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Happy Doc Student Podcast

Feeling alone, frustrated, confused? Thinking of throwing in the towel? Founded on the belief that you can realize your dream of becoming a doctor with your sanity, health, and relationships intact, the Happy Doc Student Podcast delivers weekly inspiration through academic wisdom and esoteric insight. It's no secret the doctoral journey is a difficult one, but you're not alone; join us and put more JOY in your journey!

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Gut Over DNA: Revealing the Secret to Optimum Wellness with Josh Dech
🎙️ In episode #125, we dive deep into the fascinating world of one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE topics: gut health. Listen in as Josh Dech explains why your gut health is more important then your DNA!👉 Gut Health Basics: Your gut health affects your productivity, emotions, mental clarity, ability to learn, quality of sleep, and more.🧠 The Gut-Brain Connection: The gut influences the brain and vice versa, making it a crucial aspect of overall health and well-being.💡 Leaky Gut Explained: Leaky gut occurs when the lining of the intestine becomes damaged, leading to inflammation and allowing toxins and pathogens to leak into the bloodstream.🤔 Common Symptoms: Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, cramping, pain, and gas are common signs of leaky gut.🛠️ Promoting Gut Health: Adopting habits such as consuming a clean diet, avoiding processed foods, and managing stress can support a healthier gut.👣 Prioritizing Habits: While toning the vagus nerve is important, focusing on foundational habits like diet and stress management may take precedence for overall gut health.🌱 5 R's of Reversing Gut Problems: Remove, replenish, rebuild, repair, rejuvenateGet Josh's IBD course here:  https://gutsolution.ca/skool?via=heatherConnect with Joshhttps://gutsolution.ca/https://www.facebook.com/joshdech.healthhttps://www.instagram.com/joshdech.health/https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-dech-5a1582106/https://www.youtube.com/@gutscienceSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
37:29 4/10/24
Beat Procrastination and Limit Distractions with William Wadsworth
In episode #124 chat with William Wadsworth, a memory and productivity psychologist, author, and host of the Exam Study Expert podcast.Highlights: 1.     If you feel overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated – you are likely simply cognitively overloaded. 2.     When you understand Cognitive Load Theory you can combat procrastination and be a more effective learner.3.     Optimize intrinsic load by breaking tasks into manageable components and applying full cognitive power to each step.4.     Identify and address external distractions like technology and environmental factors (use headphones as a signal for focused work and create a tangents list for future exploration)5.     Externalize “to-do” lists to minimize mental clutter and stay focused on the task at hand.6.     Recognize the role of germane load in fostering creativity and insights and embrace spaces for idea generation, such as walks or shower time.Connect with William YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@examstudyexpertTwitter: https://twitter.com/examstudyexpertFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/examstudyexpertInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/examstudyexpertExam Study Expert podcast via https://examstudyexpert.com/podcastThe Scholars Way (30 day mindset / productivity program for scholars): https://william-s-school-4d20.thinkific.com/courses/the-scholars-way?ref=8cdb35Sounds of the Bodlein: https://www.ox.ac.uk/soundsofthebodleian/Six Pillars of Study Success (free download): https://examstudyexpert.com/PillarsProductivity Episodes#81 Productivity Hacks with Scott Miller; https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/11089338#87 Increase Your Productivity and Decrease Stress with Dr. Frank Buck: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/11526361#89 Technology Addiction vs. Technology Mindfulness: How to Put Humans First with Rob Krecek: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/11545822#92 How to Make SPACE for Things that Matter with Daniel Sih: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11832398Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
30:26 3/27/24
Unhunched: The Power of Posture for a Pain-Free, Stress-Free Life with Aesha Tahir
Aesha Tahir reveals the link between better posture and a pain-free life, less stress, and improved self-confidence. She is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and movement specialist who provides trainings on posture and wellness. Her best-selling book “Unhunched: Discover Wellness Through Posture.”If you want visuals watch this on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/50Hoi4NInMYHighlights:1.    Good posture is your body’s natural position and should be effortless and allows gravity to work for us (not against us). 2.    CHECK YOUR POSTURE: Have a friend take a photo of you standing. Are the landmarks aligned? Earlobe, shoulder, hip, knees, ankles. 3.    Maintain good posture while siting. Are your eyes in line with your screen, elbows in line with shoulder, and your seat is deep in your chair?4.    Your head is as heavy of a bowling ball and every inch your head moves forward you increase the pressure on your spine an extra 10 pounds! Do the math and now you understand why might have neck, shoulder, and back pain. 5.    SIMPLE EXERCISE to combat poor posture: Chin retraction (press back of head against headrest or wall – hold for 20 seconds repeat 3-4 times), Pomodoro technique (move that body!), deep breathing, expansive posture stretches.6.    Stress activates our sympathetic nervous system to activate which results in: rapid breathing, increased heart rate and blood pressure, reduced blood flow to necessary organs, higher levels of cortisol, etc.7.    MOVE OFTEN!! Research suggests we are often not aware of these symptoms and after working on the computers after 30 consecutive minutes of sitting and typing on the computer, all these biomarkers are active and this induces muscle soreness and pain in our body.8.    Bonus benefits of regular breaks – reduce pain and allow space for BURSTS OF CREATIVITY. 9.    UNPLUG. Make time for yourself and your social network (your time spent in these activities may be LESS than before you started your degree, but do not eliminate entirely!).10. BREATHE. 4-5 slow, deep breaths can break the stress-cycle by toning your vagus nerve.11.Good posture also impacts our feelings of confidence and productivity. UNHUNCH dear listeners!Connect with AeshaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tone_and_strengthen/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toneandstrengthenLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aeshatahirYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@toneandstrengthen5984/featuredPI: https://pin.it/3iSWj9XLink to free download: https://www.aeshatahir.com/Link to book - Unhunched: Discover Wellness Through Posture https://amzn.to/49RAfJE Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
