness: An Interview with Jean Chatzky
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Feb 10, 2017
140 SP 6 Ways to Build Your Resilience
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Jan 27, 2017
139 SP 5 Ways to Overcome Fear of Failure
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Jan 20, 2017
138 SP 6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage
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“Why do I do this to myself?” If you’ve uttered that phrase, you may be an unwitting victim of your own bad habits, better known as self-sabotage. By request from listener Sari in Melbourne, Australia, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 reasons why, instead of shooting for the stars, we aim straight for our foot. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2jSnHsn

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Jan 13, 2017
137 SP Do Heartburn Medications Really Cause Dementia?
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Jan 06, 2017
091 SP Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton on How to Talk to Strangers
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Dec 29, 2016
135 5 Ways to Stop Being a Control Freak
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Dec 16, 2016
134 SP 5 Ways to Stop People Pleasing
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Dec 09, 2016
142 SP How to Make or Break a Habit
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Dec 02, 2016
133 SP 4 Reasons to Exercise This Holiday Season
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Nov 25, 2016
132 SP 6 Signs of Sex Addiction
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Nov 18, 2016
131 SP Is Your Relationship Codependent? And What Exactly Does That Mean?
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Nov 11, 2016
130 SP 9 Ways to Deal with Adult Bullies and Mean Girls
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Nov 04, 2016
129 SP How is ADHD Different for Women and Girls?
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Oct 28, 2016
016 SP 5 Signs of PTSD
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Oct 21, 2016
126 SP How to Give Up: 7 Tips to Challenge the Sunk Cost Fallacy
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Sep 30, 2016
125 SP 9 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder
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Sep 23, 2016
030 SP 9 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People
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Sep 15, 2016
124 SP Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to Make Tough Decisions
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Sep 09, 2016
123 SP What Is Anxiety Sensitivity and Do I Have It?
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Sep 02, 2016
063 SP What Do Dreams Mean?
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Aug 26, 2016
122 SP 10 Tips for Talking to Kids About Sex
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Aug 19, 2016
121 SP 5 Psychological Studies to Reboot Your Summer
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Aug 12, 2016
120 SP How to Avoid the Overparenting Trap: An Interview with Julie Lythcott-Haims
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Aug 05, 2016
119 SP - How to Survive the Sandwich Generation
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What do the Greatest Generation, Boomers, Gen X-ers, and Millennials have in common? No matter your generation, at some point in life, you may find yourself in the Sandwich Generation. The Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen, tackles the challenges of the sandwich squeeze. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-survive-the-sandwich-generation Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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Jul 29, 2016
117 SP Is Your Smartphone Good or Bad for Your Relationship?
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Jul 15, 2016
116 SP What Influences Someone to Be Transgender?
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Jul 01, 2016
115 SP 4 Ways to Handle Life's Daily Hassles
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Jun 24, 2016
039 SP How to Talk to Kids About Terrorism and Violence
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Jun 16, 2016
114 SP How to Conquer Your Fear of Driving
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Jun 10, 2016
025 SP What Is Impostor Syndrome?
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Jun 03, 2016
113 SP How to Deal with the Midlife Crisis
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May 26, 2016
112 SP How to Deal With the Quarter-Life Crisis
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Call it entering the real world, call it halfway between nothing and something, or call it emerging adulthood. Whatever you call it, it’s the quarter-life crisis. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips for dealing with the change and unpredictability of being a young adult. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1OS1tF9

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May 19, 2016
111 SP How to Handle Obsessive and Unrequited Love: An Interview with Dr. Jeanne Safer
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Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks love, hope, obsession, and more with Dr. Jeanne Safer, author of The Golden Condom and Other Essays on Love Lost and Found. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/25aeJcj

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May 12, 2016
110 SP How to Deal with Big Life Changes
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Two listeners--Karen and Janice--independently wrote in and asked how to deal with life’s big changes. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 ways to handle life’s only constant. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1VSsB9p

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May 05, 2016
109 SP How to Help Someone Who is Grieving
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An anonymous listener wrote in and asked how to help someone who is grieving. She is worried she’ll say the wrong thing, cause her friend more pain, and generally make things worse. She’s not alone—we worry so much about comforting “the right way” that sometimes we don’t do it at all. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers 4 reasons we clam up around grief and how to come out of our shells. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SUbIHu

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Apr 29, 2016
065 SP Toxic Habits: Perfectionism
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This week, we’ll start a three-part series on surprisingly toxic traits that, at first glance, can seem harmless or even productive. First up, perfectionism. Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers the three types of perfectionism and the 8 problems that flourish wherever perfectionism takes root. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1PZh1En.

