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The Finding My Psych Podcast

Jerod Killick, M.S.

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Got happiness? We have a collection of tools for you! Join host, Jerod Killick, M.S., healthcare leader and academician, as he explores evidence-based clinical practice and research in Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. Through regularly published content, Jerod provides a framework designed to help launch your wellness journey. He also shares his own experience as a lifelong runner living in recovery. Learn more at
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04/17/22 • 30 min

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“Sometimes emotions feel like chaos regardless of what is going on around me.”

Emotional Self-Regulation

A few weeks back, we did an episode on grounding exercises for anxiety. We received a ton of listener feedback from individuals wanting much more in-depth information on regulating emotions, especially for those who have experienced significant trauma. This goes well beyond monitoring and managing day-to-day anxiety. Instead, today we provide a theoretical overview and series of approaches to help with the expression of emotions through dedication to emotional self-care planning, self-monitoring of emotional reactions to triggering environmental cues, and adherence to physical and emotional wellness.

Episode Outline

Welcome to Episode 68: Emotional Self-Regulation In Chaos

  1. What We Do:
    • Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychology
    • Providing easily accessible content designed to help you design your own transformative experience.
  2. Today:
    • We drill down into emotional regulation techniques and provide real world examples of managing the chaos.

Emotional Self-Regulation

  1. Definition:
    • Your ability to experience and express a range of emotions appropriate to the setting, even when your internal reactions feel intense.
    • High self-regulation means you are able to delay the expression of complicated emotions until you are in an appropriate setting, or are able to calm your emotions towards stasis in the setting itself.
    • Simply put, your Feelings —> Thoughts —> Physiologic Response —> Emotion Related Behaviour (expression). The goal is to regulate this pathway.
    • Emotional dysregulation is defined as difficulties controlling emotional arousal on thoughts, actions, and interactions.
    • Particularly difficult for those who have experienced trauma.
  2. Origin:
  3. Approaches in Therapy
    • DBT – The broadest Approach
      • Accumulate positive experiences.
      • Build mastery in activities that make you feel competent and effective to combat helplessness.
      • Cope ahead and create an action plan.
      • Physical illness prevention through check-ups with care provider.
      • Lower your vulnerability to physical and emotional illness through a prevention focused lifestyle.
      • Eating a healthy diet.
      • Avoiding alcohol and drugs.
      • Sleep hygiene as priority.
      • Exercise regularly.
    • Laser focus your definition of emotion using meta-cognition:
      • Your emotions do not define you – They are experiences providing us feedback.
    • Monitor physical signals and engage your skill-set.
    • Cognitive Reappraisal – Reframing our thoughts.
    • Reminiscence Therapy – Someone has upset you. Spend time thinking about all the good times you had with that person.
    • Mental Distraction – Count something novel in your environment, or count backwards from 100 by threes while taking a deep breath in-between.
    • Recharge with what makes you feel good (e.g., moving night alone, forest walk, time with your pets.) – Recall these experiences when feeling distressed in the future.


  1. Finding My Psych on Youtube:
    • We are now on Youtube doing periodic videos on the holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and livestreams to better engage with our audience.
  2. Core Services:
    • Now a paid service.
  3. Enhanced Services:
    • Always free now and forever.
  4. Wellness Consultations:
    • We are now available for 1:1 wellness assessment and goal setting sessions via Zoom.

04/17/22 • 30 min

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02/19/22 • 37 min

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“Allow time for up-regulation at the neurological level.”

Going Alcohol and THC Free...Again!

Making the commitment to eliminate alcohol and THC products from your life is one you will never regret. On the first day of January this year, I made the commitment to stop drinking alcohol for 90 Days in an effort to improve anxiety and sleep. About three weeks later, I took the additional step to stop consuming THC edibles. After nearly 50 days of sticking to my commitment journey, the effects have been nothing short of profound. I hope that my experience will inspire you to also take the leap of abstinence (temporary or permanent) as part of your journey of self-discovery and wellness. You will not regret it!

