The 5 Simple Realizations of a Peaceful Mind

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With so many paths to a destination that seems impossible to reach, it’s hard to believe we can ever get there at all! I’m referring to peace, of course.

Attaining a peaceful mind during a chaotic moment can be an exercise in futility, but is there any reason you can’t attain peace between the chaotic moments in life?

I think we think too much between those moments, and it’s time to access a less stressful space so that we can at least connect with ourselves before the next big crisis hits.

Time to learn some simple realizations of a peaceful mind so that we can let go of stress once in a while.  [Read more…]

What’s the Point of Life Without Joy and Happiness?

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resistance ego eckhart tolle power of now present momentInspired by a message from a listener who is in a pretty dark place, I thought I’d tackle the question of finding purpose and meaning in life when you aren’t experiencing joy and happiness. He asked, “What’s the point?”

There is purpose in life, and it’s found in every moment.

Today’s special mention: The book The Art of Work (free until March 23rd, 2015). It’s been called a “proven path to discovering what you were meant to do.”

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More Motivation and Less Anxiety by Building a Healthy Ego

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ego eckhart tolle empower othersWhen so many spiritual teachers and personal growth gurus are telling us to let go of our egos, I come along and tell you to build it up!

I don’t disagree that letting go of ego is a fantastic place to be, but after having experienced it for a few months, I was ready to regain my ego and rebuild it in a way that served me and others around me best.

It’s time to visit the ego and figure out how to build and evolve it so that it releases our fears, insecurities and anxieties. Who knows, maybe you just need to inflate your ego a bit to create the peace and ease you want in your life!

Today’s special mention: The Art of Work. It’s a book that’s been called a “proven path to discovering what you were meant to do.” It’s free – get it here[Read more…]

Sometimes the End of a Relationship is the Beginning of a New Challenge

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couples marriage counseling new relationship therapy counselingRelationships end, unfortunately. But sometimes what you think is the hardest part (the breakup) turns out to be tame compared to what follows. Your ex may not want it to end so they do things that make you uncomfortable. Or, the one you “dumped” is still friends with your friends and family, so the ties are harder to break and the distance harder to attain. What do you do when this kind of stuff happens? I address a couple of emails asking these very questions on today’s episode. 

Today’s quick mention is Jeff Goin’s new book called The Art of Work. It’s been called a “proven path to discovering what you were meant to do.” I want you to pursue and grab your life’s purpose so get the book for free today! (not free shipping, but it comes with tons of bonuses I know you’ll love).
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Live Couple’s Coaching Session – Disrespect and Hysteria! Part 2

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couples coaching relationship marriage counseling therapyIn part 2 of this couple’s coaching session, we wrap up the lessons from part 1 and close up any loops (unfinished or unresolved problems) that may be left open.

Michael still feels that Daria is leaving him out of her decisions and wants to know how he can get over this feeling. It appears Daria is just making plans to move out and Michael has fears because of it. We address those fears and discuss what’s really happening.

Today’s special mention:  fulldisclosurefitness.com. If you want to lose weight and learn the facts, listen to this great physical fitness podcast! [Read more…]

Live Couple’s Coaching Session – Disrespect and Hysteria! Part 1

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couples coaching counseling relationship therapy disrespectMichael feels disrespected and wants Daria to relax her consistent need to get what she wants. Daria wants Michael to be a bit less controlling and fearful of the future. They are at opposite ends of the spectrum and can’t seem to come to a solution, or at least a little closer to a middle ground.

This is a live coaching session where I help them get closer to that middle ground so that they can find more peace in their day to day relationship.

Today’s special mention:  fulldisclosurefitness.com. If you want to lose weight and learn the facts, listen to this great physical fitness podcast! [Read more…]

The Personal Emotional Challenges that Keep us From Business Success

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depression anxiety happy successWhen I started The Overwhelmed Brain, I had no clue how I would be able to sustain it. But, fearlessly, I purchased audio equipment and set my sights on the target of creating a weekly radio show that would spread my message. About 6 months into it, I realized that a show likes this takes an income to support it. So, once again fearlessly, I quit my job and started doing the show full time.

But soon after that, I realized something big… I could not sustain this without making money. So I dug into savings to live off of for a while, and soon I was exploring my options to make this show and everything associated with it more than just a hobby… I had to make it into a living.

Pursuing a passion does involve creating a way to sustain that passion. In this episode, I am interviewed by Mike Sutton about the emotional aspects of running a business, and what it takes to get beyond the fears and doubts that almost everyone in business, whether their own or working for someone else, goes through.  [Read more…]

Start Trusting Your Instincts

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instinct feelings intuition sixth sense inner guidanceDo you trust your instincts? If not, why not? Let’s get practical and talk about where they come from and why we have them. Instincts are here to protect us, but sometimes we don’t listen.

It’s time to start trusting a part of us that knows more than we “think”.

Today’s special mention: www.fulldisclosurefitness.com. This guy knows his stuff! If you want to shed those pounds, and want the science behind it to show you the way, listen to his show! [Read more…]

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do with Amy Morin

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13 things mentally strong people don't do - Amy MorinAmy Morin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, wrote the book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. After a few devastating events in her life, she made the list in hopes to heal herself, or at least start the process.

After publishing it as a blog article, it went viral. And soon, millions learned the 13 things that they might be doing to prevent them from becoming mentally stronger. I reached to Amy and we had a great conversation about her list. Join me for this informative episode that may just change your life. [Read more…]

Happening To Your Career with Scott Barlow

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money career job work paycheck quitScott Barlow, an “End-Up Prevention Specialist” (ha ha, you might need to listen to figure that one out!) joins me in a special episode about changing your career. Scott is sort of a Career Mentor, in the sense that he guides people that want to change their job into their career. He does this by walking them through a process that narrows down what they actually want to do with their life, at least when it comes to work.

