The Overwhelmed Brain show

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


 When life seems like an endless series of dead ends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:12

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 (CoVid19) and what you can do when you don't know what to do.

 The one question to ask yourself when you can't figure out what to do | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:18

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:38

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:14

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:06

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.

 Those selfish people that don't care if you're hurt by their behavior | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:44

This episode is about selfishness. When you are interacting with people that only want what they want, regardless of how it affects you, you're in for a very dysfunctional, and possibly emotionally harmful situation. It's important to know your line and know when people cross it, then honor that line so that you don't lose a bit of yourself.

 Bringing the best version of yourself into a world full of fearful people | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:25

Creating a relationship with yourself is the first part of the bigger picture of having great relationships in your life in general. But what happens when fearful people think you're starting to enjoy being yourself too much and are afraid that you'll go off and leave them behind? You start by getting to know yourself, then being unafraid to be yourself, then learning how to deal with others who aren't so ready for your happiness. It's a packed episode.

 Making impossible decisions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:38

If you're always looking in the rear view mirror, it's quite possible you're not creating the life you want. Sometimes you get to the tipping point where you just can't stand it anymore and you take action. On segment two, there's a seriously difficult decision facing someone who wrote to me who is married but wants to explore being transgender, but his wife is upset and the marriage is in limbo. The impossible decision looms over him.

 How to help yourself and others by accessing your inner wisdom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:36

When you have a challenge that causes you stress and you want to make the right decision, you may need to dive in a little deeper to get a good answer. Whether you're preparing for what you know will be a difficult time, or you're helping someone else with their problem, there's a way to get to access that inner wisdom for a possible solution.

 Staying positive while other people get what you want and you don't | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:01

The feelings of jealousy or envy can quickly take over when someone else gets what we want, or succeeds at something we're trying to accomplish. There's a choice we make in that moment: To be upset and feel defeated, or be inspired to try harder and make something happen. What you choose determines whether you win or lose.

 When it feels like you never get enough from life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:08

Will you ever have enough love, or enough money, or enough time, or... When you're always trying to get more but never seem to get ahead, it's time to figure out why that is. I talk about that and more in this first episode of 2020.

 Keeping old emotional pain out of the new year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:11

If you could loosen the grip old emotional pain has on you, do you think you'd feel better and be happier? Whether you're holding on to old negative feelings or you've discovered past emotional wounds, this episode will help guide you to your first step toward healing.

 Keep your power by giving yourself one of the greatest gifts possible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:21

It's important to bounce back from the setbacks and always move forward so that you aren't drowning in the anger, sadness, or upset from the past. Sometimes even present circumstances can be enough to stall your forward momentum. This is why it's vital to make sure you recharge your personal power so that you are no longer a victim to the world and can start taking charge of your life.

 Using loved ones as a verbal punching bag | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:12

Are you really angry at the person standing in front of you? Or is that past unresolved trauma coming up in the moment adding tension and making your loved ones not want to be around you (or you around them)? With holidays and other gatherings, it's a good time to talk about what to do with those repressed triggers that are lying in the deep recesses of your mind.

 How to avoid destroying yourself with guilt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:09

So you did something you regret and now you walk around feeling guilty... that has to end. Guilt isn't something you keep, it's supposed to be a message that disappears after you've learned the lesson. If you carry guilt, it's time once and for all to let it go.


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