52 episodes

Professional burnout can set fire to every aspect of your life. Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Alan Mead want to help you put out the flames. If you’re a professional and dealing with burnout, addiction or just want to know you’re not alone...this podcast. Welcome to the Peaceful Practice Podcast.

The Peaceful Practic‪e‬ Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Alan Mead

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Professional burnout can set fire to every aspect of your life. Dr. Dawn Kulongowski and Dr. Alan Mead want to help you put out the flames. If you’re a professional and dealing with burnout, addiction or just want to know you’re not alone...this podcast. Welcome to the Peaceful Practice Podcast.

    Episode 51: It's Lonely At The Top

    Episode 51: It's Lonely At The Top

    After a hard day at the office, Dawn goes home feeling lonely.  Turns out, she's not alone.  On this episode, Dawn and Alan take on the topic of loneliness in the professions, which is not only common but also a huge factor leading to burnout.  
    You can reach Alan and Dawn in the following places:  
     
    Email us at: podcast@peacefulpractice.com 

    Our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals/ 

    On the web:  http://www.peacefulpractice.com/podcast/ 

    • 32 min
    Episode 50: Stop Asking Me!

    Episode 50: Stop Asking Me!

    Dawn and Alan discuss the phenomenon of decision fatigue and the fact that our ability to make decisions is a measured resource and does go down over the course of a day.  
    You can reach Alan and Dawn in the following places:  
     

    Email us at: podcast@peacefulpractice.com 

    Our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals/ 

    On the web:  http://www.peacefulpractice.com/podcast/ 

     

    • 31 min
    Episode 49: How to Ruin Anything

    Episode 49: How to Ruin Anything

    Dawn and Alan tackle a list of 11 common thought/cognitive distortions compiled by Cornell University's Allan Filipowicz.  These are painfully common and if we can learn to spot them as they arise, we can get off the train of negative thinking and overreactions and correct our thinking to correspond with reality.  
    Here is the list:
    1. All or nothing thinking
    -- 1 mistake means total failure
    2. Overgeneralization
    -- Drawing broad conclusions from one event
    3. Magnification
    -- Exaggerating difficulties and shortcomings
    4. Labeling
    -- Attaching personality tags to behaviors
    5. Mental Filters
    -- Ignoring positive or dissenting information
    6. Discounting the positive
    -- If positive information gets in, it doesn't count
    7. Jumping to conclusions
    -- Going straight to the most negative interpretation of events
    8. Mind reading
    -- Guessing what people are thinking, without asking
    9. Crystal ball gazing
    -- Predicting negative events in the future
    10. "Should" statements
    -- Turning preferences into moral imperatives
    11. Personalization
    -- Feeling responsible for events out of your control, or confusing influence with control.
    You can reach Alan and Dawn in the following places:  
     

    Email us at: podcast@peacefulpractice.com 

    Our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals/ 

    On the web:  http://www.peacefulpractice.com/podcast/ 

     

    • 35 min
    Episode 48: Suffering is Optional

    Episode 48: Suffering is Optional

    Episode 48:  Suffering is Optional


    After Alan reviews his texts and realizes that problems that seemed so big a week ago no longer mattered at all, he and Dawn are inspired to discuss the impermanence of all things and how we process our emotions from moment to moment.  

    The Netflix special they refer to is: https://www.netflix.com/title/81010166
     
    To contact Dawn or Alan: 
    Email us:  podcast@peacefulpractice.com
    On the web: www.peacefulpractice.com/podcast
    Or our Facebook group:  www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessfor professionals

    • 35 min
    Episode 47: Time for a change with Dr. Josh Austin

    Episode 47: Time for a change with Dr. Josh Austin

    Alan and Dawn are joined by their friend and accomplished colleague, Dr. Josh Austin.  Josh has recently started lecturing about mental health in dentistry.  We talk with him about the moment he knew he had to do something differently in his life, and how he took that important step forward. 
    To contact Alan, Dawn or Josh:
    Email us at: podcast@peacefulpractice.com 

    Our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals/ 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 46: Friends and Money

    Episode 46: Friends and Money

    Alan and Dawn have a frank and mildly painful discussion about the pitfalls of loaning money to friends.  
    You can reach Alan and Dawn in the following places:  
     

    Email us at: podcast@peacefulpractice.com 

    Our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulnessforprofessionals/ 

    On the web:  http://www.peacefulpractice.com/podcast/ 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

DentalNickname ,

Glad I found this!

Great podcast discussing issues no one seems to want to talk about! Keep it rollin!

Ft Lauderdale visitor ,

A haven of sanity...

… In an increasingly crazy world. This podcast has been of value to me many times over. The thoughtful discussions and topics raised are relevant and timely.

bribrihouse ,

Simply Wonderful

If you’re a professional, you have some of the problems talked about in this podcast. Even if you get nothing else, you’ll come away feeling like you’re not alone. If you listen well, you’ll come away with a changed perspective that helps you deal with these problems that don’t go away. Well worth the listen, full of things to make you laugh, very honest and real, and helpful. I’m grateful to have found this podcast. What an encouragement to my life and practice!

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