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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 18, 2019

This week on the podcast, we're talking to a kindred spirit. Josh Trent is the founder of Wellness Force, a movement to help people improve their lives by helping them find physical and mental intelligence.

Here's the thing. Not only does Josh advocate learning about important topics like gratitude, meditation, mindfulness, the subconscious mind, and decision fatigue, but he advocates embodying this knowledge.

Showing up everyday with the intention of living this wisdom. Putting it into practice, and truly reaping the benefits of it.

Incredible, huh?

In my interview with Josh, we hit so many valuable topics, such as:

  • The importance of testing and experimentation and how it can lead you toward building the life you want.
  • The power of gratitude
  • Cultivating emotional intelligence
  • Avoiding decision fatigue
  • What the negativity bias is and where it comes from
  • The link between the impostor syndrome and the "spotlight effect"

Not only that, but Josh offers up an actionable set of tips about how you can begin to steer your life into alignment, with one simple action: a monthly emotional inventory.

You aren't going to want to miss this valuable and courageous conversation with Josh Trent!

Dec 11, 2019

Watch my TEDx Talk here!

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If you've been following me at Peak Mind or on social media, you likely know that I recently fulfilled a life-long goal by giving a TEDx Talk. It was an absolutely thrilling day, but there was a long road of hard work, unexpected issues, and tremendous self-doubt to get there.

On today's podcast, I want to take you behind the scenes to talk you through my journey.

Here's the thing: It's so easy to look at the final product of a journey like that and assume that the person just breezed right through the process. It couldn't be further from the truth!

Rather, my journey from application to final talk was one that required me to use every ounce of psychological strength I've built over the years, and I want to point out how it came into play.

I hope by sharing my experience, you gain some practical knowledge about how to move forward in difficult times using some of the techniques that I used. I also hope this episode gives you the motivation and permission to chase after your own giant goals!

If I can do it, anyone can. You've got this!

Dec 4, 2019

How many times have you heard people talk about physical health as though it’s separate from mental health? 

Let’s come at this from a different direction. If you stayed up very late for 4 nights in a row, how would you feel, emotionally, afterward? 

That simple example shows how integrated our physical and mental health are, and in Peak Mind we speak about them in that way. 

This week, we’re coming at this holistic approach to health from another perspective, the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine. This week we’re speaking with Senia Tuominen, a certified acupuncturist and Holistic Health Expert.  

Senia treats very complex cases through a combination of Qi (energy) work and acupuncture, among other things. 

This interview blew me away because of the similarities and parallels between the ways in which traditional Chinese medicine thinks about and approaches the way our minds work and the ways in which we approach it from a western Psychology perspective. 

I’m thrilled to bring you this interview to give you a new perspective on how to think about both physical and mental health. 

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