Episode Outline

Welcome to Episode 65: Alcohol and THC Free

  1. What We Do:
    • Behavioural Medicine and Health Psychology
    • Providing easily accessible content designed to help you design your own transformative experience.
  2. Today:
    • Reflections on what has improved and what has not improved going alcohol and THC free.
    • Now fifty days off of alcohol and fourteen days off of THC

Alcohol and THC Free

  1. My Alcohol Abstinence History:
    • 30 Day
    • 60 Day
  2. Reasons For 90 Day Challenge:
    • When things around me feel out of control, I seek out what I can control.
      • We depend on the stability of those around us. When chaos becomes the new baseline, it is important steady your gate.
    • I have a serious problem with anxiety.
    • I have a serious problem with sleep.
    • My husband went on a 30 day challenge, and I wanted to support him.
  3. 45 Day Critical Juncture:
    • A sudden sense of clarity and calm happens some time after day 40.
    • Neurophysiology and the concept of up-regulation.
    • Commitment becomes easier.
  4. Changes Noticed:
    • I have a general sense of calm throughout the day.
    • I feel more hopeful about the future.
    • I have shifted away from the anxt caused by the, ‘work hard / play hard’ mentality.
    • Even in the most anxious situations, it feels less personal.
      • Less primed?
    • I feel more in control of my day knowing that others have less power to affect my day (anxiety).
    • I personalize less the anxt of others (I don’t have to fix the anxiety around me.)
    • I am much more focused on dialling in my health (running, probiotics, caffeine consumption, etc.).
    • The day feels more tangible – I notice more around me.
    • Less bloat and I think I have dropped some weight.
    • My sinuses have improved (related?)
    • My digestion has improved.
  5. Things Not Changed:
    • My sleep is all over the place.
  6. Tools:
  7. Live Stream This Weekend:
    • The Finding My Psych YouTube Channel
    • Going live to discuss goal setting for lifelong wellness.
    • Answer your questions and hearing what you are doing to improve your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

02/19/22 • 37 min

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09/11/20 • 80 min

“Be ready for that golden moment.”

Defining The Problem

In today’s show, special guest, Tamara Randall and I start our discussion by reviewing the current experience of those suffering from addiction in Vancouver British Columbia, and where services fall short. There is no doubt that the recovery journey starts well before the individual indicates readiness. Grabbing that, ‘golden moment‘ when someone expresses desire requires a low barrier and nimble system, adept at responding to individual needs quickly.

Tamara Randall’s Recovery Journey

Tam shares her own story of recovery and what her rock bottom looked like more than ten years ago. Tam describes the power of having a support system of individuals walking in their own recovery journey. She also reviews tools that she uses regularly, especially when setbacks with the potential to create significant vulnerability emerge on her path.

Episode Outline

Welcome to 031

  1. Introduction of guest, “Tamara Randall” on her recovery journey.
  2. How we know each other
  3. Overview of today’s show – Tam’s recovery journey

Setting The Stage – DTES

  1. What addiction looks like in Vancouver BC.
  2. DTES and Opioid Crisis: Opioid addiction overshadowing other equally destructive problems (ETOH).
  3. Harm Reduction: Public Health approach to minimizing harm – Not a form of treatment.
  4. Health authority services focused on opioid crisis with little integration with the traditional addictions community.

Tam’s Recovery Journey

  1. Defining Addiction – Your perspective.
    • bio – psycho – social – spiritual (discuss each angle)
  2. “Why quit” (Getting Sober) – What was the event that tipped the scale?
    • How many years since the scale tipped?
    • Has that event (or set of events), been the sustaining reminder for “why”? Or, are there new, “whys”?
  3. What does it take in the early days to remove substances from your life?
    • Supports?
    • Tools (Big Book)?
  4. Setbacks and Relapse
    • People factors (social isolation, relationships, etc.)
    • Mental health factors (depression, anxiety, etc.)
    • Psychological factors (perfectionism, etc.)
    • Historical factors (loss, trauma, wounds not mended, etc.)
  5. Sustainability – Staying on your path!
    • “Change is monumental” – What does it actually take?
    • Seasoned in Recovery – How have you personalized your journey?
    • Do you experience challenges to your chosen path (overt or covert).
  6. What three bits of advice or wisdom do you have for someone starting their recovery journey?
  7. List of resources for anyone wanting to launch their recovery journey:
    • Online resources (FMP FAQ)
    • Local in-person resources.

