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June 20, 2019
114 SP How to Conquer Your Fear of Driving
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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11 min
June 14, 2019
248 - How to Quit Opioids: A Conversation with Podcast Host Eric Zimmer
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: 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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29 min
June 6, 2019
126 SP How to Give Up: 7 Tips to Challenge the Sunk Cost Fallacy
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: 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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9 min
May 31, 2019
247 - 5 Ways to Challenge Your Perfectionism
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 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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11 min
May 24, 2019
246 - How to Stop Worrying
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: 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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13 min
May 17, 2019
245 - 3 Secrets to Beat Performance Anxiety
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: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/
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11 min
May 10, 2019
244 - 5 Unofficial Types of Depression
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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12 min
May 3, 2019
243 - How to Fight Toxic Masculinity
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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12 min
April 26, 2019
242 - 5 Psychological Secrets of Adulting
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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14 min
April 19, 2019
103 SP How to Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)
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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10 min
April 12, 2019
241 - What Your Therapist Really Thinks: A Conversation With Lori Gottlieb
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 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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22 min
April 4, 2019
240 - The Mindset of Eating Disorders
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: 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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12 min
March 29, 2019
239 - Failure to Launch Syndrome
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 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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16 min
March 22, 2019
238 - How to Fix Dissatisfaction at Work: A Conversation with Adam Grant
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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27 min
March 15, 2019
141 SP 5 Ways Money May Be Costing Your Humanity
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
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12 min
March 8, 2019
237- 5 Reasons to Talk About Trauma
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 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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11 min
February 26, 2019
236 - 5 Surprising Causes of Burnout
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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10 min
February 22, 2019
235 - How to Know If You've Met The One
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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11 min
February 15, 2019
234 - Getting the Love You Want: Interview with Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt
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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16 min
February 8, 2019
233 - Awe: The Most Incredible Emotion and Its Spectacular Effects
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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14 min
February 1, 2019
232 - What to Do When Nothing Feels Good
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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11 min
January 25, 2019
231 - 7 Strategies to Maximize a Break Without Losing Focus
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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11 min
January 18, 2019
230 - How to Disclose a Mental Health Issue
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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12 min
January 11, 2019
229 - 7 Secrets to a Long-Lasting Relationship
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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13 min
January 4, 2019
228 - How to Be Happy When the World Makes You Depressed
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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9 min
December 28, 2018
175 - 7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People
What does it take to be healthy? Exercise, sleep, and perhaps not letting hours per week playing World of Warcraft stretch into the triple digits--we know those. But what about the beliefs we hold? How does our outlook on life, the world, and the future affect our health and well-being? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 7 big beliefs healthy people share. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/beliefs-of-emotionally-healthy-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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14 min
December 21, 2018
227 - 5 Facts About 'Hangxiety,' or Hangover-Induced Anxiety
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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11 min
December 14, 2018
226 - Will Cosmetic Surgery Make Me Happier?
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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12 min
December 7, 2018
225 - How to Deal With People Who Talk Too Much
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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14 min
November 30, 2018
224 - How to Stop Feeling Overly Responsible
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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12 min
November 23, 2018
223 - 6 Ways to Deal with Nosy Questions
The holidays mean gathering around the table with friends and family. But along with the turkey, you’ll probably also get served a nosy question or two. Therefore, when grandma demands to know why you’re not married yet, cousin Fred asks how much money you make, or your brother-in-law wonders why you’re not drinking, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen comes to the rescue with 6 ways to deal with nosy questions. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/6-ways-to-deal-with-nosy-questions 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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10 min
November 16, 2018
222 - Freaked About Climate Change? 7 Ways to Cope
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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13 min
November 9, 2018
221 - How to Have Great Sex in a Committed Relationship
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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32 min
November 2, 2018
220 - 3 Tips to Starting a Conversation (and Defusing Awkwardness)
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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12 min
October 26, 2018
219 - How to Overcome Feelings of Shame
What do challenges as diverse as addiction, perfectionism, narcissism, and masochism have in common? They’re driven by a family of emotions that share “a painful awareness of self,” otherwise known as shame. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks with psychologist Dr. Joseph Burgo about the often-misunderstood experience of shame, and most importantly, how to overcome it. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-overcome-feelings-of-shame 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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22 min
October 19, 2018
218 - 5 Signs You're Too Self-Critical
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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10 min
October 12, 2018
217 - How to Deal with Entitled People in 4 Steps
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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12 min
October 5, 2018
153 SP 3 Toxic Thinking Habits That Feed Your Insecurity
What makes you feel insecure (besides trying on swimwear under fluorescent lighting?) Surprise! The culprit is your very own mind. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals three toxic thinking habits that keep you feeling insecure, plus offers three ways to feel more confident.
