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6 Steps for Dealing with Overwhelm Apr 18, 2022

We've all been there before, drowning under a sea of to dos and pressures. We feel anxious, stressed, irritable, or even hopeless. Our thoughts are scattered, our bodies are uncomfortable, and we're not able to take effective action. Here are 6 strategies to help combat overwhelm and stay afloat....

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0343 | Cultivating Wellbeing Professionally and Personally Apr 13, 2022

If the last 2 years have taught us one thing it is this: people's lives don't exist in silos. The experiences, stresses, and challenges people face in their personal lives bleed over into their professional lives, and vice versa. It has never been more apparent that we need to support people in a...

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Let's Stress Together: Social Support Protects Against Stress Apr 11, 2022

I was thrilled a few years ago when M, my college roommate, decided to move to Kansas City. I loved the idea of having my oldest and closest friend within walking distance after years of being several states away. Sadly, this weekend is her last in KC. As conflicted as I am about her move...

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0342 | Achieving Peak Performance (without Burnout) Apr 06, 2022

What does it mean for you to "perform well" or "win" today? Have you ever stopped to consider that? One more question, as a high-achieving person or a top-performing person, have you ever stopped to consider times when it might be ok for you to show up intentionally looking to achieve at a B+...

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From Stressed Out to Strong: Rethinking Our Relationship with Stress Apr 04, 2022

The end of my first semester in graduate school was probably the most stressed out I have ever been. It was finals week, and I had a ton of writing assignments due within an 18 hour window. Did I work ahead and plan my time out accordingly? No! Of course not! My best friend and I watched ...

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0341 | Using Micro-Behaviors to Reduce Anxiety Mar 30, 2022

One of the most common things we get asked is how to reduce anxiety. Talk about the ultimate question! Anxiety is SO incredibly common, yet the tools to reduce it can feel so elusive. In today's episode, we're leaning on cognitive-behavioral theory to help us use micro-behaviors to reduce anxiety...

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0340 | Uniting our World with Love Mar 23, 2022

The current state of the world has many of us feeling afraid, uncertain, and even disconnected. Given everything that is happening right now, it's natural to have the impulse to pull away. To disengage. To disconnect.

However, the field of positive psychology shows us that it's our...

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Your Psychological Immune System Mar 21, 2022

Two weeks ago, I went to Minneapolis to see April (my co-founder here at Peak Mind), work on some new super exciting projects, and catch up. While we regularly meet virtually, we hadn't been in a room together in a pandemic. It was SO GOOD to be there and to spend time with her and her...

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0339 | Combatting Burnout When You're Tired As F*ck Mar 16, 2022

BURNOUT. It's a topic in the news almost daily. Given the stress we've all been under over the last 2 years, burnout is at an all-time high. But is it? Really?

I mean, I agree that we're burned out, but my instinct tells me that we've been that way much longer than we realize. The pressure of the...

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Peak Mind Pro: The Power of Active Listening Mar 16, 2022

Think back to a situation at work that did not go well. Perhaps it was an interaction with a colleague, a poor decision, or a costly mistake. What factors contributed to that situation? 

Have you considered listening as a factor? If everyone involved had truly been listening - to...

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Lost in Translation: How to Avoid Miscommunication Mar 14, 2022

Did you ever play Telephone as a kid? It's the game where someone whispers a phrase into the ear of the next person, who whispers it to the next, and so on until the message, completely bungled by this point, gets to the last person. They say it out loud, and everyone laughs at just how far off...

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0338 | Discover What You Truly Desire in Life Mar 09, 2022

My dad passed away from cancer when I was 11 years old. That one experience impacted me in all the ways you'd expect: grief, uncertainty, struggle. But, it was an unexpected lesson I learned decades after his death that was the true impact.

I learned the importance of living life by design and...

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