Course curriculum

  • 1

    January 2020 - Social Relationships

    • January 2020 - Social Relationships Video Lesson

    • Suggested books, podcasts, TED Talk video, and articles related to the topic of social relationships.

    • Cultivate Your Relationships

    • Ways to be a Connection

    • Four Simple Ways to Foster Closeness in a Partner Relationship

    • Connection Inspiration from Brene Brown

    • Take Action

    • Weekly Inspiration Friendships

    • Weekly Inspiration Friendships

    • Weekly Inspiration - It Starts with Me

    • Bonus Inspiration –What We Feel on the Inside Manifests on the Outside

    • Eye Contact

    • Weekly Inspiration- Keep it Simple

    • Importance of our Human Relationships

    • Social Relationships Power Point

  • 2

    February 2020 - Addressing Negative Thinking

    • Addressing Negative Thoughts Video Lesson

    • Addressing Negative thinking PowerPoint

    • Resources for Negative thinking

    • Flip-It Technique - write negative thoughts and flip it

    • A.W.E.S.O.M.E. file

    • 12 Major Types of Cognitive Distortions

    • Music to address negative thinking

    • Byron Katie judge neighbor worksheet

    • Week 4 Inspiration

  • 3

    March 2020 - Connecting with nature and Coping with COVID-19

    • Connecting With Nature Video Lesson

    • Resources for Nature

    • Weekly Inspiration – Connecting with Nature

    • The Power of Looking at a Beautiful Photograph

    • March 18 action for mental health - Gratitude Exercise

    • March 19 - action for mental health - video (or other) human connection

    • Comfort in the Predictable – Mental Health Tip for 3/21/20

    • March 22 - Unprecedented Worksheet

    • March 22 – Some Concrete Tips for Coping

    • Parent and Child Letters - Activity During COVID-19

    • The Therapeutic Power of Journaling

    • email march 25 - Be goofy

    • Being Creative

    • Daily Routine for Peace

    • Be Still – Quiet the Mind

  • 4

    April 2020 - Coping with COVID-19 and Living Your Best Life

    • April 5 - Finding Meaning in Your Life

    • April 8 Resilience tip #1 Video Lesson and Worksheet - Move out of Your Comfort Zone

    • April 9 Resilience Tip #2 – Don’t Take Things Personally Lesson and Worksheet

    • April 9 Resilience Tip #2 – Don’t Take Things Personally Video Lesson

    • April 10 Resilience tip #3 - Daily Stress Management Video Lesson and Worksheet

    • April 13 - Resilience Tip #4 – Remember All You Have Overcome

    • April 17 Resilience Tip #5 - Express Yourself

    • The Importance of Walking for Physical and Mental Health

    • Deep Breathing – A Simple, Powerful Exercise for Physiological and Emotional Health

  • 5

    May 2020 - Coping with COVID-19 and Living Your Best Life

    • Cultivating Joy - Do What Makes Your Soul Happy

    • Five Daily Exercises in Gratitude in Less Than Five Minutes a Day to Improve Your Life

    • Smiling - Possibly the Simplest Way to Cultivate Joy

    • Self-Compassion - Information and Two Exercises

    • Generating Positivity - Three Ways to use smiling, writing, and action

    • Self-Compassion Day 2 - 3 Meditations and "Self-Nudging"