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12 min
September 28, 2018
216 - Why 'Getting Away' in Nature Is Good for Your Mental Health
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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11 min
September 21, 2018
215 - What Type of Procrastinator Are You?
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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15 min
September 14, 2018
214 - Self-Improvement vs. Self-Compassion: Finding the Balance
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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8 min
September 7, 2018
213 - Why Do Victims Go Back to Their Abusers?
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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12 min
August 31, 2018
212 - The 5 Biggest Myths of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the biggest thing since indoor plumbing. But as the mindfulness movement rolls on, myths and misinformation have popped up, like sweets in your grocery cart when shopping with a toddler. Therefore, this week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen busts the 5 biggest myths of mindfulness. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/the-5-biggest-myths-of-mindfulness 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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9 min
August 24, 2018
083 SP How to Deal with Sarcastic People
Sarcastic people can be hilarious, but when their barbs are pointed at you, they can be annoying or even hurtful. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1gSwloB
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10 min
August 17, 2018
211 - How to Talk to (and Even Live With) Your Political Opposite
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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26 min
August 10, 2018
210 - Should I Keep Pushing Myself or Rest? 4 Simple Solutions
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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10 min
August 3, 2018
209 - Shake It Off: 7 Ways to Let Go of Guilt
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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11 min
July 27, 2018
208 - Does Revenge Work? Our Minds on Vengeance
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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11 min
July 20, 2018
207 - 5 Ways to Handle Life's Disappointments
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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10 min
July 13, 2018
206 - The Hidden Epidemic of Childhood Sexual Abuse of Boys
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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30 min
July 6, 2018
205 - Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with These 5 Tips
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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11 min
June 29, 2018
204 - How To Make Friends as an Adult
Almost everybody struggles with it. But no one talks about it. What is it? How to discreetly sniff your own armpits in public? How not to buy the free sample after you just ate three of them? Not quite; it’s the mysterious process of making friends as an adult. This week, in a twist on the usual episode, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen presents an audio excerpt from her debut book, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-make-friends-as-an-adult 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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42 min
June 22, 2018
203 - How to Embrace Awkwardness
Usually, awkwardness gets thrown around as a personality trait,as in, "I hate parties because I'm so awkward." Or, "I have a hard time meeting new people because I'm awkward." But this week, This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen discovers that Melissa Dahl, journalist and author of Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, looks at awkwardness in a different way: as an emotion. And that’s a feeling we can all relate to, whether we’re Sheldon Cooper, Michael Scott, or you or me. 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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22 min
June 14, 2018
034 SP 7 Myths About Suicide
The recent tragedy of Robin Williams's suicide—and the ensuing media storm—raised awareness of suicide as a mental health issue, but also generated a lot of misinformation. This week, the Savvy Psychologist cleans up after the headlines. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1u8Rnmi
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11 min
June 8, 2018
128 SP Are Emotional Support Animals Necessary or Just Glorified Pets?
They may not be lions and tigers and bears, but they are dogs and cats and bunnies, not to mention all sorts of other critters. Who are they? Emotional Support Animals, and they’re becoming more and more common on planes, in college dorms, in restaurants, and elsewhere in public life. This week, by request from an anonymous listener, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what exactly emotional support animals are, and whether or not you really have to sit next to one at your favorite restaurant. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2e5UZDK
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10 min
June 1, 2018
202 - 4 Ways to Heal Your Broken Heart
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. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/4-ways-to-heal-your-broken-heart 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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10 min
May 25, 2018
201 - 4 Myths About Extroversion We're Guilty of Believing
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. 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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8 min
May 18, 2018
200 - The Science Behind 5 Classic Happiness Clichés
To celebrate our 200th episode, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen gives a much needed makeover to 5 pieces of classic happiness advice. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/the-science-behind-5-classic-happiness-clich-s 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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12 min
May 11, 2018
199 - Busting 3 Persistent Myths About Introverts
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. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/busting-3-persistent-myths-about-introverts 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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11 min
May 4, 2018
198 - Why We Procrastinate and 5 Ways to Stop
“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). Read the full transcript of Why We Procrastinate and 5 Ways to Stop Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF On Facebook On Twitter Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety
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12 min
April 27, 2018
197 - How to Hold Back Tears (Plus Two Big Myths About Crying)
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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12 min
April 20, 2018
196 - How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Mental Illness
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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20 min
April 13, 2018
195 - 5 Ways to Forgive People (Even Those Who Don’t Apologize)
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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15 min
April 6, 2018
136 Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?