09/11/20 • 80 min

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08/15/20 • 33 min

“Forget about your time! It’s about the friends you made.”

Your First Race Overview

In today’s fourth installment in a four part series on running, we focus on considerations as you prepare for your final goal, race day! We review various ‘buckets’ of preparation, followed by a brief statement about our new normal and virtual events.

Types of Race Day Prep

There are three types of preparation that should be considered as you approach the final event. These are:

  1. Training Prep
  2. Technical Prep
  3. Mental Prep

Training prep refers to adherence to your personalized training plan and the types of runs you implemented into your plan. Technical prep considers hydration and nutrition habits you have formed throughout training. Finally, mental prep is the work you do with your headspace. This includes visualization techniques and keeping a map of the course in clear view.

A Note About Our New Reality

We acknowledge that for at least a couple of years, running events will be modified in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus. While we will no longer experience the excitement of being around other runners and finish line hype, it is important to participate in virtual races. Your first experience can be just as exciting if you are willing to design the experience before and after (e.g., race day celebration with family).

Episode Outline

Introducing Episode 029

  1. Thank you for your feedback on MAF training introduction in the series #3 episode.
  2. Always willing to consider guests on the show

Preparing For Your First Race

  1. Training Prep
    • You have stuck to your training schedule.
    • You feel healthy.
  2. Technical Prep
    • Especially important for long races.
    • Tricks to manage course hydration.
    • Tricks to manage course nutrition.
    • No new shoes on race day!
  3. Mental Prep
    • Visualize the start line.
    • Print and hang course map on the wall.
  4. Post Race
    • Plan a party.
    • Evaluate your strategy and outcome.
    • Sign up for your next race!

08/15/20 • 33 min

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08/08/20 • 36 min

“Focus on intensity and consistency.”

Today’s Episode (028)

In the third of this four part podcast series on running, we dive into the various types of runs to put into your training plans. We also provide a brief overview of the, “Maximum Aerobic Function” method by Dr. Phil Maffetone.

Training Types

We cover five types of running to consider as part of your training plan leading to your first 5k race. These include:

  • Steady State Running
  • Tempo Running
  • Fartlek (Speed Play) Running
  • Hill Repeats
  • Long Slow Distance (LSD)

We emphasize the importance of listening to your body to determine intensity of current and planned efforts. By mixing up the various types of running over the course of a month, you increase the probability of establishing consistency as an athlete. Consistency is key to preventing burnout and injury.

The Maffetone Method

In today’s episode, we also review the work by Dr. Maffetone and his, “Maximal Aerobic Function” method. Instead of a planning a mixed week with various types of running efforts, Maffetone promotes the idea of moderate efforts in the form of a steady state running while keeping your heart rate in an optimal zone.

To calculate your optimal zone, take 180 minus your age. This is the highest your hear rate should remain while completing your steady state effort. You can increase or decrease this number based on injury and illness over the past few months. To learn more about calculating your maximum effort using the 180 formula, visit Dr. Maffetone’s site.

If you want to learn more about MAF training, we suggest the following YouTube channels:

Episode Outline

Welcome to Episode 028

  1. Who We Are
  2. Show Overview
  3. A word about vegan living and Finding My Psych:
    • All are welcome.
    • Finding My Psych is not a vegan website.
    • Finding My Psych promotes various approaches to health backed by ongoing peer-reviewed research.
    • Vegan diets have been shown to improve cardiac health.
    • Vegan living is not required for physical health, mental health, running, or improved spirituality. We simply think it helps, among with many other approaches.
    • All our content is applicable to anyone seeking personal transformation. If you decide to eat a plant-based diet as part of your own journey, then more power to you!
  4. ProtonMail and site cookies – We have added email encryption and removed all forms of tracking on our site.

