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When your mind has free reign over your feelings, it becomes difficult to find an awareness of the present moment. Thought patterns with a tendency to drag you into spirals of worry are all too common and can appear without a moment’s notice. Thankfully, there is relief to be found in the mindfulness techniques of learning to mind your thoughts and harness the power of the five senses. This episode offers an excerpt from the popular audiobook, MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction .read more
Your talents are the innate skills that nature gave you to realize your uniqueness, and they are clues that can help you to find your purpose in life. You have been gifted with a unique combination of talents that equip you to walk through life with purpose. This excerpt from the audiobook Why?: What Your Life is Telling You About Who You Are and Why You’re Here will help you to develop confidence and identify your uniqueness.read more
If you struggle with controlling your emotions and overreacting, it can be helpful to understand how the brain processes emotion. Today, Dr. Judith Siegel, author of the audiobook "Stop Overreacting", takes us through the most relevant aspects of brain chemistry and functioning, and demystifies the role of your mind in overreacting.read more
Though experiencing heartbreak is a time of grieving, it does present a new opportunity to create the life you desire. Dr. Christina Hibbert, author of the audiobook Who Am I Without You? 52 Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After A Breakup, shares her thoughts on healing after heartbreak. What do you want your future to look like? Focusing on this question can help the healing process.read more
It can be a challenge to be an introvert in a world that favors extroverts and high energy. But Dr. Arnie Kozak, author of the audiobook "The Awakened Introvert" has an encouraging suggestion— embrace being an introvert! In fact, the Buddha himself was an introvert! Dr. Kozak shareshow accepting your introversion can help you awaken to your greater potential as a human being.read more
Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode — even when there is no danger. In this interview, Dr. David Carbonell, clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the best-selling audiobook "The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It" shares advice on how to stop worrying. He offers new ways to respond to chronic worry, rather than trying to eliminate it.read more
Whether you are new to mindfulness practice, or a regular meditator, you may have wondered how to improve mindfulness meditation. Regardless of your level of experience, it may sometimes feel that your mind works against you or presents frustrations that ruin a peaceful moment. Creating a greater understanding of the obstacles you face in mindfulness meditation while learning compassionate responses will help you use each moment and breath as a path to a more fulfilling practice!read more
Panic attacks trick millions of people into fearing disaster and giving up so many of the activities they used to enjoy without fear. But you CAN regain freedom from panic attacks! Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the just released audiobook, "The Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick (Second Edition)." Written by clinical psychologist and anxiety expert Dr. David Carbonell, this audiobook will help you stop the vicious cycle that leads to panic attacks, and learn to master your anxiety.read more
Expecting perfection, inviting excuses, and harboring self-doubt are all distractions that can keep you from staying on track during weight loss. Though these challenges can be discouraging, don’t let them — or your goals — stop you from living your life. Dr.s Lillis, Dahl, and Weineland, authors of the audiobook The Diet Trap, encourage you to explore what it would be like to invite imperfection, forgiveness, and perseverance into your health journey.read more
When you eat without shame or guilt—free of old beliefs about what you should and should not eat—the results might surprise you. Today Dr. Lynn Rossy, author of the audiobook "The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution," covers the basics of mindful eating. Dr. Rossy shares that what you choose to eat, when you choose to eat it, and how you eat it, should be your top priorities.read more