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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
What bad habit would you like to change? How many times have you tried to break free of it? Why is it that for all our good intentions and heroic willpower we’re often unsuccessful, and end up right back where we started? How can we overcome bad habits for good? Dr. Amy Johnson shares her insights to help you break any habit—once and for all—without using willpower. Dr. Johnson is author of the audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change: The No Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit.”
Do you struggle with creating and keeping helpful habits? Today, Dr. Ted Zeff, a psychologist who specializes in working with highly sensitive people, shares some of the elements involved in maintaining good habits. Taking small steps, and looking into your life goals hold the key to unlocking and forming new habits. All it takes is the right structure and some self-compassion!
After a difficult loss or breakup, don’t go through it alone! Instead, focus on ways to build a support system. Though heartbreak can make us want to remain alone, putting in the effort to recognize who you can lean on and how they can help can make all the difference in the healing process. By reflecting on what kind of help you need from those you love, you begin the journey of healing after a breakup.