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On stress, burnout, work-life balance, and more.
Teyhou Smyth Ph.D., LMFT
Are you known as the person who never says no to anyone, even if it isn’t convenient?
Often during holiday gatherings, even our most beloved folks can make comments that make us cringe. Here's how to manage such discussions.
There are many relationship traps, but a common one is making assumptions about your partner's thoughts, feelings, and motivations.
As winter approaches, a decrease in daylight can mean an increase in symptoms such as fatigue, sadness, and loss of interest in activities. These remedies can help you fight back.
Knowing whether you have a secure, avoidant, or anxious attachment style or if you are a people-pleaser (active or recovering) can help you make thoughtful decisions in your relationships.
What are the different outcomes for differing attachment styles in relationships?
Do you ever get the feeling that people expect you to go along with everything they say, whether it is good for you or not?
You are not alone.
Managing defensiveness without taking it personally.
Recognizing patterns and exploring triggers.
Part I: Through self-exploration and compassion, we can look at the way we experience our connections and make adjustments that improve our relationships.
How to overcome the challenges and create a peaceful, mentally healthy home.
Is it good to have a New Year's resolution?
Why should you know the difference between self-compassion and self-pity? And how can you improve your self-compassion?
Women’s liberation has brought us into a rich environment in which women finally have more autonomy and equality. Yet some women continue to self-sabotage. Why?
We are behavioral chameleons by necessity, but sometimes our roles can keep us firmly stuck in a rut. Here's how to break free.
What does it mean to be authentic? What if others around you are not? When an authentic person invites someone to share vulnerability, it is a powerful invitation.
For single people, the loneliness and isolation imposed by the pandemic may seem even more acute. How do we fix that?
The positive vibes we get from helping others reward our sense of purpose and meaning. But be warned: People pleasing can be a trap.
Self-sabotage happens to all of us from time to time, but we don’t need to get stuck there. Recognizing it and creating a plan to work around it can put us back on track. Here is how.
Those who fall into the trap of people-pleasing tend to dive deeply into the spirit of being in-tune with the needs of others.
As you strive to improve the health of your mind, body, and spirit, challenge yourself to try something new. Here are tips for having a healthy work-life balance.
How to recognize and prevent lawyer burnout.
Do you work at a law firm and suffer from burnout? Here's how to recognize and prevent lawyer burnout.
How can you choose a New Year's resolution you can commit to?
Have you ever felt sad or depressed around then holidays or after a vacation?
How to manage and overcome symptoms of burnout.
How can we fight burnout and improve productivity when we are bombarded with conflicting cultural messages about success?
What are the solutions for burnout in information technology?
How could leaders inspire others to rise to their potential?
While being successful is a worthwhile legacy, what else do you want for yourself? Here are a few ideas on how to manage stress, anxiety and burnout.
Teyhou Smyth, Ph.D., LMFT, teaches psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University.