'Shut Up, Brain' Podcast show

'Shut Up, Brain' Podcast

Summary: Meditation, psychology, and practical neuroscience to help you change your brain and turn your mind into an ally.

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 Why Everyone Hates Meditation (Including Me) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:39

I have a confession to make... I haven't meditated much in the past 2-3 months. In this episode I go over why meditation can be so difficult even for a seasoned meditator like myself. I also talk about some of the antidotes to the common 'lies' our brain tries to tell us to keep us from meditating.  FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/099

 Continue to Evolve | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:39

What is the next step of your evolution? Is there a part of yourself that is lagging behind and needs to face a change? How can you trigger that next level within yourself? I cover all of these questions and more in this episode of the Shut Up, Brain podcast. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/098

 How to stop thinking about work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:24

If you are constantly thinking about work when you are not working then you will want to listen to this episode. I go over the causes of this type of overthinking, as well as ways you can train your brain to leave work at work so you can enjoy your time off. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/097

 Real World Strategies to Fight Depression | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:49

I have a close friend who battled clinical depression for years. Now that he is happy and on the other side, I ask him to tell his story as well as give any tips that he has for those that are also fighting depression.  FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/096

 Struggling to Find a Hobby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:27

Today's letter comes from Katelynn who is struggling to find a hobby and find that she is often times bored and uninterested on the evenings and weekends. In this episode I dive into how you can find a hobby you love and overcome the obstacles of adding it to your life. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/095

 How to Avoid Being Taken Advantage of | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:01

When you feel like you are being taken advantage of on a regular basis that is a sign that you have a lack of boundaries in place. During this episode I go into detail about why boundaries are so important by reading a letter from a listener. Her boyfriend struggles with anxiety and is relying on her too much in lieu of getting professional help. I talk about how to deal with that situation by setting up boundaries. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/094

 Build Your Foundation for Success First | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:07

When you try and fail again and again you might think you don't have enough willpower or discipline to succeed. Often times that is not the case. It's simply that you lack a foundation of critical elements. In this episode I explain how you can build a foundation that sets you up for success. I also read a letter of a listener with social anxiety.  FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/093

 Investing in Your Happiness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:34

It's not uncommon to feel guilty about getting yourself something special, even if you really need it. This episode is dedicated to breaking down some of those false beliefs that are preventing you from investing in yourself and your own happiness. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/092

 The 4 lessons I learned in 2019 to be productive and happy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:34

I've learned some lessons the hard way and a few of them 'clicked' in 2019. This episode is a revealing look at some of the things I learned and I describe what I am doing to take action. I hope that you are able to learn from these experiences and change some things in your own life. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/091

 (updated) Building emotional strength | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:43

Sorry for the technical difficulties when I uploaded this before! It is now fixed: Do you feel like you need more emotional strength in your life? In this episode I talk about a scientific experiment that was preparing people to travel through the solar system. Through this experiment there are some key lessons about building up emotional strength in yourself. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/090

 Building Emotional Strength | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:43

Do you feel like you need more emotional strength in your life? In this episode I talk about a scientific experiment that was preparing people to travel through the solar system. Through this experiment there are some key lessons about building up emotional strength in yourself. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/090

 Messy self improvement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:07

The one thing I know about life is it's not perfect. If you are striving to improve your life to the point of perfection, you will always fail. In this episode I read a letter from a listener who has made some MASSIVE transformations in her life. It gets a little messy, but that's how you know it's real. I also break down the four big lessons you can learn from Abigail's story that you can add to your journey.  FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/089

 3 Ways Your Phone is Causing Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:21

If you struggle with anxiety then something you carry with you every day might be making things worse: your phone. In this episode I break down 3 ways that your phone might be increasing or  creating a lot of anxiety within you. Let's dive into the stories, science, and how we can change our lives to be better!  FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/088

 Why you MUST learn to surf through life's ups and downs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:47

How do you cope when life throws you a series of ups and downs? Do you handle it well? or do you feel like you are being thrown about by an ocean of thoughts and emotions. This episode covers how you can optimize how you handle the bad times in life. I also talk about why so many people make mistakes by not considering how they act when life is going really well. FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.brilliantside.com/087

 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:44

FOMO (fear of missing out) is a compulsive desire to experience something or be somewhere motivated not by what you gain, but rather by the fear of what you will potentially lose. This idea of loss is usually imagined. In this episode I go over 5 psychological tips that will help you fight FOMO and enjoy the moment more. Full show notes: https://www.brilliantside.com/086

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