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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
There’s a “Panic Trick” that’s central to all phobias: You experience discomfort and treat it like danger. Anxiety expert and clinical psychologist Dr. David Carbonell has helped thousands of people overcome fears of all kinds. Today he’s sharing a simple, counter-intuitive approach to reducing fear, anxiety and panic.read more
Habit change can be challenging, so it helps to know if the benefit of a change will outweigh the effort involved. Today we’re sharing an 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 Dr. Shawn Smith. This exercise will help you approach habit change the way a psychologist might: methodically and in small steps.read more
Bob Litwin, a Wall Street performance coach and world champion tennis player addresses the common misconception that change is difficult. In fact, change is fun and surprisingly simple. Bob offers insights from his audiobook “Live the Best Story of Your Life,” about how to make change easy. Telling a new story can help you realize your unique and powerful potential. Lasting, positive change is only a story away!
Bob is author of the audiobook “Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change.” This audiobook offers 33 personalized coaching sessions that will help you reach new levels of success in every area of your life. His groundbreaking technique of changing your story is a fast, easy and effective way to create lasting change.read more
Many of us have trouble regulating our intake of some foods, as well as anxiety about our eating habits. How do we get back to feeling sane and happy around food? How can we cope with the part of our mind that never stops craving and demanding more? Psychologist Dr. Lynn Rossy, author of the audiobook “The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution,” say the secret is in mindfulness eating.read more
Often the difference between making a rash decision and the right decision is a just matter of moments. It’s much easier to break a habit when we learn to pause, assess, and then plan before we act. Even a pause of just a few moments can help us regain control. In this episode, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit,” written by psychologist Amy Johnson.read more
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from “End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food” by Dr. Jennifer L. Taitz. If you’ve wondered about the science behind emotional eating, then you’ll appreciate this investigation into why we eat when we feel poorly, and how we can break free of that pattern.read more
Your mind is not built to make you happy; it’s built to help you survive. But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits—like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, anxiety, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life? Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with psychologist Dr. Shawn Smith. He 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, and offers helpful tips to eliminate worry and anxiety.read more
Most of us want to avoid being touched by loneliness. When we sense it coming into our awareness, we may feel nervous, fearful, angry, or frustrated—feelings we’d rather not experience. But Robert Rabbin, author of “The Sacred Hub,” has some inspiring words today about dealing with loneliness: when we make the tough decision to walk through loneliness instead of running from it, we realize there was nothing to be afraid of in the first place.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. Do whatever makes you feel passionately alive. 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
What do you want more than anything in your life? You might be surprised to learn that it’s probably not what you first think! In this episode, noted psychiatrist Dr. Shelley Uram offers a simple exercise from her audiobook “Essential Living: A Guide to Having Happiness & Peace.” This exercise will help you peel back the layers to find what you want most.read more
One out of every six people fears flying. It’s a solvable problem, and yet many people who’ve tried to face their fear of flying find that the harder they try to control it, the worse it gets. Anxiety expert and clinical psychologist Dr. David Carbonell has helped thousands of people overcome fears of all kinds. Today he’s sharing some helpful information from his audiobook, “The Fear of Flying Workbook” for anyone who wants to overcome the fear of flying.read more
Dr. David Klemanski, psychologist and author of the audiobook “Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life,” talks about the science of emotion regulation and the latest and most effective techniques available to reduce and eliminate anxiety. If you’re ready to take steps to skillfully manage anxiety, then you’ll appreciate this informative interview with an expert in overcoming anxiety.read more
In moderate amounts, anxiety and depression can improve our focus and performance. That doesn’t mean that depression and anxiety are always useful. In large doses, they are debilitating. However, one of the most important truths about our minds is this: we don’t always have to obey them.
In this episode, we hear from psychologist Dr. Shawn Smith, author of 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.” Dr. Smith talks about the biology behind anxiety and depression. He calls them “ancient tools”—tools that aren’t well-suited for modern times. While anxiety and depression can often be debilitating, in small doses, these seemingly negative feelings can actually help you excel.read more
Today we’re sharing a soothing guided meditation that will help you find your center in stressful moments. This guided meditation for stress can also help any time you just want to feel more grounded. This meditation is from psychologist Ted Zeff’s audiobook “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World.” In this episode, Dr. Zeff shares a meditation that will help you come back to center. You’ll be guided through a soothing, grounding meditation, which will leave you calm, centered, and happy.read more
Mindfulness practice can help bring us, moment by moment, into a greater sense of spaciousness, calmness, and a deeper connection with ourselves and the world. Today we’re offering step-by-step instructions for a simple mindfulness practice you can return to over and over again.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook “The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight,” by Richard Shankman. This audiobook is a practical guide to building a strong meditation practice using mindfulness, concentration, and insight.
In this episode Richard offers step-by-step instructions for a foundational mediation practice: Mindfulness of Breathing. This simple mindfulness practice helps us learn how to be present as we connect mindfully with the experience of breathing—just as it is happening now.read more
We all want to live a fulfilling, authentic, and expansive life. But how do we do that? How can we access our deepest inner resources? Today, author and coach Robert Rabbin shares his thoughts about discovering the inner wisdom and clarity hat lies inside of everyone.
Robert Rabbin is the author of the audiobook “The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self.” This audiobook is an inspiring guide through the process of questioning, reframing, and deepening awareness that will help you discover your own infinite nature–one of enduring happiness and peace.
In today’s conversation, Robert talks about how to reframe problems so that we aren’t contracted and anxious, allowing us to more easily access inner wisdom and our capacity for insight, presence, and action. He shares thoughts on the power of accessing the still space beyond the mind—the source of our deepest inner wisdom and clarity.
Stay tuned after the conversation—Robert shares an excerpt from “The Sacred Hub” audiobook.read more
We can all benefit from a quick and easy way to stop stress and bring ourselves back to the present moment. QUIET is an acronym for a simple technique that helps you quiet your mind in any given moment. Best of all, it only takes a few seconds!
In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from psychotherapist Dr. Arnie Kozac’s audiobook “The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills to Help You Maximize Your Strengths and Thrive in a Loud and Crazy World.” In “The Awakened Introvert,” Dr. Kozac shares mindfulness and cognitive behavioral tools that will help you unlock the full potential of the introvert brain. In this excerpt, Dr. Kozac shares a great technique to access mindfulness on the go—a series of five steps designed to interrupt automatic mind patterns that lead to stress. You can do the QUIET technique multiple times a day to help feel grounded and calm.read more
In the short term, it might seem like it makes sense to avoid things that trigger fear or anxiety. But this strategy to manage anxiety can actually increase your anxiety response in future situations. This cycle can lead to increased anxiety and worry, and a loss of confidence in your ability to cope. In this episode we offer an excerpt from the audiobook “Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life,” written by doctor of psychology David Klemanski and Joshua Curtiss. In this excerpt, David and Joshua discuss the problems and pitfalls of common strategies to avoid anxiety.read more
Belonging is a basic human need. Any rejection we experience tends to create a normal sense of discomfort. When rejection triggers a deeper feeling of pain, it may come from a belief that we are worthless or unlovable. We may also feel an emotional intensity that is greater than the situation calls for. But even in the midst of an intense reaction, we can learn how to handle rejection and find our way back to emotional balance.
In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions” written by marriage and family therapist Judith Siegel. Stop Overreacting helps you identify your emotional triggers and neutralize overwhelming emotions—choosing healthy responses instead of losing control.read more