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Psychology

Personal Development, Professional Development, Psychology, Self-help

Feb 14: Stay Calm, Clear, Focused Under Pressure with Dr. Dana Sinclair

Dialed In: Do Your Best When It Matters Most

Dialed In: Do Your Best When It Matter Most with author Dr. Dana Sinclair

Performance psychologist Dr. Dana Sinclair joins us with Dialed In – Do Your Best When It Matters Most, her unique brass-tacks guide to managing our emotions and performing well under pressure.

We discuss common myths and bad advice around performance, as well as helpful habits and routines, versus superstitions.

Dr. Dana also shares her views on why motivation is overrated, how to identify our own performance style, the importance of daydreaming, making a plan, and why character is better than talent.

Meet Dr. Dana Sinclair

Dr Dana Sinclair is a registered psychologist, holding doctorates from the University of Cambridge and the University of Ottawa. She’s a founder and partner of Human Performance International, a Toronto based management consultancy. A former athlete herself, she’s worked with elite athletes to help them achieve peak performance in professional hockey, baseball, basketball, and football for more than 20 years. She also works with surgeons and high-level medical and corporate organizations. Dr. Sinclair is a clinical assistant professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

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Health & Wellness, Psychology, Science, Self-help

Feb 07: The Busy Brain Cure with Dr Romie Mushtaq

Stuck on the work, sleep, work cycle? Dr Romie’s 8 week plan to find focus, tame anxiety, & sleep again.

The Busy Brain Cure with author Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Many of us wear stress as a badge of honor, but the reality is that chronic stress kills. Just ask Dr. Romie Mushtaq who suffered major career burnout, while simultaneously undergoing life-saving surgery.

As a brain doctor, she says she should have known better. But her wake-up call set Dr. Romie on a global journey to research and heal the negative impacts of stress responses on our brains, bodies, and teams. The Busy Brain Cure: The Eight Week Plan to Find Focus, Tame Anxiety, & Sleep Again takes an integrated approach to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and live with zest.

Learn why you should ditch diets, forget cleanses, and occasionally embrace certain comfort foods to combat stress. We discuss how to overcome the stimulant-sedative cycle, reduce dependence on caffeine by day and sleep aids at night. And Dr. Romie shares how to heal the root cause of ADHD, anxiety, and insomnia without addictive medications.

About Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker, and the founder of brainSHIFT. She combines over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to deliver programs and create cultural change. Dr. Romie currently speaks and consults for Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. She is also the Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) for Great Wolf Lodge. And was formerly the CWO for Evolution Hospitality, where she scaled a mindfulness & wellness program for over 7,000 employees. Her expertise is featured in the national media, such as NPR, NBC, TED talks, and Forbes. Find the cure for your busy brain at

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

Help for Sensitive People in Today’s Turbulent World with Dr. Judith Orloff

Dr Judith Orloff Empath's Survival GuideThe Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies

If you find yourself turning off the news, avoiding certain people, or declining events simply because you can’t cope with one more thing, Dr. Judith Orloff gets you.

Speaking personally as a high-empath, and professionally as a licensed psychiatrist, Dr. Orloff feels your pain and understands firsthand how being sensitive can lead to anxiety, stress, and feelings of being overwhelmed.

Today we share how to tell what kind of empath you are and what that means. Dr. Orloff highlights the different experiences between introvert and extrovert empaths. We discuss the neuroscience behind empaths that  shows why some people feel things more than others. How to rise above self-medication (think, food, alchohol, and other substances}. And we share easy solutions to help combat toxic energy.

About Judith Orloff, MD

Dr Judith Orloff is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath. A psychiatrist in private practice, and a member of the psychiatric clinical faculty at UCLA where she specializes in treating highly sensitive people and empaths, Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

Jul 19: Say It Out Loud with Vasavi Kumar

Find Your Voice and Pursue Your Dreams

Podcast: Say It Out Loud with author Vasavi Kumar

She’s not your typical coach or licensed therapist. Her methods are rooted in science and Eastern mindfulness, mixed with a little sass, and a whole lot of passion. Vasavi Kumar joins us to share some of her techniques and practices to help you discover your bigger, bolder self.

We discuss how to come back home to yourself, and what that means. Why Vasavi says you must stop intellectualizing and packaging your feelings. How to use firm gentleness when voicing resistance. And Vasvai’s top three self-comforting practices.

About Vasavi Kumar

In addition to being a licensed therapist and coach, Vasavi Kumar is a voiceover artist, host, trainer, and author. Say It Out Loud: Using the Power of Your Voice to Listen to Your Deepest Thoughts and Courageously Pursue Your Dreams is Vasavi’s debut book.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

May 17: How to Rekindle Your Child’s Motivation with Dr. Ellen Braaten

Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less

Bright Kids with author Dr. Ellen Braaten

If you’re confused by a child in your life who has lost interest in things they once enjoyed and doesn’t seem to care about anything, you’re not alone. In today’s post-pandemic world, we’re seeing children and adults struggle to regain the motivation they once had. This is particularly challenging for anyone with learning differences, as they try to catch up.

From Dr. Ellen Braaten’s new book, Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less: How to Rekindle Your Child’s Motivation, we discuss how stress and anxiety can play into this. Why ADHD is more common than you may think. How a formula that Dr. Braaten terms the Parenting App can help focus recovery. How to meet your child exactly where they are today. And how to find more help if you need it.