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Apr 14, 2016
107 SP Addiction Isn’t What You Think: An Interview with Author Maia Szalavitz
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Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning neuroscience journalist who knows addictions research and policy inside out. But she has also struggled with addiction to cocaine and heroin, a journey that took her from dealing drugs in glamourous nightclubs in the 1980s to jail to rehab to getting kicked out of college. The result of her remarkable story is a one-of-a-kind perspective and a groundbreaking new book: Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction. This week: Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen and author Maia Szalavitz in conversation. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/23GdJfe

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Apr 07, 2016
001 SP How to Ask for Help
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Asking for help seems simple enough, but if you’ve ever needed a hand, you know how hard it can be. Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains why it’s so challenging and shows you how it’s done. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Np06rr

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Mar 31, 2016
106 SP The Two Big Beliefs Linked to Anxiety
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Worries and fears and stress, oh my! This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals the two big beliefs that light up anxiety, plus how to pull the plug. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SmQf9v

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Mar 24, 2016
105 SP 5 Things You Need to Know About Anniversary Reactions
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Anniversaries aren’t just for couples, and some aren’t so happy. The spike in distress around the anniversary of a trauma or loss is called the anniversary reaction, and it’s a very real thing. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers what to do when anniversary memories are anything but silver or gold. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1RClev9

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Mar 17, 2016
104 SP The Two Big Beliefs Linked to Depression
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There are dozens of risks factors for depression, but how we think about ourselves makes up one of the biggest pieces of the pie. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals the two beliefs that put you at risk for depression, plus how to re-think. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Wpe6qh

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Mar 11, 2016
102 SP How to Let Go and Move On
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Sometimes hanging in there actually means you’re just hanging on…and on. It’s hard to hold onto old hurts. But it’s even harder to let them go. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips to kick-start the process of moving on. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1TIuYc3

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Feb 26, 2016
101 SP How to Cope with Profound Grief
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An interview with Tom Hart, author of Rosalie Lightning, a graphic memoir about the loss of his daughter and the profound grief that followed. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Tg0HTz

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Feb 19, 2016
100 SP 5 Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life
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After two years, a Best New Podcast iTunes award, and millions of downloads, the Savvy Psychologist podcast has reached episode 100! And believe me, I’ve learned a lot along the way. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1n8HvsD

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Feb 12, 2016
099 SP Is Depression Contagious?
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This week on the podcast, by request from an anonymous listener who wonders if her depressed partner might be bringing her down, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen weighs in on whether or not depression is contagious. The answer might surprise you. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SXPKE7

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Feb 05, 2016
098 SP Why We Do Stupid Things
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We all do things we know we’ll regret. They could be little, like funnelling Thin Mints straight from the sleeve when we’re ostensibly on a diet or sending an angry, heat-of-the-moment email we know will require a mea culpa. Or they could be big, like having an affair or relapsing into drugs again. Turns out it’s not just you--it’s science. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals three reasons we do dumb things. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1nRPL0L

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Jan 29, 2016
045 SP How to Grow a Thick Skin
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Does even constructive criticism cut you to the core? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 12 ways to develop thicker skin and make the most of negative feedback. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1uNZ2aL

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Jan 21, 2016
097 SP Am I Introverted or Socially Anxious?
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At long last, introverts are having their day. Over the last few years, being quiet and inner-directed has become not only acceptable, but downright trendy. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1ZRBv47

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Jan 15, 2016
299 - Are You Dissociating? Here's What to Do
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Do you dissociate? Probably. Is that a problem? It depends Here’s how to tell. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1KDSBvh

