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10 Ways to Celebrate International Day of Happiness

Sunday, March 20 is International Day of Happiness, and I’m thrilled to be here introducing 10 ways that you can celebrate! Check out the video above for 10 easy ways to celebrate International Day of Happiness (also known as 10 ways you can increase your level of happiness) or grab the highlights below. Did you […] Read more…

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Step Up Your Gratitude Game With This Extra Challenge

We have one week left in the month-long #gratitudewithdrallison challenge, and I have to say that it has been SO AWESOME to see so many people participating! Naming three new things to be grateful for each day is challenging at first, but hopefully at three weeks in, you’re starting to notice a shift. Hopefully you’re […] Read more…

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Increase Your Level of Happiness with This Simple Exercise

I am thrilled to be kicking off a brand new challenge today, #gratitudewithdrallison. This exciting, month-long challenge is designed to increase your overall level of happiness, by practicing a simple, daily exercise in gratitude.  Check out the video below for more info! Here’s how it works. Every day, take two minutes or less to name […] Read more…

My Mantra for Worry

My Mantra of the Moment for Dealing with Worry

If you’re a worrier, you probably often find yourself anxious about the future, fretting about the unknown, and predicting every possible outcome. You might be surprised to hear that worry, anxiety, and fear are a normal, and sometimes healthy, part of life. The challenge is when we let this worry overtake us, when it balloons […] Read more…

Swap this word in your vocabulary to reach your goals faster via Dr. Allison Answers

The Simple Switch That Can Help You Reach Your Goals Faster

Several months ago, I posted about the danger of “should” statements. You know, the phrases that are supposed to be motivating, yet they manage to be loaded with shame and self-criticism. “I should eat healthier, I should be calmer with my kids, I should read more.” “I shouldn’t eat so much fast food, I shouldn’t care […] Read more…

The 10 second practice that can change the way you love

The 10 Second Practice That Can Change The Way You Love

Today, I am thrilled to be sharing my first ever video on Dr. Allison Answers!  (Insert brief happy dance, as I was unsure whether or not I’d be able to figure out the whole video editing process.)  Geared towards couples and families, this video shares about a ten second, daily practice that you can do to […] Read more…

The Mindfulness + Meditation App You Need to Start Using Today via Dr. Allison Answers

My Favorite Mindfulness + Meditation App and 5 Reasons I Love It

Mindfulness rocks.  Plain and simple.  If you’re new here, get caught up for a second.  If you’re a regular reader, and you’re practicing mindfulness, fist bump for you.  If you’re a regular reader and you’re not practicing mindfulness, whaaaat?  What’s stopping you?! Now, I can’t read your mind through the computer to know your answer […] Read more…

Think It's Helpful To Vent?  Think Again via Dr. Allison Answers

Think It’s Helpful to Vent? Think Again.

Venting.  We all do it.  You know what I’m talking about.  You’re frustrated, irritated, and annoyed.  Your speech quickens, your volume increases, and you just get on a roll.  And if you’re anything like me, you wave your arms around wildly, stopping every three seconds to say, “Seriously?!?!”  (And yes, all that punctation is apparent in […] Read more…

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