Why Do We... https://www.psychalive.org Psychology for Everyday Life Thu, 28 May 2020 16:53:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ever wonder why we feel and behave the way we do? Why Do We… breaks down eye-opening science and theories from the world of psychology in easily accessible conversations so that listeners can apply this wisdom to their personal lives. Produced by the non-profit mental health website PsychAlive.org and featuring expert psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone, each episode focuses on a particular psychological phenomenon in the hopes of offering insight, information, and resources that could actually change listeners’ lives. Why Do We... clean episodic Why Do We... lenafirestone@gmail.com lenafirestone@gmail.com (Why Do We...) Psychology for Everyday Life Why Do We... https://www.psychalive.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/A_PsyhAlive.org_Podcast.jpg https://www.psychalive.org Ep 5: Why Do We Respond the Way We Do to a Pandemic? https://www.psychalive.org/ep-5-why-do-we-respond-the-way-we-do-to-a-pandemic/ Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:05:49 +0000 https://www.psychalive.org/?p=28026 https://www.psychalive.org/ep-5-why-do-we-respond-the-way-we-do-to-a-pandemic/#comments https://www.psychalive.org/ep-5-why-do-we-respond-the-way-we-do-to-a-pandemic/feed/ 1 <p>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... <a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-5-why-do-we-respond-the-way-we-do-to-a-pandemic/" title="Read Ep 5: Why Do We Respond the Way We Do to a Pandemic?">Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-5-why-do-we-respond-the-way-we-do-to-a-pandemic/">Ep 5: Why Do We Respond the Way We Do to a Pandemic?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org">PsychAlive</a>.</p> 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. 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 » Why Do We... 41:46 Ep 4: Why Do We Feel Happier When We’re Grateful? https://www.psychalive.org/ep-4-why-do-we-feel-happier-when-were-grateful/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:00:30 +0000 https://www.psychalive.org/?p=27834 https://www.psychalive.org/ep-4-why-do-we-feel-happier-when-were-grateful/#respond https://www.psychalive.org/ep-4-why-do-we-feel-happier-when-were-grateful/feed/ 0 <p>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... <a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-4-why-do-we-feel-happier-when-were-grateful/" title="Read Ep 4: Why Do We Feel Happier When We’re Grateful?">Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-4-why-do-we-feel-happier-when-were-grateful/">Ep 4: Why Do We Feel Happier When We’re Grateful?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org">PsychAlive</a>.</p> 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 co... 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 » Why Do We... clean 25:26 Ep 3: Why Do We Feel Attracted to Rejection? https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-feel-attracted-rejection/ Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:45 +0000 https://psychalive.ndic.com/ep-1-feel-attracted-rejection/ https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-feel-attracted-rejection/#respond https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-feel-attracted-rejection/feed/ 0 <p>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... <a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-feel-attracted-rejection/" title="Read Ep 3: Why Do We Feel Attracted to Rejection?">Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-feel-attracted-rejection/">Ep 3: Why Do We Feel Attracted to Rejection?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org">PsychAlive</a>.</p> 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... 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 » Why Do We... clean 32:24 Bonus Episode: Steps of Voice Therapy https://www.psychalive.org/bonus-episode-steps-voice-therapy/ Tue, 15 May 2018 22:36:31 +0000 https://psychalive.ndic.com/bonus-episode-steps-voice-therapy/ https://www.psychalive.org/bonus-episode-steps-voice-therapy/#respond https://www.psychalive.org/bonus-episode-steps-voice-therapy/feed/ 0 <p>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... <a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://www.psychalive.org/bonus-episode-steps-voice-therapy/" title="Read Bonus Episode: Steps of Voice Therapy">Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org/bonus-episode-steps-voice-therapy/">Bonus Episode: Steps of Voice Therapy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org">PsychAlive</a>.</p> 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. 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 » Why Do We... clean 10:37 Ep 2: Why Do We Listen to Our Inner Critic? https://www.psychalive.org/ep-2-listen-inner-critic/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:32:53 +0000 https://psychalive.ndic.com/ep-2-listen-inner-critic/ https://www.psychalive.org/ep-2-listen-inner-critic/#comments https://www.psychalive.org/ep-2-listen-inner-critic/feed/ 1 <p>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. Lisa Firestone about this critical inner voice. We uncover where this inner critic comes from, how it manifests itself, and the many ways it... <a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-2-listen-inner-critic/" title="Read Ep 2: Why Do We Listen to Our Inner Critic?">Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-2-listen-inner-critic/">Ep 2: Why Do We Listen to Our Inner Critic?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org">PsychAlive</a>.</p> 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. Lisa Firestone about this critical inner voice. 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. Lisa 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 » Why Do We... clean 29:44 Ep 1: Why Do We Push and Pull in Our Relationships? https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-push-pull-relationships/ Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:25:01 +0000 https://psychalive.ndic.com/ep-1-push-pull-relationships/ https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-push-pull-relationships/#respond https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-push-pull-relationships/feed/ 0 <p>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... <a class="excerpt-read-more" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-push-pull-relationships/" title="Read Ep 1: Why Do We Push and Pull in Our Relationships?">Read more »</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org/ep-1-push-pull-relationships/">Ep 1: Why Do We Push and Pull in Our Relationships?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.psychalive.org">PsychAlive</a>.</p> 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 ... 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 » Why Do We... clean 27:24