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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and Meditation Nov 06, 2019


Let's be honest for just one moment. Meditation can be hard and frustrating. We've all heard that meditation has incredible benefits, but it can be incredibly difficult to sit still and focus for that long, and it's so frustrating when thoughts continue to intrude.

Plus, how do you even...

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Creating a Life of Meaning after Adversity Oct 30, 2019


It is a fact of life that we are all going to experience adversity at times. Life hands us circumstances in the form of hardship, trauma, or other difficulty, and we’re left to try to figure out how to move through it and pick up the pieces.  

This week on the podcast,...

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Moving Toward a Better Vision for Your Life Oct 23, 2019


This is a really neat week on the podcast. We're essentially clearing up some misconceptions this week.

As yoga and meditation have become more mainstream, we've lost a bit of the impact that these practices can have. We all know that yoga can make you more flexible, but what about the...

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Your Life, Lived Well Oct 16, 2019


This week on the podcast we’re speaking with Dr. Kevin Payne. He is a scientist, entrepreneur and author. 
 
His upcoming book, "Your Life, Well Lived" presents a new understanding of what it’s like to live with a chronic health condition and shows both...

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How to Liberate Your Mind and Pivot Toward What Matters with Dr. Steven Hayes Oct 09, 2019

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Bonus Episode (hands-on exercise):


So many of us have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and other painful feelings and events. But answer this:

When you have those experiences, do you tend to try to get rid of or avoid those painful feelings, or do you lean into them?

On...

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How To Rewire Your Subconscious Mind Oct 02, 2019

Did you know that upwards of 80% of the thoughts you have on a given day are subconscious thoughts? These are thoughts that happen outside of our awareness. They're mental habits and heuristics that our mind has learned, and they influence our conscious thoughts, our emotions, and our...

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How to Live ‘Eyes Wide Open’ Sep 25, 2019


This week's guest has one of the most eclectic resume's in business, including the following:

  • He has been a child television star
  • A Supreme Court clerk for Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg
  • Co-Founder of an internet startup
  • A graduate of Harvard at age 19
  • The author of a TED talk...
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One Woman’s Journey of Psychological Strength through Bariatric Surgery with Kayla Landaeta Sep 18, 2019


This week on the podcast, we’re diving into the topics of obesity and bariatric surgery. These topics are important ones to cover in their own right, but even beyond that, they’re topics that touch on many of the psychological hurdles that all of us face when we have to make a...

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What is Radical Responsibility and How Can You Cultivate It? Sep 13, 2019


Everyone has been given 1 life to live, but sadly, not everyone is an active participant in their own life.  

One of the key reasons for this is that they are not willing to accept responsibility for that active role. They are not willing to take radical responsibility for their life....

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How to Successfully Navigate Your Toughest Conversations with Intention and Empathy with AmyK Hutchens Sep 11, 2019


Think back to the last time you had to have a really tough conversation. Maybe it was a difficult conversation with your spouse, a friend, or someone at work. Maybe it was a family member or an employee. No matter what, there’s no denying how terrifying these conversations can be. 

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Build the Psychological Strength to Overcome Unhealthy Habits with Glenn Livingston Sep 04, 2019


This episode will change your life.  

We all have habits that we want to change. Maybe we want to eat healthier, drink less, or exercise more. You’ve likely set a goal to change a particularly difficult habit....and then failed. Likely multiple times. 

We set New...

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Navigating the Winding Path of Life with Mindfulness, Intentionality, and Self-Awareness with Shannon Schottler Aug 28, 2019


So many of us operate from the perspective that life is supposed to follow a linear path. So much so that, when we find ourselves at a crossroads or we feel compelled to go in a new direction, it can be incredibly difficult for us!

This is why I am so excited for you to meet this week’s...

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