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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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Is Your Inner Critic Ever a Good Thing? Jan 25, 2021

Do you have an inner critic? You know, the voice in your mind who tells you you're not good enough, reminds you of times you've messed up, compares you to others who might be doing better, and generally makes you feel smaller than you actually are? 

In the Ascend program, we...

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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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Connecting the Dots Jan 11, 2021

Just as everyone breathed a sigh of good riddance to the past year, 2021 made a dramatic entrance, at least in the U.S., when supporters of President Trump stormed the capitol on Wednesday, adding yet another entry to the List of Unprecedented Events.

Whether we’re talking about...

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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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How to Build Psychological Strength Through Parenting Jan 01, 2021


Hey, parents out there, this week’s episode is one you won’t want to miss.  

During a challenging time with your child, have you ever questioned yourself and wondered whether you were doing the right thing? Wondered whether it is better to engage with my child in this...

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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 Better Way to Make New Year's Resolutions Dec 28, 2020

We’ve just about done it…survived 2020!

With the unspoken promises of a new year, a new start, on the horizon, this is often a time of reflection and planning as we resolve to make changes and strive to be better than our previous selves.  

New Year’s...

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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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How to Change Your Most Difficult Habits Dec 21, 2020

The new year is slowly creeping up on us, and after the year we've all had, wow can we use a fresh start!

New Years brings with it a number of predictable things: anticipation, excitement....and new years' resolutions.

The most common new years' resolutions tend to involve...

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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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