Ep. 20 New Year’s – You Say You Want a Resolution

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In This Episode

New Year, new you? Not so fast! Before you start penning those lofty plans for 2023, dive into the dark side of goal-setting with the notoriously skeptical, perpetually curious Dr. Neal Smoller. In this eye-opening episode of the Wellness Upside Down podcast, the truth about attaching your sense of self-worth to external achievements — and so much more — is revealed.

Dr. Neal is joined by the esteemed clinical psychologist, Dr. Lawerence Dresdale, to guide you through the treacherous waters of goal-setting with actionable, science-backed advice. You’ll leave this episode freed from the vicious cycle of self-doubt that comes as a result of New Year’s resolutions, and with practical tips for making sustainable, long-term changes in your life.

Topics Discussed

  • Science behind goal-setting and its problematic effect on mental health
  • Supplement Ponzi schemes
  • New Year’s resolutions vs. a New Year’s vision
  • Building self-discipline 
  • Seasonal marketing’s effect on self-esteem
  • Getting out of the instant feedback loop
  • Approaching goals with curiosity, not attachment
Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”


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