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Be Verdant Podcast

Nov 27, 2021

As part of our "Season of You," accomplished author, former Assistant Director at the Obama White House, and psychologist, Dr. Monica Ramirez Basco, joins me for our second session on perfectionism. In her book, Never Good Enough, she describes inward- and outward-focused perfectionism (what she calls "Innies" and...

Nov 20, 2021

This week we cover the causes and education of perfectionism with the high-energy insights of Geraldine McGrath. You may recognize her from her TedX Talk on this topic, where she shares her story and how she developed perfectionism. On our show, we go through a 2021 meta-analysis of how perfectionism is taught online....

Nov 16, 2021

As part of our "Season of You-le" series, the lovely Christopher Shen joins me from across the globe to talk about self-compassion, mental toughness, machismo, and more. Christopher is a psychologist in Melbourne who works with athletes and construction employees to manage their emotions and build resilience. He is...

Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, psychologist and founder of The Black Girl Doctor, joins me this week to discuss the poignancy of the Strong Black Woman schema. According to the study we cover, this construct causes damage in the black community, including:

  • Perfectionism
  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered Self-Compassion

We also...

Nov 3, 2021

Speaker, coach and author, Anita Lawrence joins me from across the globe to discuss one of the major stressors for leaders: employee feedback. While this is a basic need for employees, a recent study shows that a low sense of power for leaders can make them 50% more likely to see employee input as negative, even if the...