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We all face grief and loss, but if we can turn towards it, and listen to it, it may reveal hidden gold. Spiritual teacher Jeff Foster is the author of the popular audiobook “Falling in Love with Where You Are.” He studied astrophysics at Cambridge University and holds meetings, retreats, and private sessions around the world, pointing people back to the deep acceptance in this present moment. In this excerpt from his audiobook, he shares profound insights about what can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss. We hope you’ll find comfort in his inspirational words!
Practicing self-compassion allows you to be aware, to tune in, to be mindful of your experiences, and to provide comfort and self-nurturing when you need it. According to psychotherapist Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the popular audiobook “The Assertiveness Guide for Women,” neglecting self-compassion is a mistake that many of us make; but, without self-love, we won’t be able to realize our full potential as human beings.
Changing habits can be difficult, so it’s helpful to know if the benefit of a change will be greater than the effort involved. In this episode we’re sharing a simple exercise from the 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,” written by psychologist Shawn T. Smith. This exercise will help you to experiment with small behavior change methodically and in easy steps.
Do you ever feel that bad habits have taken over your life? When stress and anxiety mount, do your go-to behaviors wreak havoc on your time, relationships, work, and finances? According to Dr. Amy Johnson, psychologist and author of the popular audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change,” changing bad habits is far less daunting and much more simple than you might think. It relies on neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to reorganize itself — and requires no willpower at all!
Does it seem as though your emotions always get the better of you? That you need more time to recover from an emotional episode than others? Mental health therapist Sheri Van Dijk is the author of the best-selling audiobook “Calming the Emotional Storm.” Today she explains how practicing mindfulness can help you to manage your emotions, enjoy a calmer relationship with the world around you, and lead to an increase in positive emotions.
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.”