5 Ways to Overcome Challenges, Beat Depression & Discover Happiness

Back by popular demand, I have my great friend Dr. Heidi Hanna back on the Show. You may remember Heidi from her very popular “Real Talk with Brain Expert Heidi Hanna,” (Ep. 80; May 2020), where she talks in-depth about stress, mental health, and anxiety, and what it takes to get through tough times.

Well, one year later, we revisit what Heidi has been through and she shares her battle with deep depression for ten months in the last year. She also shares how she ultimately pulled herself out of the dark hole and what she does to best operate and function today. 

In today’s Show, Heidi and I specifically talk about:

  • The honeymoon effect and the disaster recovery curve.
  • The Imposter syndrome, surviving each day of exhaustion and emotional waves of what life has to offer.
  • Ten months of deep depression and the game-changer that started the winning battle.
  • COVID…re-entry anxiety people are facing.
  • Five hack tips to win the battle of depression. 

Thank you, Dr. Heidi Hanna, for being a guest on the IMPACT Show!

Follow Heidi at @heidihannaphd on IG, LinkedIn, and check out her website: www.heidihanna.com.

If there was EVER a time to rate the show and write a REVIEW, it’s after this episode. There is some serious IMPACT here and some game-changing, life-saving content here!

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More on the episode:

:49 – Heidi shares what’s new since May 2020.
The Honeymoon Effect & Disaster Recovery Curve

5:25 – The Imposter Syndrome.
Being an expert on surviving the exhaustion and emotional waves of what life has to offer

7:04 – How to Overcome 10 Months of Depression.
The voices in my head we’re not me. The Battle of Survival. Self-care, going deep.

10:20 – The Game Changer – a handwritten note from my niece. 
Needing to recognize when you need help. How do I start to move my body. I made an agreement with my mom – accountability. 

13:48 –  Was there a moment that changed the way you felt?

  • I tried 25 things
  • Seeked professional help
  • Getting my hair done!! 
  • Decision to leave a relationship and Love Myself First!

20:08 – Check under the hood with a naturopathic doctor.
Don’t neglect the hormonal and blood work and do the deep work!
Julia Cameron – “The Artist Way” the aspirational path to a higher creativity

31:51 – Re-Entry Anxiety…Getting in control of your digital technology.

37:14 – Heidi’s 5 hack tips to win the battle.

  • Movement
  • Humor
  • Meditation
  • More play
  • 1 week per quarter me time

43:13  – We cannot control the waves but we can learn to surf!
How do we become more adaptable


Please keep your questions coming so I can highlight you on the podcast!!

If you have a burning question and want to be featured on the IMPACT show, go to www.todddurkin.com/podcast, fill out the form, and submit your questions! 


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About the Author



Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational keynote speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVP’s, one NFL League MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, the 2018 Canfitpro International Presenter of the Year, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness.

Todd was a featured trainer on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. His award-winning gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, is a Top-10 Gym in America and his 3 best-selling books, Get Your Mind Right, The WOW BOOK, and The IMPACT Body Plan, have both changed thousands of people’s lives. If you would like to get motivated and inspired now, you can pick these books up at www.Amazon.com, or if you would like a signed copy, please purchase at www.ToddDurkin.com/
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