Approaches To Training

  1. Self-Driven vs. Prescribed
  2. At base, Focus on Intensity and Consistency (Listening To Your Body)
  3. Types of Runs
    • Steady State
    • Tempo
    • Hill Repeats
    • Long Slow Distance (LSD)
  4. Note about MAF Training
    • MAF – “Maximum Aerobic Function”.
    • Developed by Dr. Phil Maffetone.
    • The method focuses on exercise, nutrition, and stress.
    • While in exercise, the method promotes an optimal heart rate zone.
    • Heart rate cutoff is calculated using the, “180 Formula” – Subtract your age from 180. Don’t go above this heart rate while training.
    • Free Ebook:

What To Expect in Next Episode

  1. The Last Episode (4 Part Series)
  2. Preparing for your First Race
  3. Evaluate and Plan for Future

Join our MAF Training Challenge!

What to follow our latest team challenge using the Maffetone method? We commit to following the MAF zone approach as part of a structured thirty (30) day training plan. We provide an evaluation of our progress using specific outcome metrics. Check it out!

Head on over to, “MAF Training Challenge – Improving Endurance and Fat Adaptation.


08/08/20 • 36 min

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07/28/20 • 34 min

“The turtle always wins the race!”

Preparing For Your First Effort

In the first running series episode last week, we discussed the benefits of running, gear, and goal setting. In the second instalment of our four part series, we walk you through what is needed for your first run. In order for you to be successful, we believe that sustainability and physiological adaptation (consistency over time) is key.

The turtle always wins the race. In this case, we suggest that you take a turtle approach to planning your first effort. It is important that you learn how to incorporate workout activities into your busy day seamlessly, avoid burnout through moderate effort and consistency, and keep motivation fuelled while keeping hype in perspective.

A Word About Diet

You cannot outrun a bad diet. This is key knowing that most people start running as an approach to weight loss. We suggest that weight is only one metric for fitness; you should focus on weight as little as possible, especially knowing that most new runners gain weight in the first few weeks as a result of muscle mass and water weight.

Finally, we take a moment to recommend a plant-based approach to diet to anyone interested in athletics. A plant-based diet has profound impact on cardiac health. Many vegan ultra runners also report that it decreases recovery times by more than half.

Suggested Four Week Plan (Plus 2)

The following is a four week work plan that we suggest leading you to your first session of running. To show you how to build out your plan, we add two additional weeks for illustration.

Preparation requires that you take incremental steps to allow for your body to adapt to new activity. Hard workouts too soon has the potential to cause injury and/or burnout.

Please note the following beginner guidelines:

  • Key: W = Walk, PW = Power Walk, R/W = Run/Walk, R= Run.
  • Each walk and power walk activity should only be 30 mins long.
  • On run days, run for 5 minutes, followed by a 5 minute walk.
  • As each week progresses, increase your run to walk ratio per effort (e.g., 10 minutes of pounding pavement to 5 minutes of walking).
M T W Th F S Sn W1 W W W W2 W PW PW W3 PW R/W W W4 PW PW R W5 R R W W6 R R R

Episode Outline

Welcome to Episode 027 – Your First Run

  1. Thank You!
    • Positive reactions to 026
  2. Become a Member
    • Free information support
    • Free wellness support
    • “Wellness Toolkit” (Members only content!)
  3. Finding My Psych Strava Club
    • Running focused club on Strava

