Crappy to Happy

Crappy to Happy

The series for people on the move who may be feeling low in energy, mood or motivation and can't figure out exactly why. Cass Dunn, a clinical psychologist, chats with interesting and inspiring guests to help listeners find the root of the

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Think happy thoughts!

Does positive thinking really work? Tiff and Cass discuss the power of positivity for improving your health and wellbeing. Contrary to stereotypes, it's not all smiley faces and rainbows or banishing negative emotions, but there ARE scientifically proven benefits to be gained from increasing your positive thoughts and feelings. Cass will teach you what the ideal positivity ratio is and give you the tools and tips for how you can achieve it.

Think happy thoughts!

Does positive thinking really work? Tiff and Cass discuss the power of positivity for improving your health and wellbeing. Contrary to stereotypes, it's not all smiley faces and rainbows or banishing negative emotions, but there ARE scientifically proven benefits to be gained from increasing your positive thoughts and feelings. Cass will teach you what the ideal positivity ratio is and give you the tools and tips for how you can achieve it.

36:02

EP01 - S2

5 Mar 18

Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness has become a buzzword these days but how do you sort fact from fiction and where do you start with being more mindful? Cass has been teaching mindfulness meditation for many years and Tiff is just learning to meditate so in this episode, Cass answers all the questions Tiff has about how to deal with her wandering mind, what the proven benefits are of meditation and exactly how to get started with a meditation practice.

Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness has become a buzzword these days but how do you sort fact from fiction and where do you start with being more mindful? Cass has been teaching mindfulness meditation for many years and Tiff is just learning to meditate so in this episode, Cass answers all the questions Tiff has about how to deal with her wandering mind, what the proven benefits are of meditation and exactly how to get started with a meditation practice.

35:51

EP02 - S2

5 Mar 18

Changing habits - the motivation myth

Tiff and Cass meet people all the time who want to change their behaviours but they know relying on motivation is not the answer. In this episode, Tiff and Cass talk about how willpower is a finite resource and the importance of focusing on habits instead. In this episode, learn about the science of habits and how to use that knowledge to make lasting change in any area of life.

Changing habits - the motivation myth

Tiff and Cass meet people all the time who want to change their behaviours but they know relying on motivation is not the answer. In this episode, Tiff and Cass talk about how willpower is a finite resource and the importance of focusing on habits instead. In this episode, learn about the science of habits and how to use that knowledge to make lasting change in any area of life.

32:45

EP03 - S2

5 Mar 18

Life after a baby

Having a baby is the greatest joy but also one of the greatest challenges many women will ever experience. In this episode Tiff talks about the pressure to bounce back to her pre-baby body and the challenges of being a working mum in the media with all the intense scrutiny that entails. Cass is a specialist in perinatal mental health and shares the risk factors for PND, self-care tips and the importance of asking for help. Both Tiff and Cass open up about their struggles with becoming a mum. Have the tissues handy for this one! If you're a new mum (or pregnant) and are having a hard time, there are lots of resources available. Please see your GP or check out Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) at https://www.panda.org.au/

Life after a baby

Having a baby is the greatest joy but also one of the greatest challenges many women will ever experience. In this episode Tiff talks about the pressure to bounce back to her pre-baby body and the challenges of being a working mum in the media with all the intense scrutiny that entails. Cass is a specialist in perinatal mental health and shares the risk factors for PND, self-care tips and the importance of asking for help. Both Tiff and Cass open up about their struggles with becoming a mum. Have the tissues handy for this one! If you're a new mum (or pregnant) and are having a hard time, there are lots of resources available. Please see your GP or check out Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) at https://www.panda.org.au/

47:53

EP04 - S2

5 Mar 18

Bouncing back - how to be more resilient

Life is full of adversity, disappointment and setbacks. Why is it that some people cope well with stress and struggle, while others feel so defeated? Tiff and Cass discuss how you can cultivate your resilience to handle lifes challenges, the importance of developing more optimistic thinking and the mindset interventions that will help you change how you feel about failure so that you naturally become more resilient.

Bouncing back - how to be more resilient

Life is full of adversity, disappointment and setbacks. Why is it that some people cope well with stress and struggle, while others feel so defeated? Tiff and Cass discuss how you can cultivate your resilience to handle lifes challenges, the importance of developing more optimistic thinking and the mindset interventions that will help you change how you feel about failure so that you naturally become more resilient.

