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Mindfulness has been proven to help reduce anxiety, depression and stress while strengthening emotional stamina. Today mental health therapist Sheri Van Dijk introduces the basic techniques regarding how to to be present in the moment with mindfulness practice. The beauty of mindfulness is its accessibility—you can practice anywhere and anytime. In twenty minutes, you can feel clearer, calmer and more centered, regardless of what’s going on around you. And if you find yourself in the middle of an emotional storm, can you use mindfulness to get your bearings? Yes!read more
Are your emotions causing you anxiety? Emotions can be quite beneficial, but sometimes, emotions can have unwanted consequences, especially when they cause us fear or anxiety. Today, Psychologist Dr. David Klemanski, author of the audiobook “Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life,” talks about the latest and most effective techniques available to reduce and eliminate anxiety, including how to overcome anxiety with mindfulness.read more
Why do we practice meditation? When we practice meditation, what do we hope will change? In our own way, each of us is seeking liberation. If you’re seeking a life of greater introspection, freedom and love, then we hope you find inspiration in Robert Rabbin’s thoughts on the power of meditation. Robert Rabbin is the author of audiobook “The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self.”read more
Jeff Foster is a spiritual teacher and author of the audiobook “Falling in Love with Where You Are.” Today he asks: “What will you do with this one precious, fleeting gift of life?” The answer, he says, is simple, because life is short. Discover your passion. Find a way – however much you have to struggle at first – of doing what moves you and connects you to the deepest truth of yourself.read more
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions,” written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Judith Siegel. When a powerful emotion overcomes us, our first response may be to run away from the experience through numbing, shutting down, looking for distractions, or becoming angry. However, calming emotions can be achieved by identifying and naming the emotion which can stimulate the left-brain, right-brain circuits and help us to stop overreacting and start feeling in control. This audiobook helps you identify your emotional triggers, discover a new way of processing impulsive thoughts and feelings, and learn how to neutralize overwhelming emotions and choose healthy responses instead of flying off the handle.read more
If your emotions repeatedly overwhelm you, you may be an emotionally sensitive person. Today we’re sharing a helpful except from the popular audiobook “The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You,” written by psychologist Dr. Kayrn Hall. Dr. Hall will introduce you to the audiobook and offer a series of questions to help you determine if you are an emotionally sensitive person.read more
Ironically, when you worry, your efforts to stop worrying often backfire on you. All too often, when you try to “talk yourself out of” a worry, you’re likely to fail. So what can you do? In today’s episode, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shares his funny and wise thoughts on how worry tricks us from his best-selling audiobook “The Worry Trick.” He discusses the difference between doubt and danger, and how to feel more balanced and in control of your worries.read more
Relax, let go and experience a tranquil inner oasis with an abridged guided meditation from the audiobook “Guided Meditations for a Quiet Mind.” This guided meditation is designed to help you stop over-thinking, calm your mind, and briefly slip away from life’s demands to experience a tranquil inner oasis. It utilizes relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization to help you recover a sense of deep inner peace and serenity. Enjoy!read more
When you have difficulty managing your emotions, it can feel like you’re losing control of your whole life. Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming, and how you react to these emotions can impact your ability to maintain relationships, succeed at work, or even think straight! If you find it difficult to understand, express, and process intense emotions—and most of us do—we have some helpful information from the popular audiobook “Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage & Balance Your Life” by Sheri Van Dijk.read more
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook “The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing.” Focusing is a gentle yet powerful self-awareness technique that lets you tap into your body’s wisdom and make positive changes in your life. It is the process of listening to your body in a gentle, accepting way, honoring the wisdom that you have inside you, and hearing the messages that your inner self is sending you.read more