In Today’s Episode – Preparing For Your First Run

  1. Assumption
    • You have never run in your life.
  2. Plan Like a Turtle
    • Sustainability – Lifestyle focused approach:
      • Incorporating into a busy day.
      • Avoiding burnout.
      • Avoiding hype (fleeting form of motivation).
    • Adaptation (muscles, tendons, ligaments)
  3. Evaluate Your Diet
    • We recommend a plant-based diet.
    • At very least, evaluate what you are eating – You cannot out run a bad diet.
  4. Addressing Weight as a Metric
    • Weight is only one of several metrics you should use.
    • Your weight will shift up a lot at first.
    • The Truth – Weight comes off many weeks later as you incorporate running into every week.
  5. Create a Four Week Plan (Table Above):
    • Walk week
    • Power walk week
    • Run/Walk week
    • Walk x2 – Run x1

07/28/20 • 34 min

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07/12/20 • 43 min

It comes down to personal choice.”

Why Finding My Psych Promotes a Plant-Based Lifestyle

In today’s episode we discuss the rationale for why the Finding My Psych brand promotes a plant-based lifestyle. It is important to emphasize that plant-based living is a personal choice that is not easy to make.

In particular, we support plant-based living from a Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine perspective first and foremost. We follow the outcomes from controlled studies conducted by Dr. Dean Ornish, a cardiologist who has shown the impact of a plant-based diet on the reversal of Atherosclerosis.

Second, we believe that living a plant-based lifestyle decreases suffering around the planet. There is do doubt that the awareness of suffering caused by animal agriculture has an impact on the choices we make, and therefore, who we are as people.

Moralism In The Vegan Community

We also discuss the observation that vegans are often at fault for taking the moral high ground with others. This is a turn off for individuals interested in exploring vegan living. In particular, two of our favourite vegan youtube personalities, Happy Health Vegan, and Rich Roll, at times have fallen into the trap of acting as a moral authority instead of promoting the biopsychosoical and spiritual benefits of healthy living.

In the end, plant-based living is about personal choice. People need to be supported in this choice from a compassionate approach no matter how much of the lifestyle they choose to adopt.

Upcoming Podcast Series on Running

We really appreciate you being a part of our podcast community. We are excited to announce a series of upcoming episodes about running and the powerful health effects dedicated runners experience. If you are interested in knowing why anyone would take up running at all, or want to learn how to initiate your journey as a runner, stay tuned!

Episode Outline

  1. Thank You New Subscribers
    • How to subscribe and benefits
  2. Now Find The Finding My Psych Podcast On:
  3. Why FMP Promotes a Plant-Based Lifestyle
    • Dr. Dean Ornish and Heart Reversal Diet
    • Athletics
    • Peaceful Approach To Existence
  4. What Is Difficult about Vegan Living
    • There are foods I miss
    • Social awkwardness
    • Other Vegans
  5. Word of Caution to The Vegan Community
    • There is nothing unifying about being a vegan.
    • During pandemic crisis, some vegan YouTubers have taken to moralism and misinformation.
      • Happy Healthy Vegan (I love them in the end!)
      • Rich Roll on #BLM
    • Moralizing turns new plant-based individuals away.
    • Why moralizing gets under my skin.
    • Moral relativism – Is it so bad?
    • Vegan living is not about anyone’s “journey” – It’s a personal choice.
  6. Why I’m a Plant-Based Advocate
    • Health
    • Personal Growth

07/12/20 • 43 min

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“Fitness is all about adaptation!”

Episode Overview

Physical fitness is one of several critical factors for improving wellness from the perspective of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. In the first of a four part series on running, we discuss how to incorporate running as one part of a lifestyle transformation plan.

If you are new to running, or coming back to it after many years, today’s episode begins the conversation for going from couch to 5k, one step at a time.

The Benefits of Running (Short List)

There are countless benefits to running found in the peer-reviewed literature. We identify cardiovascular impact as the most measurable and profound benefit that you will experience. In fact, running was the primary intensive cardiovascular activity in cohort research on reversing heart disease in the early 90s by cardiologist Dr. Dean Ornish.

