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This podcast is dedicated to self-growth, emotional well-being, and becoming the best versions of ourselves possible! You will find everything to do with personal development and self-help with topics ranging from anxiety relief, cultivating joy, conscious living, motivation, psychology, emotional intelligence and more! It's never too late to make positive changes. Let's make life extraordinary!
 
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Cognitive Distortions - Should Statements - How the "shoulds" are keeping you in a cycle of guilt, shame, anxiety, inadequacy, and depression, and how to reframe this toxic thought pattern PSYCHOLOGY & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: In today's episode, we talk about "should statements" - they are the seemingly harmless things we tell ourselves in our mind t…
 
Are We Lying to Ourselves? The Psychology of Self-Deceit : Why are we so afraid to be honest with ourselves? Are you hiding your truths from yourself? Today's episode dives deep into the reasons why we do this, how to know if we are lying to ourselves, the harm that it causes to ourselves, our relationships, and our authenticity, and how to learn t…
 
TRUE SELF-AWARENESS & SELF DISCOVERY: HOW TO KNOW YOURSELF MORE DEEPLY AND CREATE YOUR BEST LIFE: In today's episode, we discuss the value of knowing and understanding ourselves fully, and how it can help us to design a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. We'll talk about different fun and effective approaches to getting to know ourselves bette…
 
HOW TO SPOT AND DEAL WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE AND ENERGY VAMPIRES / PSYCHOLOGY AND SELF HELP: A psychic vampire (or energy vampire) is a term for those who drain the emotional energy from us and leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. This video explains how to identify and respond to this toxic behavior can help you preserve your energy & protect …
 
Are you thriving...or just surviving life as best you can? This motivational podcast talks about how to escape the cycle of constantly living survival mode and just barely getting by in our life and how to get inspired by life again and truly begin to thrive and enjoy ourselves. We will talk about how to recognize the signs of survival mode, as wel…
 
The Importance of Self-Belief - how to learn to trust yourself and believe in your ability to succeed / how to increase self efficacy - PSYCHOLOGY & SELF DEVELOPMENT PODCAST - Self-efficacy (self belief) is concept originally developed the psychologist Albert Bandura and it refers to our own beliefs about our capabilities and ability to achieve goa…
 
HOW TO STOP HOLDING A GRUDGE AND LET GO OF ANGER & RESENTMENT: Are you feeling bitter, holding grudges, or trapped in a loop of negative emotions when replaying the actions or words of other people in your mind over and over? Do you dream of getting even, getting revenge, or feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Are you simply findin…
 
MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY - USING MUSIC THERAPY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS, SELF-AWARENESS & TO HELP US THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES - In today's episode, we discuss the psychological benefits of using our favorite music as a form of self therapy, and how to use music to improve our mood, self--understanding, life satisfaction, and overall mental health.…
 
Today's episode discusses the psychology behind why we tend to romanticize the past so much and long for the way things were, and offers strategies for how we can finally let go and move forward in our lives. It talks about "rosy retrospection" , which is a psychological phenomenon in which we tend to judge the past disproportionately more positive…
 
This episode discusses a cognitive distortion in psychology called "splitting", which is often referred to as "black and white thinking" or "all or nothing thinking". We can think of it as the failure in our thinking to bring together the dichotomy of both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole. It i…
 
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF STRANGER THINGS & THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCEPT OF NOSTALGIA As we await Season Four of Stranger Things, I thought it would be fun to do a tribute & deep dive into some of the psychological principals and concepts that make the show so popular. This episode brings us back to the eighties and talks about why the decade is so appealing,…
 
HOW TO BECOME PATIENT: Are you impatient? In this chaotic, rushed world of instant gratification we live in, it seems difficult not to be. More than ever, we feel irritable, restless, and we find it difficult to deal with setbacks, delays, wastes of time, and inconveniences. It can cause great frustration, anxiety, and agitation in our life and rel…
 
The hidden power of kindness: This episode discusses the healing power of kindness, how to be more kind and altruistic, the psychology behind it, and why it can seem so difficult to be kind when we are experiencing our own suffering. When we are intentionally kind and compassionate, it leads to many significant positive changes in our mood, brain, …
 
In today's episode, I answer audience questions and address topics such as: * Will things ever be the same? Can things go back to the way they were? * Is it possible to change another person? * Minimalism & the benefits of being a minimalist * Book, Movie & Television Recommendations * How to cope with & address differences in religion and spiritua…
 
This episode discusses powerful insight from the film "Nomadland" and the path towards finding self liberation and mental freedom at a time when authenticity seems to have been forgotten. In this thought-provoking movie, the character Fern learns to carve her own path and sets on a healing journey to overcome her grief and the limitations she had p…
 
Is your life becoming a show? So often, we unconsciously let the judgements and opinions of others shape our lives and we begin to lose sight of the importance of living authentically and feeling free to create and experience life on our own terms. This episode invites us to make life and adventure again and to stop giving the world a backstage pas…
 
Does everyone have a dark side? In this episode, we explore what psychologist Carl Jung described as the "Shadow Self" - the unconscious, unknown parts of our personality that we repress or hide. It can contain aspects of ourselves that we are ashamed of, our most painful memories, and any of our thoughts or instincts that we are afraid to share. W…
 
Breaking out of a half lived life: Have you gotten to a place where you feel your life is on repeat? That everything is redundant, uninspiring, and boring? Are you simply going through the motions and merely surviving, or are you truly thriving and living your best life? If you are reading to snap out of zombie-mode and start creating a joyful, mea…
 
Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? This episode is all about committing to WELLNESS in 2021, and taking better care of both our mental and physical health. It discusses how to make wellness goals, set priorities, and offers actionable strategies to start feeling better right away. I hope you find it both healing and helpful! Nena Lavonne is …
 
Are you ready to feel happy and optimistic again? It is definitely time. I know 2020 was a roller coaster that made us feel overwhelmed, worried, discouraged, and pessimistic much of the time. As relentless and difficult as it was, it is time for us to turn the page and get our power and motivation back. This episode offers specific strategies for …
 
Did you have the worst day ever? Bad days happen to the best of us every once in a while. We can feel like a failure, or completely overwhelmed and frustrated, or have gotten some disappointing or upsetting news. It can make us ask questions like: Does everything happen for a reason? Why is all this is happening to me? When will my life ever get be…
 
In today's episode, I share the top 15 things that changed my life - from better habits, mindset shifts, and positive changes. I truly hope it inspires you to take steps towards living your best life, and making any necessary changes that will help you create a life you find fulfilling, rewarding, and fun! Nena Lavonne is a certified life coach, au…
 
In today's episode, we will be discussing how to stop caring what other people think of us, how to stop fearing the opinions and judgments of other people, and to be more confident making our own decisions and leading our own authentic life. I truly hope you find it interesting, healing, and helpful! Nena Lavonne is a certified life coach, author, …
 
In today's episode, we will be discussing the epidemic of feeling bored, exhausted, and uninspired by life. If your life seems to be on repeat, if you aren't having fun anymore, if you feel like you've lost interest or that there is nothing to look forward to, you are not alone, and it is absolutely fixable. We will go over reasons why life feels b…
 
THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND HALLOWEEN - This episode discusses why we are so drawn to this spooky holiday, why we like to be scared, the psychology behind costume selection, trick-or-treating, and some of my own childhood stories and occurrences relating to Halloween. I hope you find it fun and interesting! The Pathways to Happiness with Nena Lavonne Pod…
 
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