87 Articles by Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.

8 Questions To Ask If You Want To Change Your Life

How much do you know about the deepest parts of you? Sure, you know your likes and dislikes, but what about the complex landscape of your heart?...

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
August 14 2015

Why Wait? 11 Things To Do Before Summer's Over

Ninety-degree weather is proclaiming the arrival of summer loudly and clearly. For me, that means it’s time to make a seasonal to-do list. Not because...

10 Choices That Will Guide You To A Regret-Free Life

It’s easy to dwell on past mistakes — what we could have or should have done. But, those experiences shape who we are. The trick is to use them to...

10 Reasons To Say No More Often + How To Do It With Grace

With endless work deadlines, social engagements, family responsibilities and the hope for some self-care, it can feel like we're in a constant battle...

7 Simple Rules To Live By For A Happy Life

Do you ever feel stuck in negativity? Or are you one of those happy-go-lucky types who sees the silver lining in every situation? If you're in the...

7 Mantras To Help You Become Your Most Authentic Self

"It's not that bad." "It's not like I tooooootally hate it. It's just not 100% me. But what is? Is that even a realistic expectation?" "Part of being...

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
December 31 2014

4 Ways To Be Your Own Best Friend

Many of us spend a lifetime disappearing into those we love; entwining ourselves in their happiness and their well-being. We “rise to the occasion”...

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
September 21 2014

It's OK To Be Angry. Here's How To Move Through It

A friend recently did something that made me truly question her character.

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
September 12 2014

Do You Need A Friend Detox?

A few months ago, I met an old friend for lunch. We’ve been friends forever (like I-helped-you-pick-out-your-prom-dress-forever) and I count her as...

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
August 28 2014

How To Celebrate People Who Piss You Off

We’ve all got 'em: that co-worker who regularly doles out backhanded compliments. That neighbor with the loud, weeknight parties. The family member...

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
August 24 2014

3 Ways To Slow Down + Enjoy Life A Lot More

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love they bloom like flowers. — Thich Nhat Hanh

5 Steps To Get Out Of A Bad Relationship

A few years ago, I was dating a much younger man who, for a plethora of reasons, I shouldn’t have been dating. I felt insecure about my age and...

How To Hurt Less & Love More In Relationships

While being in a relationship has many wonderful benefits, like anything in life, it also comes with a big opportunity for heartbreak and...

Do You Procrastinate? Maybe It's A Form Of Wisdom

Procrastination can make us feel guilty, unproductive, riddled with failure. You know what it feels like and how it looks: Just one more round of...

5 Ways To Start Living An Authentic Life Today

In the past, I've done many things that have offended someone. I've voiced my political opinions, taken a few fries off of someone's plate or worn...

35 Things To Do Instead Of Spending Money

For a long time, I was completely convinced that The Good Life looked like this:

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
April 27 2014

How To Be Grateful & Want More At The Same Time

We all do it: Long for more. We want what’s next and pine for expansion. And doing this doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t appreciate what we have....

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
April 15 2014

7 Simple Steps To Make Mondays A Little Better

You know how it feels: that Sunday night pit-of-your-stomach dread. You know what you're in for on Monday morning, so you set three alarms (so you’ll...

Danielle Dowling, Psy.D.
April 14 2014

20 Fun Date Ideas

Dinner and a date? Puh-lease. You are so much more fun and interesting than that! Creative dates help you bond with your partner, problem-solve, and...