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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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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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Sleep Now with Bijoy John, MD

5/10/2024
In episode #127 I chat with Dr. Bijoy John, the founder and medical director of Sleep Wellness Clinics of America and founder of Sleep Fix Academy which offers online courses, podcasts, and other resources to improve sleep quality. Are you ready to make sleep a priority? Connect with Dr. John https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-sleepfix/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepfixacademy/ Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:23:30

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Finding Peace in Everyday Life with Ann Swanson, M.S.

4/24/2024
In episode #126 Ann Swanson, author of Meditation for the Real World, chats about the fascinating science behind meditation, how it can positively impact your relationships, and walks us through some practices – one that can double as a fun party trick! Highlights 🤔 Party Trick Wisdom: A fun way to learn how to trust your gut when you’ve got a tough decision. 🧠 Mindful Misconceptions: Meditation isn't about controlling thoughts but befriending the mind's natural processes, including mind wandering. 🎉 Embracing JOMO: Discover the "Joy of Missing Out" and how meditation cultivates gratitude, acceptance, and contentment with the present moment. 🤝 Social Harmony: Learn practical meditation methods for improving social relationships, reducing social anxiety, and fostering empathy and connection. ⏳ Integrate and Elevate: Short meditation practices, even just a few minutes a day, can profoundly impact overall well-being when integrated into daily routines. Connect with Ann https://www.instagram.com/scienceof.yoga/ https://www.youtube.com/@AnnSwansonWellness. Get the book and your 10 minute meditations here: https://www.annswansonwellness.com/meditation-for-the-real-world#order Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:28:08

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Gut Over DNA: Revealing the Secret to Optimum Wellness with Josh Dech

4/10/2024
🎙️ 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, rejuvenate Get Josh's IBD course here: https://gutsolution.ca/skool?via=heather Connect with Josh https://gutsolution.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/joshdech.health https://www.instagram.com/joshdech.health/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-dech-5a1582106/ https://www.youtube.com/@gutscience Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:37:29

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Beat Procrastination and Limit Distractions with William Wadsworth

3/27/2024
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/@examstudyexpert Twitter: https://twitter.com/examstudyexpert Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/examstudyexpert Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/examstudyexpert Exam Study Expert podcast via https://examstudyexpert.com/podcast The Scholars Way (30 day mindset / productivity program for scholars): https://william-s-school-4d20.thinkific.com/courses/the-scholars-way?ref=8cdb35 Sounds of the Bodlein: https://www.ox.ac.uk/soundsofthebodleian/ Six Pillars of Study Success (free download): https://examstudyexpert.com/Pillars Productivity 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/1547113/11832398 Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:30:26

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Unhunched: The Power of Posture for a Pain-Free, Stress-Free Life with Aesha Tahir

3/13/2024
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/50Hoi4NInMY Highlights: 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 Aesha Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tone_and_strengthen/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toneandstrengthen Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aeshatahir Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@toneandstrengthen5984/featured PI: https://pin.it/3iSWj9X Link to free download: https://www.aeshatahir.com/ Link to book - Unhunched: Discover Wellness Through Posture https://amzn.to/49RAfJE Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:45:21

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PhD Pause and Play: Navigating Life, Stopping, and Restarting the Academic Journey with Adam Baldry, MA

2/28/2024
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 Adam https://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 Cassut Relevant 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 Burrus Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:27:27

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Let's Press Pause...and Rest with Dr. Heather Frederick

2/14/2024
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-Care https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/6988105 100 Guests Changed My Life (will they change yours?) https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/12981214 Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:10:48

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Love Isn't Love Until It's Given Away: Exploring the Love Languages with Paul Zolman

1/31/2024
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 Paul www.roleoflove.com Role Of Love Dice (@roleoflovedice) • Instagram photos and videos Paul Zolman | Author (@paul_zolman) • Instagram photos and videos https://www.facebook.com/roleoflovedice https://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 day To receive the free download: 101 Ways to Express Love, email Paul at: lovesrole@gmail.com Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:30:13

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The Road to Getting PhDone - Research Alignment with Dr. Allen Roda