45:21 3/13/24
PhD Pause and Play: Navigating Life, Stopping, and Restarting the Academic Journey with Adam Baldry, MA
On this show I chat with Adam Baldy. Adam holds an MA in East Asian Studies and is a PhD student at the University of Arizona. As a Senior IT Systems Analyst at Pima Community College, he blends his in-person and online teaching experience with ed tech management.Highlights·      Starting a doctoral program is a big decision (perhaps the biggest decision you will ever make). If at any time you feel pressured to start a program, question the motives of that organization.·      Do your research! Speak with current students, graduates, and faculty. Ask for  time-to-completion statistics and graduation rates. Complete the exercises in Ch. 1 of The Happy Doc Student Handbook. See episodes below.·      There are unique challenges for first-generation college students and navigating the unfamiliar territory of graduate school can add to an already stressful environment. ·      Graduate school will happen in the context of your LIFE; there are no easy answers when it comes to deciding how to manage your own mental health, supporting others, building a career, etc.·      Knowing your core values is key; you will have to let some things go; be honest in terms of your priorities during this season.·      Embracing a part-time program may allow you to balance work, academia, and family life.·      Like stepping into a doctoral program, stepping out of one is also a big decision. Be cautious of “reacting."  Instead, responded thoughtfully to these feelings (see the I-Think-I-Want-To-Stop activity in The Happy Doc Student Handbook). ·      If you do decide to step out (whether forever or for a season), refrain from feelings of guilt/failure and listen to the Good Goodbye episode:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/8016142 Connect with Adamhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-baldry-ab6501117/Relevant episodes for when you are researching programs:#2 The Doc Journey: Things You Need to Know (that they probably won't tell you)#21 Should I Pursue a Doctoral Degree? with Dr. Chris Cappannelli#31 Reality Check: Is a Doc Program for You? with Jamie Hillman#53 Are We Teaching Students To Be Unhappy? with Dr. Leonard Cassuto#69 Career Diversity & The Doctorate with Dr. Leonard CassutRelevant episodes for when you want to STOP:#7 When You Want to Quit with Dr. Jodie Hemerda#10 ABD, Limiting Beliefs and Giants with Dr. Scott BurrusSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
27:27 2/28/24
Let's Press Pause...and Rest with Dr. Heather Frederick
Let's go on a little adventure and explore what rest means to you. If you haven't already heard my thoughts on self-care as a secret weapon and the role of self-love...check them out here:Unleash Your Genius: The Secret of Self-Carehttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/6988105100 Guests Changed My Life (will they change yours?) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/12981214Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
10:48 2/14/24
Love Isn't Love Until It's Given Away: Exploring the Love Languages with Paul Zolman
This conversation delves into the profound impact of love on personal well-being and its potential to create a more loving world.In this episode I chat with Paul Zolman, a speaker, educator, veteran, entrepreneur, and author of the book "Role of Love: The most effective way to demonstrate love every day." Paul shares his inspiring journey from a childhood filled with abuse to adopting a mindset that allows him to love freely in any circumstance.Highlights·      Our past profoundly impacts our future – are you going to repeat family patterns or be intentional about changing them?·      Dr. Gary Chapman’s five love languages can serve as a foundation for understanding how you give and receive love ·      Practicing the five love languages (service, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and physical touch) expands our understanding and experience of love·      Using the love language cube/dice is one way to bring an element of play and fun into exercising your expression of love·      Ask yourself: Are you willing to send love out without expecting it to come back?·      Need ideas for expressing love in a language that isn’t your preference? Get Paul’s free download (see below) Connect with Paulwww.roleoflove.comRole Of Love Dice (@roleoflovedice) • Instagram photos and videosPaul Zolman | Author (@paul_zolman) • Instagram photos and videoshttps://www.facebook.com/roleoflovedicehttps://www.facebook.com/paul.zolman.7/https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulzolman/Role of Love Dice (@roleoflovedice) / X (twitter.com)Get Paul’s book here: Role of Love: The most effective way to demonstrate love every dayTo receive the free download: 101 Ways to Express Love, email Paul at: lovesrole@gmail.comSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
30:13 1/31/24
The Road to Getting PhDone - Research Alignment with Dr. Allen Roda
In this episode I welcome back Dr. Allen Roda, author of PhDone. We chat about everything from topic generation to oral defense. Highlights:Don't get married to your research method - changing your method is not the end of the world (we promise!)Being flexible is part of the doctoral process - learning how to respond rather than react is a life-skill that will benefit you beyond your program Alignment is often a huge issue - you must have alignment from your topic to theoretical framework to purpose to research questions to method -   check out this podcast to understand how to reach alignment with your project: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/7455607Be thoughtful and intentional about every single change you make; this is YOUR project -- Own it!It's important listen to feedback about the scale and viability of your project - get narrow and laser-focused (we want you to finish!)Do not habituate to feedback and make revisions blindly - you must make decisions about what feedback you will implement thoughtfullyDo not go into your defense defensive - celebrate this event where your project is going to be the focus of critical feedback from people who support your workReplace your judgement with curiosityYou are not alone (you've found your tribe and we are here for you!)Check out episode #114 Tips for Publishing here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/13522392Listen to the previous episode with Allen: #90 Dissertation Editing: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11791626Connect with Allen@allenroda on instagramAllen Roda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-roda-770b381/ Dissertation Editor: https://www.dissertation-editor.com @Dissertation_Editor on instagramDissertation Editor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dissertation-editor/ Dissertation Editor on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dissertationeditorGet the book PhDone here: https://amzn.to/47M72zhSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
