Taking action on your goals and dreams can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. You’ll be responsible for yourself, your team, and your business (not to mention your family, if you have one). And the more responsibility any of us have, the more likely we are to have high levels of stress.
Stress, emotional highs and lows, and mental ruts are natural. But if we don’t take steps to reduce and control them, they can have negative effects on our physical and mental health. In fact, the American Institute of Stress actually found that 77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health.
As entrepreneurs, side hustlers, and dreamers, we often put on a mask to hide the effect stress, loneliness, and negative thinking are having on us—which makes things even worse! I know I’m guilty of this. It took me years of practice to get to where I am mentally, and I’m still a work in progress.
That’s why I’m SO excited to share advice from some of my favorite experts on the topics of stress management and mental health. If you’re ready to reduce stress, overcome negative thinking, and keep better tabs on your mental health, this special mashup episode is for you!
Dr. Nicole LePera
Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School for Social Research. She also studied at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis.
As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical, and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, Dr. Nicole LePera’s teachings empower the individual to break free from trauma cycles and create who they want to become.
She is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement where people from around the world are joining together in community to take healing into their own hands.
Dutch extreme athlete Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure including: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. Using “cold, hard nature” as his teacher, his extensive training has enabled him to learn to control his breathing, heart rate, and blood circulation and to withstand extreme temperatures.
Armed with his motto “what I am capable of, everybody can learn”, Wim Hof is convinced that everyone can tap into their inner potential without having to invest the same decades worth of study, travel and daring. Wim has made it his mission to share what he’s learned with the rest of the world. And so he developed the Wim Hof Method: a combination of breathing, cold therapy and commitment that offers a range of benefits. With his Wim Hof Method, he teaches people from all over the world, from celebrities and professional athletes, to people of all ages, to control their body & mind and achieve extraordinary things.
Kelly McGonigal is a Stanford University research psychologist who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. She is the bestselling author of, The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Her latest book, The Joy of Movement, explores why physical exercise is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
Kati Morton holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Over the past eight years, Kati has leveraged social media to share mental health information worldwide through video. Her specialties include working with individuals experiencing eating disorders and self-harming behaviors, although she addresses all things related to mental health.
Kati is well known for her YouTube channel which now has over 950,000 subscribers and over 75 million views. Kati’s first book, Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health was released in December 2018.
Kati’s passion is to increase awareness about mental health. Her online community has expanded to all major internet platforms, allowing her to answer mental health questions from her followers around the world. She hopes by doing this, the global community can push for better services worldwide and remove the stigma associated with getting help.
I’ve endured my fair share of challenges, many of them being mental. Putting the same amount of care into my mental health as I do my physical health has been a game-changer for me—and I know it can be for you too!
Join me on Episode 1,136 to learn how to manage stress, overcome loneliness, and face other internal battles you might be experiencing!