Coping In Isolation – Lessons from an Astronaut, Antarctica and Stoicism

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In this week’s podcast episode I offer up proven ways to turn your Covid isolation frown upside down. With the colder weather limiting outdoor activities and less sun there will be higher degrees of isolation anxiety. The techniques I talk about are basic Stoic Philosophy concepts that have been successfully used by astronauts and researchers that spend months in isolation. Highlights of the show include: Advice from an astronaut who spent 11 months in space then came home and had to cope with the Covid isolation Solutions from Australian researcher David Knoff who spent a year in a remote camp …

The Healthy Way to Vent Your Problems in an Out of Control World

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This week’s podcast episode is about our current anxiety coming from an out of control world and how to feel better by venting our frustrations the right way. The world currently feels out of control, which is bad for humans because we REALLY need to feel like we have some control in our lives. And because we’ve given up so much control and significantly changed our lives in the process to fight this invisible virus, it’s creating a lot of anxiety, fear, anger, depression, sadness and divisiveness. Interestingly enough, Stoic philosophy was born out of the same kind of political …

How to Take The Pain out of The Struggle with The Butterfly Story

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As I sat down to do my usual weekly research for a show topic, I came across a story about a man and a butterfly and realized we actually need the struggle but NOT the PAIN that comes with it. So, How do we accept the struggle and get rid of the pain that usually comes with it? Think of how much you can learn about yourself and others when you are not consumed by the stress and frustration and depression and anger and binge drinking that has come about as a “reaction” to the current upending of our universe. …

3 Proven Steps to Keep You from Losing It

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I have a feeling, after this week, that I should offer up 3 Proven Steps to Keep You from Losing It. When I say “losing it” I mean, it’s when you cross over from being annoyed, or even super-pissed to foaming-at-the-mouth ranting, eyes of fire, machine-gunning expletives, uncontrollable crying, aneurism-inducing, effin’ mother effin’ FURIOUS! (Ex. Hulk, Tasmanian Devil, Charlie Sheen on an average day). I realized this would be a great topic for this week only after acknowledging the fact that I REALLY needed to do these steps myself.  Seriously, after two years of doing this show, this was the …