Personal Growth Podcast Episodes
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When you first meet someone special, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by your desire for them. It’s possible to fantasize a whole life with someone before we’ve ever even spoken to them! Often, our response to this attraction is, “This is the one!” But the problem with this type of desire is the danger of being caught up in romantic fantasies.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
We know that good self-esteem can help us have a better, more fulfilling life. But if you’re exhausted from the pursuit of high self-esteem, clinical psychologist Dr. Christina Hibbert says may be time to consider something more holistic, gentle and effective.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from Dr. Christina Hibbert’s audiobook “Who Am I Without You? 52 Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After A Breakup.” While this audiobook is full of tips for anyone struggling with the end of a relationship, it’s equally valuable for anyone looking for a life with more energy, gratitude, and focus.
In this episode, Dr. Hibbert speaks from her experience with many clients who have tried and failed to improve their lives by working on their self-esteem. Instead, she suggests re-framing our concept of ourselves—and it begins with acceptance, rather than striving.
Do you ever wish you could manage intense emotions more confidently? Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming. If you find yourself feeling out of control or overly emotional then you’ll appreciate this episode which features an excerpt from the popular audiobook “Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage & Balance Your Life,” by mental health therapist, Sheri Van Dijk, MSW. Sheri draws from her extensive experience teaching dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to offer a comprehensive audiobook full of helpful tips for managing intense emotions. Today Sheri discusses three different ways we think about the events and people in our lives. At any time, we can be processing with our “emotional self,” our “reasonable self,” or our “wise self.” Sheri discusses how to access or wisest self, expand self-awareness, and begin living an emotionally balanced and harmonious life.
Staying within our comfort zones is reassuring and very tempting. However, many experts agree that our lives improves when we break out of our comfort zones. In this episode we’re sharing a humorous excerpt from the audiobook “How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use,” written by psychologist Randy Paterson. In this tongue-in-cheek audiobook, Dr. Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you might just find yourself living a happy, fulfilled life. We hope this excerpt will inspire you to try new things, take some new chances, and expand beyond your comfort zones into a world of new possibilities!
What happens when the ground beneath your feet gives way? A relationship ends unexpectedly, success turns to failure overnight, a loved one dies, or you receive a diagnosis out of the blue. In times of deep uncertainty, we often have the sense that our world is spinning out of control. Jeff Foster studied astrophysics at Cambridge University. He now holds meetings around the world, gently pointing people back to the deep acceptance inherent in the present moment. In this episode, we’re sharing an excerpt from Jeff’s audiobook, “Falling in Love with Where You Are”—where he offers comforting and inspiring wisdom for times of deep uncertainty.