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Jan 08, 2016
037 SP 8 Tips to Improve Your Self-Control
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It happens to us all: a well-meaning stab at a virtuous task devolves into an hour of Facebook, or six trips to the fridge. This week, the Savvy Psychologist offers 8 tips to help increase your self-control. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1ouBIs3

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Dec 31, 2015
095 SP How to Change a Habit Without Willpower
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It’s that time of year again. After a season of indulgence, we resolve to shape up, dry out, spend less, and generally improve ourselves. But too often we rely on brute force and moment-by-moment resistance. This year, resolve to try a different way. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to move beyond willpower and increase your chances of success. Read the full transcript here: bit.ly/1OBpTjW

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Dec 25, 2015
094 SP How to Talk to Kids About Shootings and Gun Violence
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It’s been about a year since we covered How to Talk To Kids About Terrorism, and sadly, the topic is still as timely as ever. In fact, between Oregon, Paris, and San Bernadino, it’s time to add how to talk about gun violence to our parenting repertoire. Again, I don’t claim to have all the answers--no one does. But here are 8 tips to answer kids’ tough questions. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1ULaiiz

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Dec 18, 2015
093 SP 9 Ways to Stop Feeling Homesick
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What do college students, deployed soldiers, recent immigrants, expats, professionals in a new city, refugees, and kids at summer camp have in common? Just in time for the holiday season, by request from Michael, newly of Pittsburgh, PA, we offer 9 tips to battle homesickness. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Ruh5ys

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Dec 11, 2015
092 SP 5 Ways to Fight FOMO
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Social media makes us feel connected...and neglected. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to conquer FOMO--the fear of missing out. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Yr0b2R

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Dec 04, 2015
020 SP 6 Ways to Beat Social Anxiety
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Everyone needs a room of one’s own, some more often than others. In Part 2 of this series on the various states of solitude, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers tips on how to tell the difference between satisfied solitude and fearful avoidance. Plus - how to ease your social fears.

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Nov 27, 2015
089 SP 8 Little-Known Signs of Postpartum Depression
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Usually, a celebrity checking into a treatment facility equals scandal. But Hayden Panettiere’s story is anything but. On the contrary, the actress, who sought treatment for postpartum depression last week, is being hailed as a brave, validating voice for the thousands of new moms who suffer from the illness. Therefore, this week we’ll shine the spotlight on postpartum depression with 8 symptoms to watch for and 4 myths, busted. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1k7hxEg

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Nov 06, 2015
088 SP 6 Things You Didn't Know About Caregiving
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Do you talk with the pharmacist more often than your friends? Does your loved one’s doctor ask if you’re a doctor, too? If so, you can probably count yourself among the nation’s 65 million family caregivers. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 things you never knew about caregiving. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1HeU4qi

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Oct 23, 2015
087 SP Why Am I Still So Tired?
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In one of the Savvy Psychologist’s first episodes, we answered the ever-popular question “Why am I so tired?” with 7 common, but not obvious, reasons. This week, we revisit the question and come up with 4 more answers that will surprise you. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1M3SahJ

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Oct 16, 2015
086 4 Surprising Facts About Cutting and Self-Harm
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Most people think cutting only affects angsty teenage girls with lots of eyeliner. But self-harm is a surprisingly widespread phenomenon that affects youth and adults, men and women. This week on the podcast, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 facts about cutting and other forms of self-injury. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1PvX1JU

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Oct 09, 2015
085 SP What's the Difference Between a Psychologist and Psychiatrist?
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Psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, oh my! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1MdnaYD

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Oct 02, 2015
084 SP Anxiety, Depression, or Both?
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Anxiety and depression are both challenging disorders that can wreak havoc on a life. And to make matters worse, they occur together up to 50% of the time. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1VDH6sB

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Sep 25, 2015
082 SP How to Survive the Back-to-School Transition: A Conversation with Mighty Mommy
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Cheryl Butler is the host of QDT’s Mighty Mommy podcast, parenting columnist, and most importantly, mom to 8--count ‘em--8 kids, so she’s got some mighty street cred and some invaluable experience, and she’s gracious enough to share it with us. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1JaKfZZ

