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The Overwhelmed Brain

Summary: Anxiety, depression, fears, obsession, panic, or any relationship, marriage or family issues, this show will help you achieve less stress and more happiness. Become empowered and honor yourself so that you can make decisions that are right for you. Mindfulness, compassion and being in the present moment are only components of a bigger picture. Live authentically and strengthen your emotional intelligence to avoid emotional abuse. Get to the root of emotional issues with solid relationship advice and personal help. If affirmations don't work and you're tired of being told to "think positively!", start listening to this show for a better life.

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  • Artist: Paul Colaianni
  • Copyright: ┬ęThe Overwhelmed Brain 2013 - 2019

Podcasts:

 What you might have to do if the people and situations in your life never improve | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:13

What can you do when you really want to change a person or a bad situation but can't? What if you know someone is awful to be around and unhealthy for you, but you can't get them out of your life? In this episode, I give you five steps you can take to learn what it takes become just a bit happier even when impossible people and things are in the picture.

 The big, scary steps that lead to positive change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:37

How big of a leap do you have to take to create real change in your life? Is every step a leap of faith that causes you to carry around fear and stress all the time? Can you take baby steps to heal and grow into the person you want to be, creating the life you want? I explore that in this episode.

 Self-help variety episode: Anxiety, guilt, and people who are worried about their personal life interfering their professional life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:07

Guilt should be a temporary emotion yet so many people hold on to it for far too long. In today's episode, guilt takes center stage, but I spend time talking about how to make the right life choices when it comes to allowing or not allowing the challenges at home interfere with your professional life. I end the show talking about a very effective anti-anxiety technique that I use when I need a quick fix.

 Changing your habitual negative emotions about the past or future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:56

It can be so hard to stop replaying fears or trauma from the past or anxiety about the future, but if there was a an alternative to obessively replaying the same negative throught over and over again, would you try it? What if it was ridiculous? What if it was effective? Only one way to find out.

 Holding yourself in high regard when others don't | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:27

Sometimes you have people in your life who regard you and your feelings as unimportant and below theirs. When you agree with their assessment that you are less important or inferior in some way and don't deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, you start to disintegrate your worth and self-esteem.

 When people don't step up in your defense | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:06

What do you do when someone you believe cares about you doesn't stand up in your defense? What if there's a wrong they don't right and you are stuck taking the fall? The subject of today's episode is all about what we expect from others and perhaps, what we shouldn't.

 Those intrusive, invading and disturbing thoughts that you try to resist and repress | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:17

When your thoughts make you feel bad because you believe you shouldn't have them, you might repress them and stuff them back where they came from. However, doing this may be exactly what keeps those negative, intrusive thoughts alive.

 The tough-love principles of living a life without giving away your power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:32

You can lose your confidence, energy, and mental and emotional strength when you allow certain unhealthy elements into your life. In this episode, I'll share the important principles that, when practiced, allow you to keep your power and be more fulfilled overall.

 When you just can't move forward because of inner conflict | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:33

One way you can experience inner conflict is when you feel undecided in what to do next. Sometimes we can feel split: A part of us wants to do one thing while another part of us wants to do another. What if those two parts of our mind could work things out? That's what this episode is about.

 The decisions that cause you to lose your power and keep you in a rut | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:20

Making decisions that are right for you involve some scary moments. Some of them are giant leaps of faith with no view of the landing. When you make these leaps, you reach a new level inside you that shows others that you care about yourself enough to take risks for your own empowerment. This is an important episode if you find yourself in a rut of negativity.

 You got through the bullying when you were younger but how do you deal with the residual as an adult? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:30

Being bullied when you were younger can create unresourceful behaviors and unnecessary fears when you're older. In order to get past these fears, you may have to do some work on yourself.

 When you don't even realize you're giving a free pass to bad behavior: The simple formation and difficult termination of codependent relationships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:12

How do you enable the bad behavior of other people? What actions are you taking that are causing certain people in your life to show up in a way that is toxic or unhealthy? It's very difficult to end codependent relationships, especially when you don't even realize you're in one. This is an important episode if you just can't seem to shake the unhealthy behavior of those close to you.

 Dealing with those passive aggressive, negative, so hard to be around people that you just hope get it one day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:06

Passive aggressive behavior is a way to convey anger and upset to someone indirectly. It takes the form of comments that are meant to hurt, but hard to spot as hurtful. They are forms of poisonous communication that can erode love and connection. This episode will give you some tools to deal with passive aggressive behavior and general negativity.

 BONUS re-release: When Panic Attacks - The Anxiety Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:54

Anxiety is the excessive worrying about future events, based on a story that you tell yourself. However, it's hard to change the story when you actually believe it will happen. On top of that, the more you believe it will come true, the more likely you'll experience a panic attack. Today I share with you how I've overcome anxiety and panic attacks. My methods may be a bit unorthodox, but you might be surprised how effective they are. For help with your anxiety, visit quietbegins.com

 Utilizing your dysfunctions to work for you instead of against you | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:41

Dysfunctions typically don't serve us, they usually get in the way. People pleasing, super perfectionism and responsibility, allowing personal boundaries to be crossed, and so many more behaviors can be obstacles to fulfillment and joy. Some people go their entire lives without being able to get rid of their dysfunctions. So perhaps it's time to utilize them to your advantage and stop chasing the dream of "normal".

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