But work is life, or it can be a good chunk of it. Work is something almost all of us do with the majority of our time. Even if you’re financially independent, there is usually some work involved getting there.  [Read more…]

True Wealth Starts by Doing This One Thing First

networking business relationships wealthThere’s absolutely no secret to what I’m about to tell you. People have been doing it for years, and they will continue to do it for years to come. There is one thing I learned to do that has increased all of my opportunities including romance, business, and money, and that’s this: Networking. 

Networking is all about adding human resources to your life. The more resources you have, the more options you have. The more options you have, the more you can do in your life.  “Human resources” are those people that know things that you don’t know, and have access to people you don’t have access to. [Read more…]

Reducing Negative Self-Talk

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stress overwhelm anxiety depression If the voices in your head are saying anything but positive messages to you, then this is the show for you.

Negative inner dialogue can prevent you from almost everything you want to do in life. So many opportunities will be missed, all because you listened to a voice that is likely misleading you to believing you are something less than you are.

It’s time to switch around those inner voices so that they support you, and maybe even make you laugh. [Read more…]

Closing the Past to Open the Future

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emotions depression anxiety happyWhen you have negative thoughts and emotions floating around in your head more times than not, the choices you make going forward in life are going to be influenced. After all, whatever is swimming around in your head at the time of a decision is what typically affects your decision. If you are carrying around old baggage, it’s time to drop those emotional bags off so that you can create your future without fears or worry. [Read more…]

Relationship Coaching Session with Michael and Daria

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argument, argue, relationship, coaching, couplesThis is technically part 2 of a relationship coaching session with Michael Hsu from Heal From The Ground Up, and his fiance’ Daria. For part 1, click here.

In this particular episode, I help both Michael and Daria learn to communicate in a way that is actually productive and beneficial to their relationship, instead of damaging and destructive. If you find yourself getting angry or impatient with the ones you love, this will be a particularly helpful episode for you. The heat gets turned up about half way through, so I know you’ll get a lot from this session.

It’s a long show, but it may be just what saves your own relationship, whether it’s romantic or not. [Read more…]

Relationship and Anger Coaching Session with Michael Hsu

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coaching couples anger relationshipsI seem to be doing a lot more relationship coaching lately with my friend and fellow podcaster Michael Hsu from Heal From The Ground Up. This is good for a couple of reasons:

1. I want Michael and Daria to succeed. I want them to have the happiest possible relationship they can. If it takes me pointing out how they’re miscommunicating or not fulfilling each other’s needs, then that’s what I’ll do.

2. It keeps me on my toes. I haven’t coached in many years, so it’s good to stay in practice so that I will be exposed to issues I’ve not encountered before.

In this particular episode, I play a conversation that was going to be private between me and Michael, but decided to air it anyway because it had some valuable takeaways in it. Michael gave me the okay, and now you can listen to some personal one-on-one coaching that wasn’t meant for the public. We have some fun, and I help Michael understand what he’s doing to cause himself to be so upset at his fiance’.  [Read more…]

A Practice in Mindfulness

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Practicing mindfulness has a lot of advantages that will help you become more alert, more focused, and more likely to finish what you started. I focus a lot on “focus” in this particular episode because we are simply an oversaturated, overstimulated society, and might need a refresher on what it takes to be truly mindful. The more mindful you are, the more successful you’ll be with almost anything you start – mainly because you’ll finish! [Read more…]

10 Life Lessons You Should Already Know – Part 2

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Part 2 of a two-part episode where we talk about the 10 life lessons that, if implemented, lead to peace and fulfillment. So many of us simply live day to day, trying to make the next day as good as the last, or better. The day to day can be fulfilling, or it can be grueling. If it’s the latter, it’s possible that there is a primal need at your deepest level not getting fulfilled. If that’s the case, it will be harder to attain the peace and balance you may be looking for.

This episode covers the second 5 of the lessons, and helps you understand what you may need to focus on to create a happier life for yourself. [Read more…]

10 Life Lessons You Should Already Know – Part 1

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life lessonsPart 1 of a two-part episode where we talk about the 10 life lessons that, if implemented, lead to peace and fulfillment. So many of us simply live day to day, trying to make the next day as good as the last, or better. The day to day can be fulfilling, or it can be grueling. If it’s the latter, it’s possible that there is a primal need at your deepest level not getting fulfilled. If that’s the case, it will be harder to attain the peace and balance you may be looking for.

This episode covers the first 5 of the lessons, and helps you understand what you may need to focus on to create a happier life for yourself. [Read more…]

Angry Every Day! Couples Coaching Session with Michael and Daria

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anger expression couples coachingIn relationships, sometimes there is a constant miscommunication. One person could be up, the other could be down. If one is happy, the other might be sad. And when that never goes away, the relationship wears down, and the love dissolves.

In this episode, I play a live coaching call between Michael and Daria. Since I’m on vacation this week, I didn’t create a solo episode. However, I received permission from Michael and Daria to play their session, so it became a full show.

There are a lot of good lessons in here for relating to others. If you’d like to a fly on the wall for this session, listen in! [Read more…]

Codependency: The Subtle Erosion of Love and Connection

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Codependence is when two or more people fulfill a need for each other that strengthens a dysfunction between them. You usually see this kind of thing between a helper / people-pleaser and a drug addict or an alcoholic. Of course, even someone who is just needy or desperate for attention can be the second half of a codependent relationship. In either case, there is the dysfunction of one person continuing to support the dysfunctional behavior of another. It’s the perfect imbalance of love and energy.

One person gets their needs met more and more, while the other builds resentment, but keeps on giving in to the needs of the other. I figured it was about time I talked about something I am quite familiar with from both sides! [Read more…]