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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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How to Beat the Winter+ Funk: 10 Tips for Feeling Better this Winter Feb 15, 2021

You're probably expecting something related to love or relationships in honor of Valentine's Day. Sorry to disappoint, but I've got other things to share today. I don’t know about you, but it seems like nearly everyone (self included) has hit a wall in the past week or two. The...

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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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The Insight Gained from Competition Feb 08, 2021

Depending upon whether you're a football fan or not, or whether you're one of our community members from the U.S., you may or may not realize that today is the Super Bowl. The biggest football game of the year. A display filled with athleticism, hysterical commercials, and...

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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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The Cost of Constant Comfort: Expand Your Comfort Zone Feb 01, 2021

I just left coffee and an intellectually stimulating conversation with a friend who challenges me to think - to really think. My mind is reeling, and I want to share it with you.

 One theme my mind is circling on is the idea of constant comfort. In our modern lives, we...

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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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