    • S.E.L.F.-C.A.R.E. Day 1 - S for Sleep

    • S.E.L.F.-C.A.R.E. Day 2 - E for Exercise

    • S.E.L.F.-C.A.R.E. Day 3 - L for Love

    • S.E.L.F.-C.A.R.E. - Day 4 F for Funny

    • S.E.L.F.-C.A.R.E. Day 5 C for Connect

    • S.E.L.F-C.A.R.E. Day 6 A for Achieve

    • S.E.L.F.-C.A.R.E. Day 7 R for Relax

    • SELF-CARE - Day 8 E for Eat Well

  • 6

    June 2020 - Healing Through Gratitude

    • Gratitude Journal

    • Appreciate Your Life Right Where It Is

    • Team Gratitude

    • Gratitude Inspired Questions for Self and Others

    • Doing Without

    • Remembering a Difficult Situation

    • Gratitude Visualization of a Special Person

    • Finding the Good in Painful Situations

    • Set Your Intention

    • Journal of Feelings Related to Each Gratitude Exercise

    • Start the Day with Focused Gratitude

    • Chair of Gratitude

    • Write a Thank You Note

    • Appreciate Your Sensory Experiences

    • Use a Gratitude Bracelet

    • Engage in Random Acts of Kindness

    • Engage in Planned Acts of Kindness

    • Say "Thank You" Out Loud

    • Sharing Gratitude With Others

    • Gratitude While Walking

    • Say Thank You Out Loud Before Your Feet Hit the Floor

    • Gratitude For Negative Thoughts Through the Flip-It Technique

    • Gratitude for What You Take for Granted

    • Gratitude for Gadgets and Appliances

    • The Hand Exercise

    • The Fist Exercise

    • The Open Hand Exercise

    • Gratitude Through Giving

    • Gratitude While Doing Chores

    • Gratitude for the Ordinary Day

    • Keep A Gratitude Experience Jar

    • BONUS!!! Gratitude Exercise with guest Serwaa Anokye

  • 7

    July 2020 #1 Problem Interfering with Happiness and Fulfillment

    • Video Lesson for Your Phone is Interfering with Your Happiness

    • Basketball Video

    • Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me

    • Look Up From Your Social Media Addiction and Live

    • Five Crazy Ways Social Media is Affecting Your Brain

    • Summary of What to Do About Your Phone Interfering with Your Happiness

    • Worksheet for Your Phone is Interfering with Your Happiness

    • Resources for Your Phone is Interfering with Your Happiness

Instructor

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Margaret ("Peggy") DeLong

Dr. Peggy DeLong is a clinical and forensic psychologist, known as The Gratitude Psychologist. She teaches people how to harness the power of gratitude and joy to live their best lives, even through difficult times. Especially through difficult times. She offers psychotherapy, a monthly membership, on-line courses, in-person events, books, and bracelets. Through her bracelet business, Peggy’s Midnight Creations, she is the designer of The Gratitude Bracelet, and other mental health/inspirational bracelets. She is also the author of "I Can See Clearly Now: A Memoir about Love, Grief, and Gratitude," and The Gratitude Journal: A 365 Day Gratitude Journey. Her upcoming book on finding joy in everyday life, even through difficult times, is coming out in 2020. Dr. DeLong also coordinates a weekly, year-round women’s walking group, where she combines her passions for bringing people together with being out in nature and helping individuals improve their mental health. An accomplished psychologist, entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Dr. DeLong feels passionate about connecting with others and helping them live their very best lives, even on the worst of days. When she’s not focused on her businesses, you’ll find Peggy with her husband and three children in the mountains, downhill or telemark skiing, kayaking, hiking, or mountain biking.

Membership Description

Inside the Membership...

 

So, what’s the secret to creating the joy and fulfillment you want in your life?

How do you create a life where you can find joy, even on your bad days?

How do you create a life with meaning?

It’s not magic.  But it is magical.


This membership teaches methods of creating more:

joy

meaning

gratitude

love, and 

resilience in your life. 

Even on your worst days.

Especially on your worst days.

 

It’s self-healing.

It's personal growth.

It's doing the “work”, even on your “bad” days.

 

The good news is that this “work” does not feel like work.  Doing this “work”, you feel good in the moment, and you have long-term benefits.

How do I know??

I’ve lived it. I’ve studied it. I’ve researched it. I’ve helped thousands of people.

I designed this premium monthly education program for self-healing and personal growth with you in mind.

This is for YOU if you don’t have hundreds of dollars for psychotherapy and other mental health services that are not covered by insurance.

This is for YOU if you know me, and because you know, love, and trust me, you asked me to help you and a family member in the past, and I had to say no, because the ethics of psychology prohibit me from providing you with treatment. But now I can say YES, because this is NOT psychotherapy.  This is education.

This is for YOU if you want to feel part of a community and are yearning for more connection in a world that has become disconnected.

This is for YOU if you want to FEEL more deeply at a time when you feel that the world has emotionally flat-lined.

All of my life, people have asked me what I do to be “so happy”.  Then when I give some examples, the response I usually get back is, “That’s easy for YOU.  You’re a happy person.”  The truth is, I am just like everybody else.  I am just like you.

I am fortunate that I stumbled upon some things as a young child that helped me. Things that became so much a part of my life that I did not even think about doing them. I just did them.

After my fiancé and father died within six weeks of each other in 1994, I still got the question, “What do you to be happy?  How are you not falling apart?”

