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A self-help podcast offering brief tips, techniques and insights to to help you master big change. We share excerpts from inspiring self-help audio books and interviews with experts in personal growth and self-improvement.

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    • Self-Improvement
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A self-help podcast offering brief tips, techniques and insights to to help you master big change. We share excerpts from inspiring self-help audio books and interviews with experts in personal growth and self-improvement.

    Let Go of Stress: A Guided Meditation

    Let Go of Stress: A Guided Meditation

    A Gentle, Guided Meditation to Let Go of Stress











    If you want to relax, let go of stress, and find a soothing sense of inner peace, we’ve got a great episode for you today.We’re sharing a gentle guided meditation for letting go from the audiobook Guided Meditations for Letting Go, by Your Great Journey. This guided meditation uses relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization to help you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness, quiet a noisy mind and discover a tranquil inner oasis.

    This abridged guided meditation is from the audiobook Guided Meditations for Letting Go, by Your Great Journey. This audiobook is a collection of eight gentle, peaceful and restorative guided meditations, approximately 20 – 25 minutes each. They are designed to help you relax and let go and briefly slip away from life’s demands to experience a tranquil inner oasis. They are ideal for anyone who wants to:











    * Reduce stress and anxiety

    * Quiet a noisy mind

    * Discover an inner sanctuary of peace and serenity



     







    What's in this episode?

    In this episode, we’re going to help you relax and and let go of stress with a guided meditation that utilizes relaxation, mindfulness and visualization to help you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness. This episode offers a shorter version of a meditation from the collection Guided Meditations for Letting Go.

    Before you begin the meditation, be sure you’re in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Remember to turn off the phone or any other devices that might interrupt you. Do not listen to this episode while driving or operating machinery. Listen only when you can give the meditation your full attention and do not have other responsibilities to attend to.

    Enjoy!

     























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    • 19 min
    Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety

    Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety

    Psychologist and Anxiety Expert Dr. David Carbonell on Worry and Anxiety







    Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode — even when there is no danger. Today, Dr. David Carbonell, clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the best-selling audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It shares advice on new ways to respond to worry and anxeity, rather than trying to eliminate them.







    Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It , by Dr. David Carbonell. This audiobook shows how worry and anxiety hijack the brain, and offers powerful "counter-intuitive" strategy to help you put worry in its place and break the cycle of worry, once and for all.













    Whats in this episode?







    In this episode, Dr. Carbonell discusses how easy it is to be fooled by our thoughts— especially worry and anxiety — and offers a more effective approach than trying to eliminate them.





























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    People sometimes talk about “fear of the unknown” as if it were a special category of fear. Everything about the future is unknown! It’s not the unknown part that people find scary. It’s when they consider the future and think that they do know what will happen, and that it’s going to be bad. That’s when they get afraid.



    Dr. David Carbonell

    The Worry Trick

    • 7 min
    Jeff Foster on Grief and Loss

    Jeff Foster on Grief and Loss

    Spiritual Teacher Jeff Foster on Grief and Loss







    We all face grief and loss, but if we can turn towards it, and listen to it, it may reveal hidden gold. Spiritual teacher Jeff Foster is the author of the popular audiobook Falling in Love with Where You Are. He studied astrophysics at Cambridge University and holds meetings, retreats, and private sessions around the world, pointing people back to the deep acceptance in this present moment. In this excerpt from his audiobook, he shares profound insights about what can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss.









    Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Falling in Love with Where You Are by Jeff Foster. This audiobook invites you to discover a deep YES to your life, no matter what you are going through; to see crisis as an opportunity to heal, pain as an intelligent messenger, and your imperfections as perfectly placed. “Even in your glorious imperfection,” Jeff reminds us, “you were always a perfect expression of life, a beloved child of the universe, a complete work of art, unique in all the world...”











     

    What's in this episode?







    In this episode Jeff Foster shares profound insights about the “hidden gold” that can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss. We hope you'll find comfort in his inspirational words!





























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    Friend, if you are experiencing stress, sorrow, physical or emotional pain in your life right now, it doesn’t mean that your life is going wrong or that you have failed. You may just be healing in your own original and unexpected way.