Turns out “gut feeling” is more than just a fancy name for intuition. Our small and large intestine, and the trillions of bacteria that call it home, are more important than ever imagined for influencing our mood, our anxiety, our choices, and even our personalities. This week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with 3 surprising mind-gut connections. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2imO7Fa
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13 min
March 30, 2018
194 - 5 Graceful Ways to Stop Getting Defensive
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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13 min
March 22, 2018
193 - The Flip Side of Social Awkwardness (It's OK to Cringe!)
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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18 min
March 16, 2018
192 - What to Do (and Not Do) When You Feel Insecure
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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13 min
March 9, 2018
191 - 5 Ways Technology is Making Us Anxious
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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13 min
March 1, 2018
190 - The Best Social Anxiety Hacks for Any Occasion
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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14 min
February 23, 2018
189 - How We're Doing Introversion Wrong with Sophia Dembling
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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16 min
February 16, 2018
188 - How to Beat Stage Fright with Dr. Noa Kageyama
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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22 min
February 9, 2018
187 - Why We Choose Ill-Matched Romantic Partners (And How to Stop)
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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14 min
February 2, 2018
090 SP How to Stop Caring What Other People Think
They say you stay up too late and got nothing in your brain? It’s normal to care what important people in your life think of you. But if caring too much makes you stressed or you live your life by others’ expectations, it may be time to push back. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 9 ways to stop caring what other people think. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1OdMS6m
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10 min
January 26, 2018
186 - How to Stop Feeling Inadequate
Feeling insecure is part of being human. Whether the whispers of “You’re not good enough” come from someone in your life or from inside your own head, here are six tips to quiet the voices and feel more self-assured. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-stop-feeling-inadequate 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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10 min
January 19, 2018
185 - How to Recognize 5 Tactics of Gaslighting
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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11 min
January 12, 2018
184 - How to Stop Abandoning Projects and Follow Through
From the half-built skateboard halfpipe in the backyard to the plate full of bacon despite our vegetarianism, we’ve all abandoned projects. But why? And how can we follow through? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five ways to stop abandoning projects and finally cross the finish line. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-stop-abandoning-projects 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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11 min
January 4, 2018
183 - Busting the Myths of Meditation with Dan Harris
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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41 min
December 29, 2017
127 SP 5 Ways to Get Motivated When You're in a Funk
When your motivation is lower than a gravedigger at the end of his shift, it can be hard to turn things around. YouTube beckons, your fridge somehow develops a tractor beam, and gravity becomes particularly strong in the vicinity of your couch. What to do? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to skunk your funk. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d0X1Xu
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9 min
December 22, 2017
182 - 4 Simple Reasons Resolutions Fail (and Why Yours Won't)
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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10 min
December 15, 2017
181 - 5 Body Hacks to Instantly Calm Overwhelming Emotion
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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11 min
December 8, 2017
180 - Embracing Masculine Vulnerability: A Q&A with Lewis Howes
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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20 min
December 1, 2017
179 - 5 Tricks to Handle Passive Aggressive People
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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9 min
November 24, 2017
047 SP How to Deal With Difficult Family on Thanksgiving
Would you like a thinly disguised insult with your turkey? An exasperating political discussion with your pumpkin pie? Family gatherings are hard enough without the Rockwellian pressure of Thanksgiving. Have no fear. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 tips to get you through with your sanity (mostly) intact. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1I5Bu6u
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7 min
November 17, 2017
178 - How to (Try to) Not Take Things Personally
Are you hypersensitive? Do you take things personally? Do you overreact like a high school chemistry experiment gone horribly wrong? By request from listener Kris from Utah, this week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen helps us all be less sensitive to inevitable criticism. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-stop-taking-things-personally 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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13 min
November 10, 2017
177 - 6 Ways to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person
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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14 min
November 3, 2017
176 - Why We Fall for Con Artists (and How to Be Con-Proof)
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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18 min
October 20, 2017
