Mon, 17 April 2023
If you’re like most people, you're so often in your head that you feel disconnected from your life. When our minds are racing, or we're constantly distracted by, well, everything, we miss out on the best parts of our life, and our relationships.
But: you can learn how to be more present, and it doesn't involve an hour a day on a meditation pillow. In fact, your senses are powerful tools for returning to the present moment and appreciating it fully, and this episode is all about how to use them.
My guest is Gretchen Rubin, the author of several New York Times bestselling books on happiness and human nature and host of the “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” podcast. She is here to teach your what she learned about how to be more present, so you can learn how to get out of your head, and back into your life. I hope you’ll join us!
xoxo, Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: Gretchen_Rubin_on_Using_Your_Senses_to_Live_a_Happier_Life.mp3
Category:Self Help, Anxiety, Emotions -- posted at: 4:02pm MST
Mon, 9 October 2017
How to Cope, in a World Where Bad Things Happen
Like so many of you, I too was shocked and horrified by the events of last week when so many innocent lives were taken in the Las Vegas shooting. Among other things, it led me to scrap last Monday's podcast plans and create this one for you instead: Some advice for how to deal mentally and emotionally when terrible things happen.
I hate it that we live in a world where this even needs to be addressed, but it does. Together, over the past years, we've been through so much. Shootings. Natural disasters. Terrorist Attacks. War. Human Suffering. In our day-to-day lives we're all under assault; choking down an endless barrage of information about all the latest horrors ... but with no guidance for how to cope with it all, emotionally.
Our counseling and coaching clients here at Growing Self have the luxury of being able to process all of it, and get actionable advice for how to manage the grief, the fear, and the anger. And most importantly, our clients have support in channeling all those dark feelings into something positive and empowering.
I believe that you deserve the same. So today, on this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast I thought I'd offer you some of the same ideas we've been teaching our private clients lately about how to cope, during these dark times.
Listen now, and learn:
Theses ideas help me personally, they help our clients, and I sincerely hope that they help you, too.
With love and respect,
Direct download: How_to_Feel_Safe_in_a_Scary_World_-_10917_3.18_PM.mp3
Category:Self Help, Anxiety, Emotions -- posted at: 3:48pm MST
Sun, 15 June 2014
Ahhh Anxiety. The sleepless nights. The pit in your stomach. The worries, ever swirling. Anxiety is the experience of being traumatized by bad things happening… before they actually happen.On today's episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast, I'm going to teach you how to stop mentally time traveling into DOOM, and restore your sense of inner peace.
First, I'll help you understand what anxiety is, and the mind-body connection that keeps you trapped in it's clutches. Then, I'll be teaching you my four favorite techniques for stopping it. They're all mindfulness based, and in my experience very effective. They work for my clients, and they work for me. I have every confidence that they'll help you, too.
1) Anxiety = A Time Traveling Mind
2) The Mind-Body Connection, and Cycle of Fear
3) Anchor Yourself in The Present
4) Define the Explosion
5) Solve Solvable Problems
6) Relax Your Body, to Relax Your Mind