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We are four experts in psychology, bringing you science-backed ideas that can help you flourish in your work, relationships, and health.

Psychologists Off the Clock Debbie Sorensen, Jill Stoddard, Michael Herold, & Emily Edlynn

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 ‱ 291 Ratings

We are four experts in psychology, bringing you science-backed ideas that can help you flourish in your work, relationships, and health.

    You Only Die Once with Jodi Wellman

    You Only Die Once with Jodi Wellman

    As humans, we face this dilemma of wanting to live life to the fullest, but also taking everything for granted, including time. We often only realize the importance of time when we have little time left. Don’t let that be you! In an episode with Jodi Wellman, we dive into her phenomenal book, You Only Die Once: How to Make It to the End with No Regrets. We have about 4,000 Mondays in our lifetime, and if we're halfway through, we have roughly 2,000 to go. The good news is that you are in charge of how you spend those days. Drawing upon principles of positive psychology, practical tips, and research-backed data, Jodi's book will provide you with a fresh perspective and renewed appreciation for life!
    Listen and Learn: 

    The impetus that made Jodi aware of her deep-seated fear of dying with regrets and inspired her book, You Only Die Once 

    Why do we only realize the importance of time when we have little left?

    How the Grim Reaper is a prominent character in Jodi’s book and message 

    Regrets of commission vs regrets of omission 

    What is death reflection?

    Ideas for gaining vitality in your life 

    Finding meaning in life 

    The value in pre-savoring and savoring the things that bring you joy in life  


    Visit Jodi’s website: https://fourthousandmondays.com/

    You Only Die Once: How to Make It to the End with No Regrets

    Connect with Jodi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fourthousandmondays/

    Connect with Jodi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fourthousandmondays/

    If you are interested in working with Michael: herold.coach/book

    About Jodi Wellman
    Jodi Wellman is a former corporate executive turned executive coach. She has a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is an instructor in the Master’s program and a trainer in the world-renowned Penn Resilience Program. She is a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from CTI. She has coached and spoken with clients like American Express, Fidelity, pwc, Royal Bank of Canada, BMW, and more, and runs her own business, Four Thousand Mondays. She lives between Palm Springs and Chicago with her husband and cat, Andy. You can watch her inspirational TEDx Talk on how death can bring you back to life.

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Parenting Anxious Kids with Regine Galanti

    Parenting Anxious Kids with Regine Galanti

    Are you seeking effective strategies to help your anxious child thrive and grow? In an interview with clinical psychologist and best-selling author, Regine Galanti about her book, "Parenting Anxious Kids, Understanding Anxiety in Children by Age and Stage", we talk about the importance of differentiating between "normal" and problematic anxiety in children, spending one-on-one time with kids to build self-esteem, and the use of praise. Regine also describes how parents can focus on changing behaviors rather than controlling feelings. Her book is an incredibly empowering resource and offers many strategies and guidance on creating realistic parenting goals for anxious kids. Whether you're a parent, work with children, or plan to have kids in the future, this conversation is full of valuable tips and science-backed insights!

    Listen and Learn: 

    What inspired Regine to write Parenting Anxious Kids: Understanding Anxiety in Children by Age and Stage

    Why our brains are wired to feel anxiety as an emotion and why it can be a good thing 

    How have cultural shifts informed parenting, and what role does anxiety play in this? 

    Examples of typical parental worries and fears at different ages and stages that don't mean a child has an anxiety problem

    What behaviors cross into problematic anxiety in children?

    Explaining accommodation, a fundamental concept in childhood anxiety and parenting

    What is reassurance giving, how can this be a problem for your child's anxiety, and how can you respond differently to interrupt the loop?

    If a magic button made your child's anxiety completely disappear, how would your child's life be different? How would your life and your family's life be different, if at all?

    Introducing the principle of special time and why it's so key to parenting anxious kids

    Are anxious kids more sensitive to experiencing shame? 

    What is the HALT acronym, and how is it helpful?

    Parental strategies for dealing with frustration tolerance issues in the 6-10 age group

    Supporting middle and high schoolers with anxious thoughts 


    Long Island Behavioral Psychology: https://www.longislandbehavioral.com/team

    SPACE Treatment: https://www.spacetreatment.net/

    Connect with Regine on: 


    About Regine Galanti
    Regine Galanti is a clinical psychologist and best-selling author with expertise in anxiety and OCD in kids and teens. Dr. Galanti started writing in order to share the tools she teaches families in therapy with a wider audience. She also enjoys speaking to parents, schools, and media outlets to share information about effective mental health information in children. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and other sources. When she's not working, or writing, she lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and 3 daughters. 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Hunger Habit with Judson Brewer

    The Hunger Habit with Judson Brewer

    Want to change your relationship with food? This incredible interview with Judson Brewer, a pioneer in the field of habit change and author of The Hunger Habit: Why We Eat When We're Not Hungry and How to Stop, will not only deepen your understanding of your eating behavior patterns and triggers, but you'll also learn how to completely shift your habits with kindness and curiosity. Listen in for a slew of actionable tips, modern science, and ancient wisdom from Judson; discover which foods are best for your body while still enjoying the foods you like; and strengthen your understanding of how your brain works and how to make permanent changes in your life based on that knowledge.

