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If you’ve ever experienced sudden anxiety, you may wonder how to calm a panic attack. In this episode, Dr. Catherine M. Pittman, author of the best-selling audiobook “Rewire Your Anxious Brain,” shares some powerful coping strategies that can help you to calm down when you need it most.
Today we’re sharing a soothing guided relaxation that will help you find your center in stressful moments. This relaxation is an excerpt from psychologist Ted Zeff’s audiobook “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World.” You’ll be guided through a soothing, grounding meditation, which will leave you calm, centered, and happy.
We all sometimes wish that life could be different than it is. We’d love to wave a magic wand and fix the annoying job, the inconsiderate friend, or the distant partner. But we can’t. The good new is, we don’t need to! In this episode, Chuck Hillig, author of the audiobook “Seeds for the Soul: Living as the Source of Who You Are,” inspires us to explore our vast potential, start taking ownership of our lives and live as the source of who we are.
Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question our decisions and ourselves, worry about the future, all while filling our days with dread and emotional turbulence. But are you truly in danger or has your brain simply “tricked” you into thinking you are? In today’s episode, we’re offering an excerpt from the best-selling audio book “The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It,” written by psychologist and anxiety expert, David A. Carbonell.
When we’re overwhelmed, we begin to start operating on surface levels, and lose touch with our inner wisdom. Being separated from your true nature can cause unhappiness, dissatisfaction, and cement bad habits. In this episode, psychologist Dr. Amy Johnson discusses the spiritual component of breaking a habit—though the advice she shares applies to any area of life where we need to connect with inner wisdom—the deep knowing of our true self. Dr. Johnson is the author of the audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit.”
Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with psychologist Dr. Shawn T. Smith. He offers tips to help eliminate anxiety and worry, and discusses his audiobook “The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It.” This audiobook is a road map to overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear. It offers helpful guidance for overruling your thoughts and feelings and taking charge of your mind and your life.
Author and coach Robert Rabbin shares his insights about accessing the still space beyond the mind—the source of our deepest inner wisdom and clarity. In this conversation, recorded in late 2017 shortly before Robert’s death, he talks about finding our way to the wisdom, clarity and authentic direction that lies inside us. He shares his thoughts on dissipating fear by getting to the root of it through the process of inquiry, and also shares an excerpt from his audiobook “The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self.”
Many people who’ve experienced panic attacks try to protect themselves from their anxiety. They tell themselves “don’t think about it;” they resist it; they try to force themselves to feel better; they feel shame and embarrassment and try to keep it a secret from others; and they try to medicate it away with alcohol, nicotine, and other substances. These all make the anxiety worse. Psychologist and anxiety expert Dr. David Carbonell offers a way out for people with panic attacks—whether the attacks are part of panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, or some other anxiety disorder. Dr. Carbonell is author of the audiobook “Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick.”
There are two core fears: losing what you have, and not getting what you want. According to spiritual teacher Jeff Foster, there is one solution. In this episode we offer an excerpt from Jeff’s popular audiobook Falling in Love with Where You Are. Jeff helps us discover a deep YES to our lives, no matter what we’re going through. He helps us to see crisis as an opportunity to heal, pain as an intelligent messenger, and our imperfections as perfectly placed.
In our modern society, weight concerns, obesity rates, and obsession with appearance have changed the way we look at food—and not necessarily for the better. If you have ever snacked when you weren’t hungry, used guilt as a guide for your eating habits, or cut calories even when you felt hungry, you have experienced “mindless” eating firsthand. Psychologist Dr. Susan Albers offers breakthrough mindfulness-based approaches in her audiobook “Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food.” No matter where you are on your journey toward mindful eating, this episode will help you gain insight into how mindfulness can provide you with the skills needed to control the way you eat—leading to a healthier, happier life