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Psychological Strength with Peak Mind

Psychological Strength with Peak Mind

May 29, 2020


Ashley and April founded Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength in 2019. Their mission is to make information, tools, and techniques from the fields of Psychology and Life Design easily accessible so that everyone who wants to can THRIVE!


April Seifert, Ph.D.

I'm thrilled to be part of Peak Mind because I know first-hand how powerful the fields of Psychology and Design Thinking can be in helping people make the most of the one life they're going to live. You see, everyone has been given the same gift of one life. Few people, however, actively participate in it.



Ashley Smith, Ph.D.

I am passionate about sharing the principles and practices of CBT, applied neuroscience, and positive psychology beyond the walls of my office. While stress and heartache are unavoidable parts of life, I wholeheartedly believe that we always have some choice and some control over things that can maximize our happiness...MINDSET MATTERS!

  • Our brains are powerful but they are not sophisticated and when you know the short cuts that they take, the glitches and the biases in the way that they process information you then have choices.

  • We’d like to help you understand how your mind works so that you can build strength; flexibility, endurance, and stamina a lot like you can when you understand your body.

  • Psychological strength can give you the tools you need to navigate uncertainty in healthy ways.

During Covid19 we're offering free workshops.

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So you know they're legit:

April Seifert, Ph.D., is a social cognitive psychologist, life design strategist, and serial entrepreneur. She is also an endurance athlete and a certified skydiver. She is passionate about helping women make the most out of their one life by creating a full and vibrant life experience. 

Ashley Smith, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and entrepreneur who specializes in anxiety and related conditions. She blends cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology practices, and applied neuroscience to help others live happy, fulfilling lives. 



Adrien Paczosa - Live For the Health of Your Body

Adrien Paczosa - Live For the Health of Your Body

May 22, 2020


Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas, and the surrounding counties.  She is the founder of I Live Well Nutrition as well as being the founder of Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.

Adrien began her path towards nutrition by falling down. She has been dancing since age 2 and in college was a Kilgore College Rangerette. During practice she took a fall and broke her foot, and that sparked the ideas of needing a new direction in her life. After graduating in 2003 from the University of Illinois – Chicago with a bachelor of science degree in Human Nutrition, Adrien began her career as a staff dietitian at a hospital in downtown Chicago.  She was promoted to the hospital’s Director of Food Service and Nutrition and was responsible for all food preparation as well as patient nutritional care.

While working at her clinical job, Adrien maintained her passion for movement by working as a personal trainer and nutrition coach in downtown Chicago.  In 2006, Adrien returned to Texas to be close to family, friends, and warmer weather! She opened her private practice, I Live Well Nutritional Therapy in 2007 to Create better access to dietitians.

Check out Adrien and I Live Well Nutrition


So you know Adrien's legit:

Adrien is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). Adrien has been active in the local, state, and national dietetic association volunteering and holding board positions. She is currently the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Representative, which has allowed her to educate more Texans on the power of food. Becoming a board member and now the current chair-elect of Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) Dietetic Practice group has been a gift and honor to Adrien, and she continues to believe and strive to hold the bar set by BHN members to the highest degree of professional expectations.

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