29:37 1/17/24
Navigating Fear and Finding Hope with Swami Nityananda
In this episode I welcome back  Swami Netyananda , spiritual leader and teacher at Awake Yoga Meditation (known as Dr. Juniper Ellis at Loyola University, Maryland).We dive deep into her book "Awake, the Yoga of Pure Awareness" that delivers a message of hope, resilience, and practical tools for finding inner clarity and peace in challenging times.Get it here: https://amzn.to/41cKtRLHighlightsIt is important to identify and build on one's strengths, as much as it is being willing to growOne way to tap into this is by starting the day by connecting with inner hope, courage, and strength (before you get out of bed) Snap your fingers to reset and reconnect throughout the dayQuestions are a practical way to focus you back to the now - when struggling with fear, ask: "How would I feel if fear were not present?"Be the change by cultivating an open heart and maintaining a sense of joy and curiosity throughout the dayPrioritize self-care and kindness and master a complicated worldConnect with SwamiWebsite: Awakeyogameditation.orgInstagram: @swami_nityananda_giriInstagram: @awakeyogameditationYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/awakeyogameditationTikTok: @swami_nityananda_giriFaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeyogameditationcenter/ Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
31:39 1/3/24
Words of Power: Setting Your Course for 2024 with Heather Frederick, PhD
In this short but reflective and empowering episode, I invite you to give yourself permission and brace the power of intention to set the tone for a transformative 2024.I was surprised my word: Listening. My mantra for 2024 will be: I am listening. What's yours? email me at: info@expandyourhappy.com.If you enjoyed humming with me, be sure to bookmark episode #54 and hum with me anytime you need to reset your nervous system: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/9349250See you next year!Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
06:21 12/20/23
Transform Your Life in Just 30 Minutes a Day: The Power of Mindful Self-Care with Dai Manuel
In this episode I welcome back Dai Manuel to chat about the "2% Solution" for self-care. We discuss the importance of dedicating 30 minutes daily to personal wellness through movement, meditation, and positive input.  Emphasis is placed on the power of small, consistent actions in self-improvement and mental health, while cautioning against the time lost to screen usage. The conversation also touches on the value of intuition and how stillness can help in decision-making and self-awareness.Highlights:Overview of the "2% Solution" for self-care.The importance of a non-negotiable 30-minute block for self-care.Breaking down the 30 minutes: 15 minutes of purposeful movement, 5 minutes of mindful meditation, and 10 minutes of positive input.The significance of the inputs we give to our brain and their long-term effects.Tapping into intuition and its benefits for mental health.Dai Manuel's take on changing inputs for different life outputs.How small steps can lead to larger changes in life.The trap of screen time and its impact on our well-being.Encouragement for listeners to start making positive changes in their routines - it is an investment in yourself and YOU ARE WORTH IT!Get Dai's book here: https://amzn.to/3RgJ3SUSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
30:33 12/6/23
3 Questions That Will Improve Your Writing with Catie Phares, MA
#115 Catie is the founder and head editor of CS Phares, a company dedicated to helping academics turn their research into engaging content. Highlights:1.    Engaging writing is valuable currency!2.    Story telling is having a renaissance – it is a way to engage your audience so that your ideas can get out there (everyone loves a story)3.    Academics aren’t taught how to use storytelling to present their research (straight facts are not memorable)4.    If you are struggling with making your ideas clear to your reader, talk about it (record yourself or talk to someone who isn’t an expert in your area and have a chat with them)5.    Answer, in one sentence: What are you saying? 6.    Answer, in one sentence: Why say this at all?7.    Answer, in one sentence: What is the danger if no one ever says this? 8.    Catie’s download will help your writing FLOW via LINKS (get it ASAP: https://www.csphares.com/)Connect with Catiehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/catiesphares/https://www.facebook.com/catie.phares/FREE DOWNLOAD: https://www.csphares.com/Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
27:00 11/22/23
Tips for Publishing with Dr. Lauren Saunders
#114 with Lauren Saunders, PhD.Lauren is the Vice President of Editing and Research for Dissertation Editor, where she previously served as an editor and managing editor.Highlights: ·      Publishing your dissertation as a book and/or article(s) is a worthwhile endeavor - get your work out there (don’t kid yourself that people, beyond grad students, are going to read your dissertation as is).·      The dissertation is a very specific genre – if you need help writing this way, get it!·      Check out Lauren and Allen Roda’s book: PhDone - A Professional Dissertation Editor's Guide to Writing Your Doctoral Thesis and Earning Your PhD : https://amzn.to/3Z72W0T·      Take a break (but not too long!) so you can get perspective before you reformat your dissertation as a publication.·      A book can reach a broad, general audience and is an opportunity to put in all the personal reasons you picked your topic and other things that “don’t fit” in a typical dissertation – take this as an opportunity to find your voice.·      Articles typically go to academic journals (for ideas on where to submit yours, check out your reference section).·      Working with your chair/advisor/other committee member as a second author can be a great way to be mentored on how to publish in scholarly journals.·      Talk to your network – get their advice and capitalize on their connections. ·      Rejections give you important information! Don’t be disappointed, just like the revisions you made on your dissertation, they will make your published work better.·      Be aware of players out there not working in your best interest – make sure they are taking time to do a legitimate peer-review and be cautious of pay-to-publish situations (unless it is due to open access reasons).·      Last and not least, make sure you are living your life WHILE you are in graduate school.  Connect with Lauren@drlaurensaunders (Instagram & TikTok)Lauren Saunders (LinkedIn) Get the book, PhDone: https://amzn.to/3Z72W0TLearn more about Dissertation Editor: https://www.dissertation-editor.com/Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
28:05 11/8/23
The Mindful Ukulele Method with Vinnie Stergin