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Sep 11, 2015
081 SP How Not To Be Envious
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Last week, we tamed the green-eyed monster with an episode on how not to be jealous. This week, by request from Sonia A. from Phoenix, AZ, we cover another emotion of inadequacy: envy. From Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen: the two types of envy and 5 ways to conquer them. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1FdUi5e

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Sep 04, 2015
080 SP How Not to be Jealous
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Like an ill-fitting suit, jealousy is clingy and unattractive, plus it saps your confidence. This week, by request from listener Sonia A., Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five tips to stop feeling jealous. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1hSjK6b

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Aug 28, 2015
079 SP 9 Ways to Handle Job Stress and Burnout
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Last week on the podcast, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covered the three signs of burnout. This week, by request from listener Liz L. from Boston, we’ll get your fire burning brightly again with 9 ways to cope. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1VuMzDZ

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Aug 21, 2015
078 SP Is My Job Stress Causing Burnout?
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This week, by request from listener Liz L. from Boston, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains the three signs of burnout. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1fsJfc6

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Aug 14, 2015
012 SP How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying (Part 2)
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In Part 1 of this series, Savvy Psychologist covered 5 ways to get to your destination without leaving fingernail marks in the armrest. Today, we’ll learn why you freak out at 30,000 feet and do a 10-second test to see if you’re prone to panic. Plus, the skinny on Xanax and what to do next. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1gaF2dR

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Jul 31, 2015
011 SP How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying (Part 1)
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About 40% of all Americans have a fear of flying. That's more than 120 million people! If you're one of them, the Savvy Psychologist has 5 tips to get you in the air without a pit stop at the terminal bar. You’ll never love the middle seat, but you may not mind getting on the plane. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1fEeNfF

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Jul 23, 2015
076 SP 5 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion
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Self-criticism can be a healthy motivator or an opportunity for learning. But too often we go overboard, lashing ourselves with insults and magnifying our faults. How to rebalance? Enter self-compassion: rather than judging yourself when things go wrong, you comfort and care for yourself. This week on the Savvy Psychologist podcast, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to practice self-compassion. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1faR0DU

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Jul 17, 2015
075 SP 5 Tips to Cope With Chronic Pain
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Chronic pain can be in your neck, back, and anywhere else. It can disrupt your work, your relationships, and by extension, your mental health. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five tips to deal with the common challenge of chronic pain. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1HVFZ03

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Jul 10, 2015
010 SP How to Handle Food Cravings
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Chocolate calling you from the cupboard? Tractor beam emanating from the cookie jar? Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to prevent and deal with cravings. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1MaaEwG

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Jul 02, 2015
005 SP How to Stop Procrastinating
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Procrastination happens to the best of us. None other than Leonardo DaVinci noted “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” So don’t delay! In this week's episode, clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 tips to stop procrastinating. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1GKXHmo

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Jun 25, 2015
292 - How to Handle Grief and Loss
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Mix profound sadness, shock, and anger with relief, fear, guilt, and any number of other emotions and you have the difficult and messy experience of grief. Indeed, as Queen Elizabeth said after September 11, “Grief is the price we pay for love.” This week on the podcast, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 9 tips to care for a grieving heart. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1U5zD7H

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Jun 19, 2015
073 SP Should Moms Work or Stay at Home?
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Like Tae Bo and Beanie Babies, the Mommy Wars are so 1990s. But ask any mom (or anyone, for that matter) whether it’s better for moms to work or stay at home, and you’ll likely get a strong and sometimes emotional answer. This week on the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals what the science says about working versus staying home. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1JWxuXk

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Jun 12, 2015
072 SP How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Relationships
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Setting boundaries in a relationship sounds formidable, as if it involves barbed wire or palace guards, but actually, boundaries are respectful and healthy. Boundaries need not be approached with a “keep out” sign--it’s just a matter of knowing where you end and another person begins. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explores how to set boundaries and how to know if yours have been breached. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SlTC04

