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0340 | Uniting our World with Love Mar 23, 2022

The current state of the world has many of us feeling afraid, uncertain, and even disconnected. Given everything that is happening right now, it's natural to have the impulse to pull away. To disengage. To disconnect.

However, the field of positive psychology shows us that it's our...

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Your Psychological Immune System Mar 21, 2022

Two weeks ago, I went to Minneapolis to see April (my co-founder here at Peak Mind), work on some new super exciting projects, and catch up. While we regularly meet virtually, we hadn't been in a room together in a pandemic. It was SO GOOD to be there and to spend time with her and her...

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0339 | Combatting Burnout When You're Tired As F*ck Mar 16, 2022

BURNOUT. It's a topic in the news almost daily. Given the stress we've all been under over the last 2 years, burnout is at an all-time high. But is it? Really?

I mean, I agree that we're burned out, but my instinct tells me that we've been that way much longer than we realize. The pressure of the...

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Peak Mind Pro: The Power of Active Listening Mar 16, 2022

Think back to a situation at work that did not go well. Perhaps it was an interaction with a colleague, a poor decision, or a costly mistake. What factors contributed to that situation? 

Have you considered listening as a factor? If everyone involved had truly been listening - to...

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Lost in Translation: How to Avoid Miscommunication Mar 14, 2022

Did you ever play Telephone as a kid? It's the game where someone whispers a phrase into the ear of the next person, who whispers it to the next, and so on until the message, completely bungled by this point, gets to the last person. They say it out loud, and everyone laughs at just how far off...

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0338 | Discover What You Truly Desire in Life Mar 09, 2022

My dad passed away from cancer when I was 11 years old. That one experience impacted me in all the ways you'd expect: grief, uncertainty, struggle. But, it was an unexpected lesson I learned decades after his death that was the true impact.

I learned the importance of living life by design and...

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0337 | Using Brain Science to Become a Better Parent Mar 02, 2022

Being a parent is tough. There's no doubting that. Helping children grow and develop into resilient, resourceful, independent adults is no easy task.

But, have you ever stopped to think about the role that brain development plays in the way in which you parent your children?

As it turns out, much...

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0336 | Improve Your Mental Wellbeing with Process Based Psychology Feb 23, 2022

The self-help and personal development space has EXPLODED over the past handful of years, and that explosion in content and complexity has left us asking one, simple question:

How DO we live the best, most aligned life possible?

Today we're digging into this big, complex question with some...

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0335 | Questions to Build Self-Awareness Feb 16, 2022

Many of us believe that we are self-aware, but when we actually assess people, only about 10-15% of people actually are. Shocking huh?!

Self-awareness is a skill that sits at the center of so many psychological strength concepts, and that is what we're digging into today.

Be forewarned! Today's...

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Peak Mind Pro: Enhancing Relationships Feb 16, 2022

Strong relationships are a key aspect of wellbeing, for individuals as well as workplaces. While lots of attention gets paid to critical relationship skills like conflict resolution and boundary setting, we see surprisingly few conversations about the other end of the spectrum. Developing skills...

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Social Connection: A Key to Happiness Feb 14, 2022

Social connection - the authentic joining, however brief, of my humanness to yours - is a key contributing factor to happiness. The truth is, these days, we are constantly connected...to the Internet and to others' carefully crafted social personas. In this digital-age we have more...

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0334 | Navigating Change with Psychological Strength Feb 09, 2022

Because of the way our minds operate, human beings struggle with change. No matter whether the change is a net positive or net negative change, whether it's big or small. All change causes some degree of friction and difficulty. And we've all weathered a LOT of it in the past few years.

On...

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