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Episode 10: Lizard Brains & Courage

Have you heard of your reptilian brain and how it controls your old school survival skills, aka your fears and doubts? This episode touches on that part of us, how we might take control of it and how being courageous can help us heal. This podcast was inspired by a section of the book “Steering by Starlight” by Martha Beck. It’s been one of the most important books in my healing journey.

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Episode 9: A Diet of Self-Love

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The concept of self-love was brought to my attention by Michelle Minero a therapist in San Francisco, who wrote an amazing book titled ‘The Self Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works’. It’s a fantastic book and I highly recommend it if you suffering from body issues or are healing from depression. You can grab a copy at TheSelfLoveDiet.org. I read the book two years ago and still have it on my Kindle. An action we can take toward healing is stopping negative thoughts. Once we start thinking negatively about ourselves it’s too easy to stay stuck in that loop. It’s vital that we counter attack our judgmental thoughts with loving thoughts and actions.

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Episode 8: Calm Your Anxiety

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This podcast is about calming anxiety and taking control of your life. If this process doesn’t work for you, please continue researching for one that does. Below is a summary of my anxiety action plan.

Step One: Change your thoughts when you start to feel anxious.

Stay away from ‘What ifs’. Imagining the worst-case scenario doesn’t prepare us, it makes us anxious and scared.

Challenge negative thoughts with positive thoughts.

Stop overthinking. When we overthink, we live too little.

Step Two: Write a mantra that resonates with you.

This is the mantra I tell my anxiety: “I RECOGNIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING. MOVE OVER ANXIETY! I CHOOSE TO BE HEALTHY. I AM SAFE. I AM LOVED. I AM OKAY!”

Step Three: Take a break or continue on.

Slow your breathing back to normal and either continue with my task at hand or take a break and focus on something peaceful. Remembering positive experiences where you took control of your life or successfully completed a project really helps to KNOW that you really are okay now and will be okay no matter what happens.

I hope you find this podcast helpful on your own healing path. THANK YOU PATRONS for supporting my healing projects!!! If you aren’t a patron you can signup at Patreon.com/Loviedo and get rewards like e-books, journal questions, and art.

Peace and hugs, Leah

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Ep. 7: Cry it Out

Do you feel like crying makes you weak? Do you stop yourself from crying or berate yourself when you do?

I used to view crying as a bad habit. It was only acceptable for children to cry, but not adults. This podcast is about letting go of reasons why to not cry, inviting in and releasing our pain and frustrations so that we can move forward with compassion.

Listen to episode 7 on Breaker.audio.

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Peace and hugs, Leah

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Ep. 6: Balanced Emotions

If you often feel like your emotions are a rollercoaster, then this podcast is for you. I walk you through my 7 rules to keep my emotional responses balanced and my stress down.

Over the years I have been able to find a balance. Oh how I love the inner peace it brings. Occasionally I feel overpowered by my feelings, but compared to how often I used to let my emotions control me, I see and feel a huge difference. It’s had a positive impact on my life.

Listen to episode 6 on Breaker.com

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Peace and hugs, Leah

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Episode 5: Sunny Mindfulness Practice

Who likes to sit in the sun and soak up the warmth on these cool winter days?

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I love to sit in the sun year round. As long as it’s not too hot, the sun rays relax and rejuvenate me. So, for this week the podcast is a mindfulness practice for who ever answered yes to the question above.

If you would like more mindfulness podcasts or would like to share your experience with this practice, leave a comment! I love hearing from my patrons and followers.

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Episode 4: Losing My Codependency

What is your self-care win this week? In this mini-podcast I talk about my self-care win of not being codependent. After a lifetime of acting codependent. Here is a story of how I lost my codependency last summer.

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When a few of my friends moved away last summer, I was feeling sad and lonely. One of those friends didn’t say goodbye. I was hurt. For about two weeks I felt sorry for myself and wondered how soon I could make new friends. Then I remembered the quote “Just because you think you’re stuck, doesn’t mean you are.” (Coincidentally this was from a codependency group.) I meditated and set boundaries. I removed the phone number of the friend who didn’t feel the need to say goodbye and stopped following her on Instagram. The first two weeks were rough. I wanted to reach out, but I knew that I had reached out enough. I knew deep in my bones that it was time to let them go on with their journey. This happened quickly, but in reality it was years of therapy that brought me to this point.

Six months later, I haven’t feel codependent towards them or any of my friends. When I occasionally start feeling the need to reach out I first search for other options, like going for a hike by myself, or stopping at a cafe for a drink and a book or language study session. It’s amazing because I never realized that I could feel this way. I didn’t know that I was codependent or that I needed to work on this issue, but I am feeling like a real winner about it.

  • What is one if your self-care wins?
  • How are you at setting boundaries?
  • How often do you place your needs first, second, third to others?

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