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Jun 05, 2015
071 SP 4 Common Challenges of Abuse Survivors, Plus How to Help
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In today’s episode, we’ll tackle a challenging issue: why some individuals seem to get into one abusive situation after another. There are as many reasons as there are people involved, but there are also some common themes. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 frequent challenges faced by survivors of abuse, plus how you can help. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SUfp09

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May 28, 2015
070 SP Transgender 101: 6 Essential Questions and Answers
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Transgender individuals seem to be everywhere these days. From Laverne Cox to Bruce Jenner to Jeffrey Tambor (who isn’t trans, but plays one on TV), the transgender movement is making headlines. But this week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen looks beyond the celebrities and offer some FAQs about everyday trans men and women.

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May 21, 2015
069 SP Toxic Habits: Overthinking
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This week, we’ll wrap up our three-part series on toxic habits. Our third toxic habit? Call it overthinking, obsessing, brooding, or wallowing, or, call it the official term: rumination. In this episode of the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 tips to stop the mental hamster wheel. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1KBQ1Xj

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May 15, 2015
068 SP How to Teach Your Kids About Spirituality
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Savvy Psychologist welcomes special guest Dr. Lisa Miller, author of the fascinating new book The Spiritual Child, to discuss the importance of fostering spirituality in your child's life.

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May 08, 2015
066 SP Toxic Habits: Avoidance
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In Part 2 of the series on surprisingly toxic habits the Savvy Psychologist discusses the 3 reasons why you should avoid avoidance. (Hint: Like ostensibly loose slot machines or helping out a Nigerian prince via email, avoidance promises a big payoff, but actually leaves you worse off than before. Here's why). Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1bBVCBT.

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Apr 24, 2015
002 SP Why Am I So Tired?
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Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen probes your psyche to find out why you're so tired, and gives advice on what you can do about it. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1CsgEZH

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Apr 09, 2015
064 SP Should Kids Take Psychiatric Medication?
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We all know (or were) the kid who makes us wish for the invention of a Ritalin blow dart. But is it a good idea to put kids on psychiatric meds? And once they’re on, how long is long enough? The Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen tackles the topic of psychiatric meds that start early and last a lifetime. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1CdIN5I

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Apr 03, 2015
062 SP 6 Ways to Improve Your Empathy
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The latest in empathy research finds that our genes may not be selfish after all. What’s more, good empathy skills make us happier and healthier. (Plus it’s the closest you’ll get to being telepathic). This week, the Savvy Psychologist reveals 6 ways to put more "oomph" in your empathy. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1HcHTxY

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Mar 20, 2015
061 SP What Is OCPD?
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Affecting 3-8% of the population, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is the most common of all the personality disorders. This week, the Savvy Psychologist explains the 8 traits of OCPD.

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Mar 13, 2015
060 SP 10 Ways to Spot a Narcissist
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Who’s your favorite narcissist? Kim? Justin Bieber? The Donald? And who can forget Kanye? Imma let you finish, but first, what exactly makes a narcissist? Savvy Psychologist explains, plus offers 10 tips on how to spot a narcissist. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Bg8yVQ

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Mar 06, 2015
059 SP What Is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?
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Affecting up to 16% of kids, Sensory Processing Disorder is the most common disorder you’ve never heard of. The Savvy Psychologist explains what is SPD and why it's so misunderstood. Plus, answers to 3 big questions about the disorder. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1FGW7Tr

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Feb 27, 2015
058 SP How to Be Anti-Racist
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As a follow-up to last week’s episode on how to handle the unintentional but hurtful racism of microaggressions, this week on the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 tips to be anti-racist, including why you shouldn’t claim to be color blind and why white individuals should have a racial identity. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/17kbPJd

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Feb 20, 2015
057 SP How to Deal With Racism
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Has a comment about race left you thinking “Did that just happen?” These incidents of microaggression can be painful and confusing. Savvy Psychologist has 6 tips to deal with racist comments or actions. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1DpCZKI

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Feb 13, 2015
056 SP I Can’t Sleep: 5 Myths About Insomnia
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At night, you can’t sleep. In the morning, you can’t wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with 5 myths and facts about sleep and insomnia from Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/193gcJA

