When is a bad thing a good thing? When is a good thing bad? How attached are you to outcomes? I tell a quick Zen Buddhist parable that might make you think twice about the stressors in the world today, especially with the heated political climate and growing fears of what might happen next. Not everything is as it appears. [Read more…]
Friendships are created and can last a lifetime, but they can also disintegrate, never to be rekindled. What makes a friendship? How do you know if your friends are truly the ones that will be there with you and for you through all the good and bad times?
In segment 2, I talk about the warning signs and paying attention to patterns of your suspicions about your partner’s behavior, especially if they’ve betrayed you or lied to you in the past.
During the conclusion of the show, I talk a little about trust and how the innocent and naive of us can get scammed or “duped” over and over again in relationships.
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Are you annoyed by affirmations? It’s how I start off every show. I take a few minutes to explain why that is.
Also I talk about positive thinking and bridging the gap between emotions and reason. Next when you fear honoring yourself, what can you do? It’s great advice to tell someone: “Just honor your boundaries then you can start creating the life you want!” Which of course is something I say all the time. But what if you are just too afraid to?
Finally I read a letter from an adult child of an alcoholic who felt that his playfulness was stripped away because of the state of fear he lived in growing up in an alcoholic household. Enjoy this longer than normal episode of The Overwhelmed Brain.
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