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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some time. But studies now show there is a direct link between anxiety and how you respond to emotions. Today, psychologist Dr. David...
“Love Yourself” is a soothing and relaxing guided meditation created for women to help you open your heart and attract the love you want.