    Listen and Learn: 

    How his struggle to help patients with binge eating and overeating led Judson to write The Hunger Habit

    What's the issue we're facing as a society and culture with eating and food in general?

    Why keeping a healthy diet by measuring what you eat comes with its own set of challenges

    How our food consumption instincts have evolved and gotten mixed up in modern times

    Identifying the patterns that bring us to eat

    How you can practice kindness to facilitate openness and learning from experiences 

    Recalling past experiences before engaging in habitual behavior to make better decisions and avoid repeating negative experiences in the future


    Visit Judson’s Website: https://drjud.com/

    The Hunger Habit: Why We Eat When We're Not Hungry and How to Stop

    A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer | TED

    Connect with Judson on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook

    About Judson Brewer 
    Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He is a professor in the School of Public Health and Medical School at Brown University. His 2016 TED Talk, “A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit,” has been viewed more than 19 million times. He has trained Olympic athletes and coaches, government ministers, and business leaders. His first book, The Craving Mind, was published in more than sixteen languages. His second book, Unwinding Anxiety, was an instant New York Times bestseller.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Sustainable Exercise with Michelle Segar

    Sustainable Exercise with Michelle Segar

    Are you prioritizing quick fixes over lasting joy in our pursuit of health and wellness? With a focus on promoting long-term health behavior changes rather than short-lived fitness programs that quickly lose momentum, we welcome award-winning researcher and sustainable-change coach Michelle Segar. We are honored to interview Michelle, who is the author of the acclaimed book, The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise. Her thirty years of expertise and science-backed research are sure to inspire and enlighten anyone looking to make positive, sustainable changes in their health and lifestyle.

    Listen and Learn: 

    The main reasons people give for wanting to engage in exercise and health behaviors and why they can get us into trouble

    Reasons that would be more effective in helping you get active

    The limitations of habit formation when it comes to changing complex behaviors like exercise

    Permitting yourself to prioritize self-care

    How perfection can become problematic 

    Practical strategies for incorporating sustainable exercise into your life 


    Michelle’s website: michellesegar.com

    The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise

    No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness

    Online beginner ballet: https://brocheballetonline.com/ 

    Connect with Michelle on X and LinkedIn

    About Michelle Segar
    Michelle Segar, Ph.D. is an award-winning, NIH-funded researcher at the University of Michigan with thirty years studying how to help people adopt exercise and other self-care behaviors in ways that can be sustained within the unpredictability of the real world. Her research on creating sustainable change is widely recognized as uniquely pragmatic for real-world applications. An advisor to the World Health Organization on their global physical activity initiatives, Michelle was also selected to be the inaugural chair of the United States National Physical Activity Plan’s Communication Committee. She consults with leading organizations, including Kaiser Permanente, Walmart, WW, Anytime Fitness, Adidas, and Business Group on Health. Michelle’s synergistic combination of academic research with real-world sustainable-change curriculum design and coaching permit her to create engaging and practical sustainable-change systems for digital health and individual coaching/counseling. She certifies professionals in her sustainable-change methods and licenses them to large organizations. Michelle is frequently interviewed about how to help consumers and patients change their mindsets, cultivate lasting motivation and sustainable physical activity in major media outlets including The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Prevention, Real Simple, and TIME. Michelle’s training and experience is uniquely comprehensive, including a doctorate in Psychology (PhD), a master’s degree in Health Behavior/Health Education (MPH), a master’s degree in Kinesiology (MS) and fellowships in translational research and health care policy from the University of Michigan. She ran with the Olympic Torch at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Job Changes & Career Pivots with Paula Brand

    Job Changes & Career Pivots with Paula Brand

    Almost all of our quality of life is impacted by our careers because we spend so much time at work. As psychologists, we see a lot of anxiety-based patients in our practice. Often, the root of stress or anxiety is having a lot of struggles at work and knowing that something needs to change, but having no idea how to go about it. Here to help you understand and effectively transition in your career no matter the reason, is career coach and author of The Purple Parachute: A Woman's Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change, Paula Brand. If you could benefit from some soul-searching and structured guidance around decision-making as you transition into a new career or even if you want to make some changes in your current career, this interview is an empowering listen!

    Listen and Learn: 

    A glimpse into the ASTER model: Access, Seek, Test, Execute, Repeat 

    Why your values are important to the assessment phase of a career change and what you can do to clarify them

    How are interests different from values and how you can start identifying what interests you?

