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Happy in 3...2...1 Nov 15, 2021

 

Several years ago, over a shared steak dinner at a local restaurant, a friend and I talked about all kinds of things ranging from physics to depression. I happened to share this little exercise I use regularly at work called Daily 3-2-1 (full disclosure, I learned it from Dr....

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0322 | The Super Power of Psychological Flexibility with Diana Hill Nov 10, 2021

There are a few things I hear from clients more often than anything else. "How do I move forward when I'm afraid?" or "How do I stop my inner critic?" or "I feel stuck in my old ways and am having a hard time changing." These complaints may sound like big, difficult problems, and they definitely...

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Peak Mind Pro: Increasing Employee Engagement Nov 09, 2021

You've probably seen the statistics. In August, 2021 alone, 4.3 million people quit their jobs. There are a lot of driving factors behind these numbers, but one big factor is disengagement and dissatisfaction.

The pandemic caused people to reevaluate all areas of their lives, but in...

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0321 | The Critical Role of Emotions in Managing Conflict with Doug Noll Nov 03, 2021

When you think about effectively managing conflict, what comes to mind? Many people go straight to things like communication skills or the ability to clearly articulate a point. But, what about the role of emotion? What if we truly aren't rational beings? What if we accept the fact that we are...

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Fear: Is It a Trick or a Treat? Oct 31, 2021

Scary movies, haunted houses, creepy crawlies that go bump in the night…yes, please! If you’re like me, you enjoy a good scare. The anticipation as you wander through the haunted house, knowing that someone – or something – is waiting to jump out at you at any...

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0320 | Brain Hacks to Boost Productivity with Nicole Byers Oct 27, 2021

Today is a very special episode for those of you who are high-achievers, those who tend toward perfectionism, and those who have a lot on your plate right now. Many times, in our quest to be more productive, we find ourselves using tactics that simply aren't effective. The crazy thing is that we...

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0319 | Myth-Busting Resilience Oct 20, 2021

Today, we're myth-busting the topics of resilience, thriving through adversity, and post-traumatic growth. We've all heard about these topics, but unfortunately, the belief that we walk away with is that true "resilience" means we can skip through the truly challenging times that life throws at...

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Understanding the Challenges of Uncertainty Oct 18, 2021

Intolerance of Uncertainty

 

As an anxiety specialist, I spend a lot of my time helping people learn to tolerate uncertainty. OCD, for example, is perhaps best understood as an allergy to uncertainty that manifests in a number of ways: will I get sick (I need to know for sure this...

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0318 | Psychological Strength & Flexible Work Arrangements Oct 13, 2021

The last 18 months have challenged some of the most basic assumptions we had about what is necessary for a productive work environment. Gone are the days when we believed we absolutely HAD TO BE IN PERSON to be productive. Among others, one of the big lessons COVID has taught us is that the...

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0317 | Building Habits to Succeed and Thrive through Uncertainty Oct 06, 2021

 

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There's no avoiding it - we're 18 months into a very challenging time, and the end isn't really in sight. I'm hearing from more and more corporations and organizations who tell me that their employees are struggling to move through the challenge and uncertainty...

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Peak Mind Pro: The Word Our Mind Hates More Than Any Other Oct 05, 2021

There is one word that our mind hates more than any other word, and that word is "VUCA." Well, we cheated a little because VUCA is actually an acronym for:

  • Volatile
  • Uncertain
  • Complex
  • Ambiguous

Situations and experiences that can be explained by one or more of these characteristics...

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0316 - The Difference between Mindfulness and Visualization Sep 29, 2021


Ashley and I have been doing quite a few workshops centered around what psychological strength is and what the components are that make it up. And, there's one component that consistently generates more confusion and questions than any other. That topic is mindfulness.

The skill of mindfulness...

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