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We’ve just about done it…survived 2020!
With the unspoken promises of a new year, a new start, on the horizon, this is often a time of reflection and planning as we resolve to make changes and strive to be better than our previous selves.
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Perception is reality. Truly.
Our expectations about how the world works and what “should” happen next provide a powerful lens through which we see the world.
Perhaps no one knows this better than today’s guest. Today we’re speaking with ...
The new year is slowly creeping up on us, and after the year we've all had, wow can we use a fresh start!
New Years brings with it a number of predictable things: anticipation, excitement....and new years' resolutions.
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QUESTION: What organ does the heart feed first? This critical organ in our body has the important job of sending oxygen and nutrients to our entire body…so where does it send it first?
ANSWER: The heart feeds ITSELF first.
Think about that. The heart’s job is to nurture...
It seems like this is another time when lots of folks are hitting walls. The combo of pandemic + winter + holidays is taking a toll, and I find myself thinking a lot about my aloe plant.
Let me explain.
For years, I lived in downtown Kansas City. I loved my last...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
It’s a fact of life that we’re all going to experience adversity and suffering in our lives. So many factors and events are outside of our control, and despite our best efforts to create the perfect life, tragedy still occurs.
But, psychological research shows us that it...
I could begin this post with another reminder about how crazy 2020 has been for all of us, but let's be honest, every single year of our lives brings with it it's own craziness. Albeit not of the variety we've experienced this year, but truly, life is always handing us...<![CDATA[ // ]]>
There’s no denying it – life is going to hand us adversity. Time and time again, we will be challenged by our circumstances, and many times, those circumstances won’t be in our control.
When I was 13 years old, I went blind for the first time, and I will admit, I let...
Why is this decision so hard?!?
I’ve heard myself – and so many others - voice that question, with more than a little frustration, countless times. (The most recent being this morning as I was trying to decide what to write about). We make hundreds of decisions a day...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
Are you the type of person who can naturally and deeply feel the emotions of others around you? Do you find it easy to relate to other people’s emotions and anticipate how other people might be feeling in different situations? Do you naturally think about others and the impact of your...
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.
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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...