Author Archives: Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

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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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 7 Remedies

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 in-the-moment tips to deal with a tidal wave of tasks

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9 Hidden Signs of Perfectionism

Are you a perfectionist? Most perfectionists don’t identify with the label. But Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers nine signs that might make you come out of the (perfectly…

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Is Complaining Good or Bad For You?

Pop psychology tells us that complaining is a sort of catharsis—that by getting our feelings out rather than bottling them up, we’ll feel better. But it turns out this is largely a myth.

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3 Toxic Thinking Habits That Feed Your Insecurity

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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5 Tips to Cope with Chronic Pain

Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen offers five tips to deal with the common challenge of chronic pain

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5 Self-Care Tips for Today’s Political Climate

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen tackles how to deal with the content of today’s fast and furious news

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The Link between Disorder and Genius: An Interview with Dr. Gail Saltz

The Savvy Psychologist interviews the author of The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

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6 Ways to Beat Social Anxiety

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers tips on how to tell the difference between satisfied solitude and fearful avoidance

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6 Ways to Build Your Resilience

Like grit, executive functioning, and mindfulness, resilience is a buzzword these days. But what does it really mean to be resilient?

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How to Deal with News Overload

This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explains what news overload is doing to us and how to take control.

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9 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s the most dramatized of the personality disorders, but one of the least understood. This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen clears the air with nine signs of borderline…

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5 Ways to Stop Being a Control Freak

Are you the dictator of your corner of the world? If your theme song is Frank Sinatra’s My Way, check out this week’s five tips from Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen

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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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Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?

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

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Do Heartburn Medications Really Cause Dementia?

Recently we talked about the two-way connection between the brain and the small and large intestines (aka the gut). This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen continues our journey through…

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5 Signs of PTSD

How healing occurs and what you can do to offer support to someone with PTSD

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