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Perfectionism – Part 2 | Episode 49

If you watched Sesame Street in the 1970’s and 80’s, you might recall a wild-haired musical genius muppet named Don Music. Or maybe you don’t. Producers stopped airing his segments after learning that little Gen-Xers were emulating the tortured artist’s tantrums, which involved wailing, sobbing, and — most alarmingly — throwing his head onto the…

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Perfectionism – Part 1 | Episode 48

While having high standards can take us far in life, trying to earn an “A+” in everything we do can lead to burnout, illness, and depression. Today’s episode, part one of a two-part series, is an invitation to take a look at your perfectionistic tendencies. Are they helping you, or holding you back? Further reading…

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Your Amazing Brain | Episode 47

In this episode, we explore the concept of neuroplacticity —  the brain’s ability to change and rewire itself to adapt to changing circumstances.  It sounds complicated but, as I learned recently, even something as simple as painting your nails can be enough to change your neural circuitry. Further reading about the science of neuroplasticity The…

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Finding Strength for Your Future | Episode 46

To live a bold, adventurous life, we need to stay physically healthy, emotionally resilient, and mentally sharp. But all too often, our efforts to take care of ourselves in these areas get derailed …  by short-term thinking and our need for immediate gratification. In this episode, I offer a simple mindset shift that, if practiced…

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Explore Life’s Smorgasbord, from Home | Episode 45

One of my favorite reasons to travel is that it’s chance to “try on” slightly different ways of looking at life, of living in the world. Not only is it fun, studies show trying new things has tremendous benefits for our mind and mood. Wandering into the unfamiliar staves off boredom, stimulates our brain cells,…

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