Many of us over-think the problems in our lives. Maybe you over-think your relationships or eating habits. Perhaps you worry compulsively. You may even have started to over-think over-thinking! If you’ve ever wished you could stop over-thinking, this simple guided meditation may help.
In this episode, clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Taitz discusses the pitfalls of rumination. Dr. Taitz is the author of the audiobook, “End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food.” Today she walks us through the links between over-thinking and suppression, avoidance, and distress—and offers a way to stop over-thinking with a soothing and centering guided mediation. This meditation is designed to bring you out of your thoughts and into the present moment.
Many destructive habits that you might feel are self-sabotaging, are actually a misguided attempt at self-love. According to psychologist Amy Johnson, “It’s you doing the best you can in the moment to feel better, driven by love for yourself and a deep desire for wellness.”
In this episode we present an excerpt from Dr. Amy Johnson’s audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit.” Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this audiobook shows you that your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed.
Dr. Johnson shares an enlightening new way of understanding what you might think of as destructive habits. You’ll see them as useful indicators that you’re in a low state of mind. In those moments, there is a solution—you can step back and let your natural, peaceful state of mind take over.
In this episode, Chuck Hillig takes on a big, amorphous subject: Feelings. If you’re hesitant to feel your feelings or address them head on, then this audiobook excerpt may inspire you to investigate your own misconceptions about feelings. Chuck asks us to consider the possibility that there is no such thing as a “good or bad” feeling. In fact, there is liberation in feeling everything!
How do you find happiness? First, by realizing that happiness is always available. The moment you see the truth of this, you can be happy right away. You don’t need to do anything else. The question is—are you available to happiness?
Dr. Randy Paterson shares a darkly funny technique from his tongue-in-cheek audiobook for feeling inferior to everyone around you. You’ll learn just what to do if you want to be miserable in social situations, and, just maybe—some ways to be comfortable and confident.