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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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Jul 25, 2018

Can I be honest for a second? Not a week goes by where I don't find myself questioning my own parenting abilities. Am I doing it right? Is there a better way to handle a difficult situation with my daughter? 

Kids don't come with an instruction manual, but my guest this week is bringing the next best thing. 

Samantha Moe is the founder of Mad 2 Glad, an 8-week parent training program that she developed using her years of training and experience working with kids with sensory disorders.

Samantha and I had an amazing conversation about how we all can parent a bit better, including her 3 biggest parenting tips that we dive into:

  1. Calm your own fire.
  2. Be aware of what adds to the fire.
  3. Make it exciting!

Her episode also includes a valuable conversation about:

  • Asking others for help when you don't have all of the answers.
  • How to move forward when you feel like you "just can't" right now.
  • What it looks like to reinvent yourself after a difficult childhood.

This interview was so valuable to me on so many levels, and I know you're going to love it too.

I can't wait for you to meet Samantha Moe!

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Jul 18, 2018

When you see an injustice, someone in need of help, or a gap you could fill, how do you respond?

This week, you'll meet a woman who learned about the massive literacy problem in her state, and she has devoted her career to closing that gap.

Deb Mallin is the founder of Literacy Matters, a non-profit organization that aims to help children read proficiently by Grade 3. In her words, as kids transition from Grade 3 to Grade 4, they stop "learning to read" and begin "reading to learn." Kids who can't read at their grade level are likely to be at a disadvantage for their entire lives. 

I am so thrilled to share this interview with Deb because her organization was just selected to receive a 2:1 donation match from the Bazinet Charitable Foundation in Minneapolis. Through October 31, all donations will be matched 2:1 up to $150,000!! 

If you are at all moved by Deb's passion and this important cause, I encourage you to use the button on the right to donate. 

Donations will be used to get Deb's literacy app, Mighty Doodle, in the hands of kids who desperately need it.

As you listen to this week's episode, I'd love for you to keep in mind a couple of things:

  • Make it happen - Deb had a passion, and her work did not come easily. She worked hard to remove barriers in her way to make her dream a reality. Whether you are pursuing your own passion project, a project at work, or something else, we can all be inspired by her tenacity. Go make your goals happen!
  • If you know better, do better - I was so moved by Deb's words. So many times, we see an injustice, and we remain silent. We become part of the problem. I encourage us all to take a page from Deb's book and do what we can, even if it is only using our voices, to call out and help remedy injustices in our world. Women are incredibly powerful - we absolutely can enact change!

Sign up at www.aprilseifert.com to get instant access to April's Life Blueprinting tool! Gain clarity on the areas of your life that are most in need of improvement and start to make changes to design your best, most joyous life!

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Jul 11, 2018

Your mind can be your biggest asset or your biggest barrier, and the choice is up to you. 

Deep inside all of our minds is our subconscious. This is the old part of our brain that operates below our awareness, yet it exerts a powerful influence on the way we perceive the world and operate within it. 

Keeping your subconscious mind healthy, in check, and working for you can be incredibly difficult. But it doesn't have to be....

This week, I sit down with Carolin Hauser-Carson, a Humanistic Psychologist, Family Constellations Facilitator, and the author of the book The Pleasure IQ. Carolin helps women connect to their life’s mission that spurs truly fulfilling careers, amazing contributions, and abundance in the areas of health and relationships. 

This interview is incredibly interesting and powerful for so many reasons:

  • Family Constellations I learned about a new methodology for uncovering subconscious blocks called "family constellations." It has incredibly interesting connections to Cognitive Psychology and quantum-physics. You'll really want to hear about it.
  • Your Mind Can Be an Asset - Our subconscious minds evolved to seek out threats and keep us alive. Not the most adaptive way to move through a modern world! Carolin and I have a great conversation about why it is so important to train your subconscious mind to work in your favor.
  • True Yes / No - One way that Carolin works with her clients is by teaching them how to recognize decisions that are a "true yes" or a "true no," based on their underlying desires and values. She even offers a free training to learn how to do it. 

I learned so much from this interview, and I know you will too. I'm thrilled for you to meet Carolin Hauser-Carson!

Sign up at www.aprilseifert.com to get instant access to April's Life Blueprinting tool! Gain clarity on the areas of your life that are most in need of improvement and start to make changes to design your best, most joyous life!

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Jul 5, 2018

We all likely know what it's like to look around at our life and want to make some changes. 

This week's guest takes that notion to an entirely new, courageous level. For 12 years Nichole Carlson had the American Dream with the husband, house, and career – but she was miserable.

It wasn’t until after her mom passed away at only 47 she realized life was short. She got a divorce and sold her house. One day she quit her job, sold her car an hour later and the next day she was on a one-way ticket to Spain and traveled for the next 10 years. She even got to the point where she was homeless and eating out of dumpsters.

She was standing in line at a soup kitchen when she thought, “I’ve had it all and I was unhappy and empty. I have nothing and I’m happy. And now that I know what it takes to truly be happy, I can rebuild my life on my terms.”

She went back and intentionally rebuilt her life. 

This episode is packed with incredibly deep discussions about the topics that we all need to keep in mind:

  • Life is so short - Confronting the notion that your life is short can help you face your fears and be honest with yourself and live authentically.
  • Self neglect & self care - It serves no one to neglect ourselves. It is absolutely worth it to take care of yourself! This is especially so if you're in a caregiving role.
  • Life design requires intention - If you want to see change and improvement in your life, you have to make intentional changes. 

I hope this episode helps you think critically and honestly about your life and helps set you on the path toward alignment.

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