We also discuss the reported mood benefits described by ultra runner, Rob Krar. Rob disclosed his struggle with clinical depression a few year ago, acknowledging that running, in combination with anti-depressant treatment, has been the most effective approach to managing his mood.

Pre-Requisites For All Runners

It is assumed that, before you start any form of physical activity, you have set an appointment with your primary medical provider and given a green light. This is especially true if you are at base an inactive individual starting a fitness plan for the first time.

Gear To Start

All that is required to start running is shoes, shorts and a shirt. Socks are also helpful! Avoid starting off with too much gear. Running should be the cheapest sport, other than walking.

Put another way, we firmly believe that you should focus on the benefits of running and physical activity, over gear. Gear does not make the runner, running does. If there is one place where you should be spending money, it is on good shoes from a specialty running store (Running Room) that provides gate assessments.

Looking Ahead (Lifestyle Over Hype)

Adaptation is key. Our body responds to the physical demands placed on it as our running distance and intensity increases. Your muscles, ligaments, and joints need time to build tissue designed to respond to the impact. Rushing the experience leads to injury every time.

Make running one element in your wellness plan. View the long game by avoiding the hype initially experienced in the beginning. It is then that you truly become a runner.

Episode Outline

Welcome to Episode 026

  1. Introduction
    • Welcome to our first podcast episode dedicated to running.
  2. Overview of each episode in the series on running (Couch to 5k):
    • Benefits, Gear, & Goals
    • Russet Potato to First Run
    • Types of Runs and Training Plans
    • Race Day Prep

Today’s Show

  1. Overview of the Benefits of Running
    • Cardiovascular
    • Mood benefits
    • Mental toughness
  2. Required Prerequisites
    • See your physician!
    • Goal – Keep it fun!
  3. Starter Gear
    • Less is more!
    • Shoes, shirt, shorts – That’s all!
    • Maybe a sports watch (maybe!)
  4. What to Expect
    • Fitness takes time
    • Focus on lifestyle and not singular metrics
  5. In the Next Episode:
    • We will discuss ramping up to your first run.
    • We will discuss the pitfall of motivation (attack motivation early on).

07/25/20 • 30 min

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06/18/20 • 80 min

“The first thing you do to start your day, sets the tone for the rest of your day.”

Liz Garrett, Plant-Based Power Coach

Vegan Athletics – Returning To Your Base

In today’s show, Liz Garett, the Plant-Based Power Coach, and I connect to discuss our return to vegan athletics. The journey to wellness has many ups and downs. Knowing that it has been two years since our lest discussion about our personal athletics journey, Liz and I discuss the set-backs and lessons learned for a strong come-back.

How Cultural Warfare Impacts Mood

In our session today, Liz and I discuss the psychological consequences of the past four years as it comes to a head in the final months to a potential second term. The least of these consequences has been the shift away from a focus on health and self-care, towards addictive – often entertaining, news headlines.

We could have never predicted that Donald Trump could make it to the White House. Almost half of Americans voting to make it so. In 2015, we then estimated that all we had to do was wait out the four years of spray tans and drama designed to divert attentions away from what was build in the previous eight years.

Then the unthinkable – COVID19. There is no worse circumstance than the ineptness of a Trump administration at the helm to guide Americans through the worst pandemic in a hundred years.

We acknowledge that the past four years has forced individuals into a cultural war for what once was, against the dangers of populism, even in the face of Trump being exactly what he warns his base against.

Developing Hope Through Self-Care

We must get control back. Regardless of the election results in November, Liz and I discuss the power of vegan athletics in our lives. In order to reinforce this high level goal, self-care must be the primary focus moving us forward. Jerod and Liz share their own approaches to self-care in the midst of the Chaos.

