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.
Training yourself ahead of time to deal with difficult people
There's always someone that's harder to deal with than most other people in your life. And when you have to deal with them, do you have all the self-empowerment tools at your disposal to get through the interaction unscathed? Whether you do or not, practice makes perfect.
This is a jam-packed episode filled with your practice steps to self-empowerment so that difficult situations aren't so difficult.
Taking the big leap into self-worth and self-esteem
Sometimes becoming happier in life involves taking huge steps that seem so scary when you're going through them, but come with the reward of increased self-worth and self-esteem. And when you take that leap of faith, a whole lot more good stuff usually comes with it.
Are difficult people really doing the best they can?
If you know that a difficult or even toxic person in your life is not doing the best they can to show up in a way that tells you they're at least trying to improve themselves in some way, maybe they are not capable. At least, not at this time. And sometimes we have to see people for who they are today, not who we or they believe they will become tomorrow.
Is there an answer to the lying, manipulative child?
Some people will lash out and rebel when they feel like they aren't being heard, or they're holding something back from the past. They swallow anger, sadness, and more, and that can turn into depression or the ultimate expression of bad behavior. Children are experiencing the world for the first time, pushing boundaries, and figuring everything out. The good news is that it is a very exciting time. The bad news is that it can be quite stressful for both the children and the parents.
People can change but what about when they don't or won't?
Sometimes we're stuck with someone that doesn't have our best interest in mind. Not only that, they may even have a not-so-pleasant plan to make us miserable. What do you do with the toxic person that doesn't want to, or can't, change? Is there hope when you're in what seems like a no-win situation?
What do you do when you're so tired of the world being against you?
It can get tiring trying to do the right thing, be the right person, and say what you're expected to say. On top of that, when you try, it can sometimes feel as if the world has turned against you, and now you're a lone ranger tackling all the challenges on your own.
Can you catch a break from this? Is there a way you can show up where the world doesn't send you so many challenges? It's a great topic to explore.
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I feel so much more "normal" now
Before I started listening to your show about a year ago I really thought that some of the things I thought about were insane and that my thoughts and view of the world were very skewed! But your topics and discussions about so many events and feelings close to my heart have made me realize we all have doubts, fears, heartaches, stresses, childhood complexities, tears, insecurities etc and that it's pretty normal to question the world and the people around us. You've made me realize that as long as I am growing and trying to better myself- I'm on the right path. Thank you so much Paul. So grateful.
You are saving my marriage
Thank you Paul for your podcast. My husband and I both have childhood trauma, and that makes our marriage challenging at times. Because of his childhood, my husband fears being vulnerable and struggles to say I love you. Your podcast has helped me to see that he has numerous actions that show that he loves me, and the lack of the words may hurt, but it doesn’t mean that the love is not there. Thank you for helping me to see this.
Your podcast is not only awe inspiring but laden with wisdom. You have helped get through my gut wrenching heartbreak you have literally raised me from the dust and I can look forward to my next heartbreak (hahaha) just when I thought I had sworn to never get in another relationship . Your experience based wisdom has helped me continuum with my personal
Development . Thank you for your priceless gift .