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How A Skinned Knee Made Me Grateful Oct 04, 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, the...

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A Helpful Question When You Feel Stuck Sep 27, 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 over...

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Are You Spinning Your Wheels? Sep 20, 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 the...

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Emotional Intelligence: Sifting Through Grey Emotional Sludge Sep 13, 2020

Pop quiz. What color is this?

Most people will say grey.

But, what if I told you that this grey paint is actually composed of 4 other colors mixed together. How easy would it be for you to figure out what those 4 colors were?

Pretty tough, right?

This simple paint example actually illustrates a...

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Quieting Your inner Critic Aug 23, 2020

You know that little voice? The one inside that’s constantly comparing you to others, noting all the ways you’re falling short, and oh-so-helpfully pointing out everything little thing you do wrong?

Or perhaps your Inner Critic is more of a bully, calling you names and harshly...

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You Can Be Both a Success AND a Work-in-Progress Aug 02, 2020

Think about how far you've come. 

Truly. If you're in the Peak Mind community (or you're reading this post), you're the type of person who believes in intentionally working to better themself.

Think about all the progress you've made since you started your journey. Now think about...

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Resentment Grows Where a Boundary Needs to be Planted Jul 15, 2020


We’ve all been in the situation where someone, a boss, a co-worker, a partner, a friend, oversteps a boundary, we get frustrated, and we feel resentment toward that person begin to grow. 

The fact is, the way we interact in these interpersonal situations has incredible...

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The Annoying Roommate in Your Mind Jul 08, 2020


I’m sure you’ve seen it. The pretty Instagram post that says, “You are not your thoughts.” Heck, we’ve even posted that exact post from the Peak Mind account! 

But, you might be wondering what that even means, and that’s what we’re diving into...

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You are the Asset Jul 01, 2020


Let’s take just a moment to review all of the people who rely on you in a given week.  

Your partner. Your kids. Your team at work. Your broader family. Your friends. That's a lot...and it can be overwhelming at times

You’ve probably seen the...

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Change Your Habits, Change Your Life! Jun 14, 2020

As more states begin to slowly open after COVID19, you might find that some of your old habits sneak back into your life. Or, maybe you have found that you've developed some new habits during the quarantine period that you want to change.

Regardless of which camp you fall into, this post is...

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Are You Living by Design or by Default? May 03, 2020

29 years ago today, my dad died from colon cancer.

That experience was one of the most impactful experiences of my life, but for more reasons than the obvious.

One of the biggest things I learned from that experience is the importance of TIME and HOW WE CHOOSE TO SPEND IT. 

At some...

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The Brain Science Behind Fear Mar 22, 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 contemplate...

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