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

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Ellen Hendriksen 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.

Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Ellen Hendriksen 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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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Ellen Hendriksen 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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Episodes

248 - How to Quit Opioids: A Conversation with Podcast Host Eric Zimmer

6/13/2019
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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. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/quit-opioids-conversation 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:...

Duration:00:29:50

126 SP How to Give Up: 7 Tips to Challenge the Sunk Cost Fallacy

6/6/2019
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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. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2djJ70E FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF:...

Duration:00:09:40

247 - 5 Ways to Challenge Your Perfectionism

5/30/2019
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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. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/challenge-perfectionism Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO...

Duration:00:11:49

246 - How to Stop Worrying

5/23/2019
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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. Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/stop-worrying 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:...

Duration:00:13:01

245 - 3 Secrets to Beat Performance Anxiety

5/16/2019
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Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/beat-performance-anxiety Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST 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 Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF:...

Duration:00:11:40

244 - 5 Unofficial Types of Depression

5/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:12:58

243 - How to Fight Toxic Masculinity

5/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:12:37

242 - 5 Psychological Secrets of Adulting

4/25/2019
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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.

Duration:00:14:14

103 SP How to Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)

4/18/2019
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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

Duration:00:10:55

241 - What Your Therapist Really Thinks: A Conversation With Lori Gottlieb

4/11/2019
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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. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/what-your-therapist-really-thinks-a-conversation-with-lori-gottlieb Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY...

Duration:00:22:09

240 - The Mindset of Eating Disorders

4/3/2019
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Eating disorders can be a mystery to outsiders. It's difficult to empathize with throwing up, starving, or bingeing until it hurts. But there's a reason for every eating disorder. The Savvy Psychologist reveals 4 psychological drivers behind anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, and other forms of disordered eating. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/the-mindset-of-eating-disorders Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:...

Duration:00:12:11

239 - Failure to Launch Syndrome

3/28/2019
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Call it failure to launch, Peter Pan syndrome, or hikikomori, it’s the phenomenon of adult children not making the transition to adulthood. The Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen, explores why Peter Pans stay on the launchpad—plus, 3 ways to encourage liftoff. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/239-failure-to-launch-syndrome Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY...

Duration:00:16:42

238 - How to Fix Dissatisfaction at Work: A Conversation with Adam Grant

3/21/2019
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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...

Duration:00:27:22

141 SP 5 Ways Money May Be Costing Your Humanity

3/14/2019
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With the widest wealth gap on record between America’s wealthiest families and, well, everyone else, economic inequality is making headlines. History teaches us that concentrated wealth isn’t good for nations, but emerging science is teaching us it’s not good for individuals, either. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen investigates the effects of money on mindset. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2khI0nP

Duration:00:12:05

237- 5 Reasons to Talk About Trauma

3/7/2019
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Trauma, once thought to be a rare occurrence, is actually quite common. And something else is becoming common: people are talking about it. From feeling less alone to getting support to making meaning, talking about trauma can help you make sense of your experience. The Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 reasons to talk about trauma. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/5-reasons-to-talk-about-trauma Check out all the Quick...

Duration:00:11:43

236 - 5 Surprising Causes of Burnout

2/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:10:11

235 - How to Know If You've Met The One

2/21/2019
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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:...

Duration:00:11:14

234 - Getting the Love You Want: Interview with Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

2/14/2019
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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...

Duration:00:16:41

233 - Awe: The Most Incredible Emotion and Its Spectacular Effects

2/7/2019
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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:...

Duration:00:14:19

232 - What to Do When Nothing Feels Good

1/31/2019
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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:...

Duration:00:11:53