Happiness Habits #3 – Self-compassion

And here is the third video in the series of Happiness Habits. It’s on a critical skill that is more closely linked to happiness and life satisfaction than any other of which we know…self-compassion. 




Dr. John Schinnerer
Positive Psychology Coach
Anger Management Specialist
Founder, Guide to Self, Inc.
913 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #280
Danville CA 94526
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New Pixar Movie – Inside Out – Due June 2015

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Happiness Habits #1 – Best Possible You

Hey guys! I’m working on a new video series that teaches the latest proven tools and tips (via positive psychology) to increase your satisfaction with life. It’s called Happiness Habits and I’m going to put several up here …for free. Take a look and let me know what you think! Cheers, Dr. John Executive coach, […]

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Anger as effective as sympathy in motivating people to volunteer

Researchers found anger to be equally motivating to sympathy. Professor Robert Bringle from Appalachian State University stated, “Although there are many reasons why individuals help, empathy is prominent. Empathy occurs when an individual has a similar response to a suffering person and this is usually sadness. Empathic sadness motivates a person to help in order […]

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Chronic Anger and Stress Damage Your Heart

Recently, I received this comment on my anger management blog (http://webangermanagement.com) which stirred something deep inside of me… ‘John, I want to let you know that your online anger management course is incredibly helpful! These tools to a better life are working. There has been a change in my outlook on life already. I AM […]

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When angry, talk: Describing emotions alters heart rate & cardiac output

Date: June 5, 2013 Source: Public Library of Science The act of describing a feeling such as anger may have a significant impact on the body’s physiological response to the situation that elicits the emotion, according to research published June 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Karim Kassam from Carnegie Mellon University and Wendy […]

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Frequent Arguments w/ Family & Friends Linked to Doubling of Death Risk in Middle Age

Date: May 8, 2014 Source: BMJ-British Medical Journal While constant arguing seemed to be the most harmful for health generally, men seemed to be particularly vulnerable to the worries and demands generated by their female partners. Credit: © DragonImages / Fotolia Frequent arguments with partners, relatives, or neighbors may boost the risk of death from […]

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Thank you for improving my life!

Dear Dr. Schinnerer: I’m reading Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson …still working my action steps , and getting along better with my girlfriend. She just bought a nice home on the golf course about 3 hours from here so I’m having some anxiety about the impending move and finding work in a new place , but […]

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When coaches attack: Sports coaches who care about others’ opinions more likely to explode in anger

  Dr. John Schinnerer I was recently approached by a major TV network to do a reality show involving coaches with severe anger problems. While this seems to be good for ratings, it does not bode well for the well-being of the coaches involved in the two week project. First, little change in long-term emotional […]

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Kanye West to Serve 24 Months Probation, 24 Anger Management Classes

LOS ANGELES March 17, 2014 While maintaining his innocence, Kanye West pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. West was sentenced to 24 months of probation, 24 anger management classes and 250 hours of community service. Kanye had originally been charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and […]

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