How Difficult Conversations Boost Mental & Brain Health + Tips on How to Have Difficult Conversations Correctly and Effectively (with life coach Yeamah Logan)
Published June 14, 2020
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    Difficult & challenging conversations are one of the best ways to use our minds and brains, develop stress resilience, increase creativity and problem solving, and prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers. But they are not easy. In this episode I chat with Coach Yeamah on how to have these difficult conversations, why they are vital, and how these conversations can improve mental & physical health if done correctly.   


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    Podcast Highlights 

    2:28 How Coach Yeamah went from being afraid to go out her home to living with purpose 

    4:47 Why we should celebrate our differences, and focus our attention on what we need to change now 

    5:27 Why yes, all lives do matter, and why we are focusing on the terrible treatment of the black lives and how we can make a difference  

    6:20, 49:00 How the church has failed to celebrate our differences 

    7:00, 15:50 Why education is the foundation of anti-racism work  

    7:23 Why conformity in the church is not helpful  

    10:16 Why denying our differences creates cognitive dissonance in the brain  

    11:00 How we can celebrate the beauty of difference 

    13:05 Why relationship and representation is important 

     14:51 How we are all unique representations of God’s love 

    16:00 Why identity is integral to mental health  

    20:00 How to deconstruct our toxic beliefs about ourselves 

    25:33 How to face and process our “triggers” 

    26:50 Why you should educate yourself before you have tough conversations 

    28:10 Why we should not try control the people we are talking to  

    30:00 Why we all have willfully ignorance, and why we all need to acknowledge our prejudices and do the work of educating ourselves  

    31:47 Why being open-minded and learning is so important for our mental and brain health 

    32:11 How to have difficult conversations, and how to listen and respond in love 

    39:00 Why it will take time and hard work to eradicate racist mentalities from our society  

    45:33 How to talk to your family and church about race 

    53:20 Our differences are divine reflections of God 

    57:50 Why we need to stop making the bible an idol and demonizing difference  

    1:08:55 How spirituality and sexuality are related 

    1:12:00 At our most fundamental level we are waves of love   


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    Read the podcast blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-challenging-conversations-and-an-open-mindset-boost-mental-brain-health-tips-on-how-to-have-difficult-conversations-correctly-and-effectively


     

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