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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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Mar 27, 2019

Stop.

Take one moment and do me a favor.

Take the next 30 seconds to think about how your life feels right now, and rate it on a scale from 1 to 10.

Are you closer to the low end? Are things feeling difficult? Are you having to white-knuckle too many situations? Are your relationships, your job, your hobbies, your health out of alignment?

Or, are you closer to a 10? Are things feeling light, joyful, aligned? Do you regularly feel in flow? Are you spending your time in a way that fills you up, rather than spending it in a way that drains you?

This is exactly what we’re talking about this week with my guest, Mary Shores. Mary Shores is the international bestselling author of Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life.

As an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Mary Shores teaches individuals and businesses to fearlessly create their own realities by using scientific methods and practical personal development.

Our conversation includes two powerful topics that I have to call out:

  • Alignment – Each of us has our own unique values, strengths, and weaknesses. We have our own goals and our own vision of ourselves at our best. This means, each of us have to make a unique set of decisions about how we live in alignment with all of those unique factors. When we live in alignment, everything feels easier. We have such a great conversation about the importance of knowing yourself well and living into who that person authentically is.
  • Cleanse or clog – One way Mary helps her clients live in alignment is through an elegantly simple method to intentionally make more aligned decisions. She calls this technique the “cleanse or clog” technique. Each time you make a decision about what to do, eat, where to go, how to spend your time, etc., you ask yourself whether it cleanses you or clogs you. It’s that simple. Over time, you train your brain to work this way by default. And that is when the magic happens.

You’re only getting one life. Live an aligned one.

PSSST! I'm hosting an absolutely FREE webinar called "Setting Value Based Boundaries" in partnership with my incredible friend Leslie Forde of the blog Mom's Hierarchy of Needs. If you're in need of a few boundaries in your life, you won't want to miss it. Visit www.aprilseifert.com/webinar to register!

Mar 20, 2019

This week’s episode is POWERFUL.

This week, you are going to meet Lydia Slaby. Lydia is an advocate, speaker, and writer focused on empowering people, communities, and organizations faced with daunting change.

She is also the author of the brand new book, “Wait, It Gets Worse.” In this book, she shares her story of battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma and the clarity and life lessons she gained from that experience.

You are not going to want to miss these amazing conversations:

  • The importance of knowing what is and isn’t important to you, and the simplicity it brings to your intentional decisions about how to spend your time and who to spend it with.

  • What radical responsibility looks like when you’re battling cancer. Does it still apply?

  • The importance of nurturing your body, mind, and soul.

  • How we all can approach life in a more intentional, straight-forward way.

This is such an impactful episode, and I can’t wait for you to meet Lydia. It’s time to live like your lives depend on it, friends, because they do!

PSSST! I'm hosting an absolutely FREE webinar called "Setting Value Based Boundaries" in partnership with my incredible friend Leslie Forde of the blog Mom's Hierarchy of Needs. If you're in need of a few boundaries in your life, you won't want to miss it. Visit www.aprilseifert.com/webinar to register!

Mar 13, 2019

Have you ever stopped to think about the impact that your upbringing has on your adult relationships?

No?

I hadn’t either. That is, I hadn’t thought about it until I began hitting bumps in the road in the early days of dating my husband. I didn’t realize that the avoidant attachment style I had developed as a child (after losing my dad to cancer when I was younger), was manifesting itself in this relationship.

It didn’t occur to me that the last man I loved and was extremely close to was suddenly gone one day.

It didn’t occur to me that I was afraid of that same thing happening to me in my relationship with my husband.

Today we’re talking to an attachment expert, and wow is it an eye-opening interview. Today, you’ll meet Silvy Khoucasian.

Silvy has a Master’s Degree in Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy) and has dedicated herself to helping individuals and couples heal from trauma, create healthy emotional boundaries and establish real and lasting connection within their relationships.

We hit 2 incredibly impactful topics:

  • How we develop our attachment style & how it impacts our adult relationships

  • The importance of setting boundaries, beyond just boundaries with our time…and how to do it.

This is one of those episodes that is jam packed with tactical value that you can implement in your life today. I absolutely can’t wait for you to meet Silvy Khoucasian!

PSSST! Speaking of boundaries, I'm hosting an absolutely FREE webinar called "Setting Value Based Boundaries" in partnership with my incredible friend Leslie Forde of the blog Mom's Hierarchy of Needs. If you're in need of a few boundaries in your life, you won't want to miss it. Visit www.aprilseifert.com/webinar to register!

Mar 6, 2019

Have you ever thought about the number of decisions you make on a daily basis and the impact they have on your happiness?

The decision to light a candle at dinner, bake cookies with your kids, or share a meal with family and friends.

These decisions add up and can have an incredibly meaningful impact on your happiness.

That is exactly what we’re talking about this week with Alexandra Amarotico, the author of the book The Secret Joy of Hygge (pronounced HOO-GAH). Alex learned about the notion of Hygge after traveling to Denmark and seeing how they intentionally make small decisions and changes in their day to cultivate this cozy feeling. She’s bringing the notion of hygge to the U.S. with this incredible book.

We talk so much about happiness in this episode, which I LOVE. We also talk about chasing big, life-long goals like writing a book and how to fit that into a busy life.

This episode is so wonderful, and I can’t wait for you to meet Alex Amarotico. Listen to it next to a cozy candle under your favorite blanket.

Cheers!

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