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0230 [LIFE] The Brain Science of Personal Empowerment Mar 03, 2021


Have you ever wanted to change your behavior or go after a goal, yet you found it so difficult to do it? So many times, we get down on ourselves when this happens, yet brain science shows us that habits or patterns our mind formed over time are at the core of the difficulty we have in changing...

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0227 [LIFE] Saying ‘No’ to ‘Hustle Culture’ Feb 24, 2021


Being ‘busy’ has become a badge of honor in our society – signaling to other people, and to ourselves, that we’re valuable, in demand, and hard-working. But, at what cost?  

Today on the podcast, we’re diving deep into ‘hustle culture.’...

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0224 [LIFE] The Money Nerve with Bob Wheeler Feb 17, 2021


How much money do you make? <--How did that question make you feel?  

How about this one, if a job opportunity came up that paid DOUBLE what you make today, how nervous would you be to apply for it? 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the connection between...

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0221 [LIFE] How to Win Every Argument Feb 10, 2021


Conflict in our closest relationships is inevitable. No matter how great a relationship is, at some point or another, we’ll find ourselves in an argument, and today’s episode is focused on helping you “win” every argument. 

But here’s the thing, our biggest...

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0218 [LIFE] How to Cope with 'Virus Fatigue' Feb 03, 2021


Virus Fatigue. If we’re being honest, we’re all experiencing it to some degree. As we release this episode, the U.S. has been in the COVID epidemic for exactly a year. This is longer than any of us expected when it all began. 

The dirty secret of all of this...

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0215 [LIFE] How to holistically heal your brain with Dr. Brant Cortright Jan 27, 2021


Since 1950, rates of anxiety and depression have rapidly increased in the U.S. and around the globe, to the point that we now have a mental health crisis on our hands. Improvement in testing and diagnosis does not explain this increase. Rather, changes in our diet, environment, and lifestyle...

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0212 [LIFE] What to do when you’re stretched too thin Jan 20, 2021


If you’re feeling overwhelmed, resentful, exhausted, or stretched too thin, it could be a sign that you’re overfunctioning.  

Overfunctioning is when we take on more than our fair share of responsibility inside of the context of the system we’re...

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0209 | Understanding Shame Jan 13, 2021


When was the last time you felt ashamed? Did you feel inclined to talk to someone about how you were feeling, or did you keep it to yourself? As you think back, were you feeling ashamed about something you actually had control over or were you accepting shame for something outside of...

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How to Avoid Feeling like a Failure When Your Plate is too Full Jan 06, 2021


Sometimes, the amount of work and responsibilities we have on our plates is just too much. Between work, caring for others, taking care of our homes and physical space, and attempting to squeeze in a little bit of self-care, it can all feel overwhelming. 

But, what if you could...

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Design Your Way Into The Future with a Calendar Audit Dec 30, 2020


As you look back on the past year, are you happy with how you spent your time? How about as you look forward. Do you feel confident that you have a crystal clear picture of how you want your days to look and feel in the coming year...as well as how to make that happen? 

One...

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A Professional Magician’s Guide to Living an Aligned Life Dec 23, 2020


Perception is reality. Truly.   

Our expectations about how the world works and what “should” happen next provide a powerful lens through which we see the world. 

Perhaps no one knows this better than today’s guest. Today we’re speaking with ...

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Is selfishness a GOOD thing? Dec 16, 2020


QUESTION: What organ does the heart feed first? This critical organ in our body has the important job of sending oxygen and nutrients to our entire body…so where does it send it first? 

ANSWER: The heart feeds ITSELF first. 

Think about that. The heart’s job is to nurture...

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The Power of Suffering: Growing Through Life’s Crises Dec 09, 2020


It’s a fact of life that we’re all going to experience adversity and suffering in our lives. So many factors and events are outside of our control, and despite our best efforts to create the perfect life, tragedy still occurs. 

But, psychological research shows us that it...

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When you feel like life is against you Dec 02, 2020


There’s no denying it – life is going to hand us adversity. Time and time again, we will be challenged by our circumstances, and many times, those circumstances won’t be in our control. 

When I was 13 years old, I went blind for the first time, and I will admit, I let...

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Tips for Thriving as an Empathetic Person Nov 25, 2020


Are you the type of person who can naturally and deeply feel the emotions of others around you? Do you find it easy to relate to other people’s emotions and anticipate how other people might be feeling in different situations? Do you naturally think about others and the impact of your...

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What is psychological strength? Nov 18, 2020


CUE THE CONFETTI! Friends, this is episode 200 of the podcast, and in honor of that huge milestone, we’re diving DEEP into the different facets of psychological strength. 

You see, when we talk about ‘building psychological strength,’ we’re really talking about...

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Using Emotional Intelligence to Set Compassionate Boundaries Nov 11, 2020


We all know that we need to set boundaries in our lives in order to protect our own time and energy, but wow can it be hard to do! Sometimes we feel selfish for cutting other people off and not allowing them the time, energy, and resources we know we just can’t provide. ...

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6 Steps to Handling Your Most Adverse Situations Nov 04, 2020


I want you to think about the last time you experienced adversity. Big, small, it doesn’t matter.  

Most of us have a pretty easy time coming up with adversity because we face it ALL THE TIME. In EVERY facet of our lives.  

Our relationships, our careers,...

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The Value of Feeling Painful Emotions Oct 28, 2020


Anger. Sadness. Guilt. Embarrassment. Shame. Resentment. These are all painful emotions that most of us don’t enjoy feeling. 

They can be so difficult to bear that, many times, we work at all costs to avoid them. We fall prey to the “Good Vibes Only” Instagram posts that...

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How to Create a More Spacious Mind Oct 21, 2020


Tell me if you relate to any of these situations: 

  • You walk into a room and forget why you went there. 
  • You forget names or stumble over words as you speak 
  • You have an endless to-do list running through your mind of things you can’t forget to get done 

If any...

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Tips to Survive and THRIVE through the Political Season Oct 14, 2020


Brace yourselves, friends. It’s election season. 

We’re officially in the full-swing of election season, and most of us are FEELING IT. The gluttony of information, constant negativity, divisive content, and the importance of the outcomes has us feeling overwhelmed,...

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