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Feb 06, 2015
055 SP How to Stop Nightmares and Night Terrors
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This week on the Savvy Psychologist podcast, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen outlines 4 differences between nightmares and night terrors, and best of all, how to get rid of each so you can drift back to dreamland! Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1CISAoo

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Jan 30, 2015
054 SP Use a Journal to Get Healthy
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With the mindfulness movement in full swing and the gratitude movement gaining steam, keeping a journal is a timely (and popular) New Year’s resolution. Check out the Savvy Psychologist's 5 tips to supercharge your writing. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1D0uunz

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Jan 23, 2015
053 SP 5 Essential Tips for a Happy Life
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After a year of hosting the popular Savvy Psychologist podcast, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen has learned a lot. Check out the top 5 most important lessons from the past year - and how you can use them to make 2015 your best year ever. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/155TPk5

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Jan 16, 2015
052 SP How to Be on Time: 10 Tips for Punctuality
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You may live by “Better never than late” or you may follow “Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.” Any way you slice it, being on time is a struggle for many of us. By request from Savvy listener Joaquin Garzaro of Guatemala City, here are Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen’s 10 tips to be on time, every time. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1tU1j62

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Jan 09, 2015
051 SP 3 Big Benefits of Giving
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Abraham Lincoln said, “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” To that end, Savvy Psychologist explains how giving can actually benefit the giver even more than the receipient. Check out the 3 big benefits of altruism. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1IhPxTW

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Dec 26, 2014
050 SP How to Deal With Rejection
00:06:44
Rejection hurls a rock through the window of our confidence. It can leave us wounded and bitter, or stronger, wiser, and maybe even laughing. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to handle rejection. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1w73AVs

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Dec 19, 2014
049 SP How to Deal With Loneliness
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Let’s call this an unconventional holiday special. Loneliness afflicts millions of Americans and the holidays are particularly hard for those who feel stuck out in the cold. This holiday season, Savvy Psychologist offers 8 tips to deal with loneliness. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/13dfWUU

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Dec 12, 2014
046 SP Am I Having a Panic Attack?
00:08:59
One in 4 Americans has had a panic attack at some point. Panic is scary, exhausting, and potentially embarrassing - that’s the bad news. The good news? Treatment for panic is straightforward and effective. The Savvy Psychologist helps you get a handle on the 3 levels of panic. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1ujzHAn

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Nov 21, 2014
044 7 Signs of Mania and Bipolar Disorder
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Everyone has ups and downs as part of life. But imagine the normal ups and downs stretched into a roller coaster of highs and lows: life at the extremes. This week, Savvy Psychologist shares 7 signs of mania, the signature of bipolar disorder. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1xydZ0X

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Nov 07, 2014
043 Why Do We Like to Be Scared?
00:06:15
From haunted houses to Friday the 13th movies, we love to scare ourselves silly. And this isn’t new—from Edgar Allen Poe to the latest Stephen King, we’ve frightened ourselves on purpose for centuries. In this special Halloween edition of the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen answers the question: Why do we enjoy being scared? Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1t8pp5r

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Oct 31, 2014
042 SP 13 Surprising Facts About Hoarding
00:11:40
Think of your most valued possession. Your jewelry? That box of precious family photos? Baseball memorabilia? Now, imagine feeling that way about every single item in your house. Welcome to the mindset of hoarding disorder. This week, Savvy Psychologist has 13 surprising facts about hoarding. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1rt0hGP

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Oct 24, 2014
041 SP How to Stop Dieting
00:09:46
If you’re a chronic dieter and vacillate between hope and hopelessness, anxiety and guilt, not to mention your fat and skinny jeans, it’s time to call it quits--and be happier and healthier for it. The Savvy Psychologist offers 6 tips to put away the yo-yo for good. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1vnmZW8

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Oct 17, 2014
040 SP How to Get Happy by Using Facebook
00:08:12
News stories trumpet that social media makes us depressed, unproductive, and insecure, but little-known research shows a brighter side. The Savvy Psychologist offers 6 ways to use Facebook strategically to feel good. Plus, we’ll answer every Facebook user’s secret question! Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1w25Zme