#113 with Vinnie Stergin Vinnie is a musician, artist & educator. Over the past 20 years he has taught, coached & inspired hundreds of students from all walks of life to explore their creativity and experience the transformative power of music and specifically “The Mindful Ukulele Method”Highlights:·      Playing music and practicing mindfulness allows for a deep experience that taps into the mind-body connection.·      Music and mindfulness can help you gain a new perspective for dealing with chronic stress.·      The learning of a new skill (playing the Ukulele) combined with creating new mindfulness habits create new spaces where lasting change can happen (are you game?).·      The ukulele is an inexpensive instrument and easy to play – what do you have to lose? Sign up for Vinnie’s free 4-part course: https://happydoc.mindfulukulelemethod.com·      Shout out to The Tarbox Ramblers (who got me through my doctoral program) -  check them out here: https://www.tarboxramblers.com/band·      There is value in using music and creativity as portals to insights you just won’t have if you don’t allow yourself SPACE to reflect.·      Have you considered making music as part of your self-care practice? ·      Learning an instrument might just be the antidote to burnout – give yourself a break and have more fun!·      Stop taking yourself and life so seriously – exercise your funny bone with a ukulele.“I’ve always been very curious about people, nature and life and love to experiment, explore. I’m a constant work in progress, and love that.” – Vinnie SterginConnect with VinnieINSTAGRAM: @sterginmusicFACEBOOK: @vinzenzsterginTIKTOK: @sterginBANDCAMP: https://stergin.bandcamp.com/Shiny Brain Crayons (current band): https://youtu.be/RoFhHznaULAA free 4-part mini course of the Mindful Ukulele Method: https://happydoc.mindfulukulelemethod.comSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
18:54 10/25/23
Reflections of a Recent Graduate with Dr. Paul Shaw
In episode #112, I invite back Dr. Paul Shaw .Paul is a professional musician, who earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Humanities and Culture and a certification in Creative Writing.  His new book: The Women’s Music Movement: Music as Feminist Praxis 1973-1980, was published in 2023 by Brill Publishing.Our previous conversation is here: #37 The Paul Shaw Story: From Jazz Musician to PhD (Part 1)Highlights:1.    Community is essential for this journey – but what that community looks like may change based on your stage (taking courses versus writing your dissertation/doctoral project).2.    Quality is more important than quantity when it comes to a supportive network.3.    There is great value in both supporting someone and being supported during this journey (helping others remember their WHY and letting others have your back and remind you of your WHY is no small thing).4.    Consider attending your graduation and enjoy the ceremony of completing this massive goal. 5.    Join (or start) a writing group in addition to your cohort community.6.    Writing is often a thorn in many doctoral students’ sides – What if you began your program with the frame of mind that improving your writing is one of the major tasks of a doctoral program?7.    Make friends with the revision process – it is only through multiple revisions that you learn how to create new information. 8.    Tap into your inner curiosity because doctoral-level writing goes beyond book report-type writing (it must demonstrate to your faculty you can think at a higher level).9.    Trust the feedback you get from your faculty - their goal is to help you complete your degree.10. Address feedback in a comprehensive way; at this level, revisions go beyond just making a few changes here and there (they can be massive and a change in one place may require a change in a place somewhere else). 11. Think about what’s coming, not only so you can plan, but so that you can connect the dots and see the big picture. 12. Get and stay organized - electronically for sure (and hard copies – if this fits with your personality/preferences).13. If you are struggling, are you doing everything online in front of a blue screen? Consider printing out seminal articles and writing in the margins and/or taking notes in a journal (there is something to be said for the brain/hand connection).14.  Keep your default setting on DISCOVERY! Dr. Kelly Olson Feedback Podcast: #18 How to Feel Good About Feedback with Dr. Kelly StewartConnect with PaulFB and IG: Paul A. Shaw III Website: https://www.Paulshawmusic.comGet his book here: https://amzn.to/454iIM5Book Paul references in this podcast: A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers: https://amzn.to/3OURh1VSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
34:21 10/11/23
Trust Yourself with Swami Nityananda
On episode 111, I welcome Swami Nityananda. As Dr. Juniper Ellis, she is Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland. As Swami, she is the spiritual teacher and spiritual leader at Awake Yoga Meditation, a meditation community located physically in Baltimore that reaches listeners in many geographical areas.Highlights: 1.    Each human has a natural connectedness – to find yours, ask yourself where do you feel alive, at peace, calm?2.    It is simple to connect to your natural state of peace and calm, if you will pause long enough to remember (it is always with you…and you already know).3.    Connect with this pure energy first thing in the morning by setting an intention “I am….” (can you take a moment to do this before you look at your phone?) 4.    Tapping into this way of being will give you access to your intuition and help you navigate your day in a joyful way – step-by-step, choice-by-choice. Moment-by-moment.5.    This really is simple – yes, just a few minutes will make a difference!6.    Taking a few minutes in the morning and after work is a huge investment in your well-being (and whatever time you spend connecting with yourself you will get back in spades).7.    When life gets challenging, these simple practices will allow you to “shake off” stress like a duck shakes off drops of water and give you the opportunity to respond (rather than react).8.    When you take a few minutes to refresh and reset you improve every aspect of your life because you have access to your best self.9.    Use technology in a way that helps you connect with your intention (and if they aren’t helping you, choose to use them in a different way); some ideas: sleep with your phone in another room, silence it, put it face side down, pick a screen saver that will remind you to breathe, write a positive message on your bathroom mirror, use a mindfulness bell app, etc. More ideas here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/1183239810. Pick a daily intention that will assist you move through your day – pick a word (calm, clarity, peace) and breath into this word. 11. We have the ability to create positive new pathways in our brain – things like picking an intention and focusing on that each day, simple yoga poses, taking deep breaths, will change your nervous system.12. Use YouTube to search for tools that will help you find methods that resonate with you (personally, I love Yoga with Adriene). 13. Trust. Trust yourself, your brilliance, the light within you, your own awareness and ENJOY giving yourself the gift of connection to the version of your best self.  Connect with SwamiWebsite: https://www.Awakeyogameditation.orgIG: @swami_nityananda_giriIG: @awakeyogameditationYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/awakeyogameditationTikTok: @swami_nityananda_giriFB: https://www.facebook.com/awakeyogameditationcenter/Get her book,  Awake: The Yoga Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
