Pathways to Happiness with Nena Lavonne

This podcast is dedicated to self-growth, emotional well-being, and becoming the best versions of ourselves possible! You will find everything to do with personal development and self-help with topics ranging from anxiety relief, cultivating joy, conscious living, motivation, psychology, emotional intelligence and more! It's never too late to make positive changes. Let's make life extraordinary!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 13m. Bisher sind 127 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 3 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 15 hours 42 minutes


Are you thriving or just SURVIVING? How to escape survival mode and finally enjoy life again

Are you thriving...or just surviving life as best you can? This motivational podcast talks about how to escape the cycle of constantly living survival mode and just barely getting by in our life and how to get inspired by life again and truly begin to thrive and enjoy ourselves. We will talk about how to recognize the signs of survival mode, as well as reasons why we may have gotten there...



The Power of Self Belief / how to believe in yourself & increase self efficacy

The Importance of Self-Belief - how to learn to trust yourself and believe in your ability to succeed / how to increase self efficacy - PSYCHOLOGY & SELF DEVELOPMENT PODCAST - Self-efficacy (self belief) is concept originally developed the psychologist Albert Bandura and it refers to our own beliefs about our capabilities and ability to achieve goals or to complete tasks...


 2021-11-23  25m

HOW TO OVERCOME RESENTMENT & let go of bitterness, anger & grudges / forgiving and moving on

HOW TO STOP HOLDING A GRUDGE AND LET GO OF ANGER & RESENTMENT: Are you feeling bitter, holding grudges, or trapped in a loop of negative emotions when replaying the actions or words of other people in your mind over and over? Do you dream of getting even, getting revenge, or feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Are you simply finding it impossible to forgive someone and move on? Today's episode is all about overcoming feeling resentful, and healing the hurt of this...


 2021-10-18  36m

HOW TO USE MUSIC THERAPY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH - psychology of music & its therapeutic benefits

MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY  - USING MUSIC THERAPY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS, SELF-AWARENESS & TO HELP US THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES - In today's episode, we discuss the psychological benefits of using our favorite music as a form of self therapy, and how to use music to improve our mood, self--understanding, life satisfaction, and overall mental health.  Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals and to aid in healing...


 2021-09-08  28m

Stuck in the Past? How to Stop Romanticizing Past Memories & Move On With Life / Letting Go

Today's episode discusses the psychology behind why we tend to romanticize the past so much and long for the way things were, and offers strategies for how we can finally let go and move forward in our lives. It talks about "rosy retrospection" , which is a psychological phenomenon in which we tend to judge the past disproportionately more positively than the present, and how we can begin to separate our glamorized version of memories from reality...


 2021-08-01  24m

The Unhappiness Trap of Black and White Thinking - how to break this self-sabotaging habit

This episode discusses a cognitive distortion in psychology called "splitting", which is often referred to as "black and white thinking" or "all or nothing thinking". We can think of it as the failure in our thinking to bring together the dichotomy of both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole. It is a common defense mechanism that can lead to anxiety, depression, and extreme negative emotions...


 2021-07-10  28m

STRANGER THINGS PSYCHOLOGY - how nostalgia fuels the show & why we miss the 80's so much

As we await Season Four of Stranger Things, I thought it would be fun to do a tribute & deep dive into some of the psychological principals and concepts that make the show so popular. This episode brings us back to the eighties and talks about why the decade is so appealing, and why the show feels nostalgic, even to people who weren't alive during the decade...


 2021-06-08  17m

IMPATIENCE - how to be patient in a rushed world of instant gratification / finding patience

HOW TO BECOME PATIENT: Are you impatient?  In this chaotic, rushed world of instant gratification we live in, it seems difficult not to be.  More than ever, we feel irritable, restless, and we find it difficult to deal with setbacks, delays, wastes of time, and inconveniences.  It can cause great frustration, anxiety, and agitation in our life and relationships as well as greatly interfere with our ability to relax and enjoy life...


 2021-05-16  34m


The hidden power of kindness:  This episode discusses the healing power of kindness, how to be more kind and altruistic, the psychology behind it, and why it can seem so difficult to be kind when we are experiencing our own suffering.  When we are intentionally kind and compassionate, it leads to many significant positive changes in our mood, brain, and life.  It is a simple yet impactful concept that truly has the power to heal and enhance our well-being...


 2021-04-13  27m

Can you change other people, minimalism, family religious differences. Answering Your Questions!

In today's episode, I answer audience questions and address topics such as:  
* Will things ever be the same?  Can things go back to the way they were?
* Is it possible to change another person?
* Minimalism & the benefits of being a minimalist
* Book, Movie & Television Recommendations
* How to cope with & address differences in religion and spirituality between family members / what to do when loved ones disapprove of your decisions and beliefs


 2021-03-22  40m