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0264 [PROFESSIONAL] Using Emotional Intelligence when Receiving Negative Feedback May 21, 2021


Being on the receiving end of negative feedback is never easy. We get defensive, we might feel guilty, we might even get angry. And, all of that mix of emotion can lead us to respond impulsively, rather than responding in a way that is effective and helpful in the long...

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0263 [LIFE] 6 Principles of Meaningful Relationships with Dr. Casey Lankow and Dr. Timothy Johansson May 19, 2021


When was the last time you experienced a situation that was truly non-judgmental? Fully accepting of you, exactly as you are? Committed to your truth and helping you make progress? That’s what we’re focusing on in this week’s episode. 

This week...

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0261 [PROFESSIONAL] Giving Negative Feedback May 14, 2021


Giving negative feedback is never easy. I can’t think of a single person I’ve ever met who is perfectly comfortable doing it....Yet, it’s an important part of being a leader. Today on the podcast, we’re digging into 2 components of emotional intelligence that can...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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