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

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Rank #18 in Mental Health category

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

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

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Tone is everything

By psychedBrad - Jan 24 2020
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Content is great, but Dr. Jade Woo sounds like she’s reading a new essay or article she just received instead of someone sharing her own insights with me. Since this is a podcast and not video, all we have is your emotional tone, speed and inflection. This is why interviewing another person, background music, and storytelling is so impactful.

Always a great take away!

By Yoyokw1025 - Jan 07 2020
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Have followed this show since it’s beginning. Solid info and insights.

iTunes Ratings

977 Ratings
Average Ratings
797
89
35
34
22

Tone is everything

By psychedBrad - Jan 24 2020
Read more
Content is great, but Dr. Jade Woo sounds like she’s reading a new essay or article she just received instead of someone sharing her own insights with me. Since this is a podcast and not video, all we have is your emotional tone, speed and inflection. This is why interviewing another person, background music, and storytelling is so impactful.

Always a great take away!

By Yoyokw1025 - Jan 07 2020
Read more
Have followed this show since it’s beginning. Solid info and insights.
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The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

Latest release on Jan 24, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 050 SP How to Deal With Rejection

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

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Dec 19 2014

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Rank #2: 074 SP How to Handle Grief and Loss

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

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Jun 19 2015

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Rank #3: 069 SP Toxic Habits: Overthinking

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

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May 15 2015

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Rank #4: 162 SP Why Can't I Focus?

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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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Jul 21 2017

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Rank #5: 262 - 4 Surprising Ways Depression Affects Your Body

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Depression may be a mental illness, but your body feels it, too—in your gut, under your skin, and even through your eyes.

Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/depression-affects-body
Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

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Oct 04 2019

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Rank #6: 026 How to Identify a Psychopath or Sociopath

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

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Jul 04 2014

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Rank #7: 171 - 6 Signs You Were Raised by a Narcissist

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

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Sep 29 2017

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Rank #8: 153 SP 3 Toxic Thinking Habits That Feed Your Insecurity

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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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Oct 05 2018

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Rank #9: 246 - How to Stop Worrying

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Worrying doesn't prevent things from happening, it just means you suffer twice if they do. Here are three strategies to help you stop worrying.

Read the full transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/stop-worrying
Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST
Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: https://us.macmillan.com/howtobeyourself/ellenhendriksen/9781250161703/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych
Download free, science-backed resources to fight social anxiety: http://EllenHendriksen.com

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May 24 2019

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Rank #10: 202 - 4 Ways to Heal Your Broken Heart

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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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Jun 01 2018

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Rank #11: 077 SP How to Tell If Someone Is Lying

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“Your message must have gone to my spam folder.” “No, those pants are totally cute on you.” “The check’s in the mail.” White lies may be a necessary social lubricant, but big whoppers cost us time and trust. How to tell if you’re being taken for a ride? This week, by request from listener Nasser from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 7 ways to spot a liar. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1NIn8uj

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May 05 2017

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Rank #12: 004 SP Why Your New Year's Resolutions Fail (and How You Can Change the Pattern)

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There are three kinds of New Year’s resolutions. Will yours make it to February? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals what type of resolution survives, what fails, and how to recommit to yours.

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Jan 30 2014

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Rank #13: 138 SP 6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage

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“Why do I do this to myself?” If you’ve uttered that phrase, you may be an unwitting victim of your own bad habits, better known as self-sabotage. By request from listener Sari in Melbourne, Australia, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 reasons why, instead of shooting for the stars, we aim straight for our foot. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2jSnHsn

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Jan 13 2017

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Rank #14: 205 - Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with These 5 Tips

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

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Jul 06 2018

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Rank #15: 115 SP 4 Ways to Handle Life's Daily Hassles

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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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Jun 24 2016

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Rank #16: 028 SP 5 Therapy Myths and Fears Busted

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

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Jul 18 2014

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Rank #17: 060 SP 10 Ways to Spot a Narcissist

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

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Mar 06 2015

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Rank #18: 232 - What to Do When Nothing Feels Good

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

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Feb 01 2019

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Rank #19: 040 SP How to Get Happy by Using Facebook

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

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Oct 10 2014

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Rank #20: 229 - 7 Secrets to a Long-Lasting Relationship

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

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Jan 11 2019

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