174 - Sexual Harassment: 4 Psychological Traits of Perpetrators
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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15 min
October 13, 2017
173 - 5 Unique Ways to Be More Patient and Less Annoyed
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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11 min
October 6, 2017
172 - How to Trust People Again: 8 Easy Steps
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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12 min
September 29, 2017
171 - 6 Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissist
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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10 min
September 22, 2017
170 - How to Handle a Toxic Family Member
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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10 min
September 15, 2017
169 - Screen Time for Kids: 3 Questions You Should Be Asking
The headlines scream: Screens are like crack! Screens turn your kid’s brain to mush! But are tablets, smartphones, and laptops—not to mention TV—really so bad? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen delves into the research to screen (ha-ha) out truth from fiction. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11891 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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11 min
September 8, 2017
168 SP 5 Easy Ways to Help Your Anxious Child (and Your Anxious Self)
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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12 min
August 31, 2017
118 SP What Is Mindfulness, and Should You Try It?
Mindfulness is all the rage, and with a promise to improve concentration, mood, and energy, reduce stress, improve immune function, and even fight obesity, it should be. But to outsiders, sometimes mindfulness can be intimidating, with the newly mindful left wondering “Am I doing this right?” This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what mindfulness is, what it isn’t, and three ways to sample it. Read full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2aaBOHO
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11 min
August 25, 2017
167 SP Facing Your 4 Most Common Fears of Death
Apropos to solar eclipse mania comes a quote from a 17th century French nobleman: “Neither the sun, nor death, can be looked at steadily.” Four hundred years later, his words still hold. With that in mind, this week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen takes a safety-standards-approved look at 4 worries about the end of the road.
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10 min
August 18, 2017
166 SP The 2 Biggest Questions You Have About Death
It’s been said that only two things are certain in this world. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks about one of them, and it’s not taxes.
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9 min
August 11, 2017
165 SP How to Have Great Luck
Were you born under a lucky star? Or maybe you’re having a Friday the 13th kind of life. It turns out having good luck isn’t just a matter of, well, luck. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen examines the science of getting lucky (no, not that kind of getting lucky).
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9 min
August 4, 2017
164 SP How to Listen to Your Gut and Make the Right Decision Every Time
We’ve all been told to follow our heart. Go with our gut. Trust our intuition. But how, exactly? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains the “what” and the “how” of going with your gut.
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9 min
July 28, 2017
163 SP How to Be an Amazing Listener
A conversation with a good listener is like a good meal—we walk away feeling satisfied, happy, and nourished. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to be an amazing listener. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11506 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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8 min
July 21, 2017
162 SP Why Can't I Focus?
Concentration, focus, attention. Whatever you call it, it’s quickly becoming the rarest of national resources. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 9 reasons your focus might be fizzling and 5 ways to fight the distraction of random shiny objects. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11401 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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11 min
July 14, 2017
161 SP How to Deal with Judgment and Haters
Shaking off the judgment of haters is harder than mega-hit pop songs would have you believe. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 ways to, whatever they say, be the rubber to your haters’ glue.
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9 min
July 7, 2017
067 SP 4 Tips to Face Your Fears
Sick of running scared? Tired of the butterflies in your stomach getting the last word? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 4 tips to face fear head on.
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7 min
June 30, 2017
160 SP How to Ease Travel Anxiety
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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11 min
June 23, 2017
159 SP 9 Hidden Signs of Perfectionism
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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12 min
June 16, 2017
158 SP Kid Fears in Adults: The Dark and Other Phobias
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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10 min
June 9, 2017
157 SP Kid Fears in Adults: Separation Anxiety
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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13 min
June 2, 2017
156 SP Why We Choke Under Pressure—Plus How to Stop
Choking under pressure happens to everyone from professional athletes to ten-year-olds taking a math test. Even socially awkward moments have their roots in choking, recent research shows. This week on the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals why we choke and how to come through in the clutch. Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2rrs58B. 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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12 min
May 26, 2017
155 SP 5 Ways to Rebuild Broken Trust
Trust is easy to break, hard to rebuild. By request from listener Kate, this week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 steps to put the pieces together again.
