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0309 [PROFESSIONAL] How to Develop Self-Leadership Sep 03, 2021


Becoming a better leader of others requires that we become a better leader of ourselves. In today's professional edition of the podcast, we're focused on self-leadership. What it is, why it's important, and how to cultivate it.

Research cited in this episode: ...

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0308 [LIFE] Find Your New Direction...Mindfully Sep 01, 2021


Have you ever found yourself in a position where you've just felt stuck? Unsure of what direction to go next? Feeling like you're torn between a bunch of options and not sure which one to choose? We've all felt that way, and we're diving deep into how to chart our new direction in a mindful way...

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0306 [PROFESSIONAL] Create Your Own Micro-Culture Aug 27, 2021


As we contemplate the potential of returning to the office in the coming months and all of the uncertainty and complexity surrounding it, one question that's on many people's minds is what it will feel like to be back in the office with everyone? One important element of that question is the...

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0305 [LIFE] A Conflict Resolution Playbook Aug 25, 2021


Let's be honest...no one likes conflict. BUT, let's be honest again...conflict is inevitable. There isn't a relationship in our lives that won't involve some degree of conflict at some point whether it's a personal relationship or a professional relationship. And, our ability to manage that...

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0302 [LIFE] Diet Culture vs. Nutrition as a Self-Care Practice Aug 18, 2021


How often do you think about your own diet and the food you eat as a form of self-care? What does that even mean? So much of our understanding of what constitutes a HEALTHY diet is shaped by diet culture and what amount to marketing messages designed to sell products and services. We forget...

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0299 [LIFE] Finding Meaning as we Move Through Grief Aug 11, 2021


One of the most formative experiences of my life was losing my Dad to colon cancer when I was 11. The grief that I experienced at such a young age, coupled with the harsh realization of my own mortality, and eventually, the passion and meaning that came out of his death cannot be understated.

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0297 [PROFESSIONAL] It's Lonely at the Top Aug 06, 2021


Being an entrepreneur or a leader of a team can be so rewarding. It's creative, it's strategic, it's impactful. But....it's also LONELY at times.

Making decisions, dealing with challenges, and heck, even celebrating wins are all inherently collaborative or social activities. But, when we're the...

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0296 [LIFE] Psychological Strength During a Crisis Aug 04, 2021


It's easy to practice gratitude when life is good. It's easy to feel strong when you're not being tested. However, the real value of psychological strength reveals itself during a crisis. In this episode, I'll share a crisis situation I recently went through and will articulate a handful of...

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0294 [PROFESSIONAL] 5 Ways to SPARK Creativity Jul 30, 2021


I hear from people ALL THE TIME who say they aren't creative. They struggle with participating in brainstorming sessions and feel like their ideas are somehow lacking compared to others.

The thing is, creativity is a SUPER POWER in our professional lives. The ability to put ideas together in a...

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0293 [LIFE] Coming Out with Psychological Strength Jul 27, 2021


This week on the podcast, we're having a very intimate, open conversation about the process of coming out with none other than the incredible Megs Pulvermacher. Megs is a nationally certified School Psychologist, host of the hit podcast Out, What Now?, and the founder of the Queer Impact...

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0291 [PROFESSIONAL] I'm Not Passionate About My Job Jul 23, 2021


In the U.S., we put an incredible amount of pressure on ourselves to be passionate about our jobs. When we feel a lack in creativity, expression, and impact, we immediately turn to our jobs as the one and only source that should be filling up those cups.

But, what if there was another way to...

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0290 [LIFE] Understand Yourself and Deepen Your Relationships Jul 21, 2021


How often do you find yourself feeling reactive to the circumstances life hands you? Human beings are naturally reactive, and many times, that reactivity can actually be helpful. But, many times, our minds are tricked into reactivity in situations that don't actually call for it.

This week,...

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