Satisfied Self Podcast
Satisfied Self Episode 10
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, offers one of the most widely-used definitions of mindfulness: “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” The gold standard studies of mindfulness have found benefits such as better concentration, psychological flexibility and less reactivity, and stronger working memory. Several scientists have proposed that the health benefits of...
Satisfied Self Episode 9
Social anxiety is extremely common in the US, with more than 200,000 cases per year. What’s the difference between social anxiety and the disorder of social anxiety? Some social anxiety is normal. If it distresses us too much that it ends up interfering with our ability to do things, it becomes a disorder. Social anxiety can have multiple contributing factors including genetics, culture, and biology. Many people turn to substances, especially alcohol, to help quiet social anxiety, yet it...
Satisfied Self Mini Episode 2
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Satisfied Self Mini Episode 1
Join me for a mini episode while I unplug for a bit!
Satisfied Self Episode 8
So many young adults struggle with alone time and feeling lonely. Being alone is not the same as being lonely - being alone is a physical description, meaning when we are alone, we are just not with people, while loneliness is a feeling that is usually experienced as negative and painful. Research has shown that loneliness poses serious health risks, but a certain amount of “alone time” can be good for you. Even though being alone can be beneficial, many people struggle with it so much they...
Satisfied Self Episode 7
Research shows that exercise improves mental health in a number of ways. It has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and negative mood. It can improve self-esteem as well as cognitive function. It’s likely that multiple factors are at play to help bring about these benefits. The effects aren’t just immediate, but there appear to be long term benefits of exercise on the brain as well. Even though we know there are benefits of exercise on mental health, we need to know more about the...
Satisfied Self Episode 6
There is lots of research showing the benefits of gratitude. Importantly, it can help improve relationships by helping us be more willing to forgive, be less narcissistic, set more realistic expectations for other and more. Gratitude is more fulfilling when you can turn it outwards as well as inwards. And although it has it’s benefits, gratitude isn’t for everyone. Explore the things to do to boost gratitude.
Satisfied Self Episode 5
So many clients want to work towards creating healthier habits, so what does it take? Take a look a how do habits work, how long they take to form, and what you can do to increase your success with getting a new habit to stick.
Satisfied Self Episode 4
As body image satisfaction goes down, so does quality of interpersonal relationships, life satisfaction, and also mood. How can you make the shift to being more satisfied with your body? Explore ways to combat these effects and boost body image satisfaction.
Satisfied Self Episode 3
Most women struggle with lack of confidence either during certain periods of their lives or in certain contexts. How does this struggle impact women? Learn about ways to boost your confidence and close the gap.
Satisfied Self Episode 2
Most young adults are not strangers to the quarter life crisis; 39% of men and 49% of young women report feeling a “crisis” in their 20s. Explore what makes up a quarter life crisis and some of the ways to work through it head on.
Satisfied Self Episode 1
Are you a perfectionist? Perfectionism may be a driving source for some, and for most it also creates roadblocks. Take a look at some of the troublesome effects of perfectionism, how women are particularly vulnerable, and helpful ways to combat perfectionism.