“We get into these habits of hustle culture and this drains our resources. And so it's not uncommon to get to the point where our brain says, 'Enough is enough. I actually can't manage this anymore.' And where that shows up is physical health symptoms.”
Our minds and bodies are intrinsically linked together. When we become stressed and overworked, our bodies will begin to show signs that it’s time to slow down. Dr. Nicole Byers is a neuropsychologist and the CEO of Rocky Mountain Neurosciences. She uses her platform as a public speaker and host of The Bold Life Podcast to aid folks in understanding what their bodies are telling them and how to manage symptoms by finding their source.
On this episode of Rock Your Joy, Nicole joins Aine for a conversation on building awareness of your own body, why change is so difficult for us to process, and the practice of saying no. Tune in to learn more!
- (01:31) - Mind-body connection
- (05:14) - Early signs of burnout
- (06:33) - Unpacking overload
- (08:23) - Learning to say “No”
- (11:32) - Blank space
- (14:49) - Breathing deep
- (17:00) - Out of the comfort zone
- (21:02) - Becoming more aware
- (22:39) - Constantly connected
- (24:13) - How is Nicole cultivating joy?
Dr. Nicole Byers is a neuropsychologist, speaker, host of The Bold Life podcast, and CEO of Rocky Mountain Neurosciences in Calgary, Canada. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, she is an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor with the University of Calgary, and she has published articles in professional journals on the topics of brain health and neuroscience. She’s an ambitious overachiever herself, a self-described neuroscience nerd, and mom to one very opinionated preschooler who keeps her on her toes. Nicole helps folks overcome the mental habits that are keeping them stuck in self-doubt, overwhelm, and stress so they can have the confidence to achieve success. Keep up with Nicole on Instagram and Facebook!
Aine Rock is an artist, entrepreneur, mom and High Performance Coach working on becoming the best version of herself and inspiring others to do the same. Rock Your Joy is a place for women to share the unique ways they find, cultivate, and celebrate joy. We’re often so focused on things happening to us that we forget that joy exists within us. Tune in every other week as we find that joy, together.
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