with Heidi Hanna


with Heidi Hanna

Passion, Purpose, and Impact: Best Practices for Managing Stress, With Todd Durkin
Featured Guest Todd Durkin

Are you feeling stuck in a stress mess, overwhelmed, and overstimulated by the demands of your life? Spread too thin and not prioritizing self-care because you feel like it’s selfish when so many other people need your help? Well, let’s stop for a moment.


How much can we really help others when we’re just scraping by ourselves? At the end of the day, we’re only really worth as much as we can give, based on the energy we have in the time that we have.


I’m your host, Dr. Heidi Hanna and in this stress mastery podcast, we’re talking to the experts to find out what they do to use stress as fuel for success and what they do to shift stress in a positive way when they notice it getting out of control.


Because we’re all human, we all get stuck sometimes and we can learn so much from each other when we take an honest look at the patterns that are hurting us, and create new patterns that will help us.


So, let’s get ready to master stress together in today’s conversation!


Key Takeaways:

  • [1:07] Dr. Hanna welcomes listeners and introduces this week’s guest, her friend, the very energetic Todd Durkin — trainer, coach, author, and motivational speaker.
  • [4:10] Todd goes over how he does have to deal with stress and the discipline he uses to implement his best practices in order to show up with the amount of energy he has.
  • [5:23] What are some of Todd’s 13 life rules (best practices) for managing stress and not getting overwhelmed?
  • [9:15] Todd has noticed over the years that it’s important to coach the mind as well as the body and it often starts with breath and meditation.
  • [12:15] Having trained with Drew Brees for 15 of his 18-year career, Todd vouches for the fact that high performers compartmentalize life in order to keep everything in balance, including bodywork training.
  • [15:00] Dr. Hanna quickly recaps a few of the interesting methods Todd raised for stress management and asks him for his tips on quick, spur of the moment shifting technique.
  • [17:07] Dr. Hanna thanks her friend and guest and wraps up the show with the last question: what is your mantra?

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If you enjoyed this conversation, please be sure to subscribe now for exclusive listener gifts and check out the show notes for links, tips, tools, and techniques.


Until next time, please remember that stressing is a blessing, once you know how to use it for good. It gives us the energy and information to fuel positive change if we’re brave enough to look into it, stay open and curious to what it has to teach us, and then adjust our patterns in a way that will give us even more capacity to cope and when. When we do that together, we increase the energy we have to bring to the time that we have and we’re better together. So please, be good to yourself, and I’ll see you next week.


Mentioned in this episode:

NBC’s Strong

Fitness Quest 10

Book: The Impact Body Plan: Build New Muscle, Flatten Your Belly & Get Your Mind Right!, by Todd Durkin

Book: The WOW book: 52 Ways to Motivate Your Mind, Inspire Your Soul & Create WOW in Your Life!, by Todd Durkin

Todd Durkin’s Instagram

Eustress vs. Distress




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