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A Different Take on Gratitude This Year Nov 23, 2020

This week, our community members in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving. For many of us, this year will be different than years past. With the pandemic at an all-time high, many of us are choosing to celebrate the holiday in a smaller, more low-key way.

Regardless of what you...

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What is psychological strength? Nov 18, 2020


CUE THE CONFETTI! Friends, this is episode 200 of the podcast, and in honor of that huge milestone, we’re diving DEEP into the different facets of psychological strength. 

You see, when we talk about ‘building psychological strength,’ we’re really talking about...

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Using Emotional Intelligence to Set Compassionate Boundaries Nov 11, 2020


We all know that we need to set boundaries in our lives in order to protect our own time and energy, but wow can it be hard to do! Sometimes we feel selfish for cutting other people off and not allowing them the time, energy, and resources we know we just can’t provide. ...

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Open Your Heart to Others Around You Nov 09, 2020

We made it. Election night....uh.....week is over in the U.S. As so many people have noted, we have a lot of work ahead of us. The U.S. is extremely divided and polarized. Bringing people together is of utmost importance for us to move forward.

Today, I want to share a...

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6 Steps to Handling Your Most Adverse Situations Nov 04, 2020


I want you to think about the last time you experienced adversity. Big, small, it doesn’t matter.  

Most of us have a pretty easy time coming up with adversity because we face it ALL THE TIME. In EVERY facet of our lives.  

Our relationships, our careers,...

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Your Election Week Survival Guide Nov 02, 2020

Let me get straight to the point. It’s election week in the US, and tensions are HIGH. So many people are feeling anxious and angry as we await the results and anticipate the next 4 years.

I suspect that wait is going to extend well past Tuesday night if the predictions...

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The Value of Feeling Painful Emotions Oct 28, 2020


Anger. Sadness. Guilt. Embarrassment. Shame. Resentment. These are all painful emotions that most of us don’t enjoy feeling. 

They can be so difficult to bear that, many times, we work at all costs to avoid them. We fall prey to the “Good Vibes Only” Instagram posts that...

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What to Do When the World Feels Heavy Oct 26, 2020

There are times in our lives when the weight of the world feels too heavy to bear. 

Things seem to be going wrong...

The world's problems seem so large...

Right now, in the U.S., we're moving toward one of the most dramatic and volatile and tense elections in our nation's recent...

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How to Create a More Spacious Mind Oct 21, 2020


Tell me if you relate to any of these situations: 

  • You walk into a room and forget why you went there. 
  • You forget names or stumble over words as you speak 
  • You have an endless to-do list running through your mind of things you can’t forget to get done 

If any...

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Don't Fall for This Sneaky Brain Trick Oct 19, 2020

If you’re anything like me, you’re fascinated by how your brain works. I love learning about how our brains process information, the glitches in their programming, and how those natural tendencies influence us in helpful and not-so-helpful ways. Good thing, too, since...

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Tips to Survive and THRIVE through the Political Season Oct 14, 2020


Brace yourselves, friends. It’s election season. 

We’re officially in the full-swing of election season, and most of us are FEELING IT. The gluttony of information, constant negativity, divisive content, and the importance of the outcomes has us feeling overwhelmed,...

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Therapy Is Like KonMari for Your Mind Oct 12, 2020

If you've been with us for a bit, you're probably coming to realize some truths about our minds. Among others:

They're powerful...

They take shortcuts...

They're prone to creating habits...

And sometimes those habits aren't helpful.

Because of the nature of the way our minds work, they...

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