Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Laurie Singer on You’re Not Crazy: There is Hope for Those Experiencing Anxiety, Obsessions, or Fetishes EP 129

April 27, 2022

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Laurie Singer is a board-certified licensed marriage and family therapist in applied behavior analysis. Motivated by the tragic death of her son in the late 80s, she devoted her life to the field of mental health.  She started her own company to create a team approach for helping individuals resolve behavioral and other mental health issues by applying behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Laurie and I discuss how she developed the passion to compete in endurance challenges and what it was like for her to be indoctrinated into the Hall of Fame. The impact on her life from the death of her young son. Why does she believe that anyone who is stuck can become unstuck? How she develops plans that help individuals gain confidence by achieving their goals that they set for themselves. We discussed the strong scientific evidence and understanding that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are highly interdependent how she helps those who suffered deeply from anxiety and its manifestations and so much more.

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Time Stamps:

  • 0:00 Announcements and Laurie Singer Introduction
  • 3:32 Becoming a star endurance athlete
  • 7:06 100 mile endurance challenge
  • 8:33 How to build mental toughness
  • 10:33 Her son's sickness and how it has impacted her life's direction
  • 15:22 Laurie discusses her unique approach to cognitive behavioral therapy
  • 19:02 Treating OCD and Anxiety disorders
  • 22:57 What does chronic loneliness do to a person?
  • 26:39 Creating a solution-based approach to mental health disorders
  • 28:30 The importance of choice in our life
  • 32:03 Her book You’re Not Crazy: Living with Anxiety, Obsessions, and Fetishes
  • 36:12 Why we are storytellers of our own life
  • 40:33 Overcoming the shrouds that disguise our identity
  • 46:11 Creating a mindset that you want to help people
  • 48:09 Rapid round of questions
  • 53:56 Show wrap up

 

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

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