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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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Mindfulness Meditation: Frequently Asked Questions

Mindfulness Meditation: Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Communicate Effectively by Asserting Yourself

Communicate Effectively by Asserting Yourself

If you struggle with being assertive and knowing how to communicate effectively, you’re not alone — it’s a problem faced by many. In this excerpt from her audiobook, psychologist Dr. Julie De Azevedo Hanks encourages you to examine the way you assert yourself at work and at home, sharing strategies for getting your message across clearly and confidently.

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Living in the Now

Living in the Now

Where is your mind right now? Are you thinking about the future? Or maybe your mind is in the past? When you are mindful, your mind is focused on right now. Psychologist Dr. Susan Albers offers helpful advice about staying in the present moment from her audiobook “Eating Mindfully.”

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How to Open Up to Joy

How to Open Up to Joy

Have you ever tried to avoid mental burnout or relieve stress by exploring how to open up to joy? Creating happiness in your everyday life is just a small part of MBSR, or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. With a history of helping patients with anxiety, chronic pain, panic, depression and more, MBSR is the perfect tool to relieve stress by living more fully in the present moment.

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Jeff Foster: Acknowledge What is Here in This Moment

Jeff Foster: Acknowledge What is Here in This Moment

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!

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Get Deep Sleep: A Simple Technique to Wind Down

Get Deep Sleep: A Simple Technique to Wind Down

In these challenging times, many of us are constantly engaged in difficult or stressful tasks. In order to get deep sleep, it’s important to be able to shift out of your active, goal-directed state into a relaxed, winding-down state. Psychologists Colleen Carney and Rachel Mamber, authors of the audiobook “Goodnight Mind,” share a powerful technique that will help you get the deep sleep you need.

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Let Go of Stress: A Guided Meditation

Let Go of Stress: A Guided Meditation

If you want to relax, let go of stress, and find a soothing sense of inner peace, we’ve got a great episode for you today. We’re sharing a guided meditation from the audiobook “Guided Meditations for Letting Go,” by Your Great Journey. This guided meditation uses relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization to you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness, quiet a noisy mind and discover a tranquil inner oasis.

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Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety

Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety

Worry convinces us there’s danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode — even when there is no danger. Today, 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 new ways to respond to chronic worry, rather than trying to eliminate it.

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Jeff Foster on Grief and Loss

Jeff Foster on Grief and Loss

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!

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Communicate Effectively by Asserting Yourself

Practicing Self-Compassion

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.

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Small Behavior Change: A Psychologist’s Exercise

Small Behavior Change: A Psychologist’s Exercise

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.

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Neuroplasticity: Rewire the Brain to Change Habits

Neuroplasticity: Rewire the Brain to Change Habits

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!

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Practicing Mindfulness to Manage Your Emotions

Practicing Mindfulness to Manage Your Emotions

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.

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How to Calm a Panic Attack

How to Calm a Panic Attack

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.

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Guided Relaxation: A Gentle Meditation to Calm Stress

Guided Relaxation: A Gentle Meditation to Calm Stress

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.

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Chuck Hillig: Living As the Source of Who You Are

Chuck Hillig: Living As the Source of Who You Are

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.

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