BBR #182: Changing the way we understand and approach mental health
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
1w ago
Today we're sifting through the layers  layers of misunderstanding around mental health and self-care. Shifting towards an understanding that health is not a state of being, it is an action, skills to be practiced.  Health is not an identity, it is the result of consistent actions. We'll get into the challenges of stress and anxiety, learning that state regulation as a skill to be honed rather than a state of being or a way to force discomfort away.  Maintaining health in your body is oven overlooked as maintenance for your mental health as well. Understanding how you work, ho ..read more
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BBR #181: Navigating Life's Emotional Waves
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
2w ago
After wrestling with the cultural expectation to prioritize intellect over emotion, I've come to a profound realization about the power of embracing our feelings, especially in moments of stress and joy.  Today we navigate the complex terrain of our emotional world, where I share my journey of self-discovery and the transformative impact of acknowledging every feeling that arises. We explore the idea of "foreboding joy," a term brought to light by the insightful Brené Brown, and discuss why allowing ourselves to bask in happiness without fear is essential for our emotional well-being. T ..read more
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BBR #180: The Art of Transformation with Former Forensic Psychologist Allison Guilbault
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
3w ago
Have you ever felt the ground shift beneath you, not from an earthquake, but from an internal revelation? This is the journey Allison Guilbault, licensed therapist and mindset coach, walks us through—a journey marked by resilience, dedication, and a profound shift from the high-stakes world of forensic psychology to the empowering realm of  coaching women toward self-liberation.  Allison's story is a vivid illustration of the power held in personal choice, an invaluable blueprint for anyone on the precipice of their own transformative leap. Embarking on a career in a male-dominated ..read more
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BBR #179: The Influence of Media on Our Minds
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
1M ago
Today's episode I strip away the noise of constant media consumption to uncover the profound effects on our brains and well-being. My own venture into a TV-free week revealed a trove of benefits, from deeper sleep to a mind free of clutter.  I'll cover how everything we consume shapes our perceptions, subtly influencing everything from our beliefs to those pesky song lyrics stuck on repeat. As I reflect on the wisdom of the iconic Prince regarding content censorship, we'll also confront the captivating designs of technology that often monopolize our attention.  This episode is a re ..read more
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BBR #168: Aligning Professional Ambitions with Personal Identity with Clare Capano
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
1M ago
In this episode I'm joined by Clare Capano to dive into the struggles of success without compromising yourself, your integrity, and your health, especially for working moms.  Using her Clarity Success Method, Clara, a beacon for all who juggle leadership roles, personal growth, and motherhood. She shares her insights on the pivotal role of mindset, leadership, and productivity in crafting a life that resonates with who you truly are.  Get ready to recalibrate your brain as we venture into the realm of neuroscience and the astonishing power of an abundant mindset. Discover how the r ..read more
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BBR 178: The Transformative Effects of Gratitude on Mental Health
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
1M ago
Once a skeptic of the effects of gratitude, I've learned the science behind the benefits and it all makes sense now.  Gratitude has an undeniable impact on mental health and well-being.  With social media envy in your face, let's discuss how it distorts our view of success and impedes our ability to cherish personal milestones.  Discover the neuroscientific perks of gratitude, including its capacity to activate the parasympathetic nervous system for better sleep and immunity, as well as its power to strengthen bonds and increase social connections.  I share actionable str ..read more
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BBR #177: The Journey Towards Genuine Self and Stress Transformation
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
1M ago
Have you ever stripped away the masks you wear and faced the person beneath? My journey has been one of peeling back the layers of anger and pessimism that were my armor against the world, revealing the raw and vulnerable self hidden underneath.  In today's episode I share the profound experience of learning to embrace this true self, catalyzed by the revelations unearthed in therapy exploring the distinction between inherent traits and those we cultivate over time. The tears that I had long kept at bay became the symbols of a long-overdue emotional release.  By questioning the aut ..read more
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BBR #176: Redefining Rest Beyond the Boundaries of Productivity
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
1M ago
Have you ever caught yourself trapped in a cycle of guilt during what was supposed to be your downtime, or found yourself rigidly adhering to a schedule that leaves no room for the unexpected twists of life?  Today I'm sharing a piece of my own journey, I read a piece from a recent journal entry where I take a moment to pause and explore the "shoulds" that interfere with my rest while I learn to embrace change and practice self-compassion in practice.  Let's reevaluate the essence of true rest and the surprising effects it has on our energy and creativity. Releasing the expectation ..read more
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BBR #175: Embracing Change for a Balanced Life: Tessa Arnold's Story of Entrepreneurship and Personal Growth
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
2M ago
Today, I'm talking with Tessa, co-founder and COO of Snapback Energy, to share her story of resilience and the pursuit of a fulfilling life, leaving the structured world of corporate banking to forge her path as an entrepreneur. She encountered more than just the challenges of business; she discovered a journey of personal transformation. Tessa's story is a compelling illustration of how confronting fears and embracing change can offer a more balanced life. The road to self-discovery isn't paved with ease, and Tessa and I take a moment to acknowledge the emotional landscapes that often hinde ..read more
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BBR #174: Practical Strategies for Navigating Stress
Brain-Body Resilience
by JPB
2M ago
Ever find yourself swept up in the tornado of to-dos, with your stress spiraling sky-high? This was my weekend,  jam-packed with family celebrations and the inevitable mountain of chores that followed.  In this episode I  get real about hitting pause and grappling with the stress cycle and how capacity is incomparable and dependent on the experiences that have led each of us to this time in our lives.  We're talking nervous system maintenance—like that soothing box breathing you've heard me talk about and how to activate that rest and repair side of your nervous system.&n ..read more
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