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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...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
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...
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...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
"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...
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...
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...
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...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
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...
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...<![CDATA[ // ]]><![CDATA[ // <![CDATA[ // ]]> // ]]>
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...
Let’s take just a moment to review all of the people who rely on you in a given week.
Your partner. Your kids. Your team at work. Your broader family. Your friends. That's a lot...and it can be overwhelming at times.
You’ve probably seen the...
Have you ever been frustrated by self-help gurus and other people who tell you to become your best self, focus on gratitude, and show up as the person you want to be....all the while, they’ve never faced a day of adversity in their lives?
The thing is, gratitude is ...