The secret – I simply continued to do some of the things that helped me as a young child.

But I want to SHOW you that this is not just me.  This is for YOU, too.  So I back up all of my suggestions and ideas with research in psychology. As a psychologist, it is really important to me that I teach what WORKS!

So, what do I do to be “so happy”?  How did I not fall apart when my fiancé died?  How did I go on living when my father died 6 weeks later? How do I find joy and meaning in my life every single day, even on my WORST days?

It's all here for you in this unique program:

 

Come Alive with Dr. Peggy

 

Using what has worked for me since I was little girl, what I have taught my therapy clients over the past 18 years, and what has been backed by research in psychology – I  TEACH you, so you can be your own self-healer.

Members are able to immediately implement these ideas, activities, and suggestions into your life for greater joy and fulfillment.

Every month you receive:

 

  1. One or more recorded on-line trainings with me
  2. On-line Q&A after the training
  3. FREE prizes and gifts for those who attend the Q&A as it is happening
  4. Inspirations, information, education right from my head, to your inbox 2-5 x a week
  5. A list of the books, videos, podcasts, and apps related to each training, and my biggest takeaways

Still, I get questions almost daily from people who want more out of life.  People who want more connection, more joy, more abundance. They continue to ask me what I do to be “so happy”.  And then when they hear my story of profound loss and how I was able to rebuild my life and have more joy than ever, they are even more intrigued.

And so am I, to tell you the truth.  So I am.  Because what I have for you is not rocket science. It’s not complicated.

 

It is doable.

 

It is enjoyable.

 

It is life-changing, yet so simple. But you simply have to DO it.

 

The good news is that’s is simple. Super simple.

Who wants complicated? Who has the time to go through hundreds of psychological research articles and books? I have taken care of all of that for you. That is my JOB as a psychologist. And I LOVE it! I LOVE incorporating this amazing research into my work to help people live their best lives.

People would call me for help, because they’ve heard that I’ve transformed lives, but they cannot afford my hourly clinical rate, or they do not have insurance to cover it.

Friends would ask me for professional help in the form of therapy - to see them or a friend or family member, because they’ve seen the impact I’ve had on others’ lives.  But I could not see them for therapy due to the ethics of my profession.

It pains me to have to turn people away who want MY help. I am so grateful that I do not have to turn people away any longer!

To answer these calls, I created this program – Come Alive with Dr. Peggy

We get to spend some time together for you to learn lifelong skills to live your best life, immediately.

I share real-time issues that people are facing in life these days.

Topics include, but aren't limited to:

 

  • Dealing with difficult relationships
  • Ways of boosting your mood when you’re having a crummy day
  • Coping with disappointment, big and small
  • Finding joy in sad parts of life
  • Learning how to forgive
  • Feeling more fully
  • Living life more fully
  • Research-backed methods of addressing depression and anxiety
  • Loving more deeply
  • Developing deeper connections with those you care about
  • Fostering courage
  • Learning methods of self-care
  • Developing resilience

The power to heal and grow is within YOU.


That’s my mantra. And it is so true!

So let’s get started with some material for your self-healing and growth.   

 

That’s right – SELF-healing. Because the power is within YOU. I simply teach how to tap into the power within you.

And just in case that sounds a bit too “woo-woo” for you, this is backed by research in psychology. And who better to teach psychological material than a PSYCHOLOGIST!

This monthly training program is the best way for me to meet the needs of all of the people who come to me for help, wanting to know my “secrets”.

For just $24 a month, you will learn skills to last a lifetime. Your first month is just $5

FAQ

  • Is there a cancellation fee?

    Nope. You can cancel any time. The only thing to keep in mind is that you'll lose access to past trainings and content.

  • Do you pro-rate a month if I cancel early?

    No, we don't. You can cancel any time, but we won't be dishing out $2 here and there. Use each month to its fullest!

  • Do I get to keep the material?

    Yes! As long as your subscription is active, you'll have access to all of the material, even material that was posted before you signed up! It’s all there!

  • How does payment work?

    Payment is a recurring (automatic) payment. You may join any day of the month. Automatic payment will be scheduled for the same day of every month. For example, if you signed up on December 28th, then your next payment will automatically be on January 28th. Your first month's payment is $5, and then payment is $25/month. Should you wish to cancel, you must notify me 4 days before your next automatic payment.