Conversation and Care with Dr. Joy Lere

Episode 90: Conversation and Care with Dr. Joy Lere

Our special guest is Dr. Joy Lere, a psychologist, consultant, speaker and writer whose practice focuses on the intersection of human behavior and finance. Specializing in money, mindset and meaning, her experience has shown that the primary issue driving demand for her services, directly or indirectly, relates to money. She helps patients become financially savvy, emotionally strong and confident.

In my jubilant conversation with Joy, she discussed how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and how it all starts with self-care. Self-care is about making choices for yourself that gives you an opportunity to reflect, de-stress and regain control over your sleep, your calendar and personal space where you feel grounded. She also spoke of the recently common feeling of “important anxiety.” It’s a response that allows us to adapt to the world around us.

This conversation was exactly what I needed to center myself and hope it will do the same for you. Listen in! 

A few highlights:

06:31: How to use your “emotional thermometer” to monitor and assess your current state. 

09:15: Why anxiety can be important. 

14:15: When the basics of eat, sleep and hygiene are off, we’re more susceptible to having difficulties managing our emotions.  

20:33: The importance of being able to “microscope” and how zooming in and out on what’s important in the moment can help us cope. 

23:43: Why self-care should be intentional and a protected priority. 


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