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11 min
May 19, 2017
154 SP 4 Ways to Deal with Entitled People
Entitlement isn’t just Social Security and other government programs—more insidiously, it’s a mindset that the world owes you. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen discusses four signs of entitlement, plus how to deal with people whose entitlement is so strong you can smell it like a bad cologne.
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11 min
May 5, 2017
077 SP How to Tell If Someone Is Lying
“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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8 min
April 28, 2017
152 SP 6 Effective Ways to Prepare for Your Big Moment
You’ve got a big moment ahead of you, whether it’s a presentation, a performance, or a pitch. You want to own it, but your jitters are threatening to own you. What to do? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 things to do before a big moment (besides power pose in a bathroom stall). Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2pZ3Yyj
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9 min
April 21, 2017
151 SP 7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Control
Self-control (or lack of it) plays a role in choosing a salad or a soda, working out or staying on the couch, and moderating alcohol or getting trashed on a Tuesday. There are times we all wish we had a little (or a lot) more of it. Therefore, this week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to stretch your self-control. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2q5a63X
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10 min
April 14, 2017
150 SP Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 7 Remedies
What to do when your inbox reaches architectural proportions? Likely, you’ve been told to breathe, to go for a short walk, or to embrace the mess. And those tips are right on. But what if that’s not what you’re looking for? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 in-the-moment tips to deal with a tidal wave of tasks. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2pnSJyW
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11 min
April 7, 2017
149 SP 6 Ways to Survive Survivor Guilt
When tragedy befalls those around us but leaves us unscathed, some of us thank our lucky stars, but some of us feel guilty. “Why not me?” we ask, or, “What could I have done to prevent this?” These statements are the hallmarks of an unofficial but very real phenomenon called survivor guilt. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 ways to soothe the guilt and move forward. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1JPRE3W
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12 min
March 31, 2017
148 SP 7 Signs It's Time to Let Go of a Friendship
What happens when your BFF’s behavior makes you say WTF? When do you stay loyal and when do you call it quits? By request from listener Alyssa, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen tackles when to stick it out in a troubled friendship and when to walk away. Read the full transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/9616
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12 min
March 23, 2017
147 SP How to Achieve More by Doing Less: A Conversation with Tiffany Dufu
Whether working, mothering, or operating as the head of the house, women everywhere understand the anxiety surrounding the phrase "dropping the ball." Author and activist Tiffany Dufu explains why "dropping the ball" and rewriting expectations actually leads to happier and less stressful life. Read more at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/9562
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29 min
March 17, 2017
146 SP Is Complaining Good or Bad For You?
Pop psychology tells us that complaining is a sort of catharsis—that by getting our feelings out rather than bottling them up, we’ll feel better. But it turns out this is largely a myth. This week on the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals why complaining only makes us feel worse and more importantly, how the habitual complainers among us can stop the grumbling. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2nMyGHf
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11 min
March 10, 2017
145 The Link Between Disorder and Genius: An Interview with Dr. Gail Saltz
What's the flip side of psychological disorder? Is there a link between illness and genius? This week on the podcast, psychiatrist and author Dr. Gail Saltz shares how many diagnoses--from ADHD to depression to anxiety--come as a package deal with a hardwired strength. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2nkVmRh
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15 min
March 3, 2017
144 SP 5 Self-Care Tips for Today's Political Climate
Scrolling through the news these days is like walking through a Halloween haunted house: scary, horrifying things pop out at you from every angle. Last week on the show, we talked about how to handle the sheer volume of bad news. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen tackles how to deal with the content of today’s fast and furious news. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2n3wp8N
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6 min
February 24, 2017
143 SP How to Deal with News Overload
These days breaking news threatens to break all of us. No matter your political leanings, the volume (in terms of both quantity and loudness) of news these days is unprecedented. How to deal? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what news overload is doing to us and how to take control. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ltUQQo
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9 min
February 16, 2017
048 SP 6 Ways to Deal with Panic Attacks
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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9 min
February 10, 2017
142 SP Why Money Doesn't Equal Happiness: An Interview with Jean Chatzky
Life is full of stressors, and for most, money is right a the top of the list. On this week's podcast, author and financial expert Jean Chatzky shares how taking small steps to reduce financial stress increases the wellbeing of ourselves and our relationships. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2khG7Yq
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12 min
January 27, 2017
140 SP 6 Ways to Build Your Resilience
Like grit, executive functioning, and mindfulness, resilience is a buzzword these days. But what does it really mean to be resilient? How do we rebound from setbacks? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 ways to rally, rebound, and plain old bounce back. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lzb6iH
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9 min
January 20, 2017
139 SP 5 Ways to Overcome Fear of Failure
Last week we talked about 6 ways we self-sabotage and one reason why: fear of failure. This makes a lot of sense—who doesn’t want to avoid humiliation and defeat? But how to move forward and take that leap of faith? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to move away from fear and toward your goals. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2klouGN
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9 min
January 13, 2017
138 SP 6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage
“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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6 min
