How to Help Your Therapist Help You

Latest Blog: “How to Help Your Therapist Help You” by Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D. and plenty of smart, compassionate, loving people from every political party imaginable – many of whom were at Thanksgiving. How to help your therapist help you be YOU – BIG time Or In full disclosure, because of the most powerful sense of critical urgency I have ever felt in my entire 50 years, that is not the title I REALLY want to communicate. Why do I filter my true intention? Because I fear a “mental illness” label which I am learning from my wise clients is about as helpful as silent letters tattooed on cinder blocks wired to your new bathing suit. Click HERE for our thoughts on the negative impact of pathologizing neurodivergences – aka labeling people who think differently as disordered. The more fearless and love fueled title I truly intend is: How to help your therapist help you heal the world – NOW Fortunately, regardless of which title is more appealing to you, the result should be the same: you KNOW and GROW your greatness (which is FUN and fascinating if you choose) and the world is a much better place. Here is some FUN Positive Psychology (F+P) to help you KNOW and GROW your Greatness: 1. Uplifting LOUD MUTE RADIO podcast featuring heroic Amy Newmark (Owner and Editor in Chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul Corporation) as she gifts us her example and inspiration to expect greatness of yourself and others.   Click HERE to listen now! 2. Psychological Truth –“Sure you learn from pain, but you can also learn from... Read More

Show #39 – Amy Newmark: Bettering the World One Story at a Time

Beautifully audacious Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul organization which is huge with well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages. Amy and her husband co-own Chicken Soup for the Soul and have grown the company far beyond the bookstore with super premium pet foods, podcasts, and television shows like Hidden Heroes and Project Dad all revolving around true stories. They are “changing the world one story at a time®.” Amy joins us to discuss Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum (which we enthusiastically recommend), and another book which Amy authored which is, in our opinion, one of the best self-help books ever: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Simply Happy – a Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom. Tune in to this fun show for empowering parenting tips as well as life hacks building on presumed competence as Amy encourages us to expect greatness of yourself and others. Please Subscribe and Listen to Loud Mute Radio on... Read More

Lose a loved one to Politics? This will help.

Latest Blog: “Lose a loved one to Politics? This will help.” by Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D. and plenty of smart, compassionate, loving people from every political party imaginable – many of whom were at Thanksgiving. What do you need to feel good? Well, discord quickly lets you know what you don’t want. “Us” versus “Them” thinking is divisive and thus promotes fear. Adversity is a sign there is an easier way and that way is always in line with your PURPOSE. Politically, our habit is to come together in groups because we believe that is where our power is, but it is impossible to control the dynamics of the group. And nobody likes being controlled. The real power is in you. When we use collaborative problem-solving techniques combined with our individual purpose contributions; that is when all our needs are met. If you are not sure of your PURPOSE, play the hot-cold seeking game with your joy. The closer you get to your purpose – warmer, warmer, the better you feel. If your work, play, creativity, or any specific kind of giving is fun AND helpful to you and others – then it is in line with your purpose. I call that decision paradigm F+ (Fun positive) and that little book is in the works. As you keep doing F+ choices, you build momentum and get really good at being you, which expands your greatness and bliss and inevitably uplifts others. F+ choices are easy and heal relationships because they are going with the flow of positive energy and are therefore in everyone’s best interest. You know blind human Chirrut’s... Read More

Top 3 Anxiety Tips

Latest Blog: “Top 3 Anxiety tips“ by Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D Anxiety is the most common psychological condition.  The great news is that it is also the most effectively treated. The cause and the cure for anxiety are: the brain (an organ in your body) and the mind (thoughts which you control.)           Anxiety is natural and not innately bad as it can liberate us to do and be more.  Below are 3 tips to help us grow through our fears. 1.   Facilitate Optimism.   Your fear level is determined not by the situation you find yourself in but by your interpretation of that situation.  When your interpretation changes, your whole sense of what is fearful and what is not changes with it. A pessimist can learn to be an optimist.  It just takes practice with intention.  Human beings are capable of feeling two emotions: Fear and Love.  Fear is separation. Love is connection.  Those who learn to process as optimists are more likely to take action in response to stressors whereas pessimists may feel defeated and alone making them less likely to choose constructive connection actions.   2. Practice Mindfulness. Present moment, focused awareness or “mindfulness” is an excellent way to process anxiety. It changes emotional reactions, which are often unconscious in to a chosen, controlled, fully conscious response. Suppressing emotions is proven to decrease wellbeing. Mindfulness allows one to feel and validate emotions and then move on. The key is to own the emotion, and then do with it as you will.  It is not that you are not afraid.  It is that you are willing... Read More

Show # 38 Eric Komoroff on Truth & One good choice at a time

“Community of Unity” founder, Eric Komoroff is an internationally recognized education and non-profit leader and expert in the fields of urban education, social emotional learning, mindfulness, growth mindset, and student empowerment through relationship building. The practical and beautiful mission of “Community of Unity” is to help students achieve success and fulfillment by awakening and understanding their unique purpose and potential – one good choice at a time. Eric has a passion for working with students with Autism and has a decade of experience working in special education so what he brings to the educational table in terms of the benefits of neurodiversity is profound. Barb closes the show with her take on our urgent and critical need for truth. Please Subscribe and Listen to Loud Mute Radio on... Read More