Does Your Self-Talk Energize You or Drain You?

How we talk to ourselves matters. Especially at the start of a brand new day. Our thoughts are the lyrics to our daily soundtrack after all. A topic I talk about with love and laughter in this video workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ALCrzw_1Xo Psychology Homework: The One Day at a Time Approach Step One: Awareness Begin by WAKING... Continue Reading →

Rethink Time in COVID-19

I find the perception of time fascinating.Everyone experiences time differently. Because time truly is relative. Changing from situation to situation.For example: Work Week vs. Vacation Week COVID vs. Pre-COVID Bored versus in Flow Time perception also varies from person to person. For example: Teenager vs. Baby Boomer  Good Health vs. Poor Health  Type A Personality... Continue Reading →

CPR: Sustainable Resilience & Mental Health Habits

sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty /səˌstānəˈbilədē/ The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. Catch Pause Repair (CPR) is a Framework for Sustainable Mental Health & Resilience Habits. CPR includes three simple steps as outlined in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVfeKg78fEY 1. Catch Catch yourself before a stress response escalates by becoming more aware of what triggers... Continue Reading →

Delaying Gratification Doubles The Reward

Is it worth the wait? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXZvf2_UHJ0 Reflection Questions 1. Do you consider yourself a patient person, an impatient person, or an impulsive person? Give situational examples for each. For example: You may be more patient at work, but not at home. You may be able to control your impulses when it comes to food, but... Continue Reading →

Celebrate Who You Are: One Size Does Not Fit All

https://youtu.be/0ccXnA3GCME Boundaries, Personality, and Saying No Do you have a difficult time saying no? While others in your life say no without a second thought. Is this confusing and at times upsetting for you? Are you hard on yourself because of this discrepancy between yourself and others? You may be interested to discover that Saying... Continue Reading →

Positive psychology on campus

What is Positive Psychology? https://youtu.be/uAFNjr29sy4 "While traditional psychology focused its attention on pathology and problems, in the relatively new field of positive psychology, researchers strive to explore and understand the strengths of individuals and communities that contribute to their flourishing." Source: Psychology Guide Strengths first I am passionate about what positive psychology can do for... Continue Reading →

Radio Interview: Why People Refuse to Change Their Minds

Interview Now Available 📻☀️ I begin 6 min 24 sec into radio segment:  http://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/audio/sunday-morning-live-dr-andrea-dinardo-1.9561424?mode=Article JULY 28 RADIO SHOW TOPIC: COGNITIVE DISSONANCE Why facts don't change our minds I would love your questions and reflections on the topic of why people refuse to change their minds and/or adjust their stance on a political, personal, relationship, or... Continue Reading →

Radio Interview: Is Social Media Bad for Mental Health?

LIVE FROM AM800 STUDIO http://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/audio/april-anderson-talks-to-dr-andrea-dinardo Your Input I would love your questions and reflections on the topic of social media and well-being for my SUNDAY MORNING LIVE interview with host April Anderson on AM800 CKLW iHeart Radio. We will also be discussing thriving under pressure and why failure is good for us. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RuTs70525VA&app=m&persist_app=1 Watch video... Continue Reading →

The deeper the breath, the deeper the peace.

The next time you are under any kind of pressure. Stuck in traffic. Rushing from class to class. Dealing with a difficult customer at work. Desperately trying to recall answers on a final exam.  Wake up to the formidable power that exists within you.  Right here. Right now. Right under your nose. Breathe https://youtu.be/zRSQw-LjU8k The deeper the breath, the deeper... Continue Reading →

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