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Building Psychological Strength

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.
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Dec 21, 2016

Jen Wheeler picked up a camera in grade school, and proceeded to force her sisters to dress up and model for her "photo studio," which usually consisted of a piece of tagboard taped to a wall. After many years, and after a stint in corporate America, actual clients began to request her portrait services. She specialized in weddings for several years, while nurturing a passion for the one-on-one, fine art nature of boudoir photography.  

In Jen's episode, we get into the reasons why women want to feel beautiful (for themselves vs for others). We talk about trusting yourself to do what comes naturally, and the winding journey that life can take. 

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Dec 14, 2016

This week's guest is professionally known as Dr. Amy Hillard -- psychology professor at Adrian College, a small college in southeast Michigan. Non-professionally, she is known as "Dr. Maims U" ("Maims" or "Maimy," for short) -- roller derby skater on an internationally competitive team called the Ann Arbor Derby DimesHer team is currently ranked #32 out of 400+ leagues IN THE WORLD. Amy began her roller derby career during her last year of graduate school and is currently competing in her sixth season.

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Dec 4, 2016

Lynn Broberg grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota doing some of the normal things that kids from Minnesota do.  During the summers, you could find her on the soccer field, and in the winters, on the ice with her hockey team.  After high school graduation, Lynn attended the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.

After college graduation, Lynn eventually found herself immersed in the field of child and school nutrition.  She's currently the Business Systems Manager for Nutrition Services at Saint Paul Public Schools, and recently earned her School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credentials.  School nutrition isn't the only thing that Lynn eventually found herself immersed in.

As a celebration of her 30th and her aunts 45th birthdays, Lynn made her first tandem skydive on September 17, 2005.  Because of her nerves, it was a jump she almost did not make.  Fast forward 11 years, and you'll find Lynn at a drop zone almost every weekend adding to her over 3,000 skydives and five world records in large formation skydiving.

Listen in as Lynn describes what it's like to jump, how she handles the risks of skydiving, what it's like to be a female in a male dominated sport, and how skydiving has change her life on the ground.

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Dec 4, 2016

Stephanie Dowling began her career by setting and achieving the goal of working with Tom Brokaw on the NBC Nightly News. After being nominated for 2 national Emmy awards, she went on to lead the development of Tommy Hilfiger’s very first website tommy.com. She has worked for nonprofits, in the technology sector, and most recently, she was appointed by the Governor of Arizona as the Deputy Director for the Arizona Office of Tourism. In her episode, she shares with us so many amazing lessons about the importance of positive self-talk, forming your supportive tribe, and setting big goals.

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Dec 4, 2016

In this episode, we dive into Laura's experience as a passenger of Flight 1549 - The Miracle on the Hudson.She recounts her experience from seat 17D from the moment the birds struck the plane, to the emergency landing in the Hudson River, to the evacuation of the aircraft, and her eventual rescue by the Coast Guard.

This inspiring woman has not let her life be defined by a plane crash. She walked away with a new approach to life, and in this podcast episode, she graciously shares those lessons with us.

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Dec 4, 2016

Holy cow, this podcast has officially launched! I can't wait for you to meet the inspiring women I have been interviewing, but before we get into that, I wanted to introduce myself. In this episode, you'll learn a little bit about me and why I created this podcast. This is truly a passion project of mine, and I'm so excited to begin sharing it with you all!

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