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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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The Committee in Your Mind (Part 2) Aug 26, 2020


This is the second part of a special 2-part series of the podcast where we continue our deep dive into one of the most foundational principles of psychological strength. Specifically, the inner chatter of the committee in your mind. 

What is the committee in your mind? It’s the set...

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The Committee in Your Mind (Part 1) Aug 19, 2020


This is a special episode of the podcast. It’s actually the first part of a 2-part series we’re doing to dive into one of the most foundational principles of psychological strength. Specifically, the inner chatter of the committee in your mind. 

What is the committee...

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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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Stepping in Poo: Getting a Handle on Unhelpful Thinking May 24, 2020

Yes. You read that title correctly. I want to talk about stepping in poo. 

Imagine that I’m walking along, walking along, and  - “squish” – I step in a pile of dog poop.

I think: “Oh my gosh! I can’t believe that I just stepped in that...

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A Quick Technique for Building Compassion for Anyone May 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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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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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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Psychological Strength in the Face of a Pandemic Mar 15, 2020

Strap in. This week’s message is a long one, but it’s timely.

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...

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