158: How to cultivate joy through resilience – with Dr. Eva Selhub

By February 23, 2021The Simplifiers Podcast

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How resilient is your heart right now and do you feel like you’re in a space to cultivate more joy? If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that the majority of our listeners in Texas are dealing with the aftermath of a massive winter storm right now. One that has left many of our friends in Austin without power, heat, and running water for 4-5 days straight whilst the outside temperatures dipped down to 0F (that’s -18C)… the lowest they’ve been in decades. Yikes! 

It was one of those “once-in-a-century” snowstorms that left people shook to the core. And its moments like these that build resilience and character. You find your true friends and strengthen bonds in your local community and your neighborhood. 

My special guest today is Dr. Eva Selhub and she’s simplifying how to cultivate joy through resilience. No matter what hard season you’re going through right now… like those in Texas (or hello, pandemic!), she shares the secrets to shift your mindset now, so you can get back to center and back to finding your joy faster.

Here’s how. 

My special guest today is Dr. Eva Selhub and she’s simplifying how to cultivate joy through resilience.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • How she defines the concept of ‘resilience,’ especially for entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Like a high performance athlete who trains their muscles, how to build your resilience through mindset work
  • What the 6 pillars of resiliency are and a deep dive into how to practice ‘emotional equilibrium’
  • How to avoid the ‘victim’s mindset’ when things seem to be spiraling out of control
  • …and ultimately, we talked about stress. It’s inevitable, right? So, how to use stress to our advantage in business and in our lives the next time it happens.

My heart goes out to everyone in Texas that are recovering from it all right now. And if that’s you, I realize that you might want to blip off this episode, thinking… 

“I’m nowhere near being in the mindset to think about joy right now… I’m boiling water, I’m still in survival mode!” 

And I get that… but my hope is that you stick with us and give today’s conversation a listen. Let it be a balm for your heart as it might spark something new inside you, that’ll help in the healing process. And help you recover emotionally, too.

You can do it, I believe in you!


Q: Are you ready to cultivate more joy in your life? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and begin to cultivate more joy this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Book: Resilience For Dummies (available for pre-order, release date March 03, 2021) – Dr. Eva Selhub

Book: Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress – Christopher Ryan

Book: Alfred’s Teach Yourself to Play Classical Guitar: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Classical Guitar Now! – Nathaniel Gunod

Podcast: How to build resilience in an uncertain world, featuring Carrie Montgomery – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Dr. Eva Selhub

Dr. Eva Selhub – She is an internationally recognized expert, physician, speaker, executive leadership and performance coach, focusing on stress, resilience, and integrative medicine. 

Dr. Selhub served as an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and her latest book, Resilience For Dummies, helps to translate complex information into practical and usable knowledge that any individual can access. 

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Self, Shape, Fitness, the Dr. Oz show and more.

Where Dr. Eva hangs out online:

Website: drselhub.com

Website: drselhubcorporate.com

Twitter: @drevaselhub

Instagram: @dr_eva_selhub

Facebook: @drselhub

Linkedin: @theloveresponse

Dr. Eva’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Dr. Eva Ritvo – She is a psychiatrist with almost 30  years of experience practicing in Miami Beach. She is the author of Bekindr – The Transformative Power of Kindness and the founder of the Bekindr Global Initiative,  a movement to bring more kindness in the world. 

She is also the co-founder of the Bold Beauty Project  (BBP), a nonprofit that pairs women with disabilities with award-winning photographers to create art exhibitions to raise awareness.

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