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Oct 10, 2014
038B - Can Men Be Victims of Domestic Violence?
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Last week’s episode addressed 6 myths about abusive men. In this bonus episode of the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen busts the myth that domestic violence only victimizes women. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/Zc4zuy

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Oct 01, 2014
038A SP 6 Surprising Myths About Domestic Violence
00:15:24
Many of us, on hearing the news coverage about Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and Ray McDonald, have thought, “How could anyone do that? What was he thinking?” It turns out the truth about what goes through an abusive man’s head is not what you’d expect.This week, Savvy Psychologist busts 6 myths about abusive men. Prepare to be surprised. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1vmaCr9

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Sep 26, 2014
036 SP Is It Good or Bad to Zone Out, Space Out, or Daydream?
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Whether you call it zoning out, spacing out, or daydreaming, we spend up to 47% of our waking lives letting our minds wander. The Savvy Psychologist explains why mind wandering happens, when it’s good, when it’s bad, and how it might even lead to your own "Eureka!" moment. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1vrU8gY

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Sep 12, 2014
035 SP Disordered Eating: 9 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship with Food
00:08:43
Disordered eating—the less serious, but much more common version of a full-blown eating disorder—is an unhealthy, obsessive relationship with food. This week, the Savvy Psychologist reveals 9 signs of disordered eating so prevalent they pass as “normal,” plus 4 tips on how to improve your relationship with food and your body. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1ByfMSB

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Sep 05, 2014
033 SP 8 Tips to Grow Your Grit
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What's more important for success than talent, social skills, motivation, IQ, or practice? It's a scrappy little quality called grit. This week, the Savvy Psychologist offers 8 tips to cultivate grit in kids (or yourself!) Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1qwF6Xe

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Aug 22, 2014
032 SP 5 Benefits of Gratitude and 4 Tips to Cultivate It
00:08:24
Move over mindfulness, gratitude has arrived! The Savvy Psychologist offers 5 reasons to celebrate your own small-‘t’-thanksgiving, plus 4 tips to cultivate your own attitude of gratitude.Visit the website to read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/1uBgC1N

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Aug 15, 2014
031 SP Four Tips for Alzheimer's Prevention
00:08:24
Up to one-third of Alzheimer's and dementia cases are influenced by lifestyle--and therefore, are potentially preventable. The Savvy Psychologist offers 4 tips to help keep your brain fit and healthy for years to come. Visit the website to read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/Y5CnJK

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Aug 08, 2014
029 SP How to Encourage Someone to Go to Therapy
00:11:17
Last week, we busted 5 myths about therapy. This week, the Savvy Psychologist covers the nuts and bolts of how to talk to someone who might need help--and how to deal with what they might say to you in return. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1mMV35A

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Jul 25, 2014
028 SP 5 Therapy Myths and Fears Busted
00:11:00
While millions of people seek help to get through a rough patch, get some perspective, or optimize their life, others--maybe you included--are hesitant to take that step. This week, the (admittedly biased) Savvy Psychologist helps you, or someone you love, get over 5 common myths and fears about therapy.

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Jul 18, 2014
027 SP Your Brain on Porn and Other Sexual Images
00:08:29
What is the effect of sexual imagery on our brains, and how does it influence how we see our fellow men and women? The Savvy Psychologist breaks down 3 studies that looked at your brain on porn and other sexual images.

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Jul 11, 2014
026 How to Identify a Psychopath or Sociopath
00:08:33
“Psychopath” and “sociopath” are words that often get used interchangeably, but they’re not exactly the same. Regardless of semantics, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals how to spot the heartless, charming evil of a psychopath or sociopath. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/U0Q4qW

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Jul 04, 2014
024 SP How to Stop Biting Your Nails (and Other Nervous Habits)
00:09:08
Hair pulling, skin picking, and knuckle cracking, oh my! Here are 10 tips to stop the snap, crackle, and pop of your body-focused nervous habits.

