Mon, 28 October 2019
Without understanding your subconscious self, it's very difficult to create real and lasting change in your life and in your relationships. You can try to make changes, but if your subconscious mind has other motivations.... it's going to win every time.
Today, we're discussing:
All that, and more, on this edition of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast.
Direct download: Understanding_Your_Subconscious_Mind.m4a
Category:Mental Health, Self Improvement, Career, Relationships -- posted at: 3:30pm MST
Mon, 21 October 2019
BECOMING EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY: Feelings. They happen to everyone, all the time. And yet, we don't always acknowledge them or talk about our feelings, much less take guidance from our emotions.
Particularly in our culture, individuals and couples on a quest of "Happiness" can come to believe that being happy means being relatively free of dark emotions, like anger, sadness or fear. In fact, the opposite is true: Research shows that the happiest, most emotionally healthy people are actually the ones who are most comfortable with the full range of their emotions.
Emotionally healthy people tend to be both self-accepting and self-aware: They know how they feel, and they have a great deal of tolerance and self-compassion when they're not feeling so great emotionally. They don't try to avoid bad feelings, and they also know how to (gently, appropriately) support themselves through challenging times.
Emotional Health: Finding a Balance
Emotionally healthy people tend to be attuned to their emotions (and those of others). They know how to "lean in" to hard feelings with acceptance and without judgment. However, even though they're fully connected with their feelings they may not always react or take action from their emotions. A core component of authentic emotional health is knowing which feelings to listen to and which feelings to leave alone.
It can be hard to develop emotional health and learn how to stay in balance between taking wisdom from your emotions, but not always "obeying them. Learning how to tell the difference between helpful and unhelpful feelings, helps you develop self-compassion, self-understanding, and self-control.
Becoming Emotionally Healthy is a Personal Growth Process
A key aspect of holistic personal growth is learning how to have an authentic, self-aware, and sensitive relationship with your own emotions. This kind of powerful personal growth work often addresses:
It's a lot! While this type of personal growth work often takes months (if not years) of focused attention in therapy or life coaching,it's so worth it. Becoming emotionally healthy is a foundational life skill for anyone on the path of self-actualization.
The Benefits of Cultivating Emotional Health
Learning how to manage your emotions skillfully allows you to have better relationships with others, feel happier, improve your self-esteem, and also create a meaningful, values-based life for yourself. It's worth talking about, and that's where we're going together today on The Love, Happiness and Success Podcast.
In addition to talking through all of the above, I'm answering some specific listener questions like:
All for YOU, on this episode of the podcast.
See you there!
PS: Resources I mentioned on today's show include the "Happy Heart" unit of my online Happiness Class, as well as a self-soothing breathing technique I shared on IGTV.
PPS: Once again, I recorded this episode LIVE on Instagram so that I could answer some real-time listener questions. If you'd like to join next time, follow me @drlisamariebobbyand you'll see me LIVE in your stories (almost) every Monday at 12pm MT. Hope to see you there! LMB
Direct download: How_to_Be_Emotionally_Healthy_-_102119_2.01_PM.mp3
Category:Self-Improvement, Mental Health, Relationships -- posted at: 3:09pm MST
Mon, 14 October 2019
Modern dating is complex and challenging. I've had so many listener questions about dating coming in lately, that I just had to address them on a podcast! In particular, we're diving deep and talking through some of the more complicated aspects of "dating life" that many people struggle with, like:
What to do when you're terribly sad about being single?
How do you know if you're ready to date after a bad breakup or divorce?
If you're a single parent, when should you tell the kids about your new relationship?
How do you trust a new person if you've been betrayed in the past?
All that, and more, on this episode...
PS: Do YOU have questions? Ask away!
Tue, 8 October 2019
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your life? Like you have so much to do and you're always busy, but also like you're not actually getting things done? Or, worse, are you SO busy that things are actually starting to fall through the cracks? Eek!
This is incredibly stressful, and yet so many people are struggling with it: Especially conscientious, hardworking and responsible types.
If this is a "pain point" for you, too, I hope you join me on this episode, to learn about:
All for YOU, on this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast.
xoxo, Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby