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February 22, 2021 40 min

“I can say, ‘I forgive you and no, you're not allowed to do this.’ That way I can show up more readily with other people in my life and still be kind.”

Amy talks to kindness advocate, Houston Kraft. He's reached millions of people with his his message that just might change the way you think about kindness.

Houston shares why hanging posters that say, "Be Kind," might doing more harm than he good. He also talks about ...

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When you’re feeling depressed, your brain will lie to you. It will work hard to convince you to do things that keep you stuck in a depressed state.

If you’ve battled depression, you are likely aware of the struggles that come with it. Your thoughts will be negative. You’ll feel bad—both emotionally and physically.  And you'll have a hard time trying things that might help you feel better.

So on today’s Friday Fix, I describe my f...

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Steve Francis is a three-time NBA All-Star who played for the Houston Rockets, the Orlando Magic, and the New York Knicks.  He was so dominant on the court that he earned the nickname "Franchise." He’s known for his speed, fancy ball-handling skills, and extreme dunks.

Steve’s rise to NBA stardom wasn’t an easy one, however. He overcame much adversity in his childhood.

Unlike some NBA players who had plenty of money and paren...

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The way you talk to yourself matters. Your inner dialogue can either inspire and motivate you to do your best or it can be the one thing that stands between you and living your best life.

For some reason, we think harsh self-criticism will help us do better. We’re afraid to cut ourselves some slack or to use kind words after we’ve messed up.

We call ourselves names, put ourselves down, and try to talk ourselves out of doing hard thin...

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John Tesh is a musician, radio host, TV show host, and author. His impressive resume includes job titles like news anchor and host for the Olympics as well as host of Entertainment Tonight and creator of the NBA theme song. He’s won six Emmys, been nominated for two GRAMMYs, and has four Gold albums. He has also been awarded an Associated Press award for his investigative journalism. 

He’s written several books, including his most r...

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Sometimes a slight shift in the way you establish a goal can greatly increase your chances of success.

Setting a goal like, “I’m going to lose 3 pounds a week,” or “I’m going to pay off $500 in debt this month,” aren’t actually good goals to set.

Sure, they’re measurable. But they involve a sort of all-or-nothing mentality. And that "success versus failure" mindset can zap your motivation and cause you to quit. 

So today I’m g...

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Felicia "The FeeNom" Spencer is a math teacher turned UFC fighter. After winning the Invicta Featherweight Championship, she went on to continued success in the UFC, taking on some of the elite fighters of all time (including Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg).

Felicia offers some great tips that can apply to anyone who wants to face challenges, test their limits, and step outside their comfort zones.

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As the pandemic continues to rage on, everyone is tired. We are all tired of uncertainty, tired of anxiety-provoking headlines, and tired of social distancing.

It can be easy to get caught up in some unhealthy habits that will drain you of mental strength right now. So today I'm talking about healthy coping skills.

Some of the things I share include the two kinds of coping skills everyone needs, the best strategies for managing u...

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“There's just always something that you can do that gets you 1% closer. “

Amy talks to professional gymnast and former WWE star turned fitness trainer, Stacey Ervin, Jr.  Some of the things Stacey shares include strategies for developing self-discipline, the tricks he uses to stay on track, and how to deal with negative self-talk. 

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  • Are you struggling to raise mentally strong kids right now? 
  • Do you worry that your kids won’t have the emotional skills they need to succeed in life? 
  • Are you concerned that some of your parenting habits might be setting a bad example for your kids?
  • If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re going to want to tune in to this episode. I’m sharing how to give up the unhealthy yet common parenting habits that are draining kids...

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    Amy interviews Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and author of The New York Times Best-Selling book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. Lori also writes a regular column for The Atlantic called “Dear Therapist.”

    Some of the things Lori shares include the difference between pain and suffering, how to change the conversations you have with yourself, and how to make your emotional health a bigger priority in your life.

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    It’s normal to feel anxious, sad, nervous, scared, or disappointed — along with many other uncomfortable emotions. Sometimes it’s healthy to embrace these emotions. Experiencing them may help you heal.

    But it’s not healthy to stay stuck in a dark place. When your emotions aren’t serving you well, it’s important to have healthy coping skills that can help you regulate your emotions so you can feel better.

    And while going for a walk mi...

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    Tony Succar is a recording artist, songwriter, and producer. In 2019, he won two Latin GRAMMYs — one for “Best Salsa Album” and one for being “Producer of the Year.”

    Tony is well-known for a project he did called Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. And he’s gone on to create lots of great music since then, including his GRAMMY-winning album Mas De Mi.

    Like many people in the music world, Tony experiences pressure to work all...

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    What you think right before you make a sales call or the things that run through your head right before you walk into a party affect how you act. And these conversations you have with yourself can determine whether you close a deal, reach your goals, or have fun. 

    Today I'm sharing how to have a conversation with yourself that will help you succeed. No matter what you’re doing, this little exercise will help you perform at your ...

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    Darryl Strawberry spent 17 years playing major league baseball for the  Mets and then Yankees. He was an 8-time all star and 4-time world series champion. 

    But he got into some trouble over the years. He struggled with addiction and served time in prison. 

    Fortunately, he turned his life around and he's doing well now. On today's episode, he talks about why he struggled with addiction, how he transformed his life, and the ste...

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    Most New Year's resolutions fail. Yet, most people continue to establish resolutions year after year hoping that somehow, this will be the year that they actually create change.

    Today, I'll explain why most resolutions don't work. And I'll give you the tools you need to make this year's resolution different.

    I’m sharing five resolutions that will help you build mental strength in 2021. You can perform these alongs...

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    Andrea Bonior is a clinical psychologist, college professor, and best-selling author. She also writes a weekly column for The Washington Post called “Baggage Check” where she offers great advice for her readers.

    She’s the author of an amazing book called Detox Your Thoughts. It’s full of helpful, actionable tips for dealing with unhelpful ways of thinking. 

    Andrea is really good at taking complex scientific principles and breaking th...

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    While some professional athletes lose their purpose in life when their career ends, that wasn't the case for Tim Hightower. Since retiring from the NFL, he's living his purpose. And today he's sharing how other people can find their purpose too.

    Some of the things we talk about is how to discover your purpose, why it's important to have meaning in your life, and how to find a community of people who believe in you. 


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    While this time of year can be filled with happiness and love for some people, it can also be the loneliest, saddest time for others.

    When you don’t have family to spend the holidays with--and a lot of people are finding themselves in that situation this year because of the pandemic--it can be tough.

    Of course, it’s not just the holidays that are sparking increased feelings of loneliness. The year of social distancing has made for a ...

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    Have you struggled to deal with a breakup? Do you feel like your broken heart can't be repaired? If so, this episode is for you.

    Amy interviews Amy Chan, the author of Breakup Bootcamp, about the scientific ways to heal a broken heart. They discuss why we're attracted to certain people, the things you shouldn't do after a relationship ends, and the steps you can take to heal when your heart is broken.

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