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Jun 20, 2014
023 SP How to Get Into Flow
00:08:07
Flow is total absorption in what you’re doing. When you're in it, you feel in full control, focused, un-self-conscious, and an hour can pass in what seems like a moment. In this episode, find 10 tips to help you get, well, flowing.

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Jun 13, 2014
022 SP I Can’t Stop Eating: 6 Tips to Beat the Binge
00:10:44
The Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen, offers 6 tips to overcome a challenge many of us can relate to: binge eating.

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Jun 06, 2014
021 SP How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
00:06:32
The most popular day to exercise is “tomorrow.” Motivating yourself to exercise is, for most of us, an ongoing project. But even if your favorite curls are the cheese kind, here are 6 tips you’ve never heard of to get you moving.

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May 30, 2014
019 SP Sometimes I Just Want to Be Alone
00:11:03
Everyone needs a room of one’s own, some more often than others. In Part 1 of this series, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explores some common—and not so common—variations on the state of seclusion.

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May 16, 2014
018 SP How Mood Affects Food
00:12:38
The Savvy Psychologist interviews guest start Monica Reinagel, host of the Nutrition Diva podcast, about how our emotions affect what we eat and how little changes can make a big difference. Veggies with breakfast--who knew?

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May 09, 2014
017 SP 7 Myths (and 1 Big Fact) About PTSD
00:13:14
The Savvy Psychologist describes 7 misconceptions about PTSD and one big truth. Plus, how to approach healing and why stigma can get in the way (with a special emphasis on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan).

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May 02, 2014
015 SP Should You Take on Bad Parenting in Public?
00:12:55
While parenting decisions are generally best left to the parents, what happens when a parent does something to their child that makes your hair stand on end? This week, we’ll discuss this ethical, emotional, and safety issue all rolled into one. Plus 5 facts to help you decide with confidence whether to take action.

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Apr 25, 2014
014 SP What is ADHD? Common—and Surprising—Symptoms
00:10:03
Do you frequently start and abandon projects? Does your ability to concentrate flip-flop between The Laser Beam and The Disco Ball? Sometimes ADHD is obvious, but sometimes it can fly under the radar. The Savvy Psychologist explains the common, and not so common, signs of this disorder. Plus, learn about medication-free tips to manage ADHD in kids and adults.

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Apr 10, 2014
013 SP How to Stop Avoiding Conflict
00:10:00
When there’s a tough issue at hand, we run away, avoid people for weeks, screen calls, or pretend to change addresses. The Savvy Psychologist has 13 tips on how to stop avoiding conflict and tackle those tough conversations.

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Apr 04, 2014
009 SP How to Beat Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
00:09:37
When all that’s left of the fa-la-las is rock-hard fruitcake, the winter blahs creep up, settle in, and hang around until spring. Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 8 tips to deal with the blahs and their more serious cousin, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Mar 07, 2014
008 SP Do Antidepressants Work?
00:08:42
Antidepressants have been hailed as miracle drug rock stars and vilified as brain-changing happy pills. All promotion aside—good or bad—are they effective? Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen digs through the data.

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Feb 28, 2014
007 SP How to Beat Creativity Blocks
00:08:58
If your muse is on strike, what can you do to get it back on the job? The Savvy Psychologist has 8 strategies you can use to kick-start the flow of your creative juices.

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Feb 21, 2014
006 SP How to Be Creative
00:09:19
It’s hard to define creativity, but, like jazz or porn, you know it when you see it. In the first of a two-part series, clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 tips to set the stage for creativity, with habits and mindsets on which to hang your creative thinking cap.

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Feb 14, 2014
004 SP Why Your New Year's Resolutions Fail (and How You Can Change the Pattern)
00:09:05
There are three kinds of New Year’s resolutions. Will yours make it to February? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals what type of resolution survives, what fails, and how to recommit to yours.

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Jan 30, 2014
003 SP Talking to Myself - Is That Normal?
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Talking to yourself again? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen assures you’re not going crazy. You’re simply thinking out loud, which is not only normal, but beneficial.

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Jan 23, 2014
000 What to Say to Someone with Cancer
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Dec 19, 2013