Meet Brain-Health Expert Dr. Heidi Hanna

Today’s episode is without question one of the most IMPORTANT ones I’ve done to date. No joke. You’ve heard me say “GET YOUR MIND RIGHT” for a long-time. Well, today, we have one of the deepest, and most fascinating conversations with leading brain researcher (and “stress expert”) Dr. Heidi Hanna. It’s guaranteed to get your MIND and your BRAIN right!

In the show, Heidi talks in-depth about mental health, anxiety, the “Fab 5” for life, the 3-ways for stress-mastery, brain health, and even getting a “beach brain” philosophy during stressful times. Additionally, Heidi gets personal and gives insight to her own mental health. WOW–I’m telling you, this one is going to make your jaw drop.

You are going to laugh, cry, think deeply, and you will be way better equipped to “win the battle” between your ears after you listen to this one. You will leave feeling refreshed, recalibrated, rejuvenated and your MIND will be RIGHT. Without further ado, let’s get the show started with the one & only Dr. Heidi Hanna.

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More on the episode:

1:22 – Meet Dr. Heidi Hanna

3:02 – Heidi defines herself
Stress detective and lifelong student!

5:39 – When does stress happen?
Heidi shares her fascination with stress – It’s what happens when demand exceeds capacity!

11:02 – A Stress Detective
Clarity, Communication, and Control – focus on what we can control.

12:28 – Todd shares his challenge right now with stress

14:05 – Fab 5 Basics
Eat, Move, Sleep, Rest, and Connect. Amazing opportunity to recalibrate our collective system.

17:40 – Depression is the leading cause of disability in the workplace today
“Collective Swirling” Stressing is a blessing once we know how to use it!

19:13 – The 3 Step Stress Mastery process
Access, Appreciate and Adjust.

21:55 – How is stress different from anxiety
The physical manifestation of chronic stress with elements of worry.

26:06 – The Good News 
We can take control and fix anxiety and depression!

27:30 – Best practices and habits Heidi uses to get her mind right
Beach brain philosophy: Sand-Surf-Sun!

34:20 – Brain Fatigue… it’s a real thing
Social use with online connection is higher than it’s ever been. People are reaching out more – be smart about how we are connecting.

38:10 – Heidi shares her struggles with suicidal thoughts and HOW she handles them
Survival vs the logical part of the brain. Heidi shares her Hope Kit and reminds us to share the voices in our head.

45:00 – Final thoughts from Heidi

50:24- WOW 

Thank you, Dr. Heidi Hanna, for being a guest on the IMPACT Show!
Follow Heidi @heidihannaphd and check out her website: and all her great Doc Orgs: – college program – fun beach brain and essential oils
www. – healthy humor

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