EP213: Rebecca’s Change Story: Deconstruction and shedding beliefs that no longer fit
Rebecca left the religious institution that was a huge part of her life for 18 years. The process of deconstructing her identity and the beliefs it was based upon was a somewhat messy one with moments of anger, fear, guilt, and sadness. It was a process of grief. As Rebecca shares, it was also a
EP212: How food and weight have been in the nine years since I stopped binge eating
In this episode, I share some brand new things I’ve been seeing about food, weight concerns, diet and binge eating. Much of it is around physical and mental restriction of food. Diet mentality, good and bad foods, things we will and won’t try, striving to eat as little as necessary…these are all forms of restriction.
EP211: Other people don’t have opinions. Only you do.
Do other people’s opinions bring you down? You’re doing great, but their opinions threaten that. Do other people trigger you? You don’t agree with what they say at all, but you can’t help but feel triggered by their words. Guess what? Other people only exist as thought showing up within you. If “they” aren’t in
EP210: Spiritual Constipation with Stephen Ladd
In this episode, I speak with Stephen Ladd in conversation inspired by his new book, Spiritual Constipation: Discover your True Nature & Get Shift Moving. We talk about how to know the difference between truth and a belief, how oneness is radically different from connectedness, and how sensing our unity with all things is a
EP209: There is no reason
Are there reasons for things? Your mind definitely thinks there are. Not only does everything have a reason (according to your mind), it’s very important that you know the reasons. Reasons equal control, and control equals survival. So, yes…we often seem to reside in a world full of separate things with lots of reasons that
EP208: How selling, service, coaching, relationships and all of life looks different with Melissa Ford
Melissa Ford has been coaching for almost 30 years, before coaching was even a thing. She went on a personal development journey around that time and was eager to share her new insights with others, but she had a problem: she was terrible at selling so she had no clients. Melissa vowed to change that
Review of episode 201
I’ve been listening to Amy’s podcasts for about a year and attended the LSBC last fall. Everything I’ve heard makes sense, but nothing has stuck or made a real difference until this episode. Hearing the concepts of having a baseline and the vicious circle of withdrawal and withdrawal relief were life changing. Being told that it’s my responsibility to stay free of my habit was something I needed to hear.
Although Amy always says there’s nothing to do to break your habit, I came away from this episode with a to do…or maybe it’s just a process. Ie, Hear the thought. Recognize it’s a monster habit talking. Pivot the other way.
I always thought the pivot point was handled with a decision to not do my habit. Having to make that decision numerous times during the day seemed exhausting. But, there’s no decision nor is there any real effort to making the pivot once you see that the thought is coming from the habit itself.
I transcribed most of this episode and will refer back to my notes as I stay in the conversation and engage in the material to stay free if my habit.
Thank you so much for this episode and interview.
So grateful for this podcast
I’ve been following Dr. Amy Johnson’s work for over a year, and her podcast is one of the few that I can’t wait to listen to each week. In her exploration of behavioral and mental habits, I have learned so much about how my own mind works and am much more attuned to the untrue stories it loves to spin.
The best part for me is the what if like what if life is this simple my mind goes crazy lol so I catch myself asking WHAT IF a lot her podcast is great and her books are great all I can say is come with a open mind