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Episode 122: How to Stress Wisely with Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe






Brief summary of show:


In this episode, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe joins me for a second time on the podcast to talk about handling stress amidst the chaos.

Together, we explore resilience, learn how to embrace change wisely, and how to navigate life's challenges with grace and determination. Discover the power of self-compassion, letting go of comparisons, and embracing failures as part of our growth journey.


Dr. Robyne’s writing and speaking interests focus on resiliency and wellness including topics such as the intersections of stress, optimal challenge, navigating change and self-identity, in her own backyard and around the world. She has worked within post-secondary education in a variety of roles bringing wise practices for professional development, research, learning and authentic change.


Listen in as we talk about:

  • [4:05] Getting curious about how people bounce back after hardship

  • [5:35] The mindset shift around 'stressing wisely'

  • [8:35] How to implement changes that align with our values

  • [10:05] You don't have to be at 100% every day

  • [13:55] Taking ourselves out of social comparison

  • [14:30] Why we add external pressures to ourselves

  • [16:15] Understanding what your shadow behavior is around 'business'

  • [18:45] The 8 realms of wellness

  • [21:40] How our upbringing impacts the way we deal with hardship

  • [23:50] Learning how to be resilient when the stakes are lower

  • [26:30] Not being afraid to start over or fail


Notes from Natalie: