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Author: Resilience Agenda - Hadleigh Fischer

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Resilience Agenda Radio is for people who want to go a step deeper in understanding mental health, well-being and the good life. Because we all have mental health, our aim is to make improving our Mental Fitness a daily, proud and commonplace ritual. We make you feel smart, challenged inspired, motivated and proud to talk about mental health in a totally new and approachable way. Each episode, we talk to experts and leaders from around the world to discover new ideas, strategies and tools for developing, improving and maintaining our Mental Fitness – the key life skill of the 21st century. Mental Health is a massive topic – so that too often it’s hard to understand, take action on and get excited about. Too often it’s framed by extremes and something to only worry about in a crisis. Resilience Agenda aims to change all that by making mental health more relevant, inspiring and engaging. We empower people to understand and develop their mental health through our inspiring idea of Mental Fitness – Just imagine if we could think about our Mental Fitness just like our physical fitness! Each episode we discover the most effective strategies for mental health & well-being and learn more about 10 steps of The Mental Fitness Toolkit. Things we cover include mindset, connection, optimism, gratitude, re-framing, perspective, connection, writing, movement, resilience, personal values, goal-setting, habit-formation, behaviour change and what self-care and stress recovery really mean. Resilience Agenda Radio is hosted by Resilience Agenda founder, best-selling author and sought-after keynote speaker Hadleigh Fischer. Hadleigh’s mission is to change the way people relate to mental health so that it’s more positive, proactive and preventative and to turn Mental Fitness into a global movement.
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In this episode, we talk to Ted speaker, author, psychologist, resilience and behavioural change expert and fountain of collective wisdom, Kristen Lee, who joins us from Boston.
In today's episode, we speak with psychologist, author, TEDx presenter and mindfulness and compassion expert Shauna Shapiro from Santa Clara University in the US. We talk about how perfectionism makes us unhappy, what we really mean by the present moment, how self-compassion is at the heart of personal growth, and doesn't make us soft, and how we can take a more realistic and helpful approach to dealing with life, problems and choices. 
In today's episode we speak with Lifeline Central West CEO Steph Robinson who talks us through the unique challenges of mental health in the 'bush' (rural areas), the important work Lifeline does in times of stress and uncertainty for people, and we spend 25 minutes walking through a role-play of how to approach someone we care about, ask them if they are okay, and most importantly, what to say and do if they say no...If you are pressed for time, fast forward to the 20 minute mark, where this must listen interview gets going.
In today’s episode with Nir Eyal we discuss how to overcome the challenges of distraction from social media, the news and procrastination. We talk about Nir’s Wall St Journal best-selling book ‘Indistractable’ and how it’s not our phones that cause us to become distracted, it’s our inability to better manage uncomfortable internal feelings. Nir shares with us how becoming Indistractable is set to become the ‘superpower of the 21st century‘, and in four easy-to-understand steps helps us learn to make our attention levels indestructable. We talk about the challenges that COVID-19 has on staying productive, especially while working from home, and the impact that expectations, our need for structure and forethought in planning our time has on staying connected to others, getting things done, and how to feel properly relaxed when we are unwinding. We cover the ways we can teach principles of attention and focus to our kids, so that they remain digitally literate, but socially engaged at the same time. Nir talks about how most advice about using digital technologies is actually unsustainable and proposes several practical ideas for you and your team about crafting your work environment for better mental health, productivity and connection.  In a fast-paced, wide-ranging and entertaining interview, Nir shares five years of in-depth research and his experience working in and around Silicon Valley, implementing and teaching behavioural design principles to leading technology companies and students.You won’t want to miss this interview with the world-class Nir Eyal. 
In today’s episode with Jocelyn Brewer we discuss how to “untangle” ourselves from the distracting pull of technology. Jocelyn introduces us to the idea of ‘Digital Calories’ and how time is a finite resource that we don’t want to be wasting.We talk about the controversy with Jean Twenge and her infamous article: “Have Smartphones destroyed a generation” and discover that the answer is no!Jocelyn shares her unique ideas about how best to handle technology-obsessed kids and their screen-time and how imposing strict limits and bans can be counter-productive.We discuss the 3Ms of Digital Nutrition™ and learn about how what we consume online has an effect on our thoughts and behaviour – just like what we eat.We talk about why an email from your boss is not a lullaby and talk about some great common-sense tips, hacks and strategies for building better technological habits into our lives that enable us to get more done and connect better with those around us.In this fun, fast-paced and entertaining podcast, we might not use our phones in the same way ever again. At least until the episode is over. 
This week we talk to one of the world's leading happiness, well-being and self-development authors Tal Ben-Shahar. Tal is a former Harvard University psychology professor, best-selling author of several books including Happier, Being Happy & Choose the Life You Want. He is the founder of the Happiness Studies Institute, consults with Fortune 500 companies globally, and joins us from upstate New York.In today's episode, we talk about what real happiness is all about. We talk about the little things we can do each day to become happier, how we can optimise our mental health (no matter where we start), and how to thrive during difficult times. 
In our very first podcast episode we interview global mindfulness expert, leadership consultant, author, entrepreneur and all round nice-guy Michael Bunting to unpack what mindfulness is all about.Often talk about like it's the new kale, mindfulness is instead a simple way of viewing and interpreting the world that helps us become happier, calmer and more focused.
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