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0260 [LIFE] How to Take Radical Responsibility for Your Life with Dr. Fleet Maull May 12, 2021


What would it mean for you to take 100% responsibility for 100% of the situations you find yourself in, both psychological and physical? Today, we’re exploring the concept of radical responsibility - our ability to take a position of self-leadership and self-empowerment for our own...

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0258 [PROFESSIONAL] The Difficulty of Going Against the Grain May 07, 2021


I love this quote - You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago. You have the right to grow and change. 

Well, that’s great and all, but what happens when that growth and that change leads to near crippling uncertainty, self-doubt, and fear? On...

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0257 [LIFE] How to get rid of negative thoughts May 05, 2021


One of the most common requests we get is to help get rid of negative thoughts, so we’re tackling it on today’s episode. Whether it’s an inner critic, catastrophic thoughts, or unhelpful judgements, we’re taking them all on in today’s episode. We’ll talk...

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0255 [PROFESSIONAL] Overcoming Procrastination Apr 30, 2021


Noelle Hancock said "Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear. When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it." Today’s episode is a hands-on episode tackling a very common issue: procrastination. Many of us find ourselves procrastinating even important tasks. Why is that? And...

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0254 [LIFE] The Brain Science of Self-Compassion with Jane Tornatore Apr 28, 2021


If there is one topic that is getting more attention in the field of Psychology than anything else right now it is self-compassion. Self-compassion is our ability to relate to ourselves with kindness and without judgement, even when things have gone wrong. 

This week, we’re speaking...

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0252 [PROFESSIONAL] Comfort Zone [Part 2] How it Sabotages Success Apr 23, 2021


Everyone says that growth and success happen outside of your comfort zone, but scientifically speaking, what exactly is your ‘comfort zone?’ Turns out, the better of an understanding you have of how your comfort zone cognitively forms and how it influences your day-to-day decisions...

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0251 [LIFE] Preparing for the Post COVID Life Change Apr 21, 2021


As more and more of the global population receives vaccines to protect against COVID, we slowly begin to think about life opening up again. Seeing people. Leaving our homes. Traveling. Returning to some of the elements of life that we all miss. But, as we navigate this transition,...

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0248 [LIFE] Gratitude vs. Toxic Positivity Apr 14, 2021


The notion of “Good Vibes Only” or what has come to be called “toxic positivity” has become so pervasive in our society. This idea that if we just think positively, everything will be ok. Not only is that dismissive of the real experience that a person might be having,...

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0245 [LIFE] The Next Best Thing to a Parenting Owner’s Manual with Mattis Miller Apr 07, 2021


Parenting is hard. It’s a fact. But, the field of Psychology has so many tools and tips to help us be more confident effective parents. Selfishly, as a mom of 2 young children, I am absolutely thrilled to dive into this week’s topic! 

This week, we’re speaking...

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0242 [LIFE] Curate Your Life and Manage Your Energy with Gail Golden Mar 31, 2021


As someone who is passionate about the field of Life Design, I am over the moon about this week’s episode. This week, we’re speaking with Dr. Gail Golden, author of the book “Curating Your Life: Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance.”  

This book is all...

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0239 [LIFE] How to not hate meditation Mar 24, 2021


Raise your hand if you HATE meditation. All of the idle sitting. The constant intrusive thoughts. The wonder whether what you’re doing is ACTUALLY making a difference. Not everyone loves it at first...but the data show how impactful it can be. 

If you’ve...

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0236 [LIFE] Coping with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Mar 17, 2021


When I had my first baby, I experienced post-partum anxiety. It was, without a doubt, the darkest time of my life. It is now 5 years later, and when I think back to that version of me in that dark place, I am increasingly afraid for her. 

Post-partum depression, anxiety, and related issues...

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0233 [LIFE] What to do when your mind holds you back Mar 10, 2021


We’ve probably all had the experience of wanting to make a change, try something new, do something bold, or attempt something uncertain...only to have our mind kick in and talk us out of it. 

Self-doubt, the inner critic, anxiety, and judgement are killers of progress because they...

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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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