27:34 9/27/23
Find Your Inner Balance with Samaya
In episode 110, I chat with Samaya. A Chicago firefighter, she is currently pursuing her PhD in Integrative Medicine.Highlights: 1.    Any kind of misalignment (fear, worry, pain, disease, etc.) is simply a frequency imbalance.2.    You are more than our physical body; you are energy (everything is energy!) - understanding the power of frequencies is important to living a life where you thrive. 3.    Energy outside your body moves very fast, but once it becomes a part of your physical body it becomes dense (so do your best to pick energies like love and gratitude versus energies like fear and worry).4.    Choose high energy foods (reduce things that are processed and increase food that is fresh and alive).5.    You pick up the energies around you – so be aware of the people in your environment.6.    Your gut will tell you more than your brain (so listen!).7.    Give box breathing (4,4,4,4) a try (4-minutes in, 4-minutes hold, 4-minutes exhale, 4-minutes hold).8.    Tips for box breathing: breath deep into your diagram and breath through your nose; try it first thing in the morning. 9.    Processing emotions is a journey – find techniques/methods that will allow you to make friends with uncomfortable emotions. 10. Music is a great tool for processing emotions and bringing you back to balance.11. Take care of yourself (prioritize sleep, hydration, and breathing well) so that you can be a leader in your circle of influence (you can’t pour from an empty cup).Links to episodes about energy: #4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/7020226#26:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/8411174#34: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/8741814#54:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/9349250#98: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/12340765 Heartmath Institute: https://www.heartmath.org/The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto: https://amzn.to/3DACYJmFree Inner Voice Scan - find the emotions that are creating blocks in your physical body and receive balancing harmonics to help balance out the body: https://calendly.com/tracihill-1/ao-inner-voice-scan-1Connect with Samaya (also known as Traci Hill)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traci.consciousevolutioncoach/Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/foryou?lang=enIG: https://www.instagram.com/traci_hill_energyhealer/Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
36:57 9/13/23
Make Feeling GREAT Your New Normal with Dai Manuel
In episode 109, I chat with Dai Manuel. His passion is helping others navigate change to create sustainable, healthier, and happier lives. Highlights: 1.    Being consistent with small shifts will change your life – Ask “What one SMALL thing can I do every day with will put me on a path to health and happiness?”2.    We all struggle with the juggle -  Accept that this struggle is part of being human – BUT ask yourself “Are all the balls I am juggling still important to me?”3.    You can’t do it all, do it well, and ENJOY life. Is it time to do a deep dive into what you really value? Are sacrificing things that you need to reclaim?4.    Putting your health and well-being “on hold” will never serve you because not being healthy will slow you down (or even stop you) from executing your goals.5.    Asking for help could be your saving grace – vulnerability is not a weakness!6.    Don’t say yes to every opportunity – pause and consider how saying yes will be adding one more ball to the juggle – is it worth it?7.    We are all energetic beings and need to fuel ourselves – make small changes with your fuel source by preparing healthy snacks and a green smoothie every morning.8.    Treat yourself as your own experiment - Journal how you are feeling before you start these small, subtle changes so you can document how powerful they really are. 9.    If you can’t change the people around you, change the people around you – creating new associations are OK!Connect with DaiWebsite: http://www.DaiManuel.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/daimanuelTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/daimanuelInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/daimanuelLinkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/daimanuel/TikTok: http://www.tiktok.com/daimanuelYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/@DaiManuelOfficialPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/daimanuelSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
35:55 8/30/23
The Unexpected Gift of Trauma with Dr. Edith Shiro
In episode 108, I chat with Dr. Edith Shiro, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma, posttraumatic stress (PTSD), and posttraumatic growth (PTG). She is the author of the book "The Unexpected Gift of Trauma: The Path to Posttraumatic Growth:Highlights:1.    There are three outcomes post a traumatic experience - You are either stuck in the trauma, you bounce back, or you bounce forward (this is called Post Traumatic Growth)2.    There are many external and internal factors that influence how you respond to trauma 3.    Ruminating is related to negative outcomes – a tip here is to allow yourself permission to ruminate for a specific amount of time and then move on to something else4.    One consistent factor related to positive outcomes is a supportive social network5.    It is not the event itself that is so traumatic – it is the consequence of feeling isolated and unable to connect with others6.    Think about moving through your trauma in 5 steps: Awareness, Awakening, Becoming, Being, and Transforming7.    Remember the process is not linear8.    Experiencing a trauma is not a life sentence – there is hope for transformation 9.    Be open to the possibility that the trauma could eventually be perceived as a gift10. Post Traumatic Growth is a process that takes time and courage, but you can turn pain into purpose and turn breakdowns into break throughs  Connect with EdithFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dr.edithshiro/IG @dr.edithshiroYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMzbYxxY904Website: www.dredithshiro.comGet the book here: https://amzn.to/3q4KY1WSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
33:18 8/16/23
Take Charge of Your Writing Adventure with Christine Carron, M.A.
