Why Do We...? - A PsychAlive Podcast

Ep 5: Why Do We Respond the Way We Do to a Pandemic?

We are living through an unprecedented time. Facing a global pandemic, many of us have been struck by unknown waves of worry, shock, and sadness. In this period of uncertainty, social distancing, and increased isolation, we may feel alone and afraid. Many of us are asking how can we navigate this uncharted emotional territory, cope… Read more »

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Ep 4: Why Do We Feel Happier When We’re Grateful?

Scientific studies are increasingly showing just how good gratitude is for our mental and physical health. In this episode of Why Do We, we explore the many magical ways we can benefit from practicing more thankfulness as well as some techniques for connecting with our feelings of appreciation. Dr. Lisa Firestone weighs in on how… Read more »

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Ep 3: Why Do We Feel Attracted to Rejection?

When we feel rejected, we often turn against ourselves, and begin to believe that the only person who can make us feel okay again is the very person who has rejected us. We may believe that getting back that person back is the only thing that will make our pain go away, but the truth… Read more »

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Bonus Episode: Steps of Voice Therapy

In this bonus episode, Dr. Lisa Firestone walks us through the five steps of Voice Therapy, a theory developed by her father Dr. Robert Firestone. Then, you will hear audio from a real person going through the steps of Voice Therapy with Dr. Robert Firestone to help illustrate the process of Voice Therapy and the… Read more »

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Ep 2: Why Do We Listen to Our Inner Critic?

Most of us can relate to having a nagging, nitpicking, negative voice in our heads that feeds us an endless stream of commentary and bad advice. In this episode, we interview Dr.┬áLisa Firestone about this critical inner voice. We uncover where this inner critic comes from, how it manifests itself, and the many ways it… Read more »

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Ep 1: Why Do We Push and Pull in Our Relationships?

Most couples can relate to the dynamic of one person wanting more closeness and the other needing more space. Psychologists often refer to this as the Pursuer/Distancer Dynamic. Recent research has shown that couples stuck in this mode are actually at the highest risk for divorce. In this episode, we discuss this common relationship problem… Read more »

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