426: Self-help myths, emotional Novocaine & what makes life worth living | Psychologist Sasha Heinz, Ph.D.

Sasha Heinz, Ph.D.: “Any accomplishment requires a lot of uncomfortable action.”  Sasha, a developmental psychologist who is an expert in behavioral change and positive psychology, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss why we're over-complicating well-being, plus: - How to know when your positivity becomes a problem (~13:55) - How to reconnect with your inner child (~16:13) - Why pessimism is your friend (~18:21) - Why mindset hacks don’t always work (~21:48) - How to increase your mental fitness (~30:11) Referenced in the episode: - Check out Sasha's website. - mbg Podcast episode #388, with Arthur Brooks, Ph.D. - Check out Tim Ferriss' books. - Watch Dan Harris at mbg revitalize 2014. Take 25% off sleep support+ with code SLEEP25. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Apply code at checkout. We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on Youtube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

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