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Maintaining Social Connection During a Pandemic Apr 22, 2020


We’re in an unprecedented time of “social distancing.” Many of us are experiencing the effects of spending time away from family and friends, and loneliness is one feeling so many of us are having. 

Because of this, I’m thrilled to welcome Peter Montoya back to...

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Feeling Fuzzy, Forgetful, or Absent-Minded? A Lesson About Cognitive Load Apr 20, 2020

I'm going to cut right to the chase today - we've been hearing from many people that they're feeling foggy, forgetful, or absent-minded.

You know, when you walk into a room and totally forget to do the ONE THING you went into the room to do?!

If you're a Mom, you've likely...

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Psychological Strength for Our Front-Line Healthcare Workers Apr 15, 2020


This episode was created for and is dedicated to our front-line healthcare workers.  

The responsibility you are being asked to shoulder amidst a time of incredible uncertainty and rapid change is overwhelming. We see you. We see the sacrifice you’re making. We can...

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Going Old School: What Do Grammar and Math Have to Do with Mindset and Pain? Apr 13, 2020

What do grammar and math have to do with mindset and pain? More than you might think!

There’s an old Buddhist saying: “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

If you’ve ever heard me speak, or even had a conversation with me, you’ve probably heard...

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Parenting During a Pandemic Apr 08, 2020


If you’re a parent, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that these are very difficult times. During this global pandemic, parents are being asked to simultaneously do multiple different jobs at the same time, and the expectations and evaluations we’re placing on...

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How to Quarantine Like an Endurance Athlete Apr 06, 2020

We've now been at this social distancing / quarantine thing for a few weeks, and it's likely that people's mood and mindset are starting to take a dive (more on that in a moment). 

Above all, we want you to know we're here for you, and we're cheering for you. You can do...

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Mindfulness as a Tool to Thrive through Adversity Apr 01, 2020


Peak mind is currently offering bi-weekly (2 / week) psych strength building workshops absolutely FREE. Sign up for the Peak Mind Starter Pack at www.peakmindpsychology.com/start to get all the details about how you can join us and to access the replays from past calls. 

If...

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An Actionable Exercise to Help Ground You During Uncertain Times Mar 25, 2020


As we move through these uncertain times together, I want to do everything I can to help you build and maintain the psychological strength you’ll need to thrive through this adversity.  

We founded Peak Mind to help you navigate times exactly like this.  

Life is...

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The Brain Science Behind Fear Mar 23, 2020

As you know, cases of COVID-19 are beginning to rise in the U.S. and in many other parts of the world, and naturally, many people are experiencing some fear. Will I get sick? Will my family get sick? How bad will our case be if we do get sick? These are all scary questions to...

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Thoughts, Emotions, and ‘Mom Guilt’ Mar 18, 2020

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What if I told you that it is literally possible for you to choose the way you’re going to feel in nearly every situation in life? 

As it turns out, decades of research into the connection between thoughts and emotions shows us that it is, and...

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A Quick Technique for Building Compassion for Anyone Mar 17, 2020

Last week, Ashley wrote a post about judgements. And, we've talked extensively about the importance of avoiding judgement and accepting (not necessarily approving of) other people's behavior.

We simply can't force others to do something, think something, or be a certain...

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Dealing with Anxiety During a Pandemic Mar 16, 2020


Unless you’ve been living so far off the grid that a global pandemic can’t reach you anyways, you’ve heard about the coronavirus. You’ve probably also been affected in some way. Events have been cancelled. Businesses and schools have closed or shifted to remote options....

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