The Overwhelmed Brain | Stress | Anxiety | Relationship | Critical Thinking | Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Abuse

Sinopse

If you've been struggling with anxiety, depression, fears, obsession, panic, or any relationship, marriage or family issues, or just want less stress and more happiness, this show will empower you to honor yourself and make decisions that are right for you. Npr, Mindfulness, compassion and being in the present moment are only components of a bigger picture. Honoring yourself and living authentically, along with strengthening your emotional intelligence are a few of the keys to an empowered life. If you're annoyed with affirmations, tired of being told to think positively and want to avoid emotionally abusive relationships, this is the show keeps you thinking like Tim Ferriss and Oprah. It's all about practical, down to earth steps to help you create the life you want.

Episódios

  • When people dont like you

    When people don't like you

    31/05/2020 Duração: 57min

    Ever have someone just not take a liking to you? When that happens, do you brush it off and move on with your day? Or do you brood about it wondering what you did wrong and what you can do right to make them like you? Is it okay to not be liked? I talk about that and more in this episode. visit and for more episodes

  • When you have to make a big decision about the relationship

    When you have to make a big decision about the relationship

    27/05/2020 Duração: 32min

    Sometimes when you're in a relationship with someone, you might not know where it's going or if it will even make it. I prefer taking action instead of waiting for things to happen. In this episode, I share some ways to take action when there's a decision to be made about the relationship. Visit and for more episodes on relationships

  • Waiting for someone else to change so that your life will be better

    Waiting for someone else to change so that your life will be better

    24/05/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    When you're doing the work, but the people around you aren't, and you are hoping, wishing and even praying that they "see the light" and make the changes that will be good for them, but they simply don't or won't work on themselves, what's your next step? That's the subject of today's episode.   visit and for more episodes.

  • The emotional aftermath of getting free of the narcissistic relationship

    The emotional aftermath of getting free of the narcissistic relationship

    21/05/2020 Duração: 58min

    The emotional challenges you experience after breaking up with a narcissist usually go way beyond grieving the end of a relationship. You can be stripped of your ability to see life clearly from that point on unless you heal. In this bonus episode, I cover a lot of ground when it comes to dealing with what happens to your mind and body as you transition out of one of the more toxic relationships that exist. Visit and for more episodes about this and more subjects.

  • Why youre not getting a second chance

    Why you're not getting a second chance

    17/05/2020 Duração: 55min

    When you get a second chance at a job, relationship, or anything that you wanted a do-over on, what's the best way to show up? Do you try to impress and show others how much you've changed? Or does that actually work against you? Visit for more episodes and check out for The SAFE System on Anxiety

  • The toxic residue that lingers inside you from people that make you feel bad about yourself

    The toxic residue that lingers inside you from people that make you feel bad about yourself

    10/05/2020 Duração: 55min

    When someone treats you badly, you can hold on to the emotions of that moment... forever. That diminishes your feelings of fulfillment and satisfaction and can linger with you even on your happiest days. It's time to address those emotional triggers that sneak up on you and ruin your day.   Websites: Difficult Relationships:  

  • Learning that your adult child suffered child sexual abuse

    Learning that your adult child suffered child sexual abuse

    07/05/2020 Duração: 55min

    What is the right thing to do or say when your adult child tells you about their sexual abuse? I read an email from a mom who recently learned that her adult daughter was abused by another child when she was young. I bring my girlfriend Asha, an advocate for the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse, into a conversation about this topic for an honest, heartfelt discussion & guidance for the mom. Prevention & healing websites: The Overwhelmed Brain website: The Love and Abuse website for emotionally abusive relationships:

  • When your top values arent being met, the rest of it falls apart

    When your top values aren't being met, the rest of it falls apart

    03/05/2020 Duração: 01h16min

    When your top level values are being met in your relationships, the rest of it usually works out. When they aren't, you suffer and the relationship often fails. Every relationship, whether it's platonic, romantic, or family, contains components that make up what we value. Trust contains confidence and honesty whereas distrust contains fear and stress. I talk about that and read a few emails making for a variety show today.   Get more TOB at Learn how to deal with difficult relationships at

  • Know and stand by your standards for the healthiest relationships possible

    Know and stand by your standards for the healthiest relationships possible

    26/04/2020 Duração: 01h04min

    We're all in relationships of some sort, but how happy those relationships are will depend a lot on what you're willing to allow and unwilling to accept. What you allow into your relationships sets the tone for the rest of the time you are with these people. If you allow toxic behavior, life will feel pretty miserable. Relationships require you to have some courage to stand up for what is right for you. Visit for more content on behavior and relationships. Visit if you are having difficulty in your relationship. #emotionalintelligence #selfhelp #personalgrowth #lifeishard #personaldevelopment #selfhelptools #beyourself #authenticity #unlimitedpotential #motivational #youareamazing

