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.
When friends and family think you're making a bad decision
Your friends and family really want the best for you. But what are they going to say when they see you make a decision they believe is just crazy? I explore that very topic in this episode. A woman writes to me and tells me she's taking a break from her husband after telling her friends and family how awful he was. She has no idea to face them and tell them the news.
Holding on to guilt
Do you feel bad for what you did? Do you feel guilty? How long ago was it? Is feeling guilt a necessary component of healing? In this episode, someone feels guilty for moving on without their friends from the past and wants to know how to stop. Their life has improved and they've never felt better. But that guilt...
Carrying around the past can screw up the present
The past shapes who we are today. Sometimes, that past is also what haunts us today. And sometimes, it even torments others even when we don't mean to. Digging into ourselves can be the hardest step toward mental and emotional strength, but it is almost always makes us stronger - and maybe even happier.
Standing proud in your own worth when others are incapable of seeing it
Unfortunately, there are people in the world who will never see your worth. They may, in fact, be incapable of seeing anything past their own judgments. That can be tough to deal with sometimes, especially if these people are supposed to be close.
BONUS - Time to sleep
This is a sleep episode. Listen when you're ready to go to sleep. Make sure your podcast app doesn't automatically play another episode as it might wake you up. This episode has a long silence at the end. Enjoy your slumber. There are no sponsors or ads in this episode - No interruptions.
The toxic partners of friends and family can make life more challenging
You may encounter situations where a friend or family member is closely involved with someone whose behavior is toxic or dysfunctional. While they may be unaware of the adverse impact of their partner or friend, it becomes a different story when this person enters your life. How do you handle when someone you care about brings a person you strongly dislike into your personal space? What if you believe they might even be dangerous to you and those you love?
Essential & Empowering!
For years, I found myself always cowering in my marital relationship (& other relationships, to an extent) in the face of verbal challenges, not saying ‘no’ when necessary, or remaining true to my belief system. I constantly second-guessed myself and so remained a stepping block and was constantly walked over & unappreciated. I knew there was more to me & the value that I knew I deserved. After coming across this Podcast about 3 years ago now, my personal growth journey changed dramatically! The content has not only encouraged & empowered me, but also evoked accountability, especially surrounding old coping habit (from childhood & life experiences), as well as blind spots I was unaware of. I am more poised, confident and hopeful than I could have imagined. I have greater courage & balance speaking up &/or advocating for myself. I’m just so grateful for Paul sharing this Podcast and helping his listeners to grasp that despite the hurdles we face, indeed, we are amazing! Listen & challenge yourself to change & growth!
Great helpful tips!
Love the tips and Paul your voice is very soothing! You reference your podcasts and programs in your show. It would be great to see links in the show notes to your resources! Thank you!
Take note, if you are sensitive to this sort of thing:
Paul is wordy.
There is no editing for repetitive or redundant or less useful content.
In one episode, he even said, “I know I am dancing around…” So it’s a conscious decision.
If you don’t mind, as Paul does not, all good.
If you have a short commute, or other things to be listened to in your queue, take heed.