    The distinctions between the types of professionals who can help you with career transitioning 

    Discovering your exceptional qualities

    Why your time is better spent uncovering your strengths and finding ways to put them to use, than wasting your energy trying to mitigate a weakness 

    How to identify and prioritize your skills

    Looking for themes within your VINES (Values, Interests, Natural disposition Exceptional Qualities, and Skills) to help you pursue new roles


    The Purple Parachute: A Woman's Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change

    You can access my webpage at paulabrand.com or www.brandcareermanagement.com which shares more information about my services and book.  

    Specifically to purchase and find out more about my book, visit landing page for The Purple Parachute: A Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change is http://www.purple-parachute.com/.

    You can download a free copy of The Purple Parachute workbook that contains all the exercises and questions from the book. https://www.brandcareermanagement.com/the-purple-parachute-free-work-book/

    If you go to the bottom of my homepage at https://www.brandcareermanagement.com/, you can enter your e-mail to gain access to a PDF download to Uncover Your Work Values.

    For BCM:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brand-career-management/

    Twitter: Twitter.com/brandcareermgmt

    Facebook: Facebook.com/BrandCareerManagement

    For the book

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paula_purple_parachute/


    About Paula Brand 
    Paula Battalia Brand, founder of Brand Career Management, is a Global Career Coach & Consultant, LinkedIn Expert, Speaker, Trainer and Author with a background in human resources, workforce development, training and career counseling. She speaks to groups and provides individual career coaching on using LinkedIn effectively, managing a successful career and navigating through career transitions with a focus on empowering mid-career to executive women to achieve career satisfaction. Organizational clients have included the World Bank Group, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Executive Educations programs at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).  
    Paula released her first book in November 2022 on navigating career transitions titled The Purple Parachute: A Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Winds of Career Change. 

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Self-compassion Daily Journal with Diana Hill

    Self-compassion Daily Journal with Diana Hill

    How often do you criticize yourself? Whether you torture yourself with negative thoughts about body image, career goals, or parenting, our conversation with guest and former cohost Diana Hill is sure to change that! Drawing from mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion-focused therapy, Diana shows you how to liberate yourself from harmful self-criticism by cultivating forgiveness and kindness. We are grateful to Diana for her work in shifting the way people think about self-compassion, and we know you’ll take a tonne of wisdom from this conversation and her latest book, The Self-Compassion Daily Journal, to help you live a fulfilling and impactful life.

    Listen and Learn: 

    What is self-compassion? 

    How does the inner critic evolve within us?

    Why you might have fears of giving, receiving, or self-compassion and how these fears can interfere with your ability to cope and be resilient during difficult times

    How you can practice self-compassion  

    Is there a way to know which response is the most self-compassionate for yourself?

    The three half-truths of self-compassion 

    Turning self-compassion from a momentary thing to a lasting trait


    Go to drdianahill.com or her channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (@drdianahill) to learn more.

    The Self-Compassion Daily Journal: Let Go of Your Inner Critic and Embrace Who You Are with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    Podcast: Wise Effort: Wise Effort Podcast 

    Website: drdianahill.com

    Instagram: @drdianahill


    YouTube: @drdianahill

    LinkedIn: @drdianahill

    Email: diana@drdianahill.com

    Learn how to practice Process-based Therapy with Diana Hill, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Steven Hayes

    Mindful article: A Love Letter To Yourself

    Psychology Today: Three Half-Truths About Self-Compassion

    Self-Compassion and ACT Meditation with Diana on Insight Timer

    3 Half-Truths About Self-Compassion

    About Diana Hill: 
    Diana Hill, PhD is a clinical psychologist, international trainer and sought-out speaker on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion. Host of the podcast Your Life in Process and author of ACT Daily Journal, The Self-Compassion Daily Journal and the upcoming book Wise Effort, Diana works with organizations and individuals to develop psychological flexibility so that they can grow fulfilling and impactful lives. Integrating her over 20 years of meditation experience with yoga and psychological training, Diana guest teaches at InsightLA, Blue Spirit Costa Rica, PESI, Praxis Continuing Education, Yoga Soup and Insight Timer Meditation. She is on the board for the Institute for Better Health, and blogs for Psychology Today and Mindful.org. Diana practices what she preaches in her daily life as a mom of two boys and bee guardian. Go to drdianahill.com or her channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (@drdianahill) to learn more.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
291 Ratings

291 Ratings

NewtoPhilly ,

Self Care at its best!!

Love the every day, meaningful topics these three amazing psychologists and their guests cover . Yael, Jill and Debbie are genuine, approachable. They make the science understandable and translatable to my everyday life. I feel like I’m having a conversation with wise friends who are here to help me , and to make it enjoyable. From making life changes , to saying no, to making friends as an adult, every topic is important and actionable. This podcast is now #1 on my Self Care tools list!

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BP Writer ,

Fantastic hosts, great content!

Recently discovered the Psychologists Off The Clock podcast and am really enjoying it! Loved the candid conversation with Nedra Tawwab about managing unhealthy family relationships, creating a drama-free family, managing toxicity, and so much more. So many amazing takeaways in this episode. So so good! Thank you!

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