How To Uninvite the Shoulds and the Musts from The Holidays

Perhaps it’s started for you. You may already feel like the expectations around the holidays are getting out of hand: family is looking forward to traditions, coworkers can’t wait for your famous cookies, friends are praising your amazing gift-wrapping...

YGTG: From The Happiness Lab: The Secret to Making Friends as an Adult

Here’s a special preview of the new season of The Happiness Lab for the YGTG for this month!  You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos...

256 SelfWork: How To Hang On to Being You In A Relationship

Today, in this episode sponsored by BetterHelp, we’re going to focus on what psychologists call “a solid sense of self” – which is a little jargonistic for me. First we’ll touch on the huge difference between codependence and interdependence,...

227 SelfWork: Good Stuffing. Bad Stuffing. What’s the Difference?

Compartmentalization (sometimes called stuffing away feelings) is a healthy skill much of the time. And you can tell when people don’t have that skill. Their emotions govern their lives and their choices. Something unpleasant or unwelcome ruins their day or causes...

SelfWork YGTG (You Get the Gist): Why Exactly Did I Write A Book?

Writing a book is the hardest and most labor-intensive task I’ve ever accomplished. And sometimes, while I was deep in the throws of its creation, I would wonder why I was doing it, even though I was so passionate about its message. What did I really hope would...