1/17/2024
In this episode I welcome back Dr. Allen Roda, author of PhDone. We chat about everything from topic generation to oral defense. Highlights: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/7455607Check out episode #114 Tips for Publishing here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/13522392 Listen to the previous episode with Allen: #90 Dissertation Editing: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/11791626 Connect with Allen @allenroda on instagram Allen Roda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-roda-770b381/ Dissertation Editor: https://www.dissertation-editor.com @Dissertation_Editor on instagram Dissertation Editor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dissertation-editor/ Dissertation Editor on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dissertationeditor Get the book PhDone here: https://amzn.to/47M72zh Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:29:37

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Navigating Fear and Finding Hope with Swami Nityananda

1/3/2024
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/41cKtRL Highlights Connect with Swami Website: Awakeyogameditation.org Instagram: @swami_nityananda_giri Instagram: @awakeyogameditation YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/awakeyogameditation TikTok: @swami_nityananda_giri FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeyogameditationcenter/ Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:31:39

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Words of Power: Setting Your Course for 2024 with Heather Frederick, PhD

12/20/2023
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/1547113/9349250 See you next year! Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:06:21

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Transform Your Life in Just 30 Minutes a Day: The Power of Mindful Self-Care with Dai Manuel

12/6/2023
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: Get Dai's book here: https://amzn.to/3RgJ3SU Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:30:33

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3 Questions That Will Improve Your Writing with Catie Phares, MA

11/22/2023
#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 Catie https://www.linkedin.com/in/catiesphares/ https://www.facebook.com/catie.phares/ FREE DOWNLOAD: https://www.csphares.com/ Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:27:00

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Tips for Publishing with Dr. Lauren Saunders

11/8/2023
#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/3Z72W0T Learn more about Dissertation Editor: https://www.dissertation-editor.com/ Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:28:05

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The Mindful Ukulele Method with Vinnie Stergin

10/25/2023
#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 Stergin Connect with Vinnie INSTAGRAM: @sterginmusic FACEBOOK: @vinzenzstergin TIKTOK: @stergin BANDCAMP: https://stergin.bandcamp.com/ Shiny Brain Crayons (current band): https://youtu.be/RoFhHznaULA A free 4-part mini course of the Mindful Ukulele Method: https://happydoc.mindfulukulelemethod.com Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:18:54

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Reflections of a Recent Graduate with Dr. Paul Shaw

10/11/2023
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 Stewart Connect with Paul FB and IG: Paul A. Shaw III Website: https://www.Paulshawmusic.com Get his book here: https://amzn.to/454iIM5 Book Paul references in this podcast: A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker & Nancy Sommers: https://amzn.to/3OURh1V Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:34:21

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Trust Yourself with Swami Nityananda

9/27/2023
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/1547113/11832398 10. 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 Swami Website: https://www.Awakeyogameditation.org IG: @swami_nityananda_giri IG: @awakeyogameditation YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/awakeyogameditation TikTok: @swami_nityananda_giri FB: https://www.facebook.com/awakeyogameditationcenter/ Get her book, Awake: T Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:27:34

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Find Your Inner Balance with Samaya

9/13/2023
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/3DACYJm Free 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-1 Connect with Samaya (also known as Traci Hill) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traci.consciousevolutioncoach/ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/foryou?lang=en IG: https://www.instagram.com/traci_hill_energyhealer/ Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:37:38

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Make Feeling GREAT Your New Normal with Dai Manuel

8/30/2023
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 Dai Website: http://www.DaiManuel.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daimanuel Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/daimanuel Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/daimanuel Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/daimanuel/ TikTok: http://www.tiktok.com/daimanuel YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/@DaiManuelOfficial Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/daimanuel Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:35:55

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The Unexpected Gift of Trauma with Dr. Edith Shiro

8/16/2023
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 else 4. One consistent factor related to positive outcomes is a supportive social network 5. It is not the event itself that is so traumatic – it is the consequence of feeling isolated and unable to connect with others 6. Think about moving through your trauma in 5 steps: Awareness, Awakening, Becoming, Being, and Transforming 7. Remember the process is not linear 8. 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 gift 10. 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 Edith Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dr.edithshiro/ IG @dr.edithshiro YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMzbYxxY904 Website: www.dredithshiro.com Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3q4KY1W Support the Show. Support this free content: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/supporters/new Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732 Other resources at: http://Expandyourhappy.com Treat me to a green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy Want to make my day? Rate, review, subscribe & share with someone you love.

Duration:00:33:18