In episode 107, I chat with Christine Carron. Christine is a writer, productivity expert, and the founder of Goodjelly, where she helps writers build sustainable creative productivity using smart process, grounded power, and inner kindness.Tips for how to get “jamming” and take charge of your writing adventure1.   Remember: Writerly work is more than just writing (reading articles, working on references, learning technology, etc.)2.    Get a handle on your writerly work so you can make progress (understand that there is more to writing than just writing)3.    Break down your work into manageable, moveable bits. This will help you get “done boosts" and keep your motivation going. 4.    Celebrate each little win. Pick something small and simple, but something that will bring you a spark of joy. What will make you smile? (scratch n sniff stickers anyone?)5.    Make your work “easier” by understanding how technology or help from others can help the process (e.g., bookmarking important websites, getting trained in technology that is slowing you down, etc.)6.    Hard-core suffering is counterproductive (refrain from wearing the badge of misery)7.    Part of the creative process is being blocked – this is NORMAL (it means you are doing the work – so YAY!)8.    When you are blocked: First and foremost be kind to yourself – then, ask yourself what you think is the cause, come up with solutions, test them, eventually you will get unblocked9.    Kindness works when you have smart processes and grounded power10. The inner critic is really good at problem spotting (it wants to keep you safe) – but it is not good at problem solving (this is an important insight - so read that again)11.  When you hear your inner critic, listen to it, but instruct it that they doesn’t need to handle this, and then take action to resolve the “problem”12. Your journey is yours – stay true to yourself, be playful and see yourself as the hero of your adventure Connect with Christine@leagueofgoodjelly: https://www.instagram.com/leagueofgoodjelly/Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/hellogoodjellyLinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/goodjellyChristine's LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/goodjelly/Access the blueprint webinar here: https://www.Goodjelly.com Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
30:11 8/2/23
Your Morning Routine with Kyle Mitchell
In episode #106, I chat with Kyle Mitchel. Kyle is a mental health advocate and author of the newly released book: 10 Minutes to Feel Less Anxious: How to be Proactive With Your Mental Health and Anxiety.In this episode, we chat about the myths, mistakes, and misconceptions surrounding the all-important morning routine.Kyle's previous episode is here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11337596Connect with Kyle on Social Media: Social Anxiety KyleGet Kyle’s book here: https://amzn.to/3OIb3xHCheck out Kyle’s website here: https://www.socialanxietykyle.com/Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
29:42 7/19/23
100 Guests Changed My Life (will they change yours?) with Dr. Heather Frederick
In this episode, I distill four themes gleaned from interviewing my first 100 guests.#1: Self-care is non-negotiable & yes you do have time.  #2: There is joy to be found in exploring new & different ways of thinking.#3: Productivity is a choice. Where you are going to be productive & how productive you are going to be is in your hands.#4: Curiosity makes life way more interesting.Practical tips:1. Start your day with a morning routine -  even 10 minutes will have an impact (see episode #3).2. Delete all Social Media apps from your phone.3. Articulate a philosophy around technology by asking how it aligns with your values &  then make changes  - like #4 & #5.4. Delete social media accounts that aren't serving you.5. Claim an honest day of rest (Daniel's book: https://amzn.to/3iEzHkT) 6. Learn to say NO  (episode #71).7. Remember that productivity is a choice.8. When memories take precedence over school/work goals enjoy those times - don't beat yourself up for not meeting goals that can wait.9. Set a schedule that capitalizes on your personally productive hours10.  Get curious when you are triggered and ask “Isn’t this interesting?” Or, “I wonder what I might be learning here?” My Mantras:1.     In the end it will be OK. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end. 2.     Energy goes where attention flows.  3.     Own your impact.Episodes:#3 Unleash Your Genius - The Secret of Self-Care: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/6988105 #16 Why Reason & Logic Will Only Get You So ar with Dr. Anna Yusim: //www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/7913662#47 On Curiosity & Being Human with Dr. Peter Williams:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/9161038#71 Boundaries with Alison Miller: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/10296932#89 Technology Addiction vs. Technology Mindfulness: How to Put Humans First with Rob Krecek: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/episodes/11545822#92 How to Make SPACE for Things that Matter with Daniel Sih: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11832398Support me:1. Read & review The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/05783337322. Rate the podcast3. Get happy doc student swag: https://www.bonfire.com/store/happy-doc-student-podcast-swag/4. Purchase Magic Mind (use code HDS20): https://magicmind.co/hds5. Treat me to a green tea: Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
28:41 7/5/23
The Importance of Movement with Andrea Brody
Andrea Brody helps people get stronger and alleviate stress in their bodies and minds with Pilates so they can live balanced lives. In this episode we discuss the importance of taking care of yourself in general, and movement, specifically.  Connect with Andreahttps://www.instagram.com/brightly.balanced/IG = @brightly.balancedSchedule a free consultation call here: https://calendly.com/andrea-234/free-client-assessment-call?month=2023-04Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
20:55 6/21/23
Become the Happiest Person You Know with Monique Rhodes
