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Perseverance of effort combined with passion for long-term goals have always been my default mode to go. My PhD motto was: there’s no mountain high enough. No matter what I do in life, perseverance has been a powerful motivation to achieve my visions. The intrinsic motivation that comes with perseverance and focussing on the internal competition to achieve goals is what drives me everyday. This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie on the path to accomplishment and serves as a driving force in achievement realization. Personally, this has always been 100% me, it’s not for everyone, I’m well aware of it, but being perseverant and achieve goals can be a good role model for others.

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Women in Switzerland: Story of four generations

February 17, 2021

In the 1920ies and 30ies my great grandmothers have been involved in the women’s rights movement in Switzerland. One of them moved to Malaysia to start ten mines with her later to be husband, the other one was a French pianist and multilingual. My step-great grandma, the first women to ride as a jockey around the spring parade in Zurich (Sechseläuten).

Grandma wanted to become an airplane ingenieur and in her free time built airplane models. Grandma flew around the world with her parents, partially grew up in Malaysia and Australia.

My mother decided to move to Australia on her own, to work as a nurse and later travelled the Middle East all by herself: Afghanistan, Syria, United Emirates, before returning to Switzerland.

The heritage of these inspiring, independent women of their time gave me the courage to move forward with my own project. Developing my own company to inspire and support women, feels like following in their early footsteps of female empowerment in Switzerland.

A country where even I was born before all women had their right to vote. This year is the 50-year and 30-year anniversary of the Swiss women’s right to vote.

A time to set the spotlight on the glass ceiling effect, the salary inequality, the lack of female role models, and the ongoing discrimination of women to persuade their intellectual freedom.

#podcast #womenentrepreneurship #genderequality #womensrights #womensrightstovote #intellectualfreedom #grandma #bonnemaman #womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #advocay #snnabelle # glassceilingeffect  #zurich #switzerland

 

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A brief introduction to computer games beyond prejudice

February 11, 2021

In today’s episode I’ve discussed the impact of computer games in today’s society with my uncle and game expert Marc Bodmer, who has being working the field of interactive media for more than 25 years. The insights show what kind of implications computer games can have for us, particularly the aspect of control and self-efficacy they provide. Computer games, an area where young people during the pandemic can interact and meet other adolescents, be creative, and regain a sense of competence and mastery.

With this introduction we kick-off a series of episodes focusing on video games and the interdependence of interactive entertainment and players.

 

#podcast #computergames #videogames #interactiveentertainment #players #creativity #adolescents #selfefficacy #covid19 #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #zurich #switzerland

Women in Global Health Sweden 2021

January 22, 2021

Today’s podcast is a presentation of my research for the annual event of the Swedish WGH community. Raising awareness of gender  equality and female empowerment around the world. I’m discussing the impact of the global COVID19 pandemic on perinatal health, my interview study with Swedish pregnant women in 2020, and my RCT Intervention study.

 

#podcast #interview #globalmentalhealth #research #perinatalmentalhealth #reproductivehealth #genderequality #covid19 #womenentrepreneurship

#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #karolinskainstitutet #psychology #advocay #stockholm

#sweden #zurich #switzerland

 

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Father research and why we should care

January 21, 2021

In today’s podcast I’ve talked to my colleague Michael Wells Assistant Professor in Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institute. He’s a public health researcher focussing on the important role of fathers in the upbringing of children and a more gender equal society.

#podcast #interview #globalmentalhealth #research #fathers #reproductivehealth #genderequality #covid19 #womenentrepreneurship

#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #karolinskainstitutet #psychology #advocay #stockholm

#sweden #zurich #switzerland

 

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Loneliness and community of a long-distance runner

January 13, 2021

Long-distance running as a method of both emotional and physical escape from challenging situations. Since many many years, the best way for me to hold a mental and physical equilibrium is long-distance running by myself. The loneliness while running calms both mind and body. Loneliness in this situation isn’t negatively connotated, but rather a source of inspiration. Running brings new energy, fresh air, helps against depression, anxiety, winter darkness, and the best way to get rid of Jetlag.

 

Running in the morning, during daylight has a positive impact on circadian rhythm, improves sleep quality, and is a protective factor against mood disorders such as depression.

To me, the research on circadian rhythm was a welcoming confirmation of what I had felt for many years, that running during daylight helped against seasonal affective disorder, particularly in Scandinavia where the sun hours are very sparse in winter. What I’ve also noticed in Scandinavia was the circadian rhythm of mine is calibrated to the day-night rhythm of Switzerland. It is very confusing for my system to be in Sweden in both winter and summer, as my system isn’t accommodated to the darkness nor the bright midnight sun days in summer.

Running can help to balance the circadian rhythm, since it impacts the sleep quality positively. Go out for a run, no matter how the weather is, it’s always a good choice. At first it needs discipline, then it’s freedom. A freedom to be one with your body and mind, to let your thoughts free flowing. The best ideas always come to me, when I’m out running.

 

Tie your shoes and get out, no matter how the weather is, even if it’s just a short run around the block. Regularity is key: get out everyday, even if it’s just for 10min. Routines rock!

 

#podcast #globalmentalhealth #quarantine #isolation #research #seasonalaffectivedisorder #depression #loneliness #running #research #benefits #genderequality #covid19 #womenentrepreneurship

#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #psychology #advocay #zurich #switzerland #stockholm #sweden #newyork #shanghai #monoclecafe

Female entrepreneurs: LA calling

January 10, 2021

Today’s podcast is live streamed from LA, an interview with creative entrepreneur Emily Malan.

We discuss how to encourage each other as female entrepreneurs to achieve envisioned goals. 

We’ve discussed how to develop an international network for female entrepreneurs and leaders  to collaborate and empower one another across boarders.

Coming together to create a network for female entrepreneurs has been an exciting project, Emily and initiated during 2020. A creative project and highlights for 2021.

 

#podcast #womenentrepreneurship #genderequality #covid19 #inspiration #creativity

#womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #psychology #advocay #zurich #switzerland #stockholm #sweden #la #newyork #friendship #monoclecafe

From East to West and Back: An International Love Story

January 9, 2021

Meeting someone from a different part of the world is fascinating and brings so much mystery. This podcast is about two people from east and west meeting, their journey and life together.

#podcast #globalmentalhealth #couple #internationalcouple #covid19 #happyrelationship #womenentrepreneurship #internatioalcouple #womeninglobalhealth #drschwankinsights #psychology #adovcay #shanghai #stockholm #zurich #switzerland #performancekreis2

 

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Live from New York Dr. Fritz and Dr. Simone

January 3, 2021

Dr. Fritz interviewed Dr. Simone in his practice at Time Square New York. The two psychologists discussed their clinical work and research during Simone’s conference visit back in New York.

 

#podcast #research #performance #optimalperformance #intercultural #leadership #coaching #corporate #success #passion #communication  #safespace

#covid19 #womenentrepreneurship #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #psychology  #zurich #switzerland  #newyork

 

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Judgement and Decision-Making: A Global Perspective Part 2

December 28, 2020

How do we take decisions on a daily basis? Are they as rational, as we like to see ourselves deciding over things? No, we’re not, but that’s usually not a problem. Taking all possible decision-making factors into account for every decision we take - and we take many everyday - would be super exhausting. We therefore developed short cuts for decision-making, which we all know as stereotypes, learned generalizations or heuristics.

 

#podcast #research #performance #judgement #decisionmaking #heuristics #systemone #systemtwo #intercultural #leadership #coaching #corporate #success #passion #communication

#covid19 #womenentrepreneurship #drschwankinsights #drsimonesmindspace #psychology  #zurich #switzerland

 

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