January 6, 2017
137 SP Do Heartburn Medications Really Cause Dementia?
Last time on the Savvy Psychologist, we talked about the two-way connection between the brain and the small and large intestines, aka the gut. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen continues our journey through the gut by investigating the link between heartburn drugs and dementia. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2i3Yuid
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6 min
December 29, 2016
091 SP Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton on How to Talk to Strangers
Brandon Stanton has interviewed thousands of subjects for his popular photo blog and NYT best-selling books, Humans of New York. What insights can he share regarding talking to strangers and having greater empathy? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1RugT26
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13 min
December 16, 2016
135 5 Ways to Stop Being a Control Freak
Are you the dictator of your corner of the world? If your theme song is Frank Sinatra’s My Way, check out this week’s 5 tips from Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2isE4MZ
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13 min
December 9, 2016
134 SP 5 Ways to Stop People Pleasing
To please or not to please. For most people, that is the question. But for people pleasers, the question is moot, because there’s only one answer: of course I can help you! Ready for a change but don’t want to throw in the towel on common decency? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen has 5 tips to help you out. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2isAlz3
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9 min
December 2, 2016
142 SP How to Make or Break a Habit
This New Year's, creating a healthy new habit or breaking an unhealthy old one doesn't have to hinge on sheer willpower. Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen suggests 5 steps to help you make a change for the better. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1Apvkts
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7 min
November 25, 2016
133 SP 4 Reasons to Exercise This Holiday Season
The holiday season brings good tidings and joy, but also stress from all sides. The closest thing to a magic bullet? Exercise. Making a commitment to consistent activity during the holiday season might seem like a tall order, but this week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen makes a case for taking on the challenge. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gUhlIY
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8 min
November 18, 2016
132 SP 6 Signs of Sex Addiction
Is sex addiction really a thing? Or just an excuse for horny people with no self-control? And why is demand for help with sex addiction on the rise (no pun intended)? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 signs of sex addiction and how to know if you have a problem or merely a supercharged libido. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gASNXd
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9 min
November 11, 2016
131 SP Is Your Relationship Codependent? And What Exactly Does That Mean?
Like “self love” or “inner child,” the term “codependent” smacks of pop psychology psychobabble. To make matters worse, it’s become shorthand for a whole host of unhealthy behaviors. But what does it really mean? And does it describe your relationship? This week, by listener request, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals what “codependent” really means and what you can do to set things right. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gnT3dv
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10 min
November 4, 2016
130 SP 9 Ways to Deal with Adult Bullies and Mean Girls
Unless you had magical childhood luck or were homeschooled in the wilderness, you probably tangled with a mean girl or bully back in your day. Unfortunately, mean girls and bullies grow up and go to work, where you might just encounter them again—just without the lockers and swirlies this time around. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 9 tips to deal with workplace bullying. Read full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2fKdvRt
