Helping you calm the mind in a world full of noise.
When Are You The Most Yourself?
Searching for our true selves can be both intimidating and exciting. Despite the pressures of everyday life, remembering to pause and recognize moments when we feel in tune with our most honest selves can be incredibly rewarding. It may sound simple, but sometimes it’s hard to recognize when these moments are occurring.
A good place to start is by paying attention to what brings you joy, whether that's spending time alone, engaging in a physical activity or simply having a conversation with someone. These experiences have the potential to reveal different parts of your personality and foster an even deeper understanding of who you are beneath all of the expectations and responsibilities that life throws at us. So let’s embark on this journey together as we look for ways to authentically express ourselves and ultimately reach a place of lasting fulfillment.
The Truth About Sensitivity (And Why You Shouldn't Underestimate It)
We've heard a lot about how being tough and strong is important, but what about those of us who always seem to wear our hearts on our sleeves and express our emotions openly? Contrary to popular belief, emotional sensitivity is not a hindrance - often it can be what we need to help us get through the tough times in life. Emotional sensitivity allows us to better connect with others and understand the world around us.
In this episode, we explore the power of emotional sensitivity and examine why it should be celebrated rather than shamed. With a funny and creative lens, I will offer you some thought-provoking perspectives that may just help you appreciate the importance of being emotionally sensitive! Join me as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
The Power of Longing
Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? That there's a longing for something more but you're not sure what it is? In this episode of the Calm It Down Podcast, we explore the power of longing and how it can be an important signal that we're meant for something more. We'll discuss the difference between passing fancy and sincere desire, and how to begin to listen to the clues our longing provides. If you've ever felt lost or uncertain about your next steps, this episode is for you! Check it out, share it with a friend and drop me a note how you think longing is or isn't an integral part of your journey.
The Company You Keep - Releasing Toxic Relations
We all make choices in life, and one of the biggest is who we allow into our inner circle. It's easy to think that anyone we call a friend is a positive influence on us, but sometimes that isn't always the case.
If you feel like things aren't quite right in your relationships, it might be time for you to take a step back and re-evaluate those bonds. In this episode, we'll talk about ways to detect bad influences in your relationships and ways to cut ties with toxic people so you can cultivate strong friendships with those who are supportive and encouraging. Listen in as we Calm it Down.
Asking for Help - The Why, When and Who.
We’ve all been there, struggling and feeling like we have to fight our own battles alone. We put on a brave face and tell ourselves everything is fine, but often times the truth is that we could really use some help.
Asking for help has long been viewed as a sign of weakness or failure, leaving us feeling stigmatized or embarrassed when it comes time to reach out for assistance. But why? Why can't seeking help from others be seen as an admirable act of courage — something expected rather than shamed?
Let's find out by uncovering the secrets behind this four letter word: Help. Together, let's explore how understanding the stigma surrounding asking for assistance can empower us to take control of our lives!
Not Perfect, Better
We often strive to be perfect in all that we do; but perfectionism can lead us down a path of constant dissatisfaction, feelings of guilt and worry. This year, instead of focusing on being perfect, let's focus on being better—better than where we were last year and better at taking care of ourselves. It's time to start aiming for progress rather than perfection and focusing our energy on developing better habits that will help us reach the goals we truly desire. This week, we start the new year with the mantra Better, Not Perfect. Join me and let’s take a step forward.
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My name is Sara Joy. I am a recovering alcoholic. I’ve been on my true road of recovery for 3 years now. Facing divorce, rehab, Multiple DUI’s, court dates, struggles, stress, anxiety, depression, battling my own mental war with in myself and finally jail. I am a mother of 5 children and 3 stepchildren. I finally reached the age of 45. I decided to become selfish and help heal myself. While I was in jail for a year they gave us tablets.. with access to podcasts. I came across Calm it Down. This podcast truly reminded me of my journey of recovery and search of peace of mind, finding my Joy once again. I am truly grateful for your podcast Chad. You helped me get through one of the hardest times in my life!
Staying at a house owned by Shaw. Not the full name but was able to talk to a guy named Jonathan Shaw. He’s been where I’m at but he changed so many things. He said he had panic attacks but conquered them through breathing. I’m sure I’ll never have his stacks of cash but he took the time to explain revenue streams + how to increase money by ways I still don’t understand but it really helped me to think such a successful person will work with someone like me. Made my day. I did reach out to him and was pleasantly surprised. Really shocked.