The Savvy Psychologist and Transgender Awareness Done Right

Psychology has long been a topic of much interest to me. Over the years, research and study in this field has been immensely helpful in understanding myself better and maintaining a level of sanity in an insane world. My enthusiasm for psychology continues and there are so many handy resources to tap into, including a number of excellent podcasts.

About a month ago I discovered The Savvy Psychologist’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health. Podcast host Ellen Hendriksen, PhD, invites listeners to, “Meet life’s challenges with evidence-based research, a sympathetic ear, and zero judgement.” She offers “quick and dirty tips” using “practical psychology to help you be happy, relaxed and most importantly, yourself.”

Transgender 101: 6 Essential Questions and Answers
This week’s episode is about a topic near and dear to my heart: transgender awareness and education. In preparation for the show, Ellen enlisted my help as a consultant. As a fan of the podcast, it was fun to get involved behind-the-scenes and play a supportive role. Her dedication to providing useful information and treating the subject with dignity and respect was clear from the start, and very much appreciated. To say I was impressed with the end result would be an understatement. I encourage you to check it out for yourself here on the audio podcast and transcript page.

Ellen’s well chosen “essentials”, offer useful insight about a topic that can seem rather complex and confusing to the uninitiated. She tops it all off with an eloquent delivery, a touch of humor, and her trademark charm.

“Transgender 101” is also scheduled to be published as an article on Business Insider. It will extend the reach of this sensible, enlightening perspective about (what is arguably) the most misunderstood segment of the population. People tend to fear what they don’t understand and often attack what they fear. The solution is education, positive awareness, love and a healthy dose of reality to fill in the blanks, proper. The more people know and understand, the better off we all are.

Update 2015-06-08: The Business Insider syndication of the transcript has not been approved. I’m hopeful that another option will open up in the future.

The Savvy Psychologist – listen, learn, grow, share, enjoy
You don’t have to be a psychology nerd to find value in The Savvy Psychologist podcast. Each episode delves into different aspects of psychology, offering background, context and “quick and dirty” tips in applying the knowledge to improve one’s quality of life.

Ellen is charismatic, entertaining and well skilled in the art of offering useful, bite-size and super-helpful information. But don’t take my word for it – subscribe to the podcast and see for yourself. It won’t cost you a dime and may be just what the doctor ordered: a greater understanding and sensible perspective for issues you may be struggling with. What do you have to loose? What do you have to gain? :)

It was an honor
I’m grateful for the opportunity to play a supportive roll in this outstanding episode of The Savvy Psychologist podcast. If Ellen should ask for my participation again, let’s just say she won’t need to twist my arm.

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Knowledge is power and I’m all for empowering people to make better lives for themselves and others.