Monthly Archives: June 2020

For many, talking to strangers isn’t something we seek out. It gives us anxiety. What if they’re rude? What if they judge us? What are we going to talk about? While this anxiety is understandable, studies have shown the outcomes of these interactions tend to be positive and produce mutual […]

Happy Thoughts: June 30, 2020 at 12:20PM

If being open-minded is a trait you want to foster, it helps to know when you’ve actually been open minded. Some individuals claim this, but haven’t changed their mind on anything recently (or maybe even ever). Being open minded allows us to accept, process, and use the best information to […]

Happy Thoughts: June 28, 2020 at 01:46PM

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In this video we talk about how to make small talk for introverts. We talk about taking a genuine interest in others and asking what they care about. There are many small opportunities to increase our relationships by simply talking to others a bit more. It’s not about going out […]

HappyTalks: Making Small Talk

It’s easy to get stuck focusing on problems, optimizing, and straining to get all of life’s details together. It’s not easy. There are, however, many options and opportunities out there. Not everything is permanent or needs to be taken seriously. Some big problems are only serious and heavy because of […]

Happy Thoughts: June 25, 2020

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In this video we talk about self-esteem and confidence. We discuss how self-esteem is derived from feeling self-worth, how much others influence our esteem, and not feeling good enough. Then we spend some time discussing the difference between achievements and personal value. Equipment: Camera: Logitech BRIO – Affiliate Link:

HappyTalks: Self-Esteem & Self-Worth

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Best for:  Mindset is best for those who want to learn about Growth Mindsets. Also good for those interested in learning general psychology or frequently-cited personal development material. Those who really enjoy case studies, experiments, and examples. Difficulty to digest: Mindset contains a huge number of examples and moves slowly […]

Mindset by Carol Dweck – Book Review