Happiness

  • Therapy Louisville
    Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy. Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.

    Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.

Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.

 

Did you know that memes can deliver a quick jolt of media therapy?

That’s why this month’s blog is a little different.  I’m flipping the script that “Social media is damaging human interaction!” and sharing with you some of my most popular memes.

I think of the memes I create and share regularly on social media as “small moments of visual therapy.” […]

By |June, 24th, 2021|Happiness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on Dr. Jan’s Memes: A Quick Jolt of Media Therapy.
  • Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

    Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

Thinking about suicide is not a very good predictor of a suicide attempt. Thinking about suicide isn’t even one of the eight big risk factors for a suicide attempt. (more…)

By |September, 12th, 2020|Happiness, Relationships, Resilience|Comments Off on Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide
  • Making a decision
    The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

    The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

Dilemmas are different from ordinary problems.  

Problems have solutions.  Dilemmas are more about resolution than solution.  (more…)

By |January, 16th, 2020|Happiness, Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself
  • Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating

    Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating

Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating

A diagnosis of diabetes can feel like a death sentence.  I remember observing the faces of the participants in a diabetes education program, as the nutritionist described how to manage their blood glucose by controlling portions and by eating more nominally-processed foods and fewer sweets, sugary beverages and baked goods.

Although the participants were well aware of the need to make […]

By |August, 9th, 2019|Happiness, Mindfulness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating
  • How To Get Along With Parents
    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

“It’s always something or your mother,” as Wynona Judd is fond of saying.  I guess she should know.  She and her mother Naomi Judd were one of the most successful duos in country music history, and the backstory of their complicated relationship has been well documented on reality TV.  

By |May, 17th, 2019|Happiness, Personal Growth, Relationships, Resilience|Comments Off on How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else
  • Happiness
    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

I’ve noticed the things that overwhelm us during the holidays are really no different from what stresses us out the rest of the year.  They’re actually amped-up versions of two life dilemmas we wrestle with any time of year: 

“Person A, B, or C (or all of the above) is driving me crazy with their…  Can you […]

By |December, 24th, 2018|Happiness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year
  • journaling helps reduce stress
    Holiday Stress?  Write It Off. Holiday Stress?  Write It Off.

    Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

The best part of showing up for the University of Louisville Depression Center Conference in November isn’t the continuing education credits.  It may sound strange, but I was invigorated and […]

By |December, 4th, 2018|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Holiday Stress? Write It Off.
  • Lonely?  You’re Not Alone Lonely?  You’re Not Alone

    Lonely? You’re Not Alone

Lonely? You’re Not Alone

What could possibly be more hazardous to your health than obesity, drinking excessively or smoking up to fifteen cigarettes a day?  Does it surprise you to know that it’s loneliness? (more…)

By |July, 16th, 2018|Happiness, Relationships|Comments Off on Lonely? You’re Not Alone