    Falling In Love With Where You Are offers a simple but radical invitation: Stop waiting for the world to make you happy. Stop making your inner joy dependent on external things that are out of your control. Discover the natural happiness that you are and have always been, that doesn’t depend on life’s ever-changing ‘content.’



    Jeff Foster

    Author of the Audibook, "Falling in Love with Where You Are"

    • 11 min
    Practicing Self-Compassion

    Practicing Self-Compassion

    Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks on Practicing Self-Compassion

    Practicing self-compassion allows you to be aware, to tune in, to be mindful of your experiences, and to provide comfort and self-nurturing when you need it. According to psychotherapist Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the audiobook The Assertiveness Guide for Women, neglecting self-compassion is a mistake that many of us make; but, without self-love, we won’t be able to realize our full potential as human beings.

    Today we’re sharing some helpful information from psychotherapist Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the popular audiobook The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships. In this audiobook, Dr. de Azevedo Hanks helps you avoid rumination and regret when you’re unable to express yourself or even acknowledge your own needs, and learn to assert yourself and get what you want.​

     

    What's in this episode?

    In this episode, Dr. de Azevedo Hanks explains the many important reasons for practicing self-compassion and offers a practical exercise to help strengthen your self- compassion.

     























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    Julie de Azevedo Hanks draws on her experience as a psychotherapist and clinical social worker, as well as extensive research, to show us how to...express our own voices. But at the same time that she provides us with tools for self-empowerment, she shows how we can do this without dis-empowering others. This is one of many things that makes this book special.



    Riane Eisler, JD, PhD

    Author, "The Chalice and the Blade"

    • 8 min
    Small Behavior Change: A Psychologist’s Exercise

    Small Behavior Change: A Psychologist’s Exercise

    Experiment with Small Behavior Change

    Changing habits can be difficult, so it's helpful to know if the benefit of a change will be greater than the effort involved. In this episode we’re sharing a simple exercise from psychologist Shawn T. Smith that will help you to experiment with small behavior change methodically and in easy steps.

    Today we're sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The User's Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It. Written by psychologist Shawn T. Smith, this audiobook helps listeners override the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear and act in ways that promote healthy well-being. This audiobook is filled with advice and exercises to help you overrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your life.

     

    What's in this episode?

    In today's episode, Dr. Smith shares an exercise that will help you learn what kind of changes will have the most benefit for you. These changes might be in the realm of diet, exercise, sleep, or any other lifestyle change you might be contemplating. The exercise helps you to experiment with small behavior change to determine if the new changes will ultimately be beneficial for you.























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    This audiobook is about living with our minds when our minds are driving us crazy. It’s about understanding what the mind is doing, why it is doing it, and how we can live our lives anyway. It is about gently taking the reins when our minds are blocking our way.











    Dr. Shawn Smith

    The User's Guide to the Human Mind

    • 6 min
    Neuroplasticity: Rewire the Brain to Change Habits

    Neuroplasticity: Rewire the Brain to Change Habits

    Dr. Amy Johnson on Neuroplasticity

    Do you ever feel that bad habits have taken over your life? When stress and anxiety mount, do your go-to behaviors wreak havoc on your time, relationships, work, and finances? According to Dr. Amy Johnson, psychologist and author of the popular audiobook The Little Book of Big Change, changing bad habits is far less daunting and much more simple than you might think. It relies on neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to reorganize itself -- and requires no willpower at all!

    Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, written by psychologist Amy Johnson, who teaches us that no matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this audiobook will show you that your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed.

     

    What's in this episode?

    In this excerpt, Dr. Johnson offers a great example to help you learn how to separate your thoughts from the reality of your situation. She also shares information about neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to “rewire” itself. Ready to take back your life? Have a listen!























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    Each time you feel deeply peaceful, your personal thinking is taking a relative break. Each time you're in the throes of anxiety, urges or general uneasiness, your thinking has revved back up. This audiobook aims to point you back toward the wisdom that is already within you, so that you can use it as a guide.



    Dr. Amy Johnson

    The Little Book of Big Change

    • 11 min

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