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Awareness and Consciousness

Explore changing beliefs, discovering unconscious beliefs, emotions, and how your mind works. Using conscious awareness to step outside your mind and ego patterns you will have methods of change that were unimaginable.

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#36: Anger management

I don't think we should just manage our anger. I believe in eliminating anger. Trying to control triggers, circumstances, and other people so we don't become angry is too much work. The post #36: Anger management appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

22 Mar 2011

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#43: Overcoming insecurity and develop confidence

Attempts to develop confidence often fail because they revolve around projecting a positive self image or achieving success. Unfortunately these two things don't eliminate other beliefs causing feelings of insecurity. The post #43: Overcoming insecurity and develop confidence appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

19 Apr 2012

Rank #2

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#26: Overcoming fear of what others think of you

There is a structure of beliefs that support the fear of what others think of you. When you dismantle these beliefs, your fear dissipates, as well as the internal dialog that it drives. In this podcast I guide you through some of the resistance you will probably find when you attempt to overcome your fears. The post #26: Overcoming fear of what others think of you appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

15 Jun 2009

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#49: Anxiety – understanding it differently

Attempts to overcoming or at least reduce anxiety tend to fail. Perhaps our efforts fail because we are applying the wrong understanding, and therefore the wrong model for changing it. The post #49: Anxiety – understanding it differently appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

23 Feb 2016

Rank #4

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#15: Finding your self

Finding your self or figuring out who you are is one of those eternal questions. We often struggle with it as teenagers, then again in our thirties, or during a mid life crisis. The struggle to know thy Self is as old as spiritual traditions that attempted to answer the question. The post #15: Finding your self appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

20 Aug 2007

Rank #5

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#42: Stop beating your self up

To effectively change the thoughts and beliefs we beat our self up with it is important to look at the problem differently. That's what I do in this episode on what specifically happens when you are "beating yourself up". The post #42: Stop beating your self up appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

19 Feb 2012

Rank #6

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#32: The most important thing for your happiness

Sometimes it helps to take a step back and have a sense of humor about the process of overcoming fears, identifying and changing core beliefs. The post #32: The most important thing for your happiness appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

23 Jun 2010

Rank #7

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#03: Emotional reactions

When it comes to stopping or changing emotional reactions people often approach the problem like they are fixing a car. The assumption seems to be that if we change one thing the whole problem will go away. The post #03: Emotional reactions appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

22 Aug 2006

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#04: Happiness as choice

Experts will advise you that in order to be happy you first have to make yourself happy. What they usually can’t explain is how to make your self happy. What I try to uncover in my work and in this audio is some of the mystery that surrounds an individual’s happiness.  The post #04: Happiness as choice appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

12 Sep 2006

Rank #9

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#25: Overcoming controlling behavior of jealousy and anger

David started the Self Mastery Course because of emotions and behaviors for jealousy, anger and controlling in relationships. It was difficult to see himself having this problem because David's belief system masked and justified his behavior as "helping people". In his mind he was serving and helping people. The post #25: Overcoming controlling behavior of jealousy and anger appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

6 Apr 2009

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#40: Self awareness and mindfulness

Understanding how your mind creates emotional reactions is key to making personal change. This understanding of the mind is done through mindfulness, also know as Self Awareness. The post #40: Self awareness and mindfulness appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

12 Dec 2011

Rank #11

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#13: How to tell if a relationship will work

There are specific indicators to tell if your relationship will run into trouble down the road. The signs aren’t found in how much love, romance or physical attraction there is. Two people can have great chemistry but still not be compatible. The post #13: How to tell if a relationship will work appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

11 Apr 2007

Rank #12

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#52: Self loathing

Self loathing is a strong hatred towards oneself.  You will also find with it a lot of internal thoughts of criticism and self judgment. Underneath that there will be a layer of beliefs relating to worthlessness. The post #52: Self loathing appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

3 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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#12: Don’t take anything personally

In the book, The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz outlines a code of conduct for creating love and happiness in your life. One of his Four Agreements is “Don’t Take Anything Personally". In this episode I describe some of the hidden assumptions that cause us to take things personally. The post #12: Don’t take anything personally appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

23 Feb 2007

Rank #14

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#18: Changing habits and overcoming addictions

People attempt to change a habit or addiction by going cold turkey. This often raises the expectation too high and can set a person up for failure if they don’t yet have a lot of personal power or discipline. The result is failing and self judgment. The post #18: Changing habits and overcoming addictions appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

17 May 2008

Rank #15

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#17: Self Judgment

Self Judgment is the most common type of abuse. It’s self abuse. No one is more critical of you than the voice in your head. If anyone else talked to you the way the Judge in your mind spoke to you, you would fight back or walk away from them. The post #17: Self Judgment appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

7 Apr 2008

Rank #16

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#05: Love relationships part I

Desires for a relationship come from deep within us. They aren’t desires for a specific person so much as a need for expression and experience of connection and feeling that we can have with another person. Those desires include the emotion of love, physical affection and sexual satisfaction. The post #05: Love relationships part I appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

30 Sep 2006

Rank #17

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#48: Becoming the observer – mindfulness practice

When we act in the way of a neutral observer we notice different things. We notice when thoughts are arising from parts of our ego and the emotions they produce. We can also notice the idealized version in the background of our mind being used as comparison. The post #48: Becoming the observer – mindfulness practice appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

7 Jan 2016

Rank #18

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#41: Meditation for beginners

This simple meditation lets anyone begin to enter into a state of mindfulness using a very common sense practical approach. What our mind construes as a deeply mystical thing like meditation doesn't have to be so esoteric. The post #41: Meditation for beginners appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

9 Jan 2012

Rank #19

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#44: Persistence and resistance

What does resistance look like and how do you navigate around it to make changes in your self? Jamie is one of the most persistent people at doing personal change work that I know. She also resists change, happiness and unconditional love more than just about anyone I know. The post #44: Persistence and resistance appeared first on Pathway to Happiness.

21 May 2012

Rank #20