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Leave the “Forbidden Food” Myth Behind

Leave the “Forbidden Food” Myth Behind

All too often, we perpetuate the "forbidden food" myth by telling ourselves that we should be ashamed of the foods we enjoy. But according to Dr. Lynn Rossy, author of the audiobook The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger, and Savor Your Life, eating should be enjoyable. Today Dr. Rossy offers practical advice to help you leave restrictions behind, and bring curiosity, trust, and your favorite food to the table.
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How to Improve Concentration in Meditation

How to Improve Concentration in Meditation

When learning how to improve concentration in meditation, there is often a struggle to find enjoyment and pleasure in the process. It is normal to experience this feeling, and in this episode, Richard Shankman, author of the audiobook The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight suggests helpful, kind, and aware mindsets to adopt when learning how to improve concentration in meditation.
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How to Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

How to Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

In a world filled with trouble, we can all benefit by learning how to practice loving kindness meditation. With a focus on sending the love in your heart to those near and dear to you, as well as those it might be more difficult to extend kindness to, loving kindness meditation helps us to cultivate self-compassion and recognize the interconnectedness of the world. This excerpt is from the popular mindfulness audiobook, MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
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The Power of Meditation with David Gandelman

The Power of Meditation with David Gandelman

In this episode, you’ll learn how you can access the power of meditation for personal growth, self-healing, to release anxiety, and to live on purpose. Our guest is David Gandelman, a spiritual teacher, author of "The 7 Energies of the Soul," and founder of Meditation School. David’s mission is to awaken souls on their path of growing into being human, and living an enlightened and purpose-driven life. Dive deeper into your meditation practice — David makes learning to meditate easy and accessible!
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Stress Relief: Awareness of the Present Moment

Stress Relief: Awareness of the Present Moment

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 .
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Find Your Purpose in Life

Find Your Purpose in Life

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.
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Stop Overreacting: Learn How the Brain Processes Emotion

Stop Overreacting: Learn How the Brain Processes Emotion

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.
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Embrace Being an Introvert

Embrace Being an Introvert

It can be challenging to be an introvert in a world that favors extroverts and high energy. But Dr. Arnie Kozak, author of the audiobook The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills to Help You Maximize Your Strengths and Thrive in a Loud and Crazy World, has an encouraging suggestion — embrace being an introvert! In fact, the Buddha himself was an introvert! Dr. Kozak shares how accepting your introversion can help you awaken to your greater potential as a human being.
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How to Stop Worrying with Dr. David Carbonell

How to Stop Worrying with Dr. David Carbonell

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.
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How to Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

How to Improve Mindfulness Meditation

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!
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Freedom from Panic Attacks: How to Stop Panic Attacks

Freedom from Panic Attacks: How to Stop Panic Attacks

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.
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Staying on Track During Weight Loss

Staying on Track During Weight Loss

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.
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The Basics of Mindful Eating with Dr. Lynn Rossy

The Basics of Mindful Eating with Dr. Lynn Rossy

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.
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How to Break Habits: The No-Willpower Approach

How to Break Habits: The No-Willpower Approach

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."
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Create and Keep Helpful Habits for the New Year

Create and Keep Helpful Habits for the New Year

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!
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Healing After Heartbreak: Create the Life You Desire

Healing After a Breakup: Build a Support System

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.
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Find Your Purpose in Life

Finding Your True Path in Life

Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Why?: What Your Life is Telling You About Who You Are and Why You’re Here. This excerpt discusses the six great archetypal pathways that can help you to express your talents and realize our mission: the teacher/communicator, the healer/peacemaker, the warrior/guardian, the explorer/scientist, the builder/ organizer, and the artist/designer. The wisdom of these archetypes can be a helpful guide in finding your true path in life.
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Stop Overreacting: Learn How the Brain Processes Emotion

How to Stop an Overreaction

Knowing how to stop an overreaction when it is in full swing can seem intimidating and perhaps even out of reach. It might feel that once it begins, there is no stopping it. Though you might not be able to control what triggers you, you can learn to tune in to your body and take an active role in remaining calm. Today, Dr. Judith Siegel, author of the audiobook Stop Overreacting, will share techniques that can help you return to a state of emotional equilibrium.
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Impulse Control: How to Avoid Bad Decisions When Angry

Impulse Control: How to Avoid Bad Decisions When Angry

Exercising impulse control is a basic idea that becomes very difficult when you just want to send that text or email and say what you really think. Letting your mind make decisions when angry might seem like the easiest option, but in the long run it is more healthy to build impulse control and learn to curb your anger. You can’t always control your emotions, but you can learn to direct your reactions and build positive mental pathways for the future.
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