“We don’t want stress to go away – we want some stress, we want some challenge, we have a need to grow, but the key is joy. I find it’s less about getting rid of stress, but seeking joy.” – Dr. Heidi Hanna
Studies show that nearly half of adults in the United States (46.4%) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. * Other research has also shown that when stress becomes chronic, the risks for mental health problems and other medical problems increase. * Stress levels are beginning to return to pre-pandemic days. However, there is a rise in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which happens when someone has an impact and they aren’t able to get back to where they were before the event. PTSD can contribute to sleep problems, weight problems, brain fog, dementia, and/or anger. In today’s episode, Dr. Heidi Hanna shares what led her down the path to studying brain health and why stress is something we can actually control in our brain. Dr. Hanna reveals her own struggle with anxiety and panic over the years, and what she learned are the five key factors for improving brain health.
Later in the show, Dr. Michelle Robin welcomes Caleb Brown from CommunityAmerica Credit Union to share why our financial health is just as important as our physical and mental well-being. Because many people experience stress due to debt, Caleb shares options available that can help someone get in control their debt, which can lead to long-lasting happiness, joy, freedom, peace of mind, and many other facets of life. He provides helpful tips to dive into your debt and why that experience will be different for each person.
*Sources: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2019/02/5-surprising-mental-health-statistics/; https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/stress
About Today’s Guests:
Dr. Heidi Hanna is the Chief Energy Officer of Synergy Brain Fitness, a company providing brain-based health and performance programs to individuals and organizations. She is a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Sharp Solution, Stressaholic, and Recharge. As an experienced speaker, Dr. Heidi Hanna has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and Million Dollar Round Table.
Caleb Brown is a Financial Relationship Consultant at CommunityAmerica Credit Union. In 2020, Caleb made a big career change, switching his focus from helping people with their physical health to assisting with their financial well-being. He specializes in helping members achieve financial peace of mind by listening, educating, and consulting, to determine the right options to fit their financial needs. He has also led multiple finance-themed seminars, sharing tips on budgeting and credit consultation.
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