This post has been in my drafts for months, but now that I’m trying harder than ever to trust in my talents and embrace the lessons learned in failure, it seemed like a good time to revisit.
The idea came to me from an episode of Katie Dalebout’s Let It Out podcast featuring Dr. Samantha Boardman, who in addition to being a practicing psychiatrist, has a master’s in Applied Positive Psychology.
I’ve only listened to a few episodes of Let It Out, but I was impressed by the chemistry and naturally flowing conversation between these two. And I soaked up so much of Dr. Boardman’s advice. <3
In addition to her psychiatry practice, Dr. Boardman runs the blog Positive Prescription.
I’m not an expert in positive psychology—or any kind of psychology—but I like its central focus of mindfulness and the quest to live a meaningful life—not just a life hovering at “baseline.”
One thing that stood out to me in particular to me was Dr. Boardman’s simple advice to, when overwhelmed or insecure, “be un-you.”