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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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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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