Lemon Soul Podcast: Thriving Under Pressure

The Psychology of Wellness

I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the Lemon Soul Podcast by an engaging and bright young woman named Sierra Parr.

It was one of the most rewarding projects I have worked on and I hope you find the same value in listening to the podcast as I had co-creating it with Ms. Parr.

What is a Lemon Soul?

A lemon soul is someone who has been sweetened by the sour parts of life. Resulting in the most beautiful soul of all – “The Lemon Soul”.


The Lemon Soul Experience

Sierra’s podcast questions are timely, thought-provoking, and well-organized.

With equal parts practicality, spirituality, and science. Wrapped up in a captivating and compassionate interview style.

So much so, that I revealed parts of my life that I have never shared publicly before.

Take a listen and let me know what resonates with you!

Lemon Soul Podcast: Episode 15

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Thriving Under Pressure: Psychology of Mental Wellness

Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/lemon-soul/id1386504193?mt=2&i=1000432857445



Very honoured to sit down with Dr. Andrea Dinardo this week and divulge all my lemon soul questions with her. A true testament to her work as a psychologist and now psychology professor, this episode is FULL of good advice! With a deeper insight into many of our mental health struggles and the science behind how our brain is working. Furthermore diving into Dr. Dinardo’s personal life as she uncovers her fundamental inspiration for everything she does in life, her sister.

Topics covered on the podcast:       

From psychologist to psychology professor!
How to motivate students!
Why connection is important.
Compassion fatigue
The givers & the takers
Setting boundaries for others and ourselves.
Thriving Under Pressure!
Failure as Feedback!
Are we socialized to care?
How to train your brain
Challenge, Control, & Commitment
Honour your pain!
B r e a t h i n g s p a c e !
The universe box

Claiming your prize


I hope this podcast interview inspires you to take the road less traveled this week.

The one you have been waiting to take for days, months, perhaps years.

If not now, when?


Lemon Soul Podcast

22 thoughts on “Lemon Soul Podcast: Thriving Under Pressure

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  1. Totally enjoyed listening to this Podcast. As always, you were AMAZING!😊
    I’m huge fan of your big, bright smile. It’s contagious. Watching you smile in you little videos, make me smile😅
    But today, after listening to podcast… I think I’m in love with you and your voice😄 ❤

    1. Thank you for listening to the podcast.
      (And watching my psychology videos).
      Knowing my energy (and smile) resonates across the miles makes all the extra time & work worthwhile.

      Sidebar: My students find me in the most random spots around the city where we live — not by sight — but by the sound of my voice. They often say “Dr. D, I heard your voice two aisles over in the store, and I knew it was you!”.

      Have the most wonderful day!
      You just made mine.
      Andrea 🌏💙

      1. Your voice is so sweet and unique.☺ Today while listening to podcast, there came time when I just closed my eyes to listen you and Sierra
        talk. It was incredible! 😊
        Now I’m sure, even I can identify you among the crowd just by listening to your voice, just like your other students. 😊

    1. Yay! I love knowing that you’re intrigued by Lemon Soul.

      My Understanding:
      A lemon soul is someone (this includes you!) who has been sweetened by the sour parts of life. Resulting in the most beautiful soul of all – “The Lemon Soul”.

      I am paraphrasing here.

      Sierra Parr’s words, creator of The Lemon Soul Podcast

      And she also talks about the “lemon soul’ on when she interviews me, underscoring the reasons why I am a Lemon Soul too in the final parts of the interview.

      1. Thank you so much, Andrea. I will most likely be able to get the necessary time to listen well tonight, after things quiet down a bit. At any rate, I have made a post it note to remind me.

        I love that term “lemon soul”! There’s no other word or term that I know of for the same concept. So I’m going to start using it when I can. A very useful term, I think.

        You’re very kind and thoughtful to compliment me on my questions. But did you know that I have a tendency to amuse myself with absurd questions too? Like right this moment, I see my landlord is raking the yard and I am possessed with a nearly overwhelming urge to pop out of my cottage in order to ask him, “Hey John! Gotta know. If you were a tortoise, how many hares would you want to outrun each day? Seriously!” Of course, I wouldn’t be serious at all, But that’s one side of my sense of humor.

      2. Well it took 11 days to find the time to listen to the podcast, but I persevered and found it! And wow! Am I glad I did! And wow! Am I glad I took notes! So many great ideas.

        Your sister Noel certainly sounds inspiring. She’s so admirable!

        Also I love the core theme often repeated in the podcast that failure is inevitable, a part of life, and that the trick it to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get on with it. It is hugely concerning that we might be raising a generation or more of people who we are not teaching how to deal with failure.

        I can see that having consequences across the board. Everything from whether you can manage to live passionately (beyond your first failure) to whether you can live without a political dictator (a “parental” figure to protect you from failure) — it all seems to depend on one’s ability to deal with failure.

    1. You are so right Brad! All of the topics listed above in just one hour.

      Sierra is an expert at weaving questions into the interview.

      Felt more like a long, soulful coffee talk than a formal podcast interview.

      Perhaps you’d like to be her next podcast guest Brad? 😉


      1. Always happy to share your posts with followers! Have you ever read the book – “The Psychology of Romantic Love” by Nathaniel Branden? I think you might enjoy it if you haven’t.

        1. Thank you so much. I always appreciate a good book recommendation. Especially given my post last week on the psychology of love. I haven’t read this particular book yet. But will definitely check it out! 😀 😀

  2. This is so great Andrea! The name is magnificent. ❤ Sending you and Sierra and everyone who listens to it much Light and love.


    ps – I was interviewed on forgiveness for a podcast called "I'm Awake, Now What?" It was such a fulfilling experience to share in that way. I think you're amazing.

    1. You are so right! Sierra chose the best name for her podcast. A theme she lives and breathes every single day. 🍋💛

      Thank you for the ongoing love and encouragement! The fundamental ingredients that fuel all of my work.

      Have a wonderful day Debbie! 💐💞
      Reply back with the link to your podcast too.

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