Monique is a Happiness Strategist who teaches students and corporations around the world how to master their lives. Are you ready to transform your well-being? Highlights1.    The primary source of suffering is your mind – this means you can take control of your happiness (yay!)2.    You are not alone – most people are struggling with anxiety, depression, and feelings of overwhelm3.    Consider our environment – currently there are things socially/culturally working against us 4.    Your “smart” phone is designed to keep you in a state of anxiety – what behaviors around electronics could you change to increase your well-being?5.    What other ways can you change your relationship around technology? See links below for podcasts that may help you dig deep into this question (they transformed my life!) 6.    Exercise is key to being happy  - move that body (bonus if you do it outside)7.    Ask yourself (really stop and think): Where am I living? Am I in the stressful fantasy worlds of the past and future?8.    Meditate (see links below for more on this) so you can spend more time in the present and therefore dissolve much of your anxiety, depression and stress9.    Meditation also allows you the opportunity to know your mind (this is HUGE!)10. When starting a meditation practice, find someone who can mentor you (Monique’s info below)11. Be radical and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! Supporting podcastsIs Meditation a Waste of Time with Davidji:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/7485712How to Make Space for Things that Matter with Daniel Sih: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11832398Technology Addiction vs. Technology Mindfulness: How to Put Humans First with Rob Krecek: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11545822 Connect with Monique https://www.facebook.com/moniquerhodesofficial https://www.instagram.com/moniquerhodesofficial/10 Minute Mindhttps://the10minutemind.com/Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
31:23 6/7/23
Exposing 5 Dissertation Myths with Dr. Dani Babb
In this episode, Dr. Dani Babb exposes five dissertation myths, gives you the facts, and how to manage what is sometimes the cold, hard truth about this process. View the corresponding PowerPoint via YouTube here:  https://youtu.be/unXp9wd8rtYMyth #1: Your dissertation needs to solve a huge problem.Fact: Your dissertation does not need to solve world hunger. It needs to contribute to the academic body of knowledge.Myth #2: Your dissertation problem statement needs to be broad enough that it can be applied universally.Fact: Your problem statement needs to be narrow and specific.Myth #3: Your dissertation will be published and read by the entire scholarly community.Fact: Your dissertation will be read by your committee, maybe some members of the college, but likely not by anyone else.Myth #4: You cannot move forward if you do not hit your required sample size.Fact: You can move forward without the required sample size (work with your committee on how to frame this).Myth #5: Your Dissertation Committee will agree about your work, then you can charge ahead.Fact: Your committee is comprised of individuals with differing perspectives; there will be disagreements.  Connect with DaniDani.babb@dissertationprep.comSocial Media: @DissertationPrep www.dissertationprep.comhttps://www.youtube.com/@DoctoralHelp Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
29:12 5/24/23
Tai Chi and Your Doctoral Program with Dr. Clint Pearman
Dr. Clint Pearman is a nationally recognized, certified brain injury specialist and trainer, a mind-body health and wellness educator and coach, the founder of ABC Wellness Zone, and the Tai Chi Edge. His purpose is to provide simple solutions for optimizing physical, mental, and cognitive health and well-being.On today’s episode, we discuss the benefits of Tai Chi.Highlights1.     While answering the question: What is Tai Chi? Is not always straightforward (it is a martial art, traditional Chinese medicine, etc.) – the positive benefits are clear.2.     Tai Chi calms your brain and relaxes your body.3.     The 7 brain abilities it impacts are: Perception, Attention, Memory, Self-Assessment, Language, Executive Function, Motor Coordination.4.     All 7 abilities are important for doctoral students, but especially Executive Function – the ability to make plans and execute them (and, or course, be nimble when life happens).5.     Once you learn Tai Chi, it takes only minutes a day to practice. 6.     There are many different styles of Tai Chi; to find one that works for you, check out Clint’s website below. Connect with Clint:  https://drclint.passion.io/Links to episodes discussedDr. Frank Buck’s episode #87 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11526361Podcasts that discuss the chair-student relationship and when to consider making a change:#97 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/12233344#91 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11613194#59 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/9727132#38 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/8861518#35 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/8752221Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
36:35 5/10/23
Overcome Dissertation Procrastination with Maria Stefanidi
Maria Stefanidi is the CEO of Your Dissertation Coach, a coaching and consulting firm that helps undergrad, post-grad and doctoral students overcome procrastination, prevent burnout, and implement powerful productivity systems to achieve their academic dreams. What is dissertation procrastination? Academic self-sabotage by delaying work that needs to be done to complete your degree. If you are prone to procrastination, your dissertation will suffer and so will you. Many students never finish the degree, not because they don’t have the raw skill set, but because they procrastinate and either convince themselves they will never finish OR they run out of time.  Types of Procrastination1.     Trivial Procrastination – working on things that should not be your focus.2.     Confused Procrastination – putting off working on the dissertation because you don’t know how to proceed.3.     Time Crunch Procrastination – a lack of time management skills leads you to put off tasks until the last possible moment. 4.     Insecure Procrastination – difficulty getting or staying on task due to self-doubt.5.     Unorganized Procrastination – a lack of structure leads to delays because you aren’t sure what to do next. Tips: Understand what kind of procrastination you are prone to so you can create a plan to overcome it.Take an honest look at where your time is going and eliminate time wasters (like social media).Don’t want to give up your time wasters? Then use them as part of a reward system (for example, working on your dissertation for an hour gets you 15 minutes of TikTok; or working on your dissertation for 3 hours gets you one episode of your favorite Netflix program).Prioritize sleep - reduce screen time before bed and commit to a specific bedtime.Understand the power of breaks and self-care  (see: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/6988105)While the journey is arduous and there will be seasons of intense focus, don’t forget the value of having fun, especially with loved ones.Develop a short routine prior to working on your dissertation that will get you in the right mindset (like lighting a candle, journaling, or meditation).  Having accountability can be a game-changer (an academic coach may be the difference between graduating and being ABD)Look for moments of joy in the journey (if you look you will find them!)Get Maria’s book here: https://amzn.to/3V4jTaoBook a free consultation here: https://lab.yourdissertation.coach/discovery-callConnect with MariaIG - @yourdissertationcoach LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/maria-your-dissertation-coach-b9367944 Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
