436 episodes

Get to the root of emotional issues and learn the best way to relate to yourself and others by honoring your personal boundaries and making decisions that are in alignment with what's most important to you.

This is not a "common-sense" personal growth and development show. You won't be told to think positively or create affirmations. The Overwhelmed Brain is about accessing that deeper mental and emotional strength inside you so that you can decrease or even eliminate old fears and evolve into the person you want to be.

Learn what your parents or caretakers never taught you about emotional wellness and creating strong, non-toxic bonds with others.

If you want the exact instructions that will help improve your life, you're in the right place.

The Overwhelmed Brain Paul Colaianni

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 138 Ratings

Get to the root of emotional issues and learn the best way to relate to yourself and others by honoring your personal boundaries and making decisions that are in alignment with what's most important to you.

This is not a "common-sense" personal growth and development show. You won't be told to think positively or create affirmations. The Overwhelmed Brain is about accessing that deeper mental and emotional strength inside you so that you can decrease or even eliminate old fears and evolve into the person you want to be.

Learn what your parents or caretakers never taught you about emotional wellness and creating strong, non-toxic bonds with others.

If you want the exact instructions that will help improve your life, you're in the right place.

    What's the point of the day to day just to feel depressed and anxious?

    What's the point of the day to day just to feel depressed and anxious?

    Going about your life shouldn't be a constant stress on your system. Sometimes we let our fears override our values. When that happens, we end up with results we don't want more often than not. I talk about that in today's episode and I also answer a question about how to respond to the emotionally abusive person who may not realize they are being emotionally abusive. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Stuffing who you are way down can make you numb

    Stuffing who you are way down can make you numb

    Is there a part of you that you can't necessarily feel fully? Do you think you could be happier than you are? Sometimes we stuff emotions down so far that we forget they're there. When that happens, a part of us can actually shut down or become numb. It's important to restart that part to give ourselves the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of who we are at the deepest level. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Giving up happiness because someone holds something over your head

    Giving up happiness because someone holds something over your head

    What can you do if someone is holding something over your head and you feel stuck unless you kiss their butt? Is there a solution to this kind of abusive situation? It's a "do what I say or you'll never get what you want" scenario that can crush your soul if you're not careful.    

    • 58 min
    Email grab bag 5 - Codependent and stuck - New on the job - Getting a raise - Vague signals while dating

    Email grab bag 5 - Codependent and stuck - New on the job - Getting a raise - Vague signals while dating

    Hundreds of emails, so little time. I tackle three messages. One from a woman stuck in a codependent relationship wanting to know how to find peace. Another from someone trying to connect with people at a new job. Then I talk about steps to take to get a raise. Then finally, the third email from someone getting ambiguous signals while dating. This episode is packed!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Some dysfunctional people don't like when you're functional

    Some dysfunctional people don't like when you're functional

    It should be celebrated when you start honoring yourself and standing up for yourself. It should be seen as a gift you give yourself that leads to happiness. But some people see your empowerment as a threat and aren't ready for you to change. When that happens, you might have to start changing the rules to show others just how worthy of healthy behavior you are. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Is it worth the risk to seek a romantic relationship with a good friend?

    Is it worth the risk to seek a romantic relationship with a good friend?

    Sometimes the friendship is so great, you wish you could feel this way all the time. So perhaps the thought of taking the friendship further comes to mind. But are they interested in you? And if they aren't, will the friendship be awkward moving forward? Also, is there a way to tell that perhaps it's a good or bad idea to move forward with a relationship? Whether you're in a relationship or not, this episode has something for everyone. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Olivia K W ,

You’ll need nothing else to help you grow and thrive

Paul’s advice, common sense and sheer simplicity of unpicking life and perceived unsurmountable moments, thoughts and challenges is unmatched.

I can play his podcast before I sleep and be set to meet the challenges of the next day. I can take a walk and listen and return unburdened and energised.

I suggest him to everyone whenever they’re going complex times.

PhilliM2 ,

T H A N K * Y O U

Paul, your podcast and blogs have helped me tremendously throughout my healing process. Your calm, down to earth approach helps to unravel topics that can sometimes feel overwhelming. I appreciate your honesty and ability to be straightforward but with compassion.
I am starting my own podcast and hope to someday be as impactful to others as you have been. Keep shining! Melissa x

Michinespana ,

Fantastic Advice To Help Yourself

Listening to this Podcasts provides practical advice, tools with which to help yourself and support to help you valve YOU. I am grateful for Paul for all the support he has unknowingly given me.

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