53. One Small Thing & Being Authentic to Manage Holiday Stress, Binge Eating, & Self-Judgement Over Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years

One Thing for Holiday Stress, Binge Eating and Self Judgement A rare solocast where Alen Standish shares a very simple approach we all can use to get through the holidays in spite of all the stresses.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years. For many of us, these times can be incredibly stressful. Yikes! But let’s try to keep things simple and focus on Just One Thing.

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52. Dr Tim Pychyl on Procrastination and Using Self-Forgiveness, Mindfulness, Willpower & Planning

Tim Pychyl Procrastination, Mindfulness, Self-Forgiveness, Willpower, Planning & WritingDr Tim Pychyl from the iProcrastinate Podcast talks with Alen Standish about procrastination and the power of mindfulness, self-forgiveness, planning, just starting and the pros and cons of willpower.

Alen learns from Tim that procrastination is an emotion focused coping strategy we all often use. And unfortunately it can quickly become a habit. Tim shares some amazing strategies he uses for managing procrastination and when he simply doesn’t feel like doing something.

Amazing discussion!

 

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51. Michelle Cleary Discussing Progress, Regression, Perfectionism, Power of Gratefulness, Binge Eating & Eating Disorders

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Psychotherapist Michelle Cleary talks with Alen Standish about what it means to make progress when recovering from any issue to include eating disorders & perfectionism. Michelle shares a great deal about herself and how she handles situations — great examples!

As Michelle and Alen continue to talk they discuss the power of gratefulness and creating a daily gratefulness practice. Feeling gratitude is amazing! Alen loved this conversation!

 

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50. First Annual Listener Survey and Giftcard Contest – CLOSED

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Please help me strengthen and grow the Progress Not Perfection (PnP) podcast. I also want to improve myself as an interviewer, mobile app publisher and coach. Please take 5 minutes to complete the 2014 PnP Listener Survey.

At the end of the survey you can enter for a chance to win one of seven (7) Amazon.com gift cards I’ll be giving away. The contest and survey close Oct 30, 2014 at midnight Central. I’ll individually notify the winners privately via email on Friday, Oct 31st.

Survey responses will NOT be shared with anyone else and your info will remain 100% private. You only need to enter your email address on the last page of the survey to enter the contest. Otherwise your responses will be 100% anonymous… even to me.

Reminder, the survey and contest close Oct 30, 2014 at midnight Central. Feel free to share this with others!

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49. Laurie Weaver Followup: Being a Perfectionist, Voice Acting, Bravery and Intuitive Eating

LaurieWeaverInterview2-260x214Alen Standish talks with friend Laurie Weaver again! This time we talk more about being perfectionists and how we work through those thoughts and habits. We also talk voice acting, bravery and intuitive eating.

Laurie and Alen have struck up such a friendship that Alen calls Laurie his new big sister (he’s never had a sister before!). They each share more of their own stories and try to answer some listener questions based on their first conversation from several months ago.

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48. Coach Karly Randolph Pitman: Growing Human Kindness, Perfectionism and Eating Disorders

karly-default-250x288Alen Standish talks with Karly Randolph Pitman about her past struggles with perfectionism, binge eating, bulimia and how she’s become a coach for others.

Karly runs an amazing website and coaches others on Growing Human Kindness. In today’s show she shares some very personal events and feelings from her past. We talk about how recovery can take a very long time and why. Karly also shares some very insightful approaches on using the power of surrender in helping to fully heal.

This is a great conversation you’re going to find incredibly moving.

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47. Motivation with Coach Cookie Rosenblum

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Coach Cookie Rosenblum talks to Alen Standish about motivation and how to stay motivated when trying to make a change in habits or behaviors.

One of the most common questions Alen gets from listeners is “How do I stay motivated?” or “Why do I always loose my motivation after only a few days?” Cookie has some great ideas and wonderful suggestions you’re going to want to hear!

Before the conversation with Cookie, Alen shares some of his perfectionism challenges with the podcast and a small format change he’s going to try doing to help himself through it.

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46. Coach Kaila Prins on Perfectionism, Body Image and Eating Disorders

Kaila PrinsAlen Standish talks with health coach Kaila Prins of In My Skinny Genes and the Finding Our Hunger podcast about struggles with perfectionism and eating disorders.

In this episode, Kaila shares her history and long struggle with Anorexia and Binge Eating. We talk in great detail about how trying to be perfect is a no-win approach to any eating template (paleo, vegan, etc).

Kaila has so many wonderful things to share. You want to hear this!

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45. Dr Stan Beecham Elite Minds

Stan Beecham Elite MindsAlen Standish talks with sports psychologist and consultant Dr Stan Beecham about his fantastic book Elite Minds.

You don’t need to be into sports or be an athlete to appreciate this conversation. Everything Dr Beecham talks to me about can be applied to everyday living. And that’s why I contacted him! Dr Beecham book came from a different perspective that really resonated with me. It’s very much how I’m trying to live my life now (emphasis on trying!). We talk performance, overcoming self-judgement and perfectionism.

No more spoilers. You need to listen!

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44. Andrew Walen Man Up To Eating Disorders and Binge Eating

Andrew-Walen-Man-Up-Eating-Disorders-Conversation-200x303Alen Standish talks with Therapist Andrew Walen about his new book Man Up To Eating Disorders.

We talk about the new book and what prompted Andrew to write it. What it means to “Man Up” in today’s world and how that leads many boys and men to never be happy with themselves and to start forming eating disorders. We talk about perfectionism and shame. We also talk about the many challenges of writing this book.

Andrew is a great person and great friend. This is a book every guy who struggles with an eating disorder should read. It struck very close to home.

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43. Coach Cookie Rosenblum and Perfectionism

CookieCroppedAlen Standish talks with Coach Cookie Rosenblum about perfectionism and being a perfectionist.

Everyone loved it the first time Cookie was on the show back in May 2014. I had to bring her back to ask her thoughts about perfectionism and how it tied into eating challenges and what we can start to do about it. She’s amazing. You’re going to love this conversation!

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42. Laurie Weaver of the Compulsive Overeating Diary Podcast

laurie_weaver_alen-175x186Alen Standish talks with Laurie Weaver, host of the Compulsive Overeating Diary podcast and blog.

They discuss what prompted Laurie to start her podcast and the role that being a perfectionist has had in her life and her struggles with overeating.

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