Author Archives: Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections

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7 Myths About Suicide

The recent tragedies of Kate Spade’s and Anthony Bourdain’s suicides raised awareness of suicide as a mental health issue, but also generated a lot of misinformation

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7 Myths About Suicide

The recent tragedies of Kate Spade’s and Anthony Bourdain’s suicides raised awareness of suicide as a mental health issue, but also generated a lot of misinformation

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4 Myths about Extroversion We’re Guilty of Believing

Is it true that extroverts have shallow relationships and draw energy from others like a vampire? Not so fast

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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

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Why We Procrastinate and 5 Ways to Stop

We all procrastinate, even at times we know better

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The Science Behind 5 Classic Happiness Clichés

Most inspirational quotes make us roll our eyes, but if you dig into them, they can offer true wisdom

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What to Do (and Not Do) When You Feel Insecure

Whatever you call it—self-doubt, insecurity, inadequacy—it’s a universal phenomenon. 

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5 Ways Technology Is Making Us Anxious

Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen, weighs in on five ways technology feeds anxiety

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The Best Social Anxiety Hacks for Any Occasion

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen shares her top 3 social anxiety hacks to help you feel comfortable and confident

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How to Stop Abandoning Projects

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five ways to stop abandoning projects and finally cross the finish line.

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How Not to Care What Other People Think

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers nine ways to stop caring what other people think

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Busting the Myths of Meditation with Dan Harris

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen talks to award-winning journalist and news anchor Dan Harris to bust the myths that stop you from meditating

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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? 

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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

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7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 7 big beliefs healthy people share

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How to (Try to) Not Take Things Personally

Savvy Psychologist helps us all be less sensitive to inevitable criticism

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How to Tell If Someone Is Lying

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals seven ways to tell if someone is lying

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5 Body Hacks to Instantly Calm Overwhelming Emotion

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen breaks the glass on 5 body hacks that pull the plug on overwhelming emotion

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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. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five ways to skunk your funk

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6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 reasons why, instead of shooting for the stars, we aim straight for our foot

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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

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How to Ease Travel Anxiety

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen puts to rest four common travel anxieties

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5 Ways to Be More Patient and Less Annoyed

This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers up 5 ways to fatten up our quickly-thinning patience

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5 Easy Ways to Help Your Anxious Child (and Your Anxious Self)

Worry and anxiety can eat away at kids’ comfort and confidence, especially at stressful transition times like going back to school or to summer camp. Here are 5 helpful tips to ease the mind of…

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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

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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. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen examines the psychology of…

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Kid Fears in Adults: The Dark and Other Phobias

This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen shows you how to vanquish childhood fears and phobias

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7 Ways to Have More Self-Discpline

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 ways to stretch your self-control

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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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