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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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How to Develop Habits that Change Your Life Oct 07, 2020


Have you ever wondered why we judge? Or, how about why we feel afraid to be who we really are? Or, why we see other people going after big goals and achieving things they want to achieve, but we feel stuck. 

As it turns out, there is a common core: a lack of self-trust. 

Today,...

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How A Skinned Knee Made Me Grateful Oct 05, 2020

I have to share a painful/slightly hilarious story with you.

I'm currently training for my first half-marathon. Yesterday, I was a little over 7 miles into my planned 8 mile run, and I was feeling good. Really good, in fact, so I picked up the pace. I crossed 75th Street,...

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5 Principles of Life Design Sep 30, 2020


This episode will change your life...if you let it. 

This week, we’re digging deep into the concept of Life Design. Specifically, we’re going over the 5 principles that you have to work within in order to experience the shift that Life Design has to offer. 

In...

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A Helpful Question When You Feel Stuck Sep 28, 2020

Have you ever felt stuck? Torn as to what to do and which way to go in life? 

Maybe you feel that way about some aspect of life right now. If that's the case, this post is for you. Even if it's not the case, read on, because that stuck / torn feeling is one we encounter over and...

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Does it Test Well? A Case Study in Life Design Sep 23, 2020


I’ll cut to the chase: this week’s podcast episode is an absolute master class in Life Design. If there is one single bit of friction in your life or you have even the smallest hunch that you want to make a change in your life, this episode is for you. 

Today, we’re...

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Are You Spinning Your Wheels? Sep 21, 2020

I used to wear busy like a badge of honor.

          “How are you?” my mom would ask.

          “I’m so busy! I’m working a ton, and I have to blah blah blah.”

I was on my way to burn out.

That was in...

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