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Transforming Worry

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America estimates that more than 4 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 54 suffer from chronic anxiety. And according to London’s “The Independent,” in an 11 year period between 1993 and 2002, prescriptions for antidepressants rose by over 15 million. Further, we know that stress caused by worry contributes if not causes many of our known medical issues, including hypertension, heart attacks, diabetes, ulcers, headaches and strokes—and that’s not all. It also increases the body’s retention of the hormone cortisol which increases fat storage in the abdominal area. Yet, we can’t seem to stop worrying. Well, our guest today comes to tell us that there is a solution and her plan to Transform Worry into Inner Calm, provided in both of her books, Calm and The Keys, gives us a four-step process to stop worry in its tracks and bring excitement, passion and personal empowerment back into life. Do you worry? This show has your name all over it.

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Inspiration Deficit?

Sometimes what’s going on just has the capacity to deflate us, doesn’t it? We lose our inspiration to just keep on keeping on. Well, today we are going to be talking to Dr. Jonathan Ellerby, coming back to the show for a second time today to teach us how to be inspired or re-inspired. This is not your crack-of-dawn rise and shine speech; nor is it your rah-rah motivational sales pitch. No, this is real inspiration. Inspiration that comes from the inside out. As he describes it, it is a “no-pill prescription to end high stress, low energy and bad habits.” Jonathan Ellerby has traveled the world to study with the masters of more than 40 different spiritual traditions, and has worked as a healer, teacher and consultant to both groups and individuals. He is the author of the book, and the subject of our discussion to today, “Inspiration Deficit Disorder,” and several others. So, if you are feeling less than inspired—don’t you dare miss this show.

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Getting Healthy = Getting Conscious

We tend to look at healthiness as a product of good nutrition, and a healthy dose of exercise, in combination with good genes, good medicine and good luck. Most recently, we’ve added low stress to that combination. What this means is that we are basically looking to the externals to bring us to good health. But Ivan Rados has a different take on it. Author of the book, “Health: It’s All About Consciousness,” Ivan believes that health and sickness are a reflection of our essential being. In fact, he believes that when we restore consciousness to the flow of Oneness, we restore our body’s natural healthy state. From his perspective then, the body is a part of the plan here—not the workhorse or the enemy. If you would like to live in tip-top condition, tune in.

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The Mandate to Fear

Most of us are not even fully aware of the number of times a day when we operate out of fear. It compels our beliefs, our thoughts, our emotions and our actions like an underground river moves and shifts the earth. We don’t just protect ourselves, which is our right; we overprotect ourselves, and in so doing we create so many security blankets that our authenticity has to break through as a crisis in order to be heard! All the while, we are euphemistically changing its terms to anxiety and stress. But it’s really just fear, folks; fear that is so familiar that we don’t realize its daily influence. In fact, in our world, to not be afraid is to betray social mores, social constructs that mandate us all to stay in the same mindset. But fear is produced by duality—the belief that we are here alone on this planet with no one to tend us but random luck, or worse yet, we are left to our own devices. Are you afraid? Tune in—you may be surprised at the remedy to fear.

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Fried?

Are you feeling emotionally and physically exhausted and cynical? Burnout looks a lot like depression, but it’s not a biological bogeyman that medication or simple stress management can cure. It’s a disorder of hope and will that sucks the life out of competent, idealistic, hardworking people like you; and it will be an ongoing challenge for you to take your power back! Dr. Joan Borysenko is here for the fourth time and this time to talk about her latest book, “Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive.” Her view of burn out is a timely and groundbreaking work that straddles psychology, biology and soul. Of course, we know from previous episodes with Joan, that she offers a very warm and personal approach to whatever she does and this book and this discussion will be no exception, as she believes it is her life’s purpose to weave together psychology, biology and spirituality in a credible and accessible way.

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Transforming Worry

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America estimates that more than 4 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 54 suffer from chronic anxiety. And according to London’s “The Independent,” in an 11 year period between 1993 and 2002, prescriptions for antidepressants rose by over 15 million. Further, we know that stress caused by worry contributes if not causes many of our known medical issues, including hypertension, heart attacks, diabetes, ulcers, headaches and strokes—and that’s not all. It also increases the body’s retention of the hormone cortisol which increases fat storage in the abdominal area. Yet, we can’t seem to stop worrying. Well, our guest today comes to tell us that there is a solution and her plan to Transform Worry into Inner Calm, provided in both of her books, Calm and The Keys, gives us a four-step process to stop worry in its tracks and bring excitement, passion and personal empowerment back into life. Do you worry? This show has your name all over it.

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Inspiration Deficit?

Sometimes what’s going on just has the capacity to deflate us, doesn’t it? We lose our inspiration to just keep on keeping on. Well, today we are going to be talking to Dr. Jonathan Ellerby, coming back to the show for a second time today to teach us how to be inspired or re-inspired. This is not your crack-of-dawn rise and shine speech; nor is it your rah-rah motivational sales pitch. No, this is real inspiration. Inspiration that comes from the inside out. As he describes it, it is a “no-pill prescription to end high stress, low energy and bad habits.” Jonathan Ellerby has traveled the world to study with the masters of more than 40 different spiritual traditions, and has worked as a healer, teacher and consultant to both groups and individuals. He is the author of the book, and the subject of our discussion to today, “Inspiration Deficit Disorder,” and several others. So, if you are feeling less than inspired—don’t you dare miss this show.

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What if we already have and are enough?

When do we say enough is enough? In this day in which our economic crisis seems to be swallowing huge chucks of what we have previously valued, we are ramping up our schedules and our stress levels trying to get back to how it used to be. And in the process we are forgetting all about our earlier plans to pursue happiness and peace. Wayne Muller, bestselling author of Sabbath, as well as three other books: Legacy of the Heart; How, Then, Shall We Live?; and Learning to Pray, is going to challenge us with the question: What if we already have enough? His latest book, A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough is the topic of our conversation this week and presents that very same challenge. At some point, rest, retreat and reflection become the answer. At some point we have to say, “Enough already!” Is today your day?

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Getting Healthy = Getting Conscious

We tend to look at healthiness as a product of good nutrition, and a healthy dose of exercise, in combination with good genes, good medicine and good luck. Most recently, we’ve added low stress to that combination. What this means is that we are basically looking to the externals to bring us to good health. But Ivan Rados has a different take on it. Author of the book, “Health: It’s All About Consciousness,” Ivan believes that health and sickness are a reflection of our essential being. In fact, he believes that when we restore consciousness to the flow of Oneness, we restore our body’s natural healthy state. From his perspective then, the body is a part of the plan here—not the workhorse or the enemy. If you would like to live in tip-top condition, tune in.

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The Mandate to Fear

Most of us are not even fully aware of the number of times a day when we operate out of fear. It compels our beliefs, our thoughts, our emotions and our actions like an underground river moves and shifts the earth. We don’t just protect ourselves, which is our right; we overprotect ourselves, and in so doing we create so many security blankets that our authenticity has to break through as a crisis in order to be heard! All the while, we are euphemistically changing its terms to anxiety and stress. But it’s really just fear, folks; fear that is so familiar that we don’t realize its daily influence. In fact, in our world, to not be afraid is to betray social mores, social constructs that mandate us all to stay in the same mindset. But fear is produced by duality—the belief that we are here alone on this planet with no one to tend us but random luck, or worse yet, we are left to our own devices. Are you afraid? Tune in—you may be surprised at the remedy to fear.