Think Like a Shrink: A Habit Change Exercise

Think Like a Shrink: A Habit Change Exercise

Habit change can be challenging, so it helps to know if the benefit of a change will outweigh the effort involved. Today we’re sharing an exercise from the audiobook “The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It,” written by psychologist Dr. Shawn Smith. This exercise will help you approach habit change the way a psychologist might: methodically and in small steps.

Emotional Eating: Bad Moods Can Lead to Bad Choices

Emotional Eating: Bad Moods Can Lead to Bad Choices

Today we’re sharing an excerpt from “End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food” by Dr. Jennifer L. Taitz. If you’ve wondered about the science behind emotional eating, then you’ll appreciate this investigation into why we eat when we feel poorly, and how we can break free of that pattern.

Psychologist Shawn Smith: Why Our Brains Make Us Anxious — and What We Can Do About It

Psychologist Shawn Smith: Why Our Brains Make Us Anxious — and What We Can Do About It

Your mind is not built to make you happy; it’s built to help you survive. But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits—like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, anxiety, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life? Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with psychologist Dr. Shawn Smith. He discusses his audiobook The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It, and offers helpful tips to eliminate worry and anxiety.

Dealing with Loneliness

Dealing with Loneliness

Most of us want to avoid being touched by loneliness. When we sense it coming into our awareness, we may feel nervous, fearful, angry, or frustrated—feelings we’d rather not experience. But Robert Rabbin, author of “The Sacred Hub,” has some inspiring words today about dealing with loneliness: when we make the tough decision to walk through loneliness instead of running from it, we realize there was nothing to be afraid of in the first place.

Overcome the Fear of Flying

Overcome the Fear of Flying

One out of every six people fears flying. It’s a solvable problem, and yet many people who’ve tried to face their fear of flying find that the harder they try to control it, the worse it gets. Anxiety expert and clinical psychologist Dr. David Carbonell has helped thousands of people overcome fears of all kinds. Today he’s sharing some helpful information from his audiobook, “The Fear of Flying Workbook” for anyone who wants to overcome the fear of flying.

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