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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
    • 4.6 • 1.5K 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.

    Is honoring yourself supposed to destroy relationships?

    Is honoring yourself supposed to destroy relationships?

    Honoring yourself doesn't have to be about hurting someone else. It's not about making them feel bad, it's about expressing to them what makes you feel bad and what you will and won't accept for behavior.  Problems arise when you choose to become hurtful toward them instead of focusing on your own needs. This can turn emotionally abusive really fast. Sometimes it feels like we have no choice, but there's almost always a choice. You just have to know how to make the right choice so that perhaps the relationship isn't destroyed in the process.    Visit for more episodes

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Are you being mean but don't mean to be?

    Are you being mean but don't mean to be?

    Arguments are never fun. When you both take a stand to make your points, it can lead to some heated exchanges.  You can recover from a heated exchange. But when the argument takes a turn to insulting and belittling words, the chances of recovery and the quality of the relationship decreases. https://theoverwhelmedbrain.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Following the path that serves you best even if it feels the worst

    Following the path that serves you best even if it feels the worst

    Sometimes you have to let things go and take a new road in order to find a sense of peace and comfort inside yourself. The new road may come with a high price that has an even higher reward. Are you going to pay the high price for the reward, or take a longer path that involves a bit more mental labor? They are both challenging but they both lead to an outcome that is worth the journey.    https://theoverwhelmedbrain.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The pain of loss

    The pain of loss

    The pain of loss shouldn't be stuffed down and avoided, it should be felt at the deepest level, but only when you're ready and only at the pace you can handle. Everyone experiences loss differently so what works for one person may not work for you. In this episode, I help you connect with the deeper layers underneath the loss so that perhaps there can be some small release or relief. This isn't about healing, it's about connecting. And sometimes that's all that's needed to start healing. Visit for more episodes

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Stuffing emotions way down there

    Stuffing emotions way down there

    Whenever you deal with an event that upsets you in some way, if you stuff an emotion down and never deal with it then or later, you're going to experience a diminishing of your overall level of happiness and satisfaction in life.  Repressed emotions do not disappear until they are dealt with in some way. Physical pain can even develop from unresolved negative emotions and alter your life significantly, so it's always good to address them sooner than later. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How you can sabotage your own happiness waiting for others to change

    How you can sabotage your own happiness waiting for others to change

    Waiting for someone to change is often a waste of time. They can promise and tell you they're working on it, but are they? Has anything changed in the past day, month, or year? Or do things seem eerily familiar day after day? Sometimes we sabotage our own path to happiness waiting for someone to follow through on a commitment they said they'd do. When they don't however, what's your next step?

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

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Just when I needed it

This podcast show helped me tremendously work through some to ic family issues. It was just what I needed to hear at the time.

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Woke

I really enjoyed this podcast until he became woke and brought up Trump. Then he followed that with a statement that he wasn’t going to bring up politics.

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My eyes were opened

I found your podcast when I searched “being overwhelmed”, having no clue why I was so unhappy and mistreated in my marriage at all times. And as I listened and also heard about love and abuse I found the reason I was always overwhelmed and depressed and ignored and punished for no reason and hurting and exhausted. A life saver for me. After listening for a year I found the courage to leave my spouse. In the process I had to convince my family I needed to whom was discouraging me to do so because they felt he really loved me. I’m back with him now after a 6 month separation because he changed but now hes going back to his old ways. He has never got help and refuses to listen to podcasts that have been recommended. I’ve sold my trailer recently that I lived in while seperated and now I don’t have a way out at all. We’ve moved away from any family and my job doesn’t pay enough to make me a living right now.

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