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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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Jan 30, 2019

“I’m not trying to save the planet, I’m trying to save our species as humans. Even if we continue on the path we’re on, the planet will still be here. We just won’t be able to survive her any longer.”

This was the comment that this week’s guest uttered to me as she walked me out of her beautiful, sustainably-built. LEED certified home after we recorded this week’s episode. Talk about impactful.

Melissa Rappaport Schifman is a sustainability expert and the author of the book Building a Sustainable Home: Practical Green Design Choices for Your Health, Wealth, and Soul.

This week’s episode was so impactful for me in so many ways.

  • Our discussion about sustainability made me feel hopeful that there are things we can do to save our environment and ensure that it continues to be a place that humans can live and thrive.

  • Even beyond that, we had an incredible discussion about how we derive our self-value when you stop using your job title or salary to do so. This discussion happens toward the end of her episode, and it is so powerful. I hope you’ll check it out.

I can’t wait for you to meet Melissa Rappaport Schifman!

Life Design Lab enrollment is OPEN...for ONE MORE DAY!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m accepting enrollments into the Life Design Lab! It is a 6-week live, online program where I’ll teach you a powerful Life Design framework that you can use to create the life YOU want to be living! Click here for more info! But don't wait...doors close on 1/31!

Jan 23, 2019

When was the last time you were immersed in your work, a task, a hobby, a something, and time seemed to stand still? You know that feeling. The feeling of FLOW, when you feel like you could do something forever, simply because it brings you so much joy.

This week, you’re going to meet a woman who went on an intentional quest to find FLOW, and now she’s sharing what she learned with the world in her new book:

Kindle Your Flow

Eva Payne is the founder of Project Kindle, a non-profit organization that supports kids who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. After building that organization, she found herself at a crossroads when her marriage ended.

She began searching for the next chapter of her career that would look and feel as joyful as she felt when she was building Project Kindle.

That’s when the idea for Color Flow Life came to her, and she has been running with it ever since.

In Eva’s interview, we talk about how important it is to SOCIETY for all of us to live in a state of flow as often as possible and how we need to give ourselves permission to be completely authentic.

We talked about how dangerous it can be to create a fake persona on social media and the psychological impact that can have.

Finally, Eva shares with us practical tips that we can all use to cultivate our own sense of flow in our lives.

I can’t wait for you to meet Eva Payne!

Life Design Lab enrollment is OPEN!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m accepting enrollments into the Life Design Lab! It is a 6-week live, online program where I’ll teach you a powerful Life Design framework that you can use to create the life YOU want to be living! Click here for more info!

 
 
 
Jan 16, 2019

Have you ever felt like you can’t go on? Or maybe that you can’t push any harder than you’re already pushing or do more than you’re already doing?

This week’s interview will challenge that notion!

This week, you’re going to meet the incredible Sam Basques. Sam is a skydive instructor and an indoor skydive tunnel instructor. A little over a year ago she set the goal to become a tunnel instructor, and in this interview, you’ll hear her journey and the transformation that followed.

Not only that but Sam shares with us some incredible lessons she has learned from the sport of skydive that absolutely apply to all of us in our day-to-day lives.

Specifically:

  • You are capable of more than you think you are.

  • Balancing your confidence level can help you succeed.

  • Helping to balance your thinking by focusing on the positive can help you reach your goals

  • Life should be lived as a series of discrete moments

I’m so excited for you to meet Sam Basques!

Life Design Lab enrollment is OPEN!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m accepting enrollments into the Life Design Lab! It is a 6-week live, online program where I’ll teach you a powerful Life Design framework that you can use to create the life YOU want to be living! Click here for more info!

Jan 9, 2019

Wow, this week’s interview is near and dear to my heart!

Remember how I let you in on the secret that I’ve been working with people 1:1 to teach them my Life Design framework? Well, this week you get to meet one of them!

Courtney Mott is a beautiful example of a person who took responsibility for her life and made incredible changes.

She quit her job.

She is building a new business.

She advocated for herself and went on a dream beach vacation.

And, most important of all, she changed her identity around what she was worth, which has allowed her to make the biggest shifts of all and has changed her financial situation.

I’m thrilled to bring you this interview because it’s such a gorgeous example of what life design can do!

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m accepting enrollments into the Life Design Lab! It is a 6-week live, online program where I’ll teach you a powerful Life Design framework that you can use to create the life YOU want to be living! Click here for more info!

Jan 2, 2019

Happy New Year friends! I’m sure you’re all seeing a ton of posts out there about how to start the new year off right. Let me put one more idea in your head.

What if this was the year that you focused on yourself?

What if this was the year that you were really honest about what you wanted out of life, took control, and put the right framework in place to begin steering your life into alignment with who you truly are?

That is life design!

This week, you’re going to meet another proponent of the life design process. Colleen Gallagher is an author, consultant, speaker, cancer-survivor, world traveler, and life enthusiast!

If there is one thing I want you to take away from this episode it is this: soak in the joy you hear in Colleen’s voice. THIS is exactly how joyful you can be when you begin actively participating in your own life and living the life you actually want to live.

Make 2019 the year you begin living by DESIGN and not by DEFAULT!

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be holding a series of live webinars in the first 2 weeks of January, and I want you to be there! Click here to grab your spot, and make 2019 the year that you began to live by DESIGN not by DEFAULT!

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