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Quieting Your inner Critic Aug 24, 2020

You know that little voice? The one inside that’s constantly comparing you to others, noting all the ways you’re falling short, and oh-so-helpfully pointing out everything little thing you do wrong?

Or perhaps your Inner Critic is more of a bully, calling you names and...

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The Committee in Your Mind (Part 1) Aug 19, 2020


This is a special episode of the podcast. It’s actually the first part of a 2-part series we’re doing to dive into one of the most foundational principles of psychological strength. Specifically, the inner chatter of the committee in your mind. 

What is the committee...

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When Being Selfish Is HEALTHY Aug 17, 2020

We frequently have conversations with our students and clients about how it is NOT selfish to take care of yourself....but what if it actually IS selfish? What if it is something called healthy selfishness?

I came across this concept in a book I have been reading. The book is...

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How to Protect Yourself from Burn-Out Aug 12, 2020


Today’s show is dedicated to the person on the edge of burn out. The person who is juggling work, family, household, friends, and other responsibilities. 

You are an asset in your life. You are THE asset in your life, and as an asset, you must be protected. 

When you serve such...

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How to Get More Out of Your Day Aug 10, 2020

I've got an important question for you. Between the things you want to do and things you have to do, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. So what do you sacrifice?

If you’re like a lot of people, you sacrifice things...

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Surviving and Thriving through the Upcoming School Year in the Era of COVID Aug 05, 2020


"I’m so worried about the upcoming school year.” 

“I’m already struggling to be a good mom and a good employee. Now I have to be a good teacher too?!” 

“I have such high standards for myself. I’m afraid of my perfectionism as school starts...

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You Can Be Both a Success AND a Work-in-Progress Aug 02, 2020

Think about how far you've come. 

Truly. If you're in the Peak Mind community (or you're reading this post), you're the type of person who believes in intentionally working to better themself.

Think about all the progress you've made since you started your journey. Now think about...

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Designing Your Life for Happiness Jul 29, 2020


One of the really cool things that Psychology has to offer is its ability to help us understand our own behavior.  

I mean, why is it that some behaviors or habits are relatively easy for us to adopt, while we struggle with others? Why do some behaviors feel more...

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3 Tips for Dealing with Worry Jul 27, 2020

The whole purpose of worry is to predict – and prevent – possible bad things. The worry part of our brains is constantly scanning the environment, taking in clues, and leaping to conclusions…and never with a happily ever after ending. The twisted part with worry is...

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Resentment Grows Where a Boundary Needs to be Planted Jul 15, 2020


We’ve all been in the situation where someone, a boss, a co-worker, a partner, a friend, oversteps a boundary, we get frustrated, and we feel resentment toward that person begin to grow. 

The fact is, the way we interact in these interpersonal situations has incredible...

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Don't Slouch: Building Mental Muscle and New Thinking Habits Jul 13, 2020

From the time I was 3 until I was 17, I was a ballet dancer. My main teacher, Miss Judy, was a stickler. She demanded poise and precise body position and technique. As a result, I had perfect posture. I had practiced so much that my default was a straight spine and broad open...

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The Annoying Roommate in Your Mind Jul 08, 2020


I’m sure you’ve seen it. The pretty Instagram post that says, “You are not your thoughts.” Heck, we’ve even posted that exact post from the Peak Mind account! 

But, you might be wondering what that even means, and that’s what we’re diving into...

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