Jennifer Fernjack is a brain tumor survivor and through that experience, she learned the power of emotional grit. She used six strategies to help her get through her brain diagnosis and still uses these strategies today to change her brain chemistry for the better. In this week’s episode, she shares how to face your fears, leverage gratitude, and shift your perspective to see the positive in everything.
[1:40] The glass of life is really half full. If your plan doesn’t work, tweak it and find a Plan B.
[5:35] Jennifer decided to turn this around and write a list of reasons why it was a good thing she had a brain tumor.
[7:10] Step 1: Get creative when coming up with Plan B.
[8:40] Jennifer walks through the six pillars that helped her overcome her diagnosis.
[10:45] Laughter will always make you feel good. Getting ready to go into a stressful situation? Find resources to make you laugh.
[11:50] Practice gratitude. Make a list of reasons why your bad situation is a blessing.
[12:25] Face your fears through cognitive reframing.
[17:25] Help others. By giving back, you get an endorphins boost.
[21:50] Jennifer shares an example of the power of perspective.
[24:25] What can the power of emotional grit do for you?
[27:20] Cut yourself some slack if you’re going through a hard time.
[29:05] Jennifer offers advice on the one thing you can do right now to improve your mental and emotional grit.
[30:35] What are the best ways to deal with isolation?
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