The connection between COVID & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Our brain values safety and certainty. Two things that COVID majorly impacted. The pandemic so has also gravely impacted our brains, resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That’s why in this BrainyHeart episode, I’m looking into how COVID has caused PTSD and what you can do to counteract the effects. Tune in now to discover:
How COVID has caused us to develop PTSD
Why human instinct is to hold on to what we have
The symptoms of PTSD and what to do to counteract it
The importance of understanding your traumas
Using physical and mental exercises
How uncertainty triggers brain chatter
The opportunities COVID brought
The danger of our focus on safety

Marion Glück on how to discover your career happiness

Often our darkest moments lead to our best selves. That was certainly true for Marion Glück. Battling depression as a naval officer led her to reexamine what happiness meant to her. She discovered that while teaching how to lead and motivate people was her passion, the navy was not the right setting for her anymore. She decided to go out on her own and now helps others discover their career happiness as a psychological business coach. Listen in on this BrainyHeart interview with Marion for her tips on how to be happier in your career and beyond!

Michael Wörle on taking a long-term perspective for career success

We’re often focused on the here and now in our careers, rarely looking ahead a few years let alone whole decades! But it is exactly this long-term view that Michael Wörle has from advising companies on how to prepare for the future that gives him the necessary perspective to evaluate what you should be focusing on throughout your career. Listen in on this BrainyHeart interview to find out what that is!

How different generations think & work

Especially in these times of change, we need to reconsider how different generations tick and work together. From Traditionalists and Babyboomers to Generation X and Millenials, we’re all in one boat and need to find the best way to move forward as one. That’s why in this BrainyHeart episode, I’m sharing my insights on the different generations so you can better understand and collaborate with your colleagues.

Anastasiia Isakii on continuously challenging yourself

One thing Anastasiia Isakii has learned from working and living around the world? The need to keep an open mind and never stop learning. She found this mindset to be especially embraced in Shanghai, where she currently lives, and it is also what lead her to co-found LifeSkills4Me, a community that aims to promote personal growth on a daily basis. In this BrainyHeart episode, listen in on the conversation I had with Anastasiia in the summer of 2019 in Shanghai on how China has shaped her personal and professional growth and mindset.

Our cognitive bias as and about women

It’s out to judge and compare others, to only look at the facts and figures and not the person behind them. We need to free ourselves from our cognitive bias and rely more on our EQ to create a more equal working world. Especially when it comes to gender equality. Both women and men still have a cognitive bias around which qualities are associated with which gender, and at its extreme, this leads to sexual harassment. In this BrainyHeart episode, I’m taking a look at our cognitive bias as and about women and what we need to do to change them.

How to communicate your value

We’ve made the big mistake of talking about our work successes in a non-emotional way. Yet talking about the outcome of something is only a small part of the whole story. Modern companies understand that to futureproof, EQ – doing the right things – matters more than IQ – doing things right. Which is why storytelling to communicate the value of your work matters. Whether you’re looking for a job, a current employee, or a leader, this BrainyHeart episode has tips for you on how to communicate your value better.

6 steps to build confidence

To kick off the third season of BrainyHeart, I’m diving into a key component of success and happiness: Confidence. Not just looking confident, but innately feeling confident. Because life is tough, but so are you! By following the six steps I outline in this episode, you’ll learn how to build up your confidence to better connect with yourself and others.

Dr. Christian Gruenler on the need to do the right thing

There are around 10 million non-profit organizations in the world. Everything from one-(wo)man shops to multi-billion dollar organizations with 50 thousand employees and millions of donors. All focused on meaning well and doing good. But is there really a full harmony between heart and mind in this area? And is philanthropy and corporate social responsibility always what it intends to be? That’s what we dive into in this episode of BrainyHeart with Dr. Christian Gruenler, a political scientist and an expert in strategic management of non-profit organizations.

Be the CEO of your mind

The prefrontal cortex of our brain is called the CEO of the mind by neuroscientists. Why? Because executive decisions are made here. To reach a decision though, your brain goes through a lot of mental ping pong – which only gets faster the more stressed you are. That’s why in today’s episode of BrainyHeart, I’m tackling how you can back in control and truly be the CEO of your mind.