26:49 4/26/23
Stop Stretching and Live Pain-Free with Yogi Aaron
Yogi Aaron is the co-Owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica and is trailblazing a new path in the world of yoga by flipping the script. His teachings aim to help as many people as possible live a pain-free life so they can realize yoga's true intentions. He is the creator of the revolutionary approach to yoga — Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA) and the online platform: The Yogi Club, host of the yoga podcast ‘Stop Stretching’, author of ‘Autobiography of a Naked Yogi’ and the forth-coming book ‘Stop Stretching! A New Yogic Approach To Master Your Body + Live Pain-Free'.Highlights:1. Stress, trauma and overuse are major contributors to pain2. A deep understanding of anatomy and muscle function results in being wary of stretching with the goal of being flexible 3. Pain can be exacerbated by stretching; stop stretching and use muscle activation instead (see the link below)4. Stretching lowers the proprioception between the brain and the muscle; AYAMA does the opposite5. Yoga is THE answer to so many human problems as it trains us that all the answers that we need are already within us6. The premise of yoga is twofold: 1) We all have a life purpose and 2) we often struggle living out this purpose because we get in our own way7. We are geniuses at creating our own suffering; yoga can relieve us from this suffering by awakening our potential and revealing our brilliance8. The practice of yoga doesn’t have to require a lot of time; it can occur in a pause, a breath9. A key teaching in yoga is about stability – without mental stability, you can’t focus your energy on your goals10. Stop Stretching! Think twice about stretching to become flexible and check out Yogi Aaron’s YouTube Channel and book Connect with Yogi Aaronhttps://youtube.com/c/YogiAaronhttps://www.instagram.com/yogi_aaron/https://www.facebook.com/yogi.aaron.yoga/Stop Stretching! A New Yogic Approach To Master Your Body + Live Pain-Free: https://amzn.to/3KVBFcTAutobiography of a Naked Yogi: https://amzn.to/3JguiLVhttp://smpl.ro/pain-free - 7 practices for knee, hip, low back, neck and shoulder painSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
27:42 4/12/23
How to Use the Law of Attraction for Happiness and Success with Andrew Kap
Andrew Kap holds one goal above all others: Genuine and Sustainable Impact. His perennial best-seller - "The Last Law of Attraction Book You'll Ever Need To Read" changed my life.Highlights: 1.    Everything is energy – even your thoughts!2.    Like energy attracts like energy 3.    If you’ve been thinking about something and it’s not coming to you, ask yourself: What is the energy I am emitting about this? Is it fear, doubt, and frustration OR excitement, anticipation, and confidence?4.    The goal is not to be in a high vibration all the time (this is impossible); the goal is to commit to a daily practice that is enjoyable and convenient 5.    Positive thoughts are much more powerful than negative ones (thank goodness!)6.    Take 5 minutes a day to build your blueprint for happiness and success7.    Gratitude Blitz – set a timer for a few minutes and list everything you are grateful for8.    Scripting – Write, type or talk about the life you want as if it has already happened9.    If you don’t where to start with scripting, identify the things that aren’t working out for you and write the exact opposite10. Your new life will cost you your old one; are you ready and willing to pay the price? Connect with AndrewInstagram: andrewkapinstaFacebook: andrewkapdotcomYouTube: andrewkap Andrew’s gratitude meditation https://youtu.be/P22Ug7S2N8YThe Last Law of Attraction Book You’ll Ever Need to Read  - The Missing Key To Finally Tapping Into The Universe And Manifesting Your Desires: https://amzn.to/3EYNCdZSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
36:30 3/29/23
Hustle, Motivate & Empower with Nyce Jones, MBA, ABD
Nyce Jones is pursuing his EdD in Higher Education and Management. He is a pop culture educator and entrepreneur motivating minds one moment at a time. His unique use of Hip Hop culture and creative energy impacts anyone he encounters.Highlights:1.     Candid conversations with mentors can help you get clarity on how to reach your goals.2.     Do your due diligence to ensure a doctoral program will help you meet your goals – and that you are in the right program for YOU!3.     Before you say “yes” to a school, tour it or at least meet some key people virtually to gauge if it will be a good fit (this is a huge commitment you should not go into lightly).4.     When you create from an authentic place, your impact is enormous.5.     Refuse to be complacent - “Complacency is cancer for culture and innovation.” 6.     Ask “WHY” like an 8-year-old.7.     Give yourself permission to be who you are – you are worth it!8.     You are either your best friend or your worst enemy (be your best friend).9.     Life happens and shifting your timeline might be the best decision ever (it is your timeline and no one else’s).10.  The world is on fire, and if you want to put that fire out you must put your self-care first. 11.   Create something every day - “It is innate to create.”   Connect with Nyce@nycejonez on FB, IG, and Twitter Check out Nyce’s podcast EMPOWER 610: https://youtu.be/1t-YPqE61ZMSupport the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
41:32 3/15/23
Unlock Your Creative Potential & Generate Worthwhile Ideas with Robin Landa
Robin Landa is a distinguished professor at Kean University USA and a globally recognized ideation expert. She is a well-known “creativity guru” and a best-selling author of books on creativity, design, and advertising, including The New Art of Ideas: Unlock Your Creative Potential. The 3 G’s: Goal, Gap, GainHighlights1.    Stimulate your curiosity with questions like: “What if?” and “If only”2.    Use the 3 G’s and write down your ideas3.    Let them incubate 4.    Ways to let your mind wander: take a walk, sit on a bench, talk with a friend, videotape yourself5.    Choose who you share your ideas with carefully 6.    Be a mindful and attentive listener – observe multiple perspectives 7.    If worthwhile ideas aren't flowing – it’s probably not you, but the system you are using (give the 3G's a try)!Connect with Robinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/robinlanda/https://www.instagram.com/proflanda/https://twitter.com/rlandahttps://www.tiktok.com/@distinguishedproflandahttps://www.facebook.com/robin.landa/Learn more and get your book there: https://www.robinlanda.com Faculty, request a desk copy: https://cart.penguinrandomhouse.com/education/desk/If this piqued your curiosity, check out this one: On Curiosity and Being Human with Peter Williams - https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/9161038Support the showSupport this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappyWant to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.
25:55 3/1/23

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