34:06

EP05 - S2

5 Mar 18

The power of relationships

Strong, supportive relationships are the foundation of happiness and even longevity. In this episode, Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn discuss why our friendships can have either a positive or negative affect on our wellbeing and the importance of honest communication. They'll help you learn strategies for having difficult conversations and teach why you should weed out the toxic friends so you can focus your energy on the relationships that are mutually supportive and satisfying.

The power of relationships

Strong, supportive relationships are the foundation of happiness and even longevity. In this episode, Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn discuss why our friendships can have either a positive or negative affect on our wellbeing and the importance of honest communication. They'll help you learn strategies for having difficult conversations and teach why you should weed out the toxic friends so you can focus your energy on the relationships that are mutually supportive and satisfying.

38:53

EP06 - S2

5 Mar 18

Digital detox

Are you addicted to your device? Tiff talks about the challenge of staying off her phone while running an online business and Cass shares the research around the dangers of too much screen time. If going cold turkey feels impossible, Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn have plenty of suggestions for how you can wean off your smart phone or social media. From Shut-Off Sundays to whole tech-free weekends, in this episode you'll learn the importance of taking a break from the compulsive scrolling that has become such a normal (but potentially dangerous) part of our daily lives.

Digital detox

Are you addicted to your device? Tiff talks about the challenge of staying off her phone while running an online business and Cass shares the research around the dangers of too much screen time. If going cold turkey feels impossible, Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn have plenty of suggestions for how you can wean off your smart phone or social media. From Shut-Off Sundays to whole tech-free weekends, in this episode you'll learn the importance of taking a break from the compulsive scrolling that has become such a normal (but potentially dangerous) part of our daily lives.

31:11

EP07 - S2

5 Mar 18

Killer self-confidence - how to be more assertive

Many people struggle with how to be assertive or hold themselves back in life due to a lack on confidence. In this episode, Cass Dunn explains the difference between interpersonal confidence and ability confidence, while Tiff Hall talks about developing body confidence. Learn the strategies for being more assertive, the importance of learning to say no without guilt, and the most important lesson of all when it comes to being more confident in life.

Killer self-confidence - how to be more assertive

Many people struggle with how to be assertive or hold themselves back in life due to a lack on confidence. In this episode, Cass Dunn explains the difference between interpersonal confidence and ability confidence, while Tiff Hall talks about developing body confidence. Learn the strategies for being more assertive, the importance of learning to say no without guilt, and the most important lesson of all when it comes to being more confident in life.

31:00

EP08 - S2

5 Mar 18

Ageing gracefully

Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn discuss the pressure on women to hold onto their youth and the fear many of us have of showing visible signs of ageing. Tiff explains what happens to our bodies as we get older and how we can stay fit and healthy while Cass shares that growing older also has many benefits as we shift our focus away from self-interest and onto how we can contribute to the world. Confronting our mortality is a frightening thought but ultimately prompts us to think about how we are living our lives and what it really means to age well.

Ageing gracefully

Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn discuss the pressure on women to hold onto their youth and the fear many of us have of showing visible signs of ageing. Tiff explains what happens to our bodies as we get older and how we can stay fit and healthy while Cass shares that growing older also has many benefits as we shift our focus away from self-interest and onto how we can contribute to the world. Confronting our mortality is a frightening thought but ultimately prompts us to think about how we are living our lives and what it really means to age well.

37:21

EP09 - S2

5 Mar 18

How to find your calling

We can feel a lot of pressure to find our one true calling when in fact these days many people have multiple careers and people are multi-passionate. Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn discuss the pressure to find your passion when you don't know what it is and suggest instead that following your interest is more likely to yield rewards. Cass shares the importance of meaningful work and how job crafting can help people feel more satisfied in their jobs while Tiff shares her own career journey and how sometimes the dots can only be connected in hindsight.

How to find your calling

We can feel a lot of pressure to find our one true calling when in fact these days many people have multiple careers and people are multi-passionate. Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn discuss the pressure to find your passion when you don't know what it is and suggest instead that following your interest is more likely to yield rewards. Cass shares the importance of meaningful work and how job crafting can help people feel more satisfied in their jobs while Tiff shares her own career journey and how sometimes the dots can only be connected in hindsight.

27:09

EP10 - S2

5 Mar 18


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