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0315 - How to Cultivate a Relationship with Yourself Sep 22, 2021


One of the 7 main skillsets that make up psychological strength has to do with the self. One of the core ways we think about the self is in terms of identity. Who am I? What am I like? What do I value? What am I good at...or not so good at? All of that is important, but today, I want to cover a...

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Peak Mind Pro: What Is Psychological Strength? Sep 19, 2021

What exactly is 'Psychological Strength,' and why is it such an important set of skills for your team to develop? This is the question we'll dive into in this post.

It probably comes as no surprise that our mind is the lens through which we experience and interact with the world....

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0314 [LIFE] The Secret to Effective Prioritization Sep 15, 2021


We've all felt the squeeze of having too much on our plate and too little time, energy, and capacity. We feel pulled to accomplish, achieve, and deliver based on other people's requests and demands. Our calendars turn to time confetti as we attempt to juggle multiple things at a time, and at...

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0312 [PROFESSIONAL] Why Slowing Down Makes Us Anxious...And What to Do Sep 10, 2021


Have you ever taken a necessary break from work with the goal of recharging, resting, and relaxing...yet you end up feeling ANXIOUS?! Stepping away from work should feel relaxing, right? Yet, so many times, we end up feeling anxiety, and it can feel surprising and unexplainable.

In today's...

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0311 [LIFE] How to have Effective Political Conversations with Peter Montoya Sep 08, 2021


Picture this - it's Thanksgiving, and in walks THAT family member. The one who has differing political views and ALWAYS wants to talk about them. You want it to go well, but you're afraid it just won't. What do you do?

Like it or not, the divisiveness in politics is something that has...

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0309 [PROFESSIONAL] How to Develop Self-Leadership Sep 03, 2021


Becoming a better leader of others requires that we become a better leader of ourselves. In today's professional edition of the podcast, we're focused on self-leadership. What it is, why it's important, and how to cultivate it.

Research cited in this episode: ...

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0308 [LIFE] Find Your New Direction...Mindfully Sep 01, 2021


Have you ever found yourself in a position where you've just felt stuck? Unsure of what direction to go next? Feeling like you're torn between a bunch of options and not sure which one to choose? We've all felt that way, and we're diving deep into how to chart our new direction in a mindful way...

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0306 [PROFESSIONAL] Create Your Own Micro-Culture Aug 27, 2021


As we contemplate the potential of returning to the office in the coming months and all of the uncertainty and complexity surrounding it, one question that's on many people's minds is what it will feel like to be back in the office with everyone? One important element of that question is the...

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0305 [LIFE] A Conflict Resolution Playbook Aug 25, 2021


Let's be honest...no one likes conflict. BUT, let's be honest again...conflict is inevitable. There isn't a relationship in our lives that won't involve some degree of conflict at some point whether it's a personal relationship or a professional relationship. And, our ability to manage that...

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0302 [LIFE] Diet Culture vs. Nutrition as a Self-Care Practice Aug 18, 2021


How often do you think about your own diet and the food you eat as a form of self-care? What does that even mean? So much of our understanding of what constitutes a HEALTHY diet is shaped by diet culture and what amount to marketing messages designed to sell products and services. We forget...

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0299 [LIFE] Finding Meaning as we Move Through Grief Aug 11, 2021


One of the most formative experiences of my life was losing my Dad to colon cancer when I was 11. The grief that I experienced at such a young age, coupled with the harsh realization of my own mortality, and eventually, the passion and meaning that came out of his death cannot be understated.

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0297 [PROFESSIONAL] It's Lonely at the Top Aug 06, 2021


Being an entrepreneur or a leader of a team can be so rewarding. It's creative, it's strategic, it's impactful. But....it's also LONELY at times.

Making decisions, dealing with challenges, and heck, even celebrating wins are all inherently collaborative or social activities. But, when we're the...

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0296 [LIFE] Psychological Strength During a Crisis Aug 04, 2021


It's easy to practice gratitude when life is good. It's easy to feel strong when you're not being tested. However, the real value of psychological strength reveals itself during a crisis. In this episode, I'll share a crisis situation I recently went through and will articulate a handful of...

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0294 [PROFESSIONAL] 5 Ways to SPARK Creativity Jul 30, 2021


I hear from people ALL THE TIME who say they aren't creative. They struggle with participating in brainstorming sessions and feel like their ideas are somehow lacking compared to others.

The thing is, creativity is a SUPER POWER in our professional lives. The ability to put ideas together in a...

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0293 [LIFE] Coming Out with Psychological Strength Jul 27, 2021


This week on the podcast, we're having a very intimate, open conversation about the process of coming out with none other than the incredible Megs Pulvermacher. Megs is a nationally certified School Psychologist, host of the hit podcast Out, What Now?, and the founder of the Queer Impact...

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0291 [PROFESSIONAL] I'm Not Passionate About My Job Jul 23, 2021


In the U.S., we put an incredible amount of pressure on ourselves to be passionate about our jobs. When we feel a lack in creativity, expression, and impact, we immediately turn to our jobs as the one and only source that should be filling up those cups.

But, what if there was another way to...

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0290 [LIFE] Understand Yourself and Deepen Your Relationships Jul 21, 2021


How often do you find yourself feeling reactive to the circumstances life hands you? Human beings are naturally reactive, and many times, that reactivity can actually be helpful. But, many times, our minds are tricked into reactivity in situations that don't actually call for it.

This week,...

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0288 [PROFESSIONAL] Structure Creates Flexibility Jul 16, 2021


If there are 2 things I hear most often from people it's this: How do you get so much done? Why are you so RIGID about the systems and structure you use?

What people don't realize is this: Structure is what allows for flexibility and efficiency in my week. I get so much done BECAUSE I use...

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0287 [LIFE] How to help your kids THRIVE with Dr. Michele Borba Jul 14, 2021


There hasn't been a day that's gone by during the pandemic when I haven't heard a parent question the impact the pandemic has had on their kids. What's at the heart of that concern is the desire to raise kids who are resilient. Kids who can stand up to life's challenges, pandemic or otherwise.

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0285 [PROFESSIONAL] Your Calendar, by Design Jul 09, 2021


Question for you - how's your calendar looking these days? Are you feeling aligned, spacious, intentional? Or, does it look like total time confetti? If you're feeling overwhelmed or consumed by the hustle and bustle and reactivity of your calendar, this episode is for you.

Today, we're taking...

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0284 [LIFE] How to Heal Emotional Trauma with Cedric Bertelli Jul 07, 2021


How many times have you experienced a strong, negative emotion and acted in a way that you later regret? How many times have you experienced intense fear, anger, or anxiety, seemingly out of the blue? These experiences are what's called disruptive emotional patterns, and they can be changed.

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