About Dr. Ellen Braaten

Ellen Braaten, PhD, is widely recognized for her expertise in pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attentional disorders. Dr. Braaten is Executive Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Visiting Professor at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been affiliated with MGH and HMS since 1998.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

May 10: Free Your Mind of Angst & Live Worry-Free

Emotional Freedom through Deliberate Thinking with Thomas Sterner

Podcast with Thomas Sterner, Author of It’s Just a Thought

We hear a lot about being mindful, living mindfully, and being present. But what does that really mean? And what’s the different between “being mindful” and “thinking vs being thought”?

Thomas Sterner has devoted much of his career to helping people understand that we’re more than the thoughts that run through our head … especially in today’s digital world where we’re exposed to constant messaging that tells us we’re not doing enough, we don’t have enough, we’re not being enough.

Sterner tells us how to connect to the essence of who we truly are. How to deprogram ourselves from patterns not serving us. And we explore how our conscious vs subconscious minds interact.

About Thomas M. Sterner

Thomas Sterner is an expert in Present Moment Functioning, PMF™ and the founder and CEO of the Practicing Mind Institute. He works with high-performance industry groups and individuals, including athletes, coaches, and CEOs. The author of The Practicing Mind and Fully Engaged, Tom’s new book is It’s Just A Thought: Emotional Freedom through Deliberate Thinking.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

Apr 12: Heal Your Ancestral Roots – Release the Family Patterns That Hold You Back

Anuradha Dayal-Gulati Shares How to Get Unstuck & Live the Life You Want

Heal Your Ancestral Roots with author Anuradha Dayal-Gulati

If you’re feeling stuck in life, and the same problems keep showing up in your professional, personal, and love life, it could mean your ancestral energy is blocking you.

Anuradha Dayal-Gulati says examining your family energy field allows you to identify the changes you need to live the life you truly want.

In Heal Your Ancestral Roots Anu shares how and why why coming home to family roots can free us of anxiety and limiting beliefs. How learning about Family Constellations can help identify transgenerational patterns. What the 4 Pillars are. And how the Vedic ritual of Tarpanam and Flower Essences can help us grow.

About Anuradha Dayal-Gulati

Anuradha (Anu) Dayal-Gulati is a certified energy practitioner specializing in ancestral and emotional healing. Anu came to the US to earn her Ph.D. in economics. After15 years in finance and academia, she left to help people create the life they want. Her training in ancestral healing work helps individuals release the past and reclaim their power.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

FEB 22: How to Gain Emotional Freedom with Thomas Sterner

It’s Just A Thought: Emotional Freedom through Deliberate Thinking

Podcast with Thomas Sterner, Author of It’s Just a Thought

Today’s 24-hour news cycles, smart phones, and constant digital connection have made it difficult for many of us to quiet our minds and focus, or even relax. In fact, many of us spend as much as 95% of time on autopilot, simply auto-responding vs thinking. Which leads to our discussion today and how Thomas Sterner can help us “think vs being thought.”

The skills Tom teaches prove we’re not the thoughts and emotions that often overwhelm us — and that we have the power to connect to who we really are, and achieve what we really want. We look at the relationship between heart and brain. Explore how our conscious vs subconscious minds interact. And how to recognize unhelpful historical and present-day programming.

About Thomas M. Sterner

The founder and CEO of the Practicing Mind Institute, Thomas Sterner is a successful entrepreneur, and an expert in present moment functioning, PMF™. As a speaker and coach, he works with high-performance industry groups and individuals, including athletes, coaches, and CEOs. The author of The Practicing Mind and Fully Engaged, Tom’s new book is It’s Just A Thought: Emotional Freedom through Deliberate Thinking.

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Creativity, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Professional Development, Psychology

Dec 28: Stop Procrastinating, Start Living Your Dreams with Kate Eckman

Eliminate Perfectionism, Shed Self-Doubt, Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life

As many of us think about goals for 2023, we look at why we so often get in our our own … and how we can change that!

Kate Eckman knows first hand how the stories we tell can make or break us. We discuss why you should dare to suck at something new. How naming values helps establish clarity. How creating safe space helps develop the independence needed to live authentically. Why humor and fun and play is imperative!

About Kate Eckman

Former elite athlete Kate Eckman deeply understands sports psychology and performance. She’s a  certified executive coach, working with leaders in business and sports, and the award-winning author of The Full Spirit Workout: A Ten-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun and Fulfilling Life.

 

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Nature, Psychology, Self-help

Nov 23: Healing PTSD & Trauma with Dr. Rochelle Calvert

Heal Your Soul with Nature, Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy

With the drama and crises of the past five years, it’s no wonder so many Americans are feeling stressed, distressed, depressed, and traumatized.

How can you heal trauma and PTSD? How can you pull yourself back from feeling broken, to feeling good about yourself and life? How can you become calmer, more present, more in control, more joyful?

Author of Healing with Nature, Dr. Rochelle Calvert, says answers often lie in nature, with the combination of somatic practices and mindfulness. We explore the science behind this  therapy, and the benefits of getting outdoors into nature. Dr. Calvert also shares how to incorporate these simple practices into everyday life.

About Dr. Rochelle Calvert

Rochelle Calvert, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and pain. She’s the founder of New Mindful Life, has a private practice in California, and is an expert on mindfulness, nature-based therapy, and somatic experiencing. Her book is Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma.

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