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I’m Saara, a Finnish fashion model turned into a passionate positive psychology practitioner. This studio space is dedicated to those who want let go of self-doubts and embrace authenticity in a world full of outer expectations. It all starts from within. Get ready to experience meaningful conversations from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and positive psychology while receiving practical, evidence-based tools to help you live a life that feels and looks like you.

Studio Within Podcast Saara Sihvonen

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I’m Saara, a Finnish fashion model turned into a passionate positive psychology practitioner. This studio space is dedicated to those who want let go of self-doubts and embrace authenticity in a world full of outer expectations. It all starts from within. Get ready to experience meaningful conversations from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and positive psychology while receiving practical, evidence-based tools to help you live a life that feels and looks like you.

    11. Improve Your Resilience and Build A Thriving Life

    11. Improve Your Resilience and Build A Thriving Life

    Struggle is a part of life. There's just no way around it. That's why learning how to become more resilient is fundamental to our mental wellbeing. 

    By understanding how you can cultivate resilience, you’ll be able to bounce back better from life’s challenges. Resilience is essential for a thriving sense of ambition and happiness in life. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 skills you should learn if you intend on creating a successful, flourishing life for yourself.
    Today, I explain what resilience is, what it’s not, and why it matters to your mental health and well-being. I also speak openly about my struggle with loneliness and we'll finish with three things that you can do to improve your resilience.
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    • 35 min
    10. Rethinking Success With Olympic Figure Skater Kiira Korpi

    10. Rethinking Success With Olympic Figure Skater Kiira Korpi

    Ready to rethink what the word 'success' means to you? Today, I welcome Kiira Korpi, a modern day thought leader, figure skating artist, internationally recognized children’s rights advocate, and inspirational coach from Finland who’s currently living in New York City. Kiira is the author of an incredible memoir, Kiira – Ehjäksi Särkynyt (Kiira – Broken into Wholeness), which is set to release an updated English version in late 2021. 
    Kiira and I share a passion for positive psychology, so in this conversation, you’ll hear about her relationship with success and inner freedom, along with her wisdom-filled thoughts on what the true meaning of success is. She speaks about her experience with fears and insecurities, and how positive psychology has benefitted her mental health. We discuss the importance of mental training and life coaching, as well as using positive psychology as a self-care tool and to prevent suffering.

    You’ll also learn three practical ways you can benefit from adopting the pro athlete attitude in your mental fitness training.

    You can find the episode show notes here: https://www.onlinestudiobywithsaara.com/blog/rethinking-success-with-olympic-figure-skater-kiira-korpi
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    • 59 min
    9. Finding Hope on the Runway

    9. Finding Hope on the Runway

    How do you stay hopeful when there’s a global pandemic? Why is hope so powerful? What does hope even mean? Covid-19 has cause many of us to hope for a healthy, stable future that’s full of connection and freedom. Feeling sense of hopefulness about the future can be hard especially when we are faced with uncertainty and disappointments caused by the Pandemic.

    In today's episode, I share with you how my recent fashion runway experience inspired me to do this episode.  We'll talk about what hope means and how it’s defined in positive psychology research, how to enhance your feelings of hopefulness, and what has made me more hopeful in life, especially during this pandemic.
    You’ll also learn the three components of hope based on Charles Snyder’s hope theory, as well as three powerful ways you can enhance hopefulness in your life starting today! Plus, you’ll hear me read an awe-inspiring excerpt from one of my favorite books, Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

    “Hope is about wanting an outcome that makes your life better in some way.”
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    • 36 min
    8. The True Meaning of Happiness & How To Live a Happier Life

    8. The True Meaning of Happiness & How To Live a Happier Life

    What do you want in life? Many people would answer that question by saying happiness or things that bring them happiness. That’s because it’s such a huge part of human thriving in this world. Happiness is a serious topic and it’s important to know what it is and what it isn’t so that we can create more happiness in our lives.
    Today, I share with you three misconceptions or pitfalls of happiness that have emerged from positive psychology research, along with how our awareness of these pitfalls can help us think about happiness in healthier, more constructive ways. I speak about topics like hedonic adaptation, the role of materialism in happiness, negativity bias, the impact of social media on mental health, the benefits of engaging in flow experiences, and the five elements of well-being.

    “We simply don’t find happiness. I think we uncover it by doing, by experimenting, going outside of our comfort zones, failing, loving, breaking up, trying… as long as we are active, not passive.”

    • 41 min
    7. What Is Positive Psychology and Why Is It Important? With My Teacher and Mentor Louis Alloro

    7. What Is Positive Psychology and Why Is It Important? With My Teacher and Mentor Louis Alloro

    Positive psychology isn’t about being positive all the time. We’re all human, we still have struggles… but we can live well despite the struggles if we know how to best think about and approach the good and bad parts of life.
    Get cozy and listen to this beautiful conversation with social entrepreneur and champion of change, the Co-Founder of The Change Lab, Louis Alloro. Louis is here to discuss the power of positive psychology and the science of wellbeing and to provide practical tools you can use to integrate positive psychology into your daily life to nurture wellness. 
    Tune in to learn how you can be an active participant in your own wellness journey, creating a ripple effect of lasting change in your community!

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    • 1 hr
    6. The Truth Behind Talent Management With My Agent Toni Korpineva PART 2/2

    6. The Truth Behind Talent Management With My Agent Toni Korpineva PART 2/2

    Have you ever wondered how talent management in fashion really works? What is the role of a talent agent? What does an agent have to say to the aspiring talents who are wanting to come into the fashion industry? I’ve got some answers for you in this episode. I welcome the Founder and Owner of Brand Model Management, Toni Korpineva, to the Studio Within Podcast, and I had some questions for him. Toni has been my mother agent for over 10 years and he has been the backbone of my success as a model. He is honest, straightforward and he doesn't sugarcoat things so this a unique perspective to hear if you're thinking about a career in fashion and entertainment. We dive deep into Toni's unique philosophy and how his passion for history shapes his talent management style. This episode is split into two parts for your convenience. So make sure you listen to part one before tuning into this part two. 

    • 38 min

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