Episode Outline


  1. How long has it been?
  2. Liz and “Plant-Based Power Coach”
    • An approach to vegan athletics
    • Current services offered
    • Find the Plant-Based Power Coach
  3. Previous Projects with Liz and Jerod

Running Come Back

  1. Connect Back with Running at Same Time (Garmin Connect)
  2. What Made Jerod Back Off on Running?
    • Career autopilot
    • Depression
    • Self-doubt and perfectionism
  3. What Made Liz Back Off on Running?
    • Activism/Work auto-pilot
    • Depression, negative self-talk
    • Falling into bad habits/lack of healthy routine
  4. Vegan Athletics for 2020/21 – Goals to Live By

World Events on Consciousness/Depression

  1. Defining What Weighs On Us
    • Sense of safety.
    • No compass for what is right and wrong.
    • GOP: Seeing that self-interest is the measuring stick over making decisions for the greater good.
    • Seeing oppression of the religious right winning for the first time in years (theocracy).
  2. Hopelessness and No Oath Forward

Needed Focus on Self-Care

  1. Jerod’s Suggestions
    • Take a news diet!
    • One foot in front of other – Plan for future goals.
    • Believe in something – Who you are, your values, something greater than yourself.
  2. Liz’s Suggestions
    • Daily routine- start in morning with daily run, daily exercise, ongoing challenges with friends & regular health coaching/group fitness teaching to maintain motivation.
    • Focusing on my happiness first, then leftover time for anything else.
    • Gratitude and Law of Attraction, daily journaling, meditation, affirmations.

06/18/20 • 80 min

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“I hit my wall, spoke to it, and then knuckled down.”

Understanding My Psychological Crisis

In today’s episode, I share the details of my experience going through a psychological crisis as I reach a personal inflection point regarding COVID19. In short, I hit the, ‘positivity wall.’ I no longer am able to put on a smile in an effort to push on through my day.

Most notably, I have lost motivation at work and during personal time at home. I do not enjoy activities as much as I have in the past (mild anhedonia). I also find other’s platitudes increasingly irritating. On the surface, the inflection point has caused me to slip into a state of depression. Digging deeper, it has caused me to question my beliefs and purpose.

Finding My Psych Through The Inflection Point

The outcome is up to me. I review the moment I decide to talk to (confront) my wall. I then describe the importance of using my reaction as an opportunity to, ‘find my psych,’ by controlling inputs, turning to senses, and knuckling down on commitments.

Our Future

In the end, we all have a new reality to embrace. We must commit to fostering hope in ourselves and others. We must also return to our personal journey and purpose. Any inflection point is simply and opportunity for personal growth.

Episode Outline

Introduction To Episode 030

  1. Thank You!
    • Many new subscribers (front page).
    • Running Series (1-4): Great feedback.
    • Increased podcast stats.
  2. Upcoming Show
    • “Tamara Randall – On Addiction”

Psychological Crisis – My Inflection Point

  1. Hitting My Positivity Wall
    • Loss of motivation at work.
    • Loss of motivation at home.
    • Nothing seems fun (Anhedonia).
    • Platitudes now bother me (Rich Roll).
    • Questioning everything I believe.
  2. Two Weeks – Talking At The Wall
    • Decision point not based on feelings or physical response to crisis.
    • Working in the dark but know where everything is at.
    • Accepting a new me and a new reality.
  3. Deciding to, “Find My Psych” – Mastering My Strategy
    • Control Inputs:
      • News Diet
      • Digital Diet
      • Avoid Social Toxicity
      • No More, “How-To”.
    • Turning To Sensing (vs. Intuition)
      • Daily Walks
      • Good Food
      • 1:1 Music
    • Knuckling Down
      • Engaging My Bubble
      • Working Hard
      • Creating Future Reward (Planned)

Our Future

  1. New Reality To Embrace
  2. Hope Takes Effort
  3. Remember The Point

08/26/20 • 37 min

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The average episode length on The Finding My Psych Podcast is 41 minutes.

How often are episodes of The Finding My Psych Podcast released?

Episodes of The Finding My Psych Podcast are typically released every 14 days, 18 hours.

When was the first episode of The Finding My Psych Podcast?

The first episode of The Finding My Psych Podcast was released on May 6, 2018.

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