Podcasts: Michael Gervais

Podcasts: Michael Gervais Episode 97: Michael Gervais From The Armachair Website: “Michael Gervais is a high-performance psychologist and co-founder of Compete to Create. In this episode of Experts on Expert, Michael sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss working on the RedBull Stratos project, the nuisance of overcoming mental obstacles and his work with…

Book: Lost Connections

BOOK: Lost Connections Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope By: Johann Hari This book was recommended by Kaytra in her story about isolation. She said “Isolation is my default, but it became clear to me after reading Lost Connections by Johann Hari that the people in our lives and the communities…

Book: Things Fall Apart

BOOK: Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart By: Pema Chodron Recommended by a few members in our community as THE book to read when you are going through a breakup. It ties us all together and reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles. Pema Chodron is a Buddist nun and so many…

Video: Flow, The Secret To Happiness

Flow, The Secret to Happiness | Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi This video was originally recorded at a TED talk conference in 2004. In this video Mihaly discusses his pioneering research on achieving a state of flow. From the TED website, Mihaly “has contributed pioneering work to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfillment and the notion of…

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Video: The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability | Brene Brown This power of vulnerability video was originally recorded at a TEDx conference in 2010. In this video Brene discusses how her research on shame has led her to understanding the importance of vulnerability. She outlines the importance of letting go of perfection and striving towards human connection.  This…

The Call To Courage

The Call to Courage | Brene Brown You can find this talk on Netflix. Following on from her TED talk on Shame, “Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.” (description from Netflix). This talk is an absolutely incredible dive into what makes…

How To Find A Good Therapist

First of all, finding a good therapist is like dating!! You might have to kiss a few toads before you find the right one! Now I am not saying you should go out and kiss your therapist (in fact, don’t do that), but understanding that finding a good therapist is just as important because it…

Book: UnFu*k Yourself

BOOK: UnFu*k Yourself Unf*ck Yourself By: GARY JOHN BISHOP Recommended in an anonymous story about perfection and self-harm, this book is a reminder that we have to take responsibility for our actions and tackle our life with full force. “you must first accept that while there are things that have happened in your life that…