Episode 282: The Science of Happiness with Dr. Sasha Heinz - Your Kick-Ass Life

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This week Dr. Sasha Heinz is hanging out with me on the podcast. And as usual, I am super excited! I can’t help it, y’all– I get excited when I get to talk to someone who I know in real life mostly because I CAN’T WAIT to introduce them to YOU.

Sasha is my friend, is very, very smart and talks about all of the things we love to talk about over here at the YKAL headquarters, like negative self-talk and perfectionism. She is a Developmental Psychologist and Life Coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change, and the science of getting unstuck.

In today’s episode we talk about being deliberate with our thinking and how doing so has an effect on our emotions. We also talk about negative emotions and how we can have either gratuitous negative emotions or instructive negative emotions (and what that all means, plus what I call them instead of “negative” emotions). And we also tackle the million dollar question, “How can someone get to a place of worthiness, of feeling worthy?”

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What positive psychology means and how it got started (5:22)
  • Being deliberate about your thinking so that your emotions are moving you toward the life you want to be living and who you want to be (15:03)
  • Worthiness and feeling like you are not enough and some steps to help get to a place of worthiness (16:10)
  • The science of happiness and how your circumstances really don't dictate your happiness (30:06)
  • Social media and emotions – why we would all be much happier by deleting our social media feeds (38:40)

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Sasha’s website
Sasha on Instagram
Support the Podcast – Become a YKAL Patron
The How of Happiness, Sonia Lyubomirsky

Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, Developmental Psychologist and Life Coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change, and the science of getting unstuck. Dr. Heinz has leveraged her academic expertise as a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program to give her clients the tools to change their lives for good. In her private coaching practice, she helps achievement junkies feel as good on the inside as their lives look on the outside. A graduate of Harvard University and a working mom, she’s lived life on the frontline of the battle with perfectionism. So, she can help you with that, too.  

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