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Peak Mind Pro: Is Your World View Distorted by Your Beliefs? Sep 13, 2022

Have you ever worn tinted lenses? Through brown or gray or green or rose-colored glasses, the world looks a little different. Like those colored glasses, beliefs are the lenses through which we see the world. They color our life experience and impact how we understand things. Unlike those...

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Perfectionism Isn't Worth It Sep 12, 2022

You know that classic job interview question, "What's your biggest weakness?" Conventional wisdom says to give an answer that's really a strength masquerading as a weakness. The perfect answer? "I'm a bit of a perfectionist." 

But is that really a sneaky way of showcasing your...

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You Signature Strengths Sep 05, 2022

One of the things that makes you uniquely you is also something you can tap into to boost your wellbeing...your signature strengths. 

If you're not quite sure what your signature strengths are yet, you're in good company. As many as 2/3 of people do not have a good idea of what their core...

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14 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep Aug 29, 2022

How’d you sleep last night? If you’re anything like most people, the answer is “not enough.”Unfortunately, insufficient sleep causes a multitude of detrimental effects.

You may think of sleep as a simple recharging process, like plugging your cell phone in, a...

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The Joys of Lifelong Learning Aug 22, 2022

Somehow it's already back-to-school time here in the U.S. With the promise of sweater weather right around the corner, this time of year conjures images of school supplies, desks, backpacks, and eager (and not-so-eager) little faces returning to school to learn and grow. And it has me...

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Peak Mind Pro: How Your Brain May Be Sabotaging Your Decisions Aug 16, 2022

Consider this hypothetical. A leader, concerned about a decrease in productivity over the past several months, is determined to figure out a solution. In his own experience, he feels more focused at the office where there are fewer distractions because his kids aren't interrupting him. As he...

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Surprising Insights about Lasting Happiness Aug 15, 2022

On Sunday mornings, I work out with my trainer, Emily. This is a pretty recent and very positive development in my life. With her unwavering support and perfectly timed pushes, she's teaching me, building my strength and my confidence, and helping me reach my goals (Michele Obama arms and 10 push...

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How to Get More Appreciation in Your Life Aug 08, 2022

When was the last time you felt so appreciated that you just wished it would stop? "I get it. You value me and the effort I'm putting it in. it makes a real difference to you. You're grateful for me and can't imagine what you'd do without me. Stop it already. I'm over it!" Said NO ONE...

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Using Activities to Boost Your Mood and Motivation Aug 01, 2022

We often focus on dealing with internal experiences like thoughts and feelings as a way to increase happiness and life satisfaction. That's important work to do, and we do a lot of it at Peak Mind. Understanding your mind and how to make it work for you rather than against you is HUGELY...

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Why Do People Behave the Way They Do? Jul 25, 2022

Have you ever found yourself questioning why someone behaves in a certain way? Why they do things that don't seem to make sense, cause problems, or seem destructive? Have you struggled to understand why your kids or your partner or your coworker or even strangers make the decisions they do?

Maybe...

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How Your Mind Is Holding You Back Jul 18, 2022

Your subconscious programming and deeply held beliefs impact how you react, how you feel, what you do, and the decisions you make. Learn how your mind is holding you back.

 

I love to think of our brains and minds as amazing and powerful biological computers. The interaction of the...

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Peak Mind Pro: The Hidden Costs of Multitasking Jul 12, 2022

With a never-ending list of demands for our time and attention, squeezing more productivity out of our days is imperative. Multitasking may seem like the answer. Doing multiple things at once means being more efficient and effective, right? 

Wrong. 

Not only is multi-tasking a myth,...

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