Orion is a healer on many levels. He and his partner, Astara, runIlluminating Hearts. He is involved in various men's' healing groups in Omaha and soon will be starting his own tentatively named Man.tra.
We discuss the repression of emotions and other ways in which men need to relearn how we process things in order to live healthy, fulfilled lives.
Orion will be back next week talking about mindfulness in recovery.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a beta-test of a hypnotherapy workshop here in Omaha. In this episode, I share some of the takeaways from that workshop.
There are upcoming versions of this workshop.
You can find details at: https://www.mesmerisehypnosis.com/
Who are you?
I don't mean the collection of things you identify as. The traits and experiences you tell others to describe yourself. Who is actually in there making those decisions and telling those stories?
An interesting concept is that the voice in your head-- that internal monologue most of us have constantly rambling on-- is not you. It's a part of you... but it's not you.
We'll discuss this for the whole episode with some concepts about how to conceptualize this AND why it is helpful for your mental wellness.
Read Solve for Happy for yourself: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30354426-solve-for-happy
We all have addictions. Small habit loops that suck us into social media or watching videos for longer than we expected. Did you know these little things could be having a massive effect on your motivation and overall sense of wellbeing?
This episode talks mostly about recognizing some of these small addictions that most of us have. It's also about a practical way to reset those behaviors to a healthy level.
The term "Dopamine Fast" is a bit misleading, but that's what the internet is calling it. The idea is that "fasting" or cutting out some behaviors completely for a short period of time can help reset the systems those behaviors are effecting in the brain.
Here's a great, in-depth article on the subject if you want to do some further reading:
Depression can dig someone deeper and deeper into a pit of despair and deprive you of your energy, hope, and drive. The tricky part of depression is that it attacks the very things that would help you get better.
We haven't had a new episode in about a month. That is because I've been dealing with a particularly deep and extended bout of depression. This episode talks about what I learned from this one and the coping mechanisms I've learned over the years to climb out of the pit. Even if it has to be one grasp at a time.
Helpful article on coping: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/coping-with-depression.htm
Where to Listen
Join me on our collective journey of figuring this life out. This show is for you if you find yourself asking: How do I find my purpose? Why do I keep making the same mistakes? How can my relationships be stronger? Is there more to this life than just surviving?
We can do more than just survive. We can thrive and live a fulfilling life full of joy. We can attain financial, spiritual, and intellectual freedom.
Stop wasting your potential. This is a beautiful abundant life, even if it doesn't always feel like it.
With love, Craig Inzana