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

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Rank #62 in Health & Fitness category

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Self-Improvement
Health & Fitness
Mental Health
Science
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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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I’ve enjoyed Savvy Psychologist for 4 years and am happy about Dr Wu. It’s been a smooth transition from Dr Ellen, and the podcast subjects are relevant and helpful. Keep on keeping on!

Great listening

By Mklippie - Feb 19 2019
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Informative and interesting. Learning a lot!!

iTunes Ratings

887 Ratings
Average Ratings
735
76
27
31
18

Seamless Exchange

By sb505445 - Sep 12 2019
Read more
I’ve enjoyed Savvy Psychologist for 4 years and am happy about Dr Wu. It’s been a smooth transition from Dr Ellen, and the podcast subjects are relevant and helpful. Keep on keeping on!

Great listening

By Mklippie - Feb 19 2019
Read more
Informative and interesting. Learning a lot!!
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The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #62 in Health & Fitness category

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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.

Rank #1: 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
10 mins
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Rank #2: 204 - How To Make Friends as an Adult

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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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Jun 29 2018
40 mins
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Rank #3: 170 - How to Handle a Toxic Family Member

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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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Sep 22 2017
10 mins
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Rank #4: 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
13 mins
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Rank #5: 150 SP Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 7 Remedies

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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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Apr 14 2017
9 mins
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Rank #6: 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
12 mins
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Rank #7: 130 SP 9 Ways to Deal with Adult Bullies and Mean Girls

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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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Nov 04 2016
9 mins
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Rank #8: 048 SP 6 Ways to Deal with Panic Attacks

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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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Feb 16 2017
9 mins
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Rank #9: 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
11 mins
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Rank #10: 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
8 mins
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Rank #11: 134 SP 5 Ways to Stop People Pleasing

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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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Dec 09 2016
8 mins
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Rank #12: 179 - 5 Tricks to Handle Passive Aggressive People

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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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Dec 01 2017
9 mins
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Rank #13: 252 - The Best-Kept Psychological Secrets

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Ta-da! At long last, meet your new Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Jade Wu, and say farewell to your founding host, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen. This week, the two hosts exchange thoughts on the biggest challenges and best-kept secrets in psychology today (and throw in their thoughts on pizza and chickens).

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Jul 25 2019
26 mins
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Rank #14: 253 - How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

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Do you really need eight hours of sleep each night to thrive? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the eight-hour sleep rule and offers three ways to find the best sleep for you.

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

FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Aug 02 2019
14 mins
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Rank #15: 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 #16: 175 - 7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

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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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Dec 28 2018
14 mins
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Rank #17: 254 - Why Negative Emotions Aren’t All Bad

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Wouldn’t it be nice if our brains let us be happy and calm all the time? The science of emotions tells us that negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness are actually healthy and useful.

Read the full transcript at health-fitness/mental-health/negative-emotions-not-bad
Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts

FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych

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Aug 09 2019
16 mins
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Rank #18: 244 - 5 Unofficial Types of Depression

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Depression is like a salad. Just like dishes as varied as tuna nicoise, egg salad, and molded Jell-O studded with canned fruit cocktail are all legit salads, the hundreds of possible symptom profiles of depression are all legit depression. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers 5 of the most common faces of depression.

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May 10 2019
12 mins
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Rank #19: 235 - How to Know If You've Met The One

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Do birds suddenly appear every time your beloved is near? Do stars fall from the sky every time they walk by? The Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen, shares 6 ways to know if you’ve met the love of your life. Read the full transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/how-to-know-if-youve-met-the-one Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW SAVVY PSYCHOLOGIST Order Ellen's book HOW TO BE YOURSELF: 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 22 2019
11 mins
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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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