  • When you desperately want an explanation or closure but you cant get it

    When you desperately want an explanation or closure but you can't get it

    19/04/2020 Duração: 58min

    You know that feeling you get when someone does something that surprises you in a bad way but they don't tell you why? When you aren't given the reason for their behavior, you may walk around with that unfinished business feeling . It's what happens when you really want to move on from an event in your life but just can't seem to get past the fact that you don't know why it happened. It's a tough place to be, but it needs to be resolved if you're going to move on and enjoy life again. Visit theoverwhelmedbrain.com For help in navigating the difficult relationship, visit loveandabuse.com

  • How to feel better about yourself

    How to feel better about yourself

    12/04/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    Carrying around dysfunctions from childhood makes all your interactions harder and your life tougher. Add to that anyone that says anything critical to you, and any negative feelings you have about yourself are amplified. It's time to access a part of yourself that helps you feel good about yourself - maybe even great.

  • New relationships should not create worry about what it is or isnt

    New relationships should not create worry about what it is or isn't

    08/04/2020 Duração: 27min

    Long-distance dating can be more challenging than doing it in person, but should it contain anxiety, worry, and being completely unsure if it's even a relationship at all? Someone wrote to me and asked me about anxiety while dating during the pandemic. However, perhaps the answer has nothing to do with the Corona virus and more to do with the person she is trying to connect with.

  • Getting comfortable letting go of what no longer serves you

    Getting comfortable letting go of what no longer serves you

    05/04/2020 Duração: 01h55s

    Can you get back up after a big fall? If you're struggling to do so, your foundation may not be as stable as you'd hoped. The components that make up your life: Your job, your family, your home, the city you live in, your car, etc, all have some sort of meaning or value to you. When you start to let go that which no longer serves you, you start to free yourself from the toxic components. What do you value and what gives you heartburn every time you think about it? Sometimes removing one small thing from your life can make a big change.

  • Making sure toxic people and toxic environments dont take over your life

    Making sure toxic people and toxic environments don't take over your life

    29/03/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    What do you do when peace and happiness are just around the corner, but getting there is full of toxic obstacles that you feel powerless against? There may be priorities and values in place that need to be changed, but that's not all. When you don't make the changes you need to make, you end up holding on to resentments and building a wall around your heart so that you connect less and are more unhappy in general.

  • When social anxiety, fear, and loneliness keep you from doing what you want to do

    When social anxiety, fear, and loneliness keep you from doing what you want to do

    22/03/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    Social anxiety and feeling awkward in social situations is more normal than you might think. Not everyone is a gregarious extrovert that can start a conversation with anyone. If you're dealing with social anxiety, fear of judgment from others, or loneliness, and you feel like you're not living life to the fullest, this episode may be what gets you through the challenges. Get the SAFE Empowerment System for Social and Generalized Anxiety at quietbegins.com

  • When life seems like an endless series of dead ends

    When life seems like an endless series of dead ends

    15/03/2020 Duração: 45min

    There's a path out of misery that some people don't take because of fear. But when the misery never ends, why not take that path? The gain is usually far greater than the loss. I talk about that path in this episode. I begin today's episode talking about the coronavirus and what you can do when you don't know what to do.

  • The one question to ask yourself when you cant figure out what to do

    The one question to ask yourself when you can't figure out what to do

    08/03/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    There are many situations that show up in our lives that challenge us. Sometimes we are able to act authentically and have our truth motivate us to take the right steps. Other times, fear drives us to hold back what we really want to say or do, prolonging our challenges and keeping us from moving forward. The choices you make in crucial, challenging moments such as this can define your entire life, let alone predict your future level of happiness.

  • Overcoming a general distrust of people and the benefit of taking risks

    Overcoming a general distrust of people and the benefit of taking risks

    01/03/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    If you are cynical about people and feel vulnerable and exposed around most people you meet, perhaps it's time to address that in yourself so that you walk around in confidence. It takes courage and risk, but not at the cost you may think.

  • Am I overreacting or are they just a jerk? And the woman who is the last to know about the family secret

    Am I overreacting or are they just a jerk? And the woman who is the last to know about the family secret

    23/02/2020 Duração: 01h14s

    Are you just too sensitive or is the other person really being a jerk? I read a follow up email from an episode a few weeks back and answer a question about the difference between being triggered and someone's bad behavior. In segment two, I change it up and talk about child sexual abuse and what might happen when the family secret is found out.

  • When the fear of abandonment keeps you from happiness

    When the fear of abandonment keeps you from happiness

    16/02/2020 Duração: 01h06min

    When you're needy and fearful of someone leaving you, or something ending, you tend to miss all the best moments of life. Fear of abandonment can dominate your thoughts causing you to miss out on happiness and fulfillment. When you grow beyond that fear, you might actually starting enjoying life again.

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