happiness

The Fun Habit – An Examination of Modern Approaches to Happiness w/Michael Rucker Ph.D.

Tony interviews Michael Rucker, Ph.D. In 2016, Michael experienced a series of serious setbacks that caused him to challenge the tools he had built over the previous two decades as a student of positive psychology. Ultimately finding himself “unhappy, a bit lonely, and burnt out,” Michael critically evaluated modern approaches to happiness. He quickly realized …

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“Are You A Narcissist?” Tony Interviewed on Michaela Renee Johnson’s “Be You Find Happy” Podcast

Tony is the interviewee on Michaela Renee Johnson’s “Be You Find Happy” podcast. From the show notes on Michaela’s episode, “Ha, got your attention. If you’re asking yourself that you’re probably not, but you might be in a relationship with someone who is “less emotionally mature.” It seems narcissism is on the rise but is …

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How to Be Happy…Scientifically Speaking

Tony breaks down Douglas Kenrick, PhD’s article “7 Scientifically Supported Steps to Happiness,” https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-murder-and-the-meaning-life/202109/7-scientifically-supported-steps-happiness based off of Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book “The How of Happiness: A scientific approach to getting the life you want.” Sign up today to be the first to know when the next round of The Magnetic Marriage Course will launch http://tonyoverbay.com/magnetic #happiness #science #therapy #virtualcouch …

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Let Your Values Guide You to Happiness, Purpose, and Connection

Tony shares why values are so important, and how a thought truly is simply a thought…thoughts do not always lead to action. He also describes the most effective thing to do when you’re feeling down, lonely, anxious, depressed, or any other feeling. You can find Russ Harris’ values worksheet here https://psychwire.com/harris/resources ————— TRANSCRIPT ————— [00:00:22] Hey, …

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Whose Life Are You Really Living? A Deep Dive into Differentiation

Tony discusses the 4 Steps of Differentiation from the article “Psychological Differentiation” from https://www.psychalive.org/psychological-differentiation/ The 4 Steps are based on the work of Dr. Robert Firestone from his book “The Self-Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation,” Visit http://tonyoverbay.com to sign up for Tony’s newsletter and to find out more about his programs for couples communication, parenting, pornography …

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Ladders Make Crummy Shovels – 3 Metaphors That Lead to a Lifetime of Happiness

Have you ever felt like you’re in a vicious game of tug-of-war with the struggles in your life? Afraid that if you don’t pull hard enough you’ll fall into the bottomless bit in front of you? What would happen if you dropped the rope in the tug-of-war with anxiety, depression, or fear? Or have you …

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3 Takeaways From The World Happiness Report

Tony shares his takeaways from Mark Travers, Ph.D. article from Psychologytoday.com “3 Happiness Tips From This Year’s World Happiness Report.” https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/social-instincts/202104/3-happiness-tips-years-world-happiness-report?collection=1160830Please subscribe to The Virtual Couch YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheVirtualCouchPodcast/ and follow The Virtual Couch on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/virtualcouch/ This episode of The Virtual Couch is sponsored by http://betterhelp.com/virtualcouch With the continuing “sheltering” rules that are spreading across the country PLEASE do …

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