18 episodes

The Living Stress Free Podcast will revolutionize your understanding of stress and show you innovative and practical ways to reduce and prevent stress from affecting your life. Your hosts, Lou and Marilyn Guadagnino, combine their decades of experience working as mental heath professionals and meditation teachers to create the Living Stress Free Stress Reduction System. Lou and Marilyn's engaging and lighthearted style bring fun and entertainment to one of the most important issues of our time.

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The Living Stress Free Podcast will revolutionize your understanding of stress and show you innovative and practical ways to reduce and prevent stress from affecting your life. Your hosts, Lou and Marilyn Guadagnino, combine their decades of experience working as mental heath professionals and meditation teachers to create the Living Stress Free Stress Reduction System. Lou and Marilyn's engaging and lighthearted style bring fun and entertainment to one of the most important issues of our time.

    Is Spirituality Key to a Better Life and a Better Society?

    Is Spirituality Key to a Better Life and a Better Society?

    Welcome to a new episode of The Living Stress Free Podcast, where you can learn to experience your life in a more fulfilling, enjoyable, stress-free way. Join Lou and Marilyn for an interesting and educational discussion about spirituality, why it's so important, how it differs from religion, and how it relates to love. Find out why spirituality allows us to change our perception and experience of life and how nothing else comes close to offering this gift. Learn about spiritual health and how it's just as important as physical and mental health for establishing a meaningful life.

    • 31 min
    The 8 Resolutions That Will Make 2020 the Best Year Ever

    The 8 Resolutions That Will Make 2020 the Best Year Ever

    Happy New Year from Lou and Marilyn! It's a new year, a new decade, and once again time to get back on track with positive change. Join The Living Stress Free Podcast to learn about what gets in the way of succeeding at our goals and great plans for personal growth in 2020. Discover a simple strategy to make progress despite the inevitable barriers that interfere with our intentions for change. Find out more about 8 doable, simple, effective resolutions that will help you reduce your stress and live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Lou and Marilyn keep it fun, keep it light, but also keep it real with real information and insightful wisdom.

    • 31 min
    The Weather "Inside" is Frightful ... Self-Care in the Holiday Season

    The Weather "Inside" is Frightful ... Self-Care in the Holiday Season

    During the intensity of the holiday season, self-care is not easy; for some, it’s impossible. How do we develop a lifestyle that incorporates self-care no matter what the season? Lou and Marilyn offer three helpful insights on how to bring peace to your holiday experience.

    • 26 min
    Let's Talk Turkey - Dealing with Politics at Thanksgiving Dinner

    Let's Talk Turkey - Dealing with Politics at Thanksgiving Dinner

    Lou and Marilyn share their stress-free wisdom in this engaging talk about how to deal with those awkward family discussions at Thanksgiving dinner. Those heated topics, such as the ones that focus on political views or religion, can create tension and uncomfortable feelings that have a detrimental effect on the gathering - especially for children. Lou states "when the affect gets flowing more than the gravy, the kids are picking on the drippings."
    This LSF podcast offers four suggestions to cope with holiday gatherings with family and friends that gravitate into intensified political discussions. What to do when family members have a strong agenda or don't know when to stop sharing their opinion? How do you practice mindful conversations and active listening? What is the importance of the family's responsibility to role model behavior for the younger members of the family? How do you practice gratitude in the midst of heavy disagreements? 
    Lou and Marilyn also share their dinner music suggestions, the holiday movies they enjoy, and what has helped them enjoy Thanksgiving to its fullest. Learn how agenda-free conversations are the best way to spend time with others and discover the wisdom of Craig Theodore Nelson in The Family Stone. Whether you're traveling in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," or comfortably at home on the couch, enjoy this Thanksgiving episode of The Living Stress Free Podcast!
     

    • 29 min
    How Not to Be Offended by Everything You Hear

    How Not to Be Offended by Everything You Hear

    Lou and Marilyn discuss an important issue in today’s podcast -  how to interact with our friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones without getting into a conflict about our differing opinions. This is especially relevant with the holidays approaching … talk about stress!!! Sharing methods from the LSF Stress Reduction Program and quotes from The Living Stress Free Bible, Lou and Marilyn once again inspire, motivate, educate, and encourage listeners in this incredible podcast. Learn how to listen to diverse opinions and share your own perspectives without getting into a throw-down argument. Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    No Wonder We're So Stressed Part I

    No Wonder We're So Stressed Part I

    Lou and Marilyn detour from their usual stress-free suggestions and inspiring contemplations to jump into the social commentary pool. The first of a periodic series of validating podcasts outlining the big issues that inevitably cause all of us some level of stress, the Guadagninos chat about America's shifting class system, the challenges of health care costs, and political divisions within the upcoming election year. Marilyn discusses the theme of "idea vs reality," referencing her book "The Living Stress Free Bible." Lou explains the LSF teaching related to ambivalence, "Emotional Deliberation," and how rushing to make a decision is not helpful and often causes more stress. Sitting with uncertainty is the LSF way. The Living Stress Free Podcast is your weekly go-to for helpful suggestions, interesting perspectives, humor, entertainment, and education. Create a "new normal" for yourself, with Living Stress Free.

    • 29 min

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