10 MINUTES TO LESS SUFFERING
Summary: Allison Carmen, Self-help author and Life coach, presents different techniques in this 10 minute podcast to reduce your stress, worry and anxiety. It's amazing how much you can get done in 10 minutes!
I recently attended a book talk by Paul Selig, a clairvoyant and spiritual channel for The Guides. During the talk, Paul stated “What you bless, blesses you. What you damn, damns you in return.” It can be challenging to bless those who hurt or betray us when we only want to damn them. But it may just be the key to our freedom. Please listen to this podcast to stop damning the people that hurt us and live more in the blessing of our lives.
September is a great time to reset! The summer is often an expansive time and we are usually in a better mindset to make some new commitments. However, whether we can keep these commitments often has to do with our ability to stay aligned with our core beliefs. Unfortunately, when we get stressed and worried, we forget these beliefs. Fear kicks in, moving us away from our true desires. Listen to this podcast to commit to your core beliefs so that you can reset and pursue your goals in September!
Uncertainty is very difficult for many of us. Some of us struggle with the unknown because we fear that we will lose something we love in the future. Others fear the unknown because they worry that they can’t achieve their goals, find love or heal a health problem. There is a mindset that you can embrace to live with more hope and possibility in the unknown future. Listen to this podcast to learn about this mindset and find a freedom to experience new adventures, joy and achievements.
Many of us know how to reduce our stress and worry, but we sometimes forget in the midst of our crazy lives. We can be overworked, stressed, or even generally chaotic about current events, any of which can cause us to lose our footing. This podcast will show you how you can easily create your own mantra, whether it be a word or an inspirational quote, that will can lead you back to center, helping you let go of your stress and worry.
Many of us know how painful it is to be rejected based on whether we are “good-looking” or not. Some of us feel like we have no agency in the world if we don’t come in a particular package. Yet, we all have the inner strength to transcend these belief systems to assert our true power. We can align with our real worth and forge forward with greater focus on our goals and dreams. Listen to this podcast to find your own belief system to capture the most in your life.
When we expect things to happen and they don’t, we can feel disappointed. However, we often fail to realize that our expectations are merely stories that we write about how we think life will move forward. If these expectations aren’t fulfilled, it doesn’t mean we aren’t still okay. We often have many possibilities to still achieve our goals. Listen to this podcast to learn how to expect less, and gain so much more in your life!
Whether it's overeating, smoking, or drinking too much, many of us have a bad habit that we want to break. Most bad habits start by alleviating some of our suffering, providing some relief. The problem arises over time, as most bad habits wear us down emotionally and physically. We rely more on this habit to give us relief from our stressors while the habit wreaks havoc in our lives. Listen to this podcast to learn a method that can help you break a bad habit and make better choices for your well-being!
When we care about people, we feel the urge to give them advice when they struggle. But sometimes we give advice when people don’t want it, which can make them feel like we don’t trust them to handle things on their own. They might just want us to listen and be present for them as they figure things out. If we do have important wisdom to share, we can always ask the people we care about if they would to like to hear our opinion. This way, if we do give them advice, they will feel supported and loved.
So many of us feel dissatisfaction with some aspect of our lives. When we think about achieving our goals or bettering our lives, we can feel as if our lives are not good enough today. Of course, there is nothing wrong with striving to better ourselves, but it sometimes can come at the cost of overlooking the glory of what is right in front of us. Listen to this podcast and open up your entire life by recognizing that this moment is enough.
Our friends and family can tell us their opinions on what to say and what to do, but only we can know the lives we truly desire. However, many of us don’t take the time to be quiet so that we can come to know who we are and what we want. We don't realize that through the quiet we can feel our passions and our desires. We can cultivate a true understanding of our individual life purpose, finding more joy in the days to come. Listen to this podcast to find out how you can find some quiet in your life!
Most of us have had a painful experience in our lives from which we’ve tried to mine lessons to help us move forward. But sometimes we aren’t able to find true wisdom because we get stuck in the story of who or what hurt us. And then we use these stories to try to avoid the pain in the future. Yet eventually, the stories hold us back. It is only the wisdom that we cultivate from these experiences—whether it be greater self-love, or resilience—that leads us to new possibilities.
Self-texting is therapeutic. Sit down and text yourself when your emotions are running high or when you need to express yourself without worrying about how it will make someone else feel. When you send the text to yourself (instead of the original intended recipient), you get the opportunity to not only say what you need to say but to also press send! Then, when you receive the text, you have the time to read it, and be more thoughtful about how you communicate. Self-texting creates less drama in our lives!
Over the course of a day, many of us accumulate all of the emotions we feel. We have trouble letting things go. In this podcast, I share a technique to help you put down the hurts, stresses, and disappointments even just for a moment so that you may enjoy what is in front of you. This technique will give you more space from your thoughts to help you achieve your goals and find joy in everyday life.
Endings can be so difficult and unexpected. We can lose a job, a relationship, a loved one, or our health. Regardless of what the circumstances are, endings can leave us devastated. During these times, it is best to remember that with every end eventually comes a new beginning. Maybe life will be better naturally or Maybe we need to make the best of whatever happened. Either way, uncertainty is our best friend because it leads us to new possibilities if we can keep our hearts open to all that can be.
People can say all kinds of stuff about us—about our looks, our intelligence, or even job prospects. And sometimes, it can be hurtful. However, we need to always remember that, just because someone says something about us, it doesn’t mean it’s true. In order for us to figure out what we should believe (and not believe), we need to be able to value ourselves enough to explore how we truly feel and what resonates with us. We must clear away the outside chatter to allow ourselves to find our own truths