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The Mindfield

The Mindfield

By Michael Fritzius

Mental health is a big thing, and a lot of people feel like they're navigating a minefield when it comes to living life. Lots of things pull our minds in different directions. But some people have learned to wield their mind powerfully and use it instead of it using them. These guests share what they've learned and ways you can master your mind.
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Kathryn Bennett - Toxic Positivity and Embracing the Suck

The MindfieldOct 18, 2021

Kathryn Bennett - Toxic Positivity and Embracing the Suck

Kathryn Bennett - Toxic Positivity and Embracing the Suck

Kathryn Bennett is becoming a really cool friend, and in getting to know her I realized I needed to get her on the show and pick her brain ABOUT brains. She shares how she got her start in the proposal writing industry at first, and has a pretty funny story about how she got into journalism in college. Her hot take is about how so many people wait until they feel good to move ahead, and how that can actually slow you down. You don't have to have an overly positive attitude to succeed in life, and as a champion strongwoman of Utah, she knows the mental fortitude it takes to just get in and get stuff done. You'll find you hold yourself back if you wait for all conditions to be perfect, and feel awesome, instead of just acting. We talk specifically about toxic positivity and embracing the suck in this episode. After listening, check out her nice side on LinkedIn by searching for 'kathrynbennettwrites', and then head to Instagram @kaybeelifts to see her Viking side. 

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Kim Kristensen - There Are No Difficult People

Kim Kristensen - There Are No Difficult People

Kim Kristensen told me after the show that this was his first podcast, and I was like, 'No way.' This guy is super composed and knowledgeable about his craft when it comes to conflict resolution. On today's episode, we talk about the idea that there really is no such thing as a 'difficult person'. What we think of as difficult is really someone not feeling like they're being heard. And yeah it's heckin' frustrating if you've been in those shoes. Kim's strategy plays on helping calm the nervous system and letting people get to a place where they no longer perceive a threat and can finally feel like they're being heard. And once they do, corporate interactions move smoothly. Check out for more tips about conflict deescalation, and much more. For now, let's jump into the episode. 

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Devon Phillips - Mushroom Nerd by Trade

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Craig Inzana and I met just a few months ago, so when I started up this podcast he was one of the first people I reached out to. And he's the first guest on the show! From the first time we met, he shared about how he's worked to overcome addiction and build mindfulness into his daily life. And that's the topic of this episode. We covered what mindfulness really is, along with talking about the difference between letting it be vs. letting it go, and how mindfulness is a helpful stopgap to help you respond in a calmer way when life throws you a curveball. He's seen in his own life that he responds logically and is able to make decisions faster. Practicing mindfulness is work, but it's work that you'll see even small results in fairly soon. And it'll help you stay the course. At the end, Craig has some great tips if you're wanting to get better at being mindful, including some apps that have helped lots of people. And if you'd like to reach out to him, he's Craig Inzana all over social media. Let's unpack our minds in this episode now. 

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