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11 min
October 28, 2016
129 SP How is ADHD Different for Women and Girls?
ADHD has long been the domain of school age boys who seem to come with a built-in jet pack. What’s slowly emerging is that girls and women suffer too, but with slightly different symptoms that often get overlooked. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen examines how ADHD often manifests in girls and women. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2f6KjEO
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10 min
October 21, 2016
016 SP 5 Signs of PTSD
In the first of a two-part series, the Savvy Psychologist identifies the 5 symptoms of PTSD. Next week, she tackles healing and what you can do to offer support to someone with PTSD - plus, what not to do! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2egthoo
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12 min
September 23, 2016
125 SP 9 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder
It’s the most dramatized of the personality disorders (Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction with her boiled bunny, anyone?) but one of the least understood. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen clears the air with 9 signs of borderline personality disorder. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d9GIVR
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8 min
September 15, 2016
030 SP 9 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People
Blamers, complainers, and bullies, oh my! The Savvy Psychologist offers 4 tips for dealing with difficult people, and 5 more for taking care of yourself after a close encounter with the difficult kind. Plus, does bedwetting predict psychopathy? Find out in our new Savvy Listener Mail segment! Read the full transcript: http://bit.ly/1octx6S
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12 min
September 9, 2016
124 SP Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to Make Tough Decisions
We’ve all been in situations where the choice is anything but clear. How do you know when to keep on keepin’ on? Or wave the white flag of surrender? This week on the Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 tips to help you decide when to stay and when to go. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cPJNh4
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7 min
September 2, 2016
123 SP What Is Anxiety Sensitivity and Do I Have It?
Shaking and numbness and sweat, oh my! What do we call it when what we fear is fear itself? None other than the little-known, but hugely important concept of anxiety sensitivity. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what it is and offers 3 tips to take it down. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2chpZhm
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8 min
August 26, 2016
063 SP What Do Dreams Mean?
From the boulevard of broken dreams to California dreamin’, the Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen tackles the psychology and physiology behind your dreams. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1H7ICNK
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9 min
August 19, 2016
122 SP 10 Tips for Talking to Kids About Sex
Talking to kids about sex used to mean one awkward sit-down for “the talk.” But these days, there’s so much more to talk about—media coverage of sexual assaults on college campuses, “yes means yes” affirmative consent laws, hookup culture, the accessibility of online porn—it’s a complicated world out there. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 9 tips to navigate the treacherous world of talking to your kids about sex. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2bpKQUz
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12 min
August 12, 2016
121 SP 5 Psychological Studies to Reboot Your Summer
How is it already August? June and July flew by in about ten minutes, leaving us to wonder where all our grand plans for the Best Summer Ever went. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 ways to help you get the most out of the final four weeks of summer (or rest assured that it’s okay if you don’t). Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2aWF9Jp
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9 min
August 5, 2016
120 SP How to Avoid the Overparenting Trap: An Interview with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Check out some highlights from the Savvy Psychologist's recent interview with Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2b81cha
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14 min
July 29, 2016
119 SP - How to Survive the Sandwich Generation
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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8 min
July 15, 2016
117 SP Is Your Smartphone Good or Bad for Your Relationship?
To text or not to text? In a world where two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, the answer is usually “to text,” to the point that 25% of couples who live together report texting each other from different rooms in the same house. But what effect do smartphones have on our relationships? Is it an automatic left swipe, or does every smartphone case have a silver lining? This week, we’ll cover how to use tech to connect, and when to put down that phone. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2alMZhl
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8 min
July 1, 2016
116 SP What Influences Someone to Be Transgender?
This week, by request from listener Cindy in Iowa, we’ll take a look at the still-evolving science of what causes an individual to be transgender. Plus, the surprising reason why gender dysphoria is a mental disorder. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29soDCV
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8 min
June 24, 2016
115 SP 4 Ways to Handle Life's Daily Hassles
The garbage disposal breaks. There’s traffic and you’re late. You can’t find your wallet. The bus roars right past your stop. What to do? By request from listener Abdelkarim in Morocco this week we’ll cover how to handle life’s daily hassles. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29u7Db2
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8 min
June 16, 2016
039 SP How to Talk to Kids About Terrorism and Violence
From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon bombings to ISIS, violence and terrorism are part of growing up in our world today. How do we explain such a world to our kids? Savvy Psychologist offers 13 tips to talk to your kids about terrorism and violence. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1twti4V
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9 min
June 3, 2016
025 SP What Is Impostor Syndrome?
Can’t take a compliment? Feel like a fake? Convinced you’ll be unmasked at any moment? Welcome to the secret circle of high achievers suffering from Impostor Syndrome. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains how to recognize it, where it comes from, and 9 tips for how to combat it. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1U3JiN9
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13 min
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