Mental health is about diagnosable conditions like depression and anxiety. Emotional health is about common experiences like loneliness, failure, and heartbreak, the non-diagnosable stuff.
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Dear Guy: “I’m a serial canceler, and I feel tremendously guilty about it”
Twice a month, Guy Winch will be answering your most pressing questions about life — whether it’s about your relationships, your job (or jobs), your family (or families), your passions, worries, fears, and more.
When there’s not enough family to celebrate Thanksgiving with
In January 2020, a new advice column from New York City psychologist Guy Winch, who has given two beautifully thoughtful and helpful TED Talks and written one TED book, will appear on TED.com.
5 ways to build lasting self-esteem
Everyone is in favor of high self-esteem — but cultivating it can be a surprisingly perilous quest. Psychologist Guy Winch explains why — and describes smart ways we can help build ourselves up
Why rejection hurts so much — and what to do about it
Psychologist Guy Winch shares some practical tips for soothing the sting of rejection.
A short list of some of my most popular articles and press.
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Taking Psychology to the People
APA member Guy Winch, PhD, wants to share effective strategies for managing common…
5 Tips to Stick to Your Goals
The key to reaching your goals and sticking to them is in the work you do before you actually start such as planning and anticipating how to manage hurdles and setbacks.
5 Ways We Justify Negative Self-Talk and Why They’re Wrong
Beating ourselves up does nothing to help us learn from mistakes and it impairs our confidence and motivation going forward.
10 Crucial Differences Between Worry and Anxiety
Worry and anxiety are very different emotional experiences so our approach to managing them should be very different as well.