May 2, 2022

How to stop being nice (and why)

Leah really doesn't like it when people call her "nice." She and Ofosu unpack the hidden cost of being agreeable and discuss ways to support their mental health with more honesty and authenticity. And, as you may know, Leah a...

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April 25, 2022

How to use anxiety as a power

Comedian Justin Silver joins Ofosu and Leah to talk about how telling jokes about his anxiety has helped him manage it and to share some insightful tools the rest of us can use to turn our own anxieties into sources …

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April 18, 2022

How to use "The Batman Effect”

Ofosu reflects on a moment (caught on tape!) where he was able to say goodbye to a protective persona he'd had for a long time. Then, he and Leah discuss the psychology behind these types of alter egos. We want …

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April 11, 2022

How to capture memories, not photos

New research suggests that taking fewer photos can lead to stronger memories. So Ofosu and Leah put it to the test, resisting the urge to take a photo during a moment when they normally would have. Then, they compare notes …

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April 4, 2022

How to prevent burnout

Ofosu and Leah chat with former United Nations emergency responder Nadine McNeil about how to stop burnout before it starts, even during high-stress situations. We want to know what you think of our show! Please share your th...

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March 28, 2022

How to handle meditation obstacles

Ofosu and Leah discuss challenges they've encountered in their own meditation journeys and share tips for how to overcome them. We want to know what you think of our show! Please share your thoughts at https://www.balanceapp....

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March 21, 2022

How to reduce brain fog

Ofosu and Leah discuss three tips that can help you manage brain fog—that all-too-familiar feeling of confusion, disorganization, or just a general lack of focus. Tell us what other topics you'd like to hear on the show by em...

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March 14, 2022

How to say yes with confidence

< __truncato_root__> Ofosu and Leah try a research-backed technique that can help in moments of decision paralysis. By using it to listen to both your mind and body, you can more confidently know when to say "yes.” Tell us wh...

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March 7, 2022

How to let go of perfectionism

Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson joins Ofosu and Leah to discuss why so many of us have perfectionistic tendencies. She explains how giving ourselves permission to fail can actually lead to more success. Tell u...

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Feb. 28, 2022

How to embrace who you are

Many of us change parts of who we are to better fit into different spaces, but there's real power in representing your true self. Ofosu and Leah talk with performance psychology coach Faheem Mujahid about how he's learned to ...

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Feb. 21, 2022

How to make therapy more inclusive

In honor of Black History Month, psychiatrist Dr. Stephanie Stewart joins Ofosu and Leah to discuss how she is working to make therapy better for Black patients — and what her experiences can teach us about building a more in...

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Feb. 14, 2022

How to make someone's day

A simple message from someone special makes Leah's day and inspires her and Ofosu to find more opportunities to spread joy this Valentine's Day and beyond. We want to know what you think of this show! Please share your though...

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Feb. 7, 2022

How to get support when you need it

When Leah recently needed extra support, she didn't quite know how to get it. Psychologist Todd Kashdan joins her and Ofosu to discuss why so many of us struggle to ask for help and what we can do to better …

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Jan. 31, 2022

How to view anxiety as a messenger

Ofosu and Leah get to the bottom of what sometimes causes their anxiety. Then performance psychologist Faheem Mujahid joins to share some tips for working through anxious moments. To stay up to date with "Well Balanced," foll...

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Jan. 24, 2022

How to cope when news hits home

Ofosu recently had to recalibrate his perspective after a global headline impacted him directly. He and Leah talk with journalist Wajahat Ali about what it's like when the news hits home and how we can use those experiences t...

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Jan. 17, 2022

How to use words the MLK way

Ofosu and Leah celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by sharing some of his most impactful words. They reflect on what we can learn from Dr. King about the power to use our words for good. To stay up to …

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Jan. 10, 2022

How to healthily consume news

Leah shares a moment when scrolling through news headlines triggered stress and overwhelm. Then, journalist Wajahat Ali joins her and Ofosu to discuss tips for staying informed in an emotionally healthy way. To stay up to dat...

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Jan. 3, 2022

How to start something new

The new year can be an inspiring time to start something new. Ofosu and Leah share their first steps into new hobbies. Then, improv teacher and therapist Jill Eickmann joins to discuss the beginner's mindset and the idea that...

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Dec. 27, 2021

How to learn from the past year

With only a handful of days left in 2021, Ofosu, Leah, and some Well Balanced listeners reflect on what they learned this year to acknowledge their growth and remind themselves what they want to carry with them into 2022. To …

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Dec. 20, 2021

How to give difficult feedback

Leah opens up about giving tough feedback to her mom. Then, psychologist Todd Kashdan joins her and Ofosu to discuss tips for leaning into difficult conversations. To stay up to date with "Well Balanced," follow us on your fa...

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Dec. 13, 2021

How to make anticipation work for you

The way you're anticipating the holidays could affect your actual experience of them. Psychologist Todd Kashdan joins Ofosu and Leah to discuss how strategically looking forward to things can benefit your well-being. To stay ...

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Dec. 6, 2021

How to let yourself rest

Performance psychology coach Faheem Mujahid joins Ofosu and Leah to discuss the importance of letting your body and mind rest without feeling guilty about it. Learn more about Faheem's work at https://www.faheemmujahid.com/ T...

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Nov. 29, 2021

How to manage expectations

Ofosu shares a moment when his kids didn't do what he asked them to, and then he and Leah discuss how to manage the frustration caused by missed expectations. To stay up to date with "Well Balanced," follow us on …

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Nov. 22, 2021

How to create a "good old day"

Ofosu and Leah discuss discuss how to stay present, so you can appreciate the extraordinary moments in each ordinary day. Then, they hear from you, the "Well Balanced" listeners, about the ordinary moments you will never forg...

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