The Overwhelmed Brain with Paul Colaianni | Practi

The Overwhelmed Brain with Paul Colaianni | Practi

Every action you take in your life either increases your power or decreases it

If you gave yourself a +1 for every empowered decision you made and a -1 for decisions made that avoided...

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When the fear of failure stops you from doing anything and everything

It's one thing to be afraid to fall off your bike. It's another to never consider riding one just in case you fall....

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Laying down the ground rules for the toxic people in your life

If you want a toxic person to change, it will probably never happen. However, there is something you can do to change...

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Making the shift from repeatedly being upset at someone else and letting it go

When you have emotional reactions that you don't want to have toward someone you care about, you probably try to...

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The risk you take by being your authentic self

Do you form authentic relationships by being the real you, or do you only show people what you believe they want to...

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Making the decisions that help you prevent overwhelm

If you make the right decisions ahead of time, you can prevent overwhelm from being a normal part of life. It's a...

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How some life choices bring on your own suffering

You can be around people that mistreat you, call you names, and are just downright nasty, and you could still be...

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Feeling more secure with your insecurities

We bring our insecurities with us everywhere we go. To work, to appointments, to our relationship, and everywhere...

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The slow disintegration of the deepest part of who you are

Emotional abuse has an insidious way of disintegrating the very core of who you are. It's a process that can turn you...

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Learning to control your own reactions and overreactions

Some people might say you overreact and sometimes you agree with them but can't figure out how to stop doing it. If...

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The path to empwerment is full of risk and reward

Empowerment means having choices and some level of control of the results you get in your life. Disempowerment, as...

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Arguing as a tool for healing

Are arguments ever productive? You may not like to do it (I know I don't) but if done right, you can release a lot of...

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Don't let fear of confrontation make you silent

What if you could tell someone something that was bothering you but present it in a way that didn't seem...

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Learning the difference between useful and unuseful emotions will change your level of happiness

Every important memory has an emotion attached to it. The negative ones almost always stand out more than the...

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Loosening the grip emotional pain and suffering can have on you

Some people walk around with an underlayer of negativity that doesn't necessarily affect their lives but does affect...

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How to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again

If you make bad decisions or keep getting results you don't want, it's time to tackle that problem once and for all....

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Choosing between the empowered response and the dysfunctional one

Some people are just difficult to be around. They display toxic or hurtful behaviors and they never seem to want to...

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The past, present, and future of unpleasant memories

Negative events from the past get encoded into our brain so that when we recall them, we can usually remember about...

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Disarming people that disempower you

There are mental tools you should have in your toolbelt when dealing with snarky or hurtful people. Their goal might...

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When loved ones reject your reality and replace it with their own

Your mental health